1 Contemplate (verb)
Meaning- To think about whether you should do something, or how you should do something. (चिंतन करना)
Synonyms- Think about, Consider, Ponder
Antonyms- Disregard, Discard, Ignore
Example- The explanation is still worrying to contemplate.
2 Rattle (verb)
Meaning- Make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated. (घबड़ा देना)
Synonyms- Unnerve, Disconcert, Fluster, Frighten
Antonyms- Soothe, Appease, Comfort
Example- People being loud on public transport really rattles me for some reason.
3 Skittish (adj.)
Meaning- Likely to change suddenly. (अस्थिर)
Synonyms- Unpredictable, Uncertain, Inconstant, Variable
Antonyms- Unvarying, Reliable
Example- There is a scenario of skittish financial markets.
4 Sheer (adj.)
Meaning- Complete and not mixed with anything else. (परिपूर्ण)
Synonyms: Utter, Complete, Absolute, Total, Downright, Thorough
Antonyms- Incomplete, Partial, Limited, Fractional
Example- It is difficult to convey the sheer complexity of the situation.
5 Savvy (adj.)
Meaning- Shrewd and knowledgeable; having common sense and good judgement. (व्यावहारिक ज्ञान रखना)
Synonyms: Shrewd, Canny, Sharp-witted, Astute
Antonyms- Naïve, Unintelligent
Example- Many of us pride ourselves on being savvy enough to spot a fake.
6 Weather (verb)
Meaning- Withstand (a difficulty or danger). (बदलना)
Synonyms: Survive, Come through, Outlive
Antonyms- Give in, Refuse
Example- This year has tested industry’s ability to weather recession.
7 Scourge (noun)
Meaning- A person or thing that causes trouble, difficulty or mental pain. (अभिशाप)
Synonyms: Curse, Bane, Affliction, Plague
Antonyms- Blessing, Boon, Benefit
Example- Although I love to see the butterflies fluttering around my flowers, the caterpillars that they come from are a scourge on my garden.
8 Underlying (adj.)
Meaning- Important in a situation but not always easily noticed or stated clearly. (बुनियादी)
Synonyms: Fundamental, Basic, Prime, Primary
Antonyms- Secondary, Refined
Example- The underlying assumption is that the amount of money available is limited.
9 Choppy (adj.)
Meaning- (of a sea, lake, or river) having many small waves. (तरंगित)
Synonyms: Rough, Turbulent, Stormy
Example- The rough crossing in the cold and choppy waters from the U.K. to the shores of North America took 10 days.
10 Substantial (adj.)
Meaning- Of considerable importance, size, or worth. (अछि मात्रा में)
Synonyms: Considerable, Meaningful, Significant, Notable
Antonyms- Insignificant, Inconsiderable, Unimportant
Example- Substantial numbers of people support the reforms.
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