1 Convoluted (adj.)
Meaning- (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow. (पेचीदा)
Synonyms: Complicated, Byzantine, Intricate
Antonyms- Simple, Uncomplicated
Example- The film is let down by a convoluted plot in which nothing really happens.
2 Imprimatur (noun)
Meaning- Official approval of something, given by a person in a position of authority. (अनुमति)
Synonyms- Approval, Authorization, Sanction, Approbation
Antonyms- Veto, Rejection, Disapproval, Refusal
Example- The project cannot go ahead without the imprimatur of the Treasury.
3 Confer (verb)
Meaning- Grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right). (प्रदान करना)
Synonyms- Present with, Vest in, Accord to, Endow with
Antonyms- Deprive, Disallow
Example- By this very simple definition, we see that law confers rights.
4 Slim (adj.)
Meaning- Crafty, sly, or unscrupulous. (कपटपूर्ण)
Synonyms: Deceitful, Treacherous, Unscrupulous, Sham
Antonyms- Honest, Truthful, Trustworthy
Example- That’s all the mannetjie with the forked tail, bad breath and sulphur body odour is waiting for, slim sales talk.’
5 Peculiar (adj.)
Meaning- Strange or unusual, especially in a way that is unpleasant or makes you worried. (अजीब)
Synonyms: Unusual, Particular, Special, Strange
Antonyms- Ordinary, Common, Familiar
Example- He died in very peculiar circumstances.
6 Usurp (verb)
Meaning- To take somebody’s position and/or power without having the right to do this. (अन्याय से ले लेना)
Synonyms: Seize, Take Over, Arrogate, Appropriate, Wrest
Antonyms- Give in, Capitulate, Yield, Relent
Example- He attempted to usurp the principal’s authority.
7 Unsolicited (adj.)
Meaning- Not asked for; given or done voluntarily. (अनचाही)
Synonyms: Uninvited, Unsought, Unprompted, Unprompted
Antonyms- Required, Desired
Example- I don’t buy things at the door, or from an unsolicited phone call.
8 Witty (adj.)
Meaning- Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humour. (परिहास युक्त)
Synonyms- Amusing, Droll, Chucklesome
Antonyms- Dull, Serious, Grave
Example- He was a witty, engaging, clever man who devoted his life to a political philosophy.
9 Plenipotentiary (noun)
Meaning- A person, especially a diplomat, invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government, typically in a foreign country. (दूत)
Synonyms: Diplomat, Representative
Example- Once we call an election, who will vote for the West’s plenipotentiaries?’
10 Recourse (noun)
Meaning- A source of help in a difficult situation. (अवलंब)
Synonyms: Alternative, Possible course of action, Remedy, Possibility
Example- Surgery may be the only recourse.
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