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1) Fuel (Verb) — तीव्र करना
Definition: Cause (a fire) to burn more intensely.
Synonyms: Stimulate, Boost, Encourage, Intensify,
Usage: Petrol may have been used to fuel the fire.
2) Falter (Verb) — लड़खड़ाना
Definition: To show uncertainty about the right course of action
Synonyms: Balance, Dither, Halt, Hang Back, Hesitate
Antonyms: Decide, Budge, Stir, Advance, Continue
Usage: The music faltered, stopped, and started up again.
3) Mire (Verb) – डूबना
Definition: to place in conflict or difficulties
Synonyms: Broil, Embrangle, Embroil
Antonyms: Emancipate, Free, Liberate, Release
Usage: Most governments are already deeply mired in debt
4) Revelation (Noun) — रहस्योद्घाटन
Definition: A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
Synonyms: Disclosure, Surprising Fact, Divulgence, Declaration
Antonyms: Keeping, Covering up
Usage: Child care institutions in India have been trapped in an administrative blind spot, as revelations of the sexual abuse of inmates.
5) Predation (Noun) – शिकार
Definition: The action of attacking or plundering.
Synonyms: Predacity, Predation, Predatism, Rapaciousness, Rapacity
Usage: A home meant to protect girls rescued from exploitation itself turned into a den of predation.
6) Lacuna (Noun) – कमी
Definition: A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Synonyms: Crunch, Dearth, Deficiency, Deficit
Antonyms: Abundance, Adequacy, Amplitude, Opulence
Usage: Only an emergency measure to address the serious lacunae can bring some semblance of order to these faceless shelters.
7) Doom (Verb) — विनाश की निंदा करना
Definition: Condemn to certain death or destruction.
Synonyms: Destine, Fate, Predestine, Ordain, Preordain
Antonyms: Happy, Lucky, Promising
Usage: The new currency, brought into being on January 1st 1999, has defied early critics, who thought it doomed to failure.
8) Turbulent (Adjective) – अशांत
Definition: Characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not stable or calm.
Synonyms: Tempestuous, Stormy, Unstable, Unsettled
Usage: The country’s turbulent history
9) Culmination (Noun) — परिणति
Definition: The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
Synonyms: Climax, Pinnacle, Peak, High point
Usage: The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation
10) Profligate (Adjective) — अपव्ययी
Definition: Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Synonyms: Wasteful, Extravagant, Spendthrift, Improvident
Antonyms: Thrifty, Frugal
Usage: Profligate consumers of energy