1 Egalitarian (adjective)
Meaning-
Based on, or holding, the belief that everyone is equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. (समानाधिकारवादी)
Synonyms: fair, just, democratic, equalitarian, even-handed
Antonyms: biased, partial, inequitable, prejudiced
Example: He bluntly declared that egalitarian notions must be abandoned.

2 Draconian (adjective)
Meaning-
(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe. (सख़्त)
Synonyms: severe, stringent, drastic, heavy-handed
Antonyms: mild, moderate, amenable, temperate
Example: The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.

3 Martinet (noun)
Meaning-
A very strict person who demands that other people obey orders or rules completely. (कड़ा अनुशासक)
Synonyms: disciplinarian, slave driver, stickler for discipline, authoritarian
Antonyms: lenient person, flexible person, yielding master
Example: The movie portrays him as a dedicated martinet interested only in victory.

4 Impecunious (adjective)
Meaning-
Having little or no money. (निर्धन)
Synonyms: penniless, indigent. impoverished, ,badly off
Antonyms: wealthy, well off, flush, opulent
Example: He came from a respectable if ,impecunious family.

5 Camaraderie (noun)
Meaning-
A feeling of friendship and trust among people who work or spend a lot of time together. (सखापन)
Synonyms: companionship, comradeship, fellowship, amity, esprit de corps
Antonyms: enmity, ill will, hostility, animosity
Example: It is also true that she exhibited very little camaraderie with fellow cast members.

6 Cow (verb)
Meaning-
To frighten somebody in order to make them obey you. (डराना)
Synonyms: frighten. intimidate. browbeat, terrorize
Antonyms: comfort, soothe, reassure, ease
Example: She was easily cowed by people in authority.

7 Adversary (noun)
Meaning-
A person that somebody is opposed to and competing with in an argument or a battle. (विपक्षी)
Synonyms: opponent, rival, antagonist
Antonyms: supporter, friend, ally, accomplice
Example: The British considered him a worthy adversary.

8 Benign (adjective)
Meaning-
(of people) kind and gentle; not hurting anybody. (दयालु)
Synonyms: kindly, benevolent, warm-hearted, affectionate
Antonyms: malignant, malicious, spiteful, malevolent
Example: You would never have guessed his intentions from the benign expression on his face.

9 Travail (noun)
Meaning-
An unpleasant experience or situation that involves a lot of hard work, difficulties and/or suffering. (प्रसव पीड़ा)
Synonyms: suffering, trial, tribulation, ordeal, torment
Antonyms: happiness, pleasure. joy, delight
Example: Mothers know the travail of giving birth to a child.

10 Intelligentsia (noun)
Meaning-
Intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, specially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence. (पढ़े लिखे लोग)
Synonyms: scholars, cognoscenti, literati, illuminati
Antonyms: ignoramuses, imbecile, hoi polloi
Example: They were followed by the intelligentsia and cultural elites.

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