1 Inkling (noun)
Meaning- a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. (आभास)
Synonyms: clue, hunch, glimmering, innuendo
Antonyms: certainty, conviction, assurance, certitude
Example: I had no inkling of his real purpose until much later.
2 Comprehend (verb)
Meaning- to understand something completely. (समझना)
Synonyms: perceive, grasp, fathom, apprehend, penetrate
Antonyms: misunderstand, misinterpret, misconceive, mistake
Example: It is difficult to comprehend how far away the stars are.
3 Ameliorate (verb)
Meaning- to make a bad or unpleasant situation better. (सुधारना)
Synonyms: improve, amend, enhance, rectify, reform
Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, compound
Example: Steps have been taken to ameliorate the situation.
4 Nascent (adjective)
Meaning- only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly. (आरम्भ होता हुआ)
Synonyms: emergent, budding, embryonic, incipient
Antonyms: moribund, expiring, ripened, waning
Example: A nascent nationalist movement is emerging in the Ukraine.
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5 Dovetail (verb)
Meaning- to fit together well, or to cause something to fit together well with something else. (अनुरूप होना)
Synonyms: conform, fit in, concur, harmonise, quadrate
Antonyms: clash, disagree, differ, be at odds
Example: My vacation plans dovetail nicely with Joyce’s.
6 Astutely (adverb)
Meaning- in a way that shows someone is able to quickly understand a situation and see how to get an advantage from it. (चतुराई से)
Synonyms: perspicaciously, wisely, shrewdly, sapiently
Antonyms: naively, foolishly, unintelligently, unwisely
Example: Anjum Chopra backs Harmanpreet kaur to lead India astutely.
7 Utilitarian (adjective)
Meaning- designed to be useful rather than decorative. (उपयोगी)
Synonyms: useful, serviceable, pragmatic, handy, effective
Antonyms: inoperable, unusable, unworkable, unavailing
Example: The tool is very utilitarian in style, with no decoration.
8 Quell (verb)
Meaning- put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force. (दमन करना)
Synonyms: repress, squash, subdue, mollify
Antonyms: provoke, incite, agitate, aggravate
Example: Soldiers were sent in to quell the riots.
9 Exhort (verb)
Meaning- to strongly encourage or try to persuade someone to do something. (प्रेरित करना)
Synonyms: urge, enjoin, goad, adjure, spur
Antonyms: dehort, discourage, deter, dissuade
Example: he governor exhorted the prisoners not to riot.
10 Sheer (adjective)
Meaning- used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except. (परिपूर्ण)
Synonyms: absolute, utter, downright, out-and-out
Antonyms: partial, limited, fractional, part
Example: It’s sheer madness to go sailing in weather like this.
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