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1) Plight (Noun) – दुर्दशा
Definition: A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
Synonyms: Condition, Predicament, Quandary, Trouble
Antonyms: Advantage, Solution, Benefit
Usage: The plight of the young man, who had crossed over into Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012.
2) Befriend (Verb) — मित्रवत व्यवहार करना
Definition: Act as or become a friend to (someone), especially when they are in need of help or support.
Synonyms: Encourage, Sustain, Uphold, Succour
Antonyms: Snub, Reject
Usage: He makes a point of befriending newcomers to Parliament
3) Espionage (Noun) – जासूसी
Definition: The practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
Synonyms: Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Intelligence
Usage: The acts of espionage on behalf of the Confederacy carried on by Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow.
4) Blatant (Adjective) – आकर्षक
Definition: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonyms: Flagrant, Glaring, Obvious, Undisguised
Antonyms: Inconspicuous, Subtle
Usage: She forced herself to resist his blatant charm.
5) Vindictive (Adjective) — प्रतिहिंसात्मक
Definition: Having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
Synonyms: Revengeful, , Unforgiving , Venomous, Poisonous, Malicious
Usage: The criticism was both vindictive and personalized
6) Immaterial (Adjective) — सारहीन
Definition: Unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant.
Synonyms: Irrelevant, Unimportant, Inconsequential, Insignificant
Antonyms: Important, Significant
Usage: The difference in our ages is immaterial
7) Scathing (Adjective) — बेहद घृणित
Definition: Witheringly scornful; severely critical.
Synonyms: Devastating, Withering, Blistering
Antonyms: Mild, Gentle, Complimentary
Usage: She launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister.
8) Insurrection (Noun) – बग़ावत या विद्रोह
Definition: Rebellion, Revolt, Uprising, Mutiny, Revolution
Synonyms: Insurgence, Insurgency, Mutiny, Outbreak
Antonyms: Counterinsurgency, Counterrevolution
Usage: The insurrection was savagely put down.
9) Revoke (Verb) — प्रतिसंहरण करना
Definition: Officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).
Synonyms: Cancel, Repeal, Rescind, Reverse, Abrogate
Antonyms: Introduce, Enact, Ratify
Usage: The men appealed and the sentence was revoked
10) Deplorable (Adjective) – अपमानजनक
Definition: Deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
Synonyms: Disgraceful, Shameful, Dishonorable, Disreputable
Usage: Children living in deplorable conditions.