1 Adroit (adj.)
Meaning- Clever or skilful. (निपुण)
Synonyms: Adept, Dextrous, Deft
Antonyms- Inept, Unskilful
Example- This is an adroit sidestepping of the issue, but a sidestep all the same.
2 Exacerbate (verb)
Meaning- Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse. (ख़राब करना)
Synonyms- Aggravate, Compound, Intensify, Make worse
Antonyms- Improve, Better, Alleviate
Example- His aggressive reaction only exacerbated the situation.
3 Obfuscate (verb)
Meaning- To make something less clear and more difficult to understand, usually deliberately. (अस्पष्ट करना)
Synonyms- Make unclear, Obscure, Cloud, Befog
Antonyms- Clarify, Elucidate, Simplify
Example- A technology that was designed to enhance our already communication-heavy lives now serves to obfuscate it.
4 Rhetoric (noun)
Meaning- Speech or writing that is intended to influence people, but that is not completely honest or sincere. (वक्रपटुता)
Synonyms: Loftiness, Turgidity, Magniloquence
Example- His speech was dismissed as mere rhetoric by the opposition.
5 Solidarity (noun)
Meaning- Support by one person or group of people for another because they share feelings, opinions, aims, etc. (एकजुटता)
Synonyms: Unanimity, Accord, Oneness, Cohesion, Consensus
Antonyms- Discord, Disagreement, Difference, Variance
Example- Demonstrations were held as a gesture of solidarity with the hunger strikers.
6 Overshadow (verb)
Meaning- Be more impressive or successful than (another person). (फीका कर देना)
Synonyms: Outshine, Eclipse, Outstrip, Outclass
Example- I can’t be on same stage with him because he overshadows me.
7 Transpire (verb)
Meaning- (of a secret or something unknown) come to he known; be revealed. (खुल जाना)
Synonyms: Emerge, Come out, Become known, Be revealed
Antonyms- Hide, Cover
Example- It transpired that the cat had gone missing in the night.
8 Ostensibly (adv.)
Meaning- As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so. (प्रकट रूप से)
Synonyms: Seemingly, Apparently, Supposedly, Outwardly
Antonyms- Truly, Genuinely, Really, Actually
Example-Troops were sent in, ostensibly to protect the civilian population.
9 Ruptures (noun)
Meaning- A breach of a harmonious relationship. (संबंध विच्छेद)
Synonyms: Rift, Split, Separation, Breach
Example- The rupture with his father would never be healed.
10 Resile (verb)
Meaning- Abandon a position or a course of action. (प्रतिघात करना)
Synonyms- Rebound, Ricochet, Be deflected
Antonyms- Stay, Remain
Example- In the instant case both experts resiled from more extreme positions.
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