1 Stark (adj.)
Meaning-
Severe or bare in appearance or outline. (अत्यधिक)
Synonyms- Austere, Severe, Bleak, Harsh
Antonyms- Mild, Gentle, Clement, Moderate
Example- The issues have created a stark fault line within the Peace Process.

2 Cordon (verb)
Meaning-
Prevent access to or from an area or building by surrounding it with police or other guards. (घेरा करना)
Synonyms- Close off, Tape off, Isolate
Antonyms- Gather, Assemble
Example- The city centre was cordoned off after fires were discovered in two stores.

3 Doyen (noun)
Meaning-
The most respected or prominent person in a particular field. (दाल के उच्च सदस्य)
Synonyms- Senior, Skilled person, Maestro, Expert
Antonyms- Junior, Novice, Amateur
Example- We had lectures from the doyen of Canadian economic historians.

4 Dispensation (noun)
Meaning-
A political, religious, or social system prevailing at a particular time. (व्यवस्था)
Synonyms: Organization, Governance, Regime, Rule
Example- Scholarship is conveyed to a wider audience than under the old dispensation.

5 Entrench (verb)
Meaning-
Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely. (मजबूत स्थिति बनाना)
Synonyms: Settle, Lodge, Install
Antonyms- Remove, Weaken
Example- He is one of the rare authors who can change minds on a subject where opinions are firmly entrenched.

6 Eponymous (adj.)
Meaning-
(of a thing) named after a particular person or group. (नामस्रोत)
Synonyms: Onymous, Identifying
Example- The band’s eponymous debut was recorded in a slapdash fashion.

7 Relegate (verb)
Meaning-
To give somebody a lower or less important position, rank, etc. than before. (निर्वासित कर देना)
Synonyms: Downgrade, Demote, Move down, Put down, Lower
Antonyms- Promote, Raise, Push, Encourage
Example- She was then relegated to the role of assistant.

8 Stodgy (adj.)
Meaning-
Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement. (घिसा पिटा)
Synonyms: Boring, Dull, Uninteresting
Antonyms- Interesting, Exciting, entertaining
Example- Conversely, great skiing can’t compensate for stodgy service or uninspiring interiors.

9 Trickle (verb)
Meaning-
Come, go, or appear slowly or gradually. (धीरे-धीरे जाना)
Synonyms: Disappear, Drip, Vanish
Example- News trickled through that the star was about to pay a secret visit to the stadium.

10 Chronic (adj.)
Meaning-
(of a problem) long-lasting. (स्थायी)
Synonyms: Constant, Continuing, Unending, Persistent
Antonyms- Ending, Ceasing
Example- The problem is that there is a chronic need to address poor turnout.

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