1 Stun (verb)
Meaning- Astonish or shock (someone) so that they are temporarily unable to react. (अचेत करना)
Synonyms: Astound, Amaze, Dumbfound
Example- The community was stunned by the tragedy.
2 Stalemate (noun)
Meaning- A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible. (गतिरोध)
Synonyms: Deadlock, Impasse, Dead-end, Draw
Antonyms- Breakthrough, Boon
Example- The war had again reached stalemate.
3 Cajole (verb)
Meaning- Persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery. (बहलाना)
Synonyms: Persuade, Coax, Wheedle
Antonyms- Dissuade, Discourage, Deter
Example- I managed to cajole his address out of them.
4 Whittle (verb)
Meaning- Reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps. (काटना)
Synonyms: Reduce, Cut down, Shrink, Trim, Diminish, Scale down
Antonyms- Increase, Extend, Develop, Rise
Example- The shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five.
5 Palliative (adjective)
Meaning- an action, a decision, etc. that is designed to make a difficult situation seem better without actually solving the cause of the problems (लघुकारी)
Synonyms: Mitigatory, Alleviative, Lenitive
Example- Grants by themselves provide little more than a temporary palliative to ailing industries.
6 Respite (noun)
Meaning- A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. (मोहलत)
Synonyms: Breathing space, Recess, Hiatus, Discontinuation
Antonyms- Continuation, Commencement, Go
Example- There was no respite from the suffocating heat.
7 Scepticism (noun)
Meaning- An attitude of doubting that claims or statements are true or that something will happen. (संदेहवाद)
Synonyms: Dubiousness, Doubtfulness, Disbelief
Antonyms- Belief, Sureness
Example – Other scientists have expressed scepticism about these results.
8 Starkly (adverb)
Meaning- In a way that is easy to see because it is very different. (स्पष्ट रूप से)
Synonyms: Clearly, Plainly, Bluntly
Antonyms- Dubiously, Vaguely, Indistinctly
Example- The lighthouse stood out starkly against the dark sky.
9 Consensus (noun)
Meaning- A general agreement. (सामंजस्य)
Synonyms: Agreement, Concurrence, Accord
Antonyms- Disagreement, Discord, Dissent
Example- There is a growing consensus of opinion on this issue.
10 Unravel (verb)
Meaning- To start to fail or no longer stay together as a whole. (असफल होना)
Synonyms: Fail, Collapse, Fall apart, Come apart
Antonyms- Succeed, Satisfy, Win, Thrive
Example- The Government’s immigration policy appears to be unraveling very quickly, with further changes announced today.
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