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1. Repartee – हाजिर जवाबी
Meaning – conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies.
Synonyms – banter, badinage, witty conversation, bantering, raillery, witticism, crosstalk, wordplay, patter; witty remarks, witticisms, ripostes, sallies, quips; joking, jesting, teasing, chaff, chaffing, drollery; bons mots; rarepersiflage.
Usage – he had a quick mind and a splendid gift of repartee.
2. Reverie – भावना
Meaning – a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.
Synonyms – daydream, daydreaming, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing; inattention, inattentiveness, wool-gathering, preoccupation, obliviousness, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, absent-mindedness, abstraction, lack of concentration.
Usage – a knock on the door broke her reverie.
3. Enigma – पहेली
Meaning – a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.
Synonyms – mystery, puzzle, riddle, conundrum, paradox, problem, unsolved problem, question, question mark, quandary, a closed book; informalposer, teaser, brain-teaser, stumper.
Usage – Madeleine was still an enigma to him.
4. Inclement – कठोर
Meaning – (of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet.
Synonyms – cold, chilly, bitter, bleak, raw, wintry, freezing, snowy, icy; wet, rainy, drizzly, damp; stormy, blustery, wild, rough, squally, tempestuous, windy; unpleasant, bad, foul, nasty, filthy, severe, extreme, harsh, adverse.
Usage – walkers should be prepared for inclement weather.
5. Probity – ईमानदारी
Meaning – the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
Synonyms – integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality, rectitude, goodness, virtue, right-mindedness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, honour, honourableness, justice, fairness, equity; principles, ethics.
Usage – the chancellor exuded competence and fiscal probity.
6. Impost – चुंगी
Meaning – a tax or similar compulsory payment.
Usage – some of the labels are used for the purpose of collecting Customs duty or other imposts.
7. Pecuniary – धन-संबंधी
Meaning – relating to or consisting of money.
Synonyms – financial, monetary, money, fiscal, economic, capital, commercial, budgetary.
Usage – he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.
8. Forgo – त्यागना
Meaning – go without (something desirable).
Synonyms – do without, go without, give up, waive, renounce, surrender, disavow, relinquish, part with, drop, sacrifice, forswear, abjure, swear off, steer clear of, abandon, cede, yield, abstain from, refrain from, eschew, cut out; decline, refuse, repudiate, spurn.
Usage – she wanted to forgo the tea and leave while they could.
9. Sordid – घिनौना
Meaning – involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Synonyms – sleazy, seedy, seamy, unsavoury, shoddy, vile, foul, tawdry, louche, cheap, base, low, low-minded, debased, degenerate, corrupt, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, despicable, discreditable, contemptible, ignominious, ignoble, shameful, wretched, abhorrent, abominable, disgusting.
Usage – the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.
10. Emulate – अनुकरण करना
Meaning – match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Synonyms – copy, reproduce, mimic, mirror, echo, follow, model oneself on, take as a model, take as an example; match, equal, parallel, be the equal of, be on a par with, be in the same league as, come near to, come close to, approximate; compete with, contend with, rival, vie with, surpass.
Usage – most rulers wished to emulate Alexander the Great.