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1) Cohesive (Adjective) — जोड़नेवाला
Definition: characterized by or causing cohesion.
Synonyms: United, Adhesive, Tenacious
Antonyms: Detached, Divided, Loose, Separated
Usage: Opposition parties need a cohesive framework to be a viable alternative to the BJP
2) Commonality (Adjective) – समानता
Definition: the state of sharing features or attributes.
Synonyms: Common, Commonalty, Commoner, Pleb
Antonyms: Extraordinary, Infrequent, Rare, Seldom
Usage: Opposition parties that came together at the Kolkata rally hosted by Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee had a commonality of purpose — defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party.
3) Tandem (Noun) — अग्रानुक्रम
Definition: An arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
Synonyms: Lineup, Arrangement, Bunch
Antonyms: Individual, One, Single, Teammate
Usage: To share a dais and hold hands is one thing; to share seats and work in tandem is quite another.
4) Brainchild (Noun) — दिमाग की उपज
Definition: An idea or invention which is considered to be a particular person’s creation.
Synonyms: Coinage, Concoction, Contrivance, Creation, Innovation
Antonyms: Duplicate, Duplication, Facsimile, Imitation
Usage: The federal front was essentially the brainchild of the TRS founder K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
5) Impulse (Noun) — आवेग
Definition: A sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act.
Synonyms: Spontaneity, Impetuosity, Wildness, Recklessness, Irresponsibility
Antonyms: Premeditation, Carefulness
Usage: At the same time, it seems to have imparted a fresh impulse to the efforts to put together a viable, if not entirely cohesive, alternative to the BJP.
6) Hitherto (Adverb) – अब तक
Definition: Until now or until the point in time under discussion.
Synonyms: Heretofore, Theretofore, Yet
Antonyms: Henceforth, Henceforward, Hereafter, Thenceforth
Usage: There is also no telling how an alliance between the Congress and the TDP, bitter rivals hitherto, will work on the ground.
7) Navigate (Verb) – संचालित या नियंत्रित करना
Definition: To operate or control the course of
Synonyms: Course, Cover, Perambulate, Peregrinate,
Usage: Seat-sharing is likely to be akin to navigating a minefield.
8) Accommodate (Verb) – समायोजित करना
Definition: Fit in with the wishes or needs of.
Synonyms: Help, Assist, aid, Oblige
Usage: The SP and the BSP have agreed on seat-sharing but have not accommodated the Congress; also, negotiations with another ally, the RLD, are yet to conclude.
9) Manifesto (Noun) — घोषणापत्र
Definition: A public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
Synonyms: Platform, Programme, Declaration, Proclamation
Antonyms: Ambiguous, Clouded, Cryptic, Dark, Enigmatic
Usage: There is still the issue of reaching agreements at the State level, and arriving at a consensus on a common manifesto of policies and programmes.
10) Akin (Adjective) — समान प्रकृतिवाला
Definition: of similar character.
Synonyms: Similar, Related, Close, Near, Corresponding
Usage: Something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her