1 Plague (verb)
Meaning- To cause pain or trouble to somebody/something over a period of time. (त्रस्त करना)
Synonyms: trouble, torment, afflict, bedevil
Antonyms: help, aid, assist, support
Example: Financial problems are plaguing the company.
2 Retribution (noun)
Meaning- Severe punishment for something seriously wrong that somebody has done. (दण्ड)
Synonyms: punishment, penalty, nemesis, comeuppance
Antonyms: forgiveness, pardon, mercy, acquittal
Example: Victims are demanding retribution for the terrorist attacks.
3 Ulterior (adjective)
Meaning- (of a reason for doing something) that somebody keeps hidden and does not admit. (अप्रत्यक्ष)
Synonyms: hidden, concealed, unrevealed, covert
Antonyms: expressed, overt, known, public
Example: She must have some ulterior motive for being nice to me—what does she really want?
4 Perilous (adjective)
Meaning- very dangerous. (खतरनाक)
Synonyms: dangerous, hazardous, treacherous, precarious
Antonyms: safe, secure, innocuous, benign
Example: The journey through the jungle was perilous.
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5 Enthuse (verb)
Meaning- To make somebody feel very interested and excited. (उत्साही बनना)
Synonyms: encourage, stimulate, arouse, spur
Antonyms: discourage, dissuade, dishearten, dispirit
Example: Everyone present was enthused by the idea.
6 Exuberant (adjective)
Meaning- Full of energy, excitement and happiness. (प्रफुल्लित)
Synonyms: cheerful, ebullient, buoyant, effervescent
Antonyms: unhappy, dull, dispirited, unenthusiastic
Example: A noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters were gathered outside.
7 Subterfuge (noun)
Meaning- a secret, usually dishonest, way of behaving. (छल)
Synonyms: trick, ploy, stratagem, Manoeuvre
Antonyms: uprightness, honesty, openness
Example: Journalists often use subterfuge to obtain material for stories.
8 Opportune (adjective)
Meaning- (of a time) suitable for doing a particular thing, so that it is likely to be successful. (समयोचित)
Synonyms: favourable, auspicious, propitious, felicitous
Antonyms: inappropriate, disadvantageous, Unsuitable, inopportune
Example: It was an opportune time to look at the offer in more detail.
9 Catapult (VERB)
Meaning- drive into a particular situation. (पहुंचा देना)
Synonyms: propel, launch, hurl, hurtle
Antonyms: hinder, impede, check, thwart
Example: Their music catapulted them to the top of the charts.
10 Stagflation (noun)
Meaning- Persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country’s economy. (मुद्रास्फीतिजनित मंदी)
Synonyms: recession, slump, decline, slowdown
Antonyms: success, bulge, surge, rise
Example: Stagflation can be a harbinger of economic depression.
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