1 Upsurge (noun)
Meaning-
a sudden large increase in something. (उन्नति)
Synonyms: growth, upswing, enlargement, expansion
Antonyms: downturn, plummeting, descent, ‘shrinkage
Example: The mayor is enjoying an upsurge of popularity.

2 Convene (verb)
Meaning-
to arrange for people to come together for a formal meeting. (आमन्त्रित करना)
Synonyms: summon, convoke, congregate, call together
Antonyms: disperse, break up, dissolve, split up
Example: A Board of Inquiry was convened immediately after the accident.

3 Feat (noun)
Meaning-
An achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength. (साहसिक कार्य)
Synonyms: achievement, accomplishment, triumph, coup
Antonyms: defeat, failure, rout, loss
Example: The Eiffel Tower is a remarkable feat of engineering.

4 Dawn (noun)
Meaning-
the beginning or first signs of something. (आरंभ)
Synonyms: inception, commencement, conception, onset
Antonyms: conclusion, wrap-up, termination, culmination
Example: We look forward to the dawn of better days.

5 Implication (noun)
Meaning-
a possible effect or result of an action or a decision. (परिणाम)
Synonyms: consequence, ramification, repercussion, after effect
Antonyms: cause, determinant, factor, basis
Example: They failed to consider the wider implications of their actions.

6 Stem (verb)
Meaning-
to stop something unwanted from spreading or increasing. (रोकना)
Synonyms: hinder, staunch, halt, check
Antonyms: advance, abet, encourage, actuate
Example: These measures are designed to stem the rise of violent crime.

7 Inimical (adjective)
Meaning-
harmful to something. (हानिकार)
Synonyms: harmful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious
Antonyms: beneficial, advantageous, favorable, constructive
Example: Cigarettes have a proven inimical effect on the nervous system.

8 Induce (verb)
Meaning-
to cause something. (उत्प्रेरित करना)
Synonyms: effect, beget, stimulate, prompt
Antonyms: impede, deter, restrict, inhibit
Example: Music can induce a meditative state in the listener.

9 Laggard (noun)
Meaning-
a slow and lazy person, organization, etc. (सुस्त)
Synonyms: sluggard, straggler, snail, idler
Antonyms: swift, expeditious, brisk
Example: Staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards.

10 Congruent (adjective)
Meaning-
In agreement or harmony. (अनुकूल)
Synonyms: consistent, consonant, compatible, corresponding
Antonyms: conflicting, differing, at variance, incongruous
Example: The rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law.

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