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1. INEXPLICABLE (Adjective) : अकथनीय
Meaning: unable to be explained or accounted for.
Synonyms: unaccountable, unexplainable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable
Example: Although Will is normally a good kid, his inexplicable behavior today surprised everyone and got him kicked out of school.
2. FETTER (Verb) : बेड़ी
Meaning: confine or restrict (someone).
Synonyms: restrict, restrain, constrain, confine, limit
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, expedite
Example: It could fetter the independence of the judiciary.
3. HONE (Verb) : आसियाना
Meaning: to make sharp or sharper
Synonyms: edge, grind, sharpen, stone
Antonyms: blunt, dull
Example: honed the knifeʼs blade to razor-like sharpness
4. ARTIFICE (Noun) : चालाकी
Meaning: clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.
Synonyms: deceit, deception, guile, trickery
Antonyms: honesty, openness
Example: When the con artist tried to fool the old man with his artifice, he found himself in front of the man’s loaded shotgun.
5. GUILE (Noun) : छल
Meaning: sly or cunning intelligence.
Synonyms: cunning, artifice, canniness
Antonyms: forthrightness, guilelessness
Example: A shady salesman usually relies on a combination of quick thinking and guile.
6. EXIGENT (Adjective) : अत्यावश्यक
Meaning: pressing; demanding.
Synonyms: urgent, crucial
Antonyms: unpressured, facile
Example: I try not to be exigent with my students, but as a teacher I have to press them to get their work done.
7. DISPARAGE (Verb) : उपेक्षा करना
Meaning: regard or represent as being of little worth.
Synonyms: belittle, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate
Antonyms: praise, overrate, complimentary
Example: It is never right to disparage people based on ethnicity.
8. INDUBITABLE (Adjective) : निस्संदेह
Meaning: impossible to doubt; unquestionable.
Synonyms: unquestionable, undoubtable, indisputable, unarguable
Example: The indubitable benefit of using coupons is the ability to save money.
9. CONFLATE (Verb) : सम्मिलित करना
Meaning: combine (two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc.) into one.
Synonyms: amalgamate, consolidate, converge, fuse
Antonyms: divide, separate
Example: I was able to conflate the two processes into one, blending it down into a solid formula.
10. PETULANT (Adjective) : ढीठ
Meaning: (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
Synonyms: peevish, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, pettish
Antonyms: good-humoured, easy-going, affable
Example: When the movie started, the petulant infant would not stop crying because of the loud noise.