1/10 Hedge (verb)

Avoid making a definite statement or commitment. (रोकना)

Synonyms: Dodge, Sidestep, Bypass

Antonyms: Confront, Face

Example: He hedged at every new question.

2/10 Phenomenal (adjective)

Remarkable or exceptional, especially exceptionally good. (असाधारण)

Synonyms: Exceptional, Remarkable, Extraordinary, Outstanding

Antonyms: Ordinary, Unexceptional, Usual

Example: The product has been a phenomenal success.

3/10 Kick-start (verb)

Provide an impetus to start or resume (a process) (तेज़ी लाना)

Synonyms: Revive, Revitalize, Renew, Stimulate

Antonyms:

Example: They need to kick-start the economy.

4/10 Propensity (noun)

An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. (झुकाव रुचि)

Synonyms: Tendency, Inclination, Proclivity, Leaning, Disposition

Antonyms: Aversion, Dislike, Disinclination, Disinterest

Example: There is an increased propensity for people to live alone.

5/10 Proxy (noun)

The authority to represent someone else, especially in voting. (प्रतिनिधि)

Synonyms: Deputy, Representative, Substitute, Stand-in

Antonyms:

Example: Voters who are unable to vote can also vote by proxy.

6/10 Prudent (adjective)

Acting with or showing care and thought for the future. (विवेकी)

Synonyms: Wise, Well-Judged, Judicious, Sagacious, Shrewd

Antonyms: Imprudent, Unwise, Injudicious, Thoughtless

Example: It might be more prudent to get a second opinion before going ahead.

7/10 Usurious (adjective)

lending money at very high rates of interest. (अतिब्याजी)

Synonyms: Exorbitant, Covetous, Rapacious

Antonyms: Generous, Unselfish

Example: Service contracts have usurious rates for out-of-contract minutes.

8/10 Destitute (adjective)

Not having. (अभावग्रस्त)

Synonyms: Devoid, Deprived, In need

Antonyms: Prosperous, Affluent

Example: Towns destitute of commerce.

9/10 Acute (adjective)

Very serious or severe. (घातक)

Synonyms: Critical, Drastic, Dire, Awful, Grave

Antonyms: Insouciant, Frivolous, Insensitive

Example: The scandal was an acute embarrassment for the President.

10/10 Ravage (noun)

The destructive effects of something. (विनाश)

Synonyms: Damage, Devastation, Havoc

Antonyms: Assist, Aid

Example: Younger women are also not immune to the ravages of this disease.

1/10 Milieu (noun)

A person's social environment. (वातावरण)

Synonyms: Environment, Background, Ambience

Antonyms:

Example: The social milieu upon which they have up to now been based is deeply divided.

2/10 Coax (verb)

Gently and persistently persuade (someone) to do something. (मनाना)

Synonyms: Persuade, Lure, Entice, Woo

Antonyms: Discourage, Repel

Example: This year I was coaxed into starting my holiday baking early.

3/10 Tout (verb)

Attempt to persuade people of the merits of. (प्रचारितकरना)

Synonyms: Commend, Endorse, Support, Talk of

Antonyms: Condemn, Criticise, Reprove, Reprobate

Example: She was touted as a potential Prime Minister.

4/10 Emanate (verb)

Originate from. (उत्पन्न होना)

Synonyms: Derive from, Arise from, Evolve from, Come from

Antonyms: Drop, Descend

Example: The proposals emanated from a committee.

5/10 Outlandish (adjective)

Looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar. (विचित्र)

Synonyms: Strange, Peculiar, Odd, Unusual

Antonyms: Ordinary, Normal

Example: No matter how outlandish your idea is, it must be accepted if it holds up experimentally.

6/10 Redundant (adjective)

Not needed or useful. (अनावश्यक)

Synonyms: Unnecessary, Dispensable, Expendable, Unneeded, Uncalled for, Superfluous

Antonyms: Necessary, Essential, Needed, Non-redundant

Example: The picture has too much redundant detail.

7/10 Thriving (adjective)

Continuing to be successful, strong, healthy, etc. (उन्नतिशील)

Synonyms: Flourishing, Prospering, Bloomy, Progressing, Advancing

Antonyms: Falling, Dying, Declining, Languishing

Example: The archaeological excavation uncovered what was once a thriving church community.

8/10 Gale (noun)

An outburst of laughter. (आवेग)

Synonyms: Burst, Eruption, Explosion

Antonyms:

Example: We were dying in gales of laughter on hearing this one.

9/10 Beacon (noun)

A light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea, on an airfield, etc. (संकेत-दीप)

Synonyms: Signal, Sign, Guiding light

Antonyms:

Example: He had turned up all the field lights to maximum and turned on the beacon.

10/10 Euphoria (noun)

A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. (सुखाभास)

Synonyms: Elation, Happiness, Rapture, Glee

Antonyms: Despair, Sadness, Depression

Example: Even thinking about seeing it brings a feeling of euphoria so intense that I'm having to resist the urge to go and lie down.

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