1 Ominous (adjective)
Meaning- giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious. (अमंगल)
Synonyms: baleful, menacing, portentous, sinister
Antonyms: auspicious, propitious, promising, favourable
Example: There were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead.
2 Fend (verb)
Meaning- to defend yourself successfully against an attack, criticism, or some other unwanted thing. (से बचना)
Synonyms: resist, repulse, deflect, ward off, avert
Antonyms: encourage, welcome, embrace, appreciate
Example: The minister had to fend off some awkward questions from reporters.
3 Ounce (noun)
Meaning- a very small amount of something. (बहुत कम)
Synonyms: little, iota, bit, speck, shred
Antonyms: chunk, mass, boatload, abundance
Example: She doesn’t have even an ounce of common sense.
4 Renege (verb)
Meaning- go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract. (इनकार करना)
Synonyms: break, repudiate, retract, pull out of, withdraw from
Antonyms: keep, honor, fulfill, discharge
Example: If you renege on the deal now, I’ll fight you in the courts.
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5 Swingeing (adjective)
Meaning- extreme and having a serious and unpleasant effect. (जबर्दस्त)
Synonyms: severe, drastic, harsh, punishing, stringent
Antonyms: mild, minor, slight, lesser
Example: We are going to have to make swingeing cuts in the budget.
6 Goose (verb)
Meaning- to increase the activity, speed, power, intensity, or amount of. (जान डालना)
Synonyms: Invigorate, Stimulate, Galvanise, Spur
Antonyms: Dissuade, Deter, Retard, Deaden
Example: They made an effort to goose newsstand sales.
7 Encompass (verb)
Meaning- to include different types of things. (सम्मिलित करना)
Synonyms: Involve, Incorporate, Embody, Cover, Comprise
Antonyms: Exclude, Discount, Omit, Except
Example: The course will encompass physics, chemistry and biology.
8 Erratic (adjective)
Meaning- moving or behaving in a way that is not regular, certain, or expected. (अनियमित)
Synonyms: Inconsistent, Unpredictable, Capricious, Irregular
Antonyms: Unswerving, Reliable, Steady, Unchanging
Example: The electricity supply here is quite erratic.
9 Resuscitate (verb)
Meaning- make (something) active or vigorous again. (पुनर्जीवित)
Synonyms: Revive, Revivify, Revitalise, Resurrect
Antonyms: Destroy, Extinguish, Supress
Example: He has submitted a bid to resuscitate the struggling magazine.
10 Cleanse (verb)
Meaning- rid of something unpleasant or defiling. (पवित्र करना)
Synonyms: purify, purge, rid, relieve
Antonyms: defile, corrupt, sully, foul
Example: The mayor was elected on a promise to cleanse the city government of corruption.
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