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1) High-handed (Adjective) — उच्च-स्तरीयता
Definition: Having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
Synonyms: Arrogant, Assumptive, Bumptious, Cavalier
Antonyms: Humble, Lowly, Modest, Unarrogant, Unpretentious
Usage: Bangladesh goes to the polls amid allegations of high-handedness by the government
2) Canorous (Adjective) — श्रुतिमधुर
Definition: Having a pleasing mixture of notes
Synonyms: Euphonic, Euphonious, Harmonious, Harmonizing
Antonyms: Discordant, Disharmonious, Dissonant
Usage: A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air
3) Formidable (Adjective) — दुर्जेय
Definition: Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Synonyms: Intimidating, Forbidding, Redoubtable, Daunting
Antonyms: Pleasant-looking, Comforting, Easy, Weak
Usage: A formidable opponent.
4) Tumultuous (Adjective) – कोलाहल
Definition: Making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Synonyms: Loud, Deafening, Thunderous, Thundering
Antonyms: Peaceful, Uneventful, Orderly
Usage: Tumultuous applause
5) Resentment (Noun) — नाराज़गी
Definition: Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.
Synonyms: Bitterness, Indignation, Irritation, Pique
Antonyms: Contentment, Happiness
Usage: His resentment at being demoted.
6) Repressive (Adjective) — दमनकारी
Definition: (especially of a social or political system) inhibiting or restraining personal freedom.
Synonyms: Oppressive, Authoritarian, Despotic, Tyrannical.
Antonyms: Democratic, Liberal
Usage: A repressive regime.
7) Envisage (Verb) — परिकल्पना करना
Definition: Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Synonyms: Foresee, Predict, Forecast, Foretell
Usage: The Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers.
8) Furore (Noun) — उत्तेजना
Definition: An outbreak of public anger or excitement.
Synonyms: Commotion, Uproar, Outcry, Disturbance
Antonyms: Calm, Calmness, Peace
Usage: The storeʼs going-out-of-business sale caused such a furore that security guards had to be called in to restore order.
9) Salutary (Adjective) — लाभदायक
Definition: (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.
Synonyms: Beneficial, Good, Good for one, Advantageous, Profitable
Antonyms: Unwelcome, Irrelevant
Usage: It failed to draw salutary lessons from Britain’s loss of its colonies.
10) Offend (Verb) – अपमान करना
Definition: Cause to feel upset, annoyed, or resentful.
Synonyms: Affront, Upset, Displease, Distress, Hurt, Wound, Pain, Injure,
Antonyms: Please, Delight
Usage: 17 per cent of viewers said they had been offended by bad language