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1). Flaws (Noun) — दोष या गलती
Definition: a mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object.
Synonyms: defect, blemish, fault, imperfection, deficiency, weakness, weak spot/point, inadequacy
Antonyms: strong, strength, power.
Usage: a flaw in the glass
2). Reignites (Verb) — आग लगाना या फिर आग लगाना।
Definition: ignite or cause to ignite again.
Synonyms: begin, start up, take fire, kindle
Antonyms: cool, put off, dull.
Usage: oven burners automatically reignite if blown out
3). Absurdity (Noun) – बेतुकापन
Definition: the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable.
Synonyms: preposterousness, ridiculousness, ludicrousness, absurdness,
Antonyms: reasonableness, sense
Usage: Duncan laughed at the absurdity of the situation
4). Mystifying (Verb) — रहस्यमय करना
Definition: utterly bewilder or perplex (someone).
Synonyms: bewilder, puzzle, perplex, baffle, confuse, confound, bemuse, obfuscate, nonplus, throw, get
Antonyms: clear, help, clarify.
Usage: I was completely mystified by his disappearance
5). Sporadic (Adjective) — छिटपुट
Definition: occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
Synonyms: occasional, infrequent, irregular, periodical, periodic, scattered, patchy,
isolated, odd, uneven
Antonyms: frequent, regular, steady, continuous
Usage: sporadic fighting broke out
6). Acquitted (Verb) — बरी कर देना
Definition: free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
Synonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate, exculpate, declare innocent, find innocent, pronounce not guilty
Antonyms: convict, accuse, punish.
Usage: she was acquitted on all counts
7). Testimony (Noun) — गवाही
Definition: evidence or proof of something.
Synonyms: testament, proof, evidence, attestation, witness
Antonyms: refutation, contradiction, disproof, confutation, contravention, invalidation
Usage: his blackened finger was testimony to the fact that he had played in pain
8). Instigating (Verb) — भड़काना
Definition: bring about or initiate (an action or event).
Synonyms: set in motion, put in motion, get under way, get going, get off the ground, get in operation
Antonyms: discourage, deter, halt, stop, depress.
Usage: they instigated a reign of terror
9). Acquittal (Noun) – लिखित बयान
Definition: a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court.
Synonyms: written, proof, oath.
Usage: a former employee swore an affidavit relating to his claim for unfair dismissal
10). Patronage (Noun) — सरपरस्ती
Definition: the power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges.
Synonyms: power of appointment, right of appointment, favouritism, nepotism, partisanship, partiality
Usage: recruits are selected on merit, not through political patronage
11). Genocide (Noun) — नरसंहार
Definition: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.
Synonyms: racial killing, massacre, wholesale slaughter, mass slaughter, wholesale killing, indiscriminate killing
Antonyms: protect, save.
Usage: a campaign of genocide