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1) Recalibrate (Verb) – संशोधन करना
Definition: Calibrate (something) again or differently.
Synonyms: Amend, Fix, Improve, Redress, Remedy
Antonyms: Corrupt, Arm, Hurt, Injure
Usage: As the tax collections remain below target, it may be time to recalibrate expectations.
2) Fervour (Noun) – जोश
Definition: Intense and passionate feeling.
Synonyms: Passion, Ardour, Intensity, Zeal,
Usage: Yet, the higher compliance and the festive fervour translated into collections lower than the average monthly receipts for the year till date.
3) Elusive — मायावी
Definition: Hard to find, capture, or isolate
Synonyms: Ephemeral, Evanescent, Fleeting, Impermanent
Antonyms: Accessible, Approachable, Attainable, Available
Usage: A consumption-led investment revival to take the economy to an 8% growth path seems elusive again.
4) Forbearance (Noun) — सहनशीलता
Definition: Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance
Synonyms: Tolerance, Toleration, Patience, Resignation
Usage: His unfailing courtesy and forbearance under great provocation.
5) Detriment (Noun) – क्षति
Definition: The state of being harmed or damaged.
Synonyms: Harm, Damage, Injury, Hurt, Impairment
Antonyms: Benefit, Good
Usage: The diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa over the detention and treatment of Canadian nationals in China continues to escalate, to the detriment of bilateral relations.
6) Standoff (Adjective) – असामाजिक,अलग
Definition: Having or showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others
Synonyms: Aloof, Antisocial, Asocial, Buttoned-up
Antonyms: Communicative, Expansive, Garrulous, Talkative
Usage: But more serious could be the implications of the standoff for the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S.
7) Detention (Noun) – नजरबंदी
Definition: The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
Synonyms: Custody, Imprisonment, Confinement, Incarceration
Antonyms: Emancipation, Freedom, Liberation
Usage: The spat goes back to the detention on December 1 of a top Chinese telecom executive in Vancouver.
8) Retribution (Noun) — प्रतिशोध
Definition: The act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury.
Synonyms: Payback, Reprisal, Requital, Retaliation
Antonyms: Clemency, Grace, Leniency, Lenity
Usage: There is concern that Canadian residents in China may face retribution for Ms. Meng’s detention.
9) Lenient (Adjective) – दयालु
Definition: (of a punishment or person in authority) more merciful or tolerant than expected.
Synonyms: Merciful, Clement, Sparing, Forgiving
Antonyms: Merciless, Severe, Strict
Usage: A Chinese court last week ruled as too lenient the 15-year sentence against a Canadian convicted of drug-related offences.
10) Dispel (Verb) – दूर करना
Definition: Make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.
Synonyms: Banish, Eliminate, Dismiss
Usage: Given the climate of mistrust between the U.S. and China, it is hard to dispel the perception that Canada has got caught in the crossfire.