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1) Rebuff (Verb) – अस्वीकृत करना
Definition: Reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
Synonyms: Reject, Turn Down, Spurn, Refuse, Decline
Antonyms: Accept, Welcome
Usage: As Turkey rebuffs its plea to protect Syrian Kurds, the U.S. must evaluate its next move.
2) Ostensible (Adjective) — ख़याली
Definition: Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonyms Apparent, Seeming, Outward, Surface, Superficial
Antonyms: : Real, Genuine
Usage: This has ostensibly angered Turkey, which considers the Syrian Democratic Forces.
3) Pivotal (Adjective) — केंद्रीय
Definition: Of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.
Synonyms: Central, Crucial, Vital, Critical, Focal, Essential
Antonyms: Inconsequential, Insignificant, Minor
Usage: The report was missing a pivotal piece of information
4) Hamstrung (Verb) – पंगु करना
Definition: Cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings.
Synonyms: Cripple, Lame, Hock, Disable
Usage: In the event, the abrupt announcement has become a concession to Turkey, which was hamstrung by U.S. presence in the Kurdish-populated region in pursuing its own military options.
5) Conflict (Noun) — विवाद, झगड़ा
Definition: A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.
Synonyms: Dispute, Quarrel, Squabble, Disagreement
Antonyms: Agreement, Peace
Usage: This is unlikely given his aversion to keeping troops indefinitely in Syria (and other West Asian conflict zones).
6) Ail (Verb) — सताना
Definition: Trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body.
Synonyms: Trouble, Afflict, Pain, Bedevil
Usage: On the brighter side, investment spending, which has ailed the economy for long, is expected to pick up finally.
7) Regime (Noun) – शासन
Definition: A government, especially an authoritarian one.
Synonyms: Government, Reign, Dominion, Sovereignty
Usage: Regime uncertainty associated with the election may put a halt to the nascent pick-up witnessed in investments as corporations might decide to hold back on big ticket investments until things clear up.
8) Opine (Verb) – सुझाव देना
Definition: Hold and state as one’s opinion.
Synonyms: Suggest, Submit, Advance, Propose, Venture
Antonyms: Calculate, Disbelieve, Know
Usage: The Hon’ble Supreme Court has opined that the word ‘misconduct’ has no precise meaning.
9) Ambit (Noun) – सीमा
Definition: The scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Synonyms: Scope, Extent
Antonyms: Angle, Area, Center
Usage: A full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book.
10) Disrepute (Noun) – बदनामी
Definition: The state of being held in low esteem by the public.
Synonyms: Disgrace, Shame, Dishonour, Infamy, Notoriety
Usage: One of the top clubs in the country is bringing the game into disrepute.