1.ENERVATE (verb) कमज़ोर करना
Meaning: cause someone to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.
Synonyms: debilitate, devitalize, enfeeble, prostrate.
Antonyms: fortify, strengthen, energize, vitalize.
Usage: It was the evil stepmother’s intention to enervate her stepdaughter by denying her food and water.
2. TELLTALE (adjective) साफ दिखाई देने वाले
Meaning: revealing, indicating, or betraying something.
Synonyms: denotative, indicative, reflective, signifying.
Antonyms: cheeseparing, uninformative, unaired, secretive.
Usage: Her nasty tone was a telltale sign of her irritation, even though she didn’t say anything particularly mean.
3. SKIRMISH (noun) झड़प
Meaning: a brief clash between enemies or rivals.
Synonyms: conflict, quarrel, fray, hassle.
Antonyms: concord, agreement, harmony, truce.
Usage: Right before the game’s results were announced, the fans got into a skirmish over whose team was the greatest.
4. VANTAGE (noun) सहूलियत
Meaning: a position giving a strategic advantage, commanding perspective, or comprehensive view.
Synonyms: advantage, edge, high ground, upper hand.
Antonyms: disadvantage, drawback, liability, penalty.
Usage: The observatory deck is a great vantage point for viewing Manhattan.
5. DILATORY (adjective) धीमा
Meaning: slow to act
Synonyms: sluggish, slothful, lax, slack.
Antonyms: fast, prompt, brisk, quick.
Usage: They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.
6. RECALCITRANT (adjective) आज्ञा न माननेवाला
Meaning: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
Synonyms: indocile, insubordinate, defiant, wayward.
Antonyms: compliant, conformable, docile, tractable.
Usage: The manager worried that the recalcitrant employee would try to undermine his authority.
7. WARY (adjective) सावधान
Meaning: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
Synonyms: attentive, heedful, vigilant, observant.
Antonyms: careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded.
Usage: Dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers.
8. CULL (verb) चुनना
Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Synonyms: elect, choose, select, handpick.
Antonyms: discard, reject, decline, spurn.
Usage: When we cull the contestants for the show, we choose individuals with outgoing personalities.
9. ARRANT (adjective) अत्यन्त
Meaning: used to say how bad something is.
Synonyms: utter, absolute, complete, thorough.
Antonyms: dubious, questionable, restricted, uncertain.
Usage: Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.
10. COUP (noun) तख्तापलट
Meaning: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
Synonyms: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, triumph.
Antonyms: debacle, failure, downfall, fiasco.
Usage: Since our team is usually eliminated early in the competition, we considered it a major coup when we won the championship.
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