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1. Derision – उपहास
Meaning – contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
Synonyms – mockery, ridicule, jeering, jeers, sneers, scoffing, jibing, taunts; disdain, disparagement, denigration, disrespect, pooh-poohing; sneering, scorn, scornfulness, taunting, insults; contempt, vilification, obloquy; lampooning, satire; ragging, teasing, chaffing.
Usage – my stories were greeted with derision and disbelief.
2. Flair – स्वभाव
Meaning – a special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well.
Synonyms – aptitude, talent, gift, knack, instinct, natural ability, ability, capability, capacity, faculty, facility, skill, bent, feel, genius.
Usage – she had a flair for languages
3. Despise – घृणा
Meaning – feel contempt or a deep repugnance for.
Synonyms – detest, hate, loathe, abhor, abominate, execrate, regard with contempt, feel contempt for, shrink from, be repelled by, not be able to bear/stand/stomach, find intolerable, deplore, dislike; scorn, disdain, slight, look down on, pour/heap scorn on, deride, scoff at, jeer at, sneer at, mock, revile; spurn, shun.
Usage – he despised weakness in any form.
4. Virtue – गुण
Meaning – behaviour showing high moral standards.
Synonyms – goodness, virtuousness, righteousness, morality, ethicalness, uprightness, upstandingness, integrity, dignity, rectitude, honesty, honourableness, honourability, honour, incorruptibility, probity, propriety, decency, respectability, nobility, nobility of soul/spirit, nobleness, worthiness, worth, good, trustworthiness, meritoriousness.
Usage – paragons of virtue.
5. Jade – नटखट
Meaning – a hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite.
Usage – a jade figurine.
6. Deviate – हटना
Meaning – depart from an established course.
Synonyms – diverge, digress, drift, stray, slew, veer, swerve, turn away, turn aside, get sidetracked, branch off, differ, vary, change, depart, be different; be at variance with, run counter to, contrast with, contravene, contradict.
Usage – you must not deviate from the agreed route.
7. Wicked – शैतान
Meaning – evil or morally wrong.
Synonyms – evil, sinful, immoral, wrong, morally wrong, wrongful, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, black-hearted, ungodly, unholy, irreligious, unrighteous, sacrilegious, profane, blasphemous, impious, base, mean, vile; irreverent, villainous, nefarious, erring, fallen, impure, sullied, tainted, foul, monstrous, shocking, outrageous, atrocious, abominable, reprehensible, hateful, detestable, despicable, odious, contemptible, horrible.
Usage – a wicked and unscrupulous politician.
8. Bleak – बेरंग
Meaning – (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
Synonyms – bare, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, denuded, lunar, open, empty, windswept; treeless, forestless, without vegetation, defoliated; unsheltered, unprotected, unshielded; rareunwooded.
Usage – a bleak and barren moor.
9. Forge – बनाना
Meaning – make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammering it.
Synonyms – hammer out, beat into shape, found, cast, mould, model; fashion, form, shape, make, manufacture, produce, turn out; informalknock together, knock up, knock off.
Usage – he forged a great suit of black armour.
10. Mellow – मधुर
Meaning – (especially of a sound, flavour, or colour) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
Synonyms – dulcet, sweet-sounding, tuneful, euphonious, lyric, melodious, mellifluous; fruity, smooth, warm, full, rich, well rounded; raremellifluent.
Usage – she was hypnotized by the mellow tone of his voice.