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1. Potable – पीने योग्य
Meaning – safe to drink; drinkable.
Usage – there is no supply of potable water available.
2. Furlough – थोड़े दिन की छुट्टी
Meaning – leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
Usage – a civil servant home on furlough.
3. Gospel – सुसमाचार
Meaning – the teaching or revelation of Christ.
Synonyms – Christian teaching, Christ’s teaching, the life of Christ, the word of God, the good news, Christian doctrine.
Usage – the Gospel was spread informally by missionaries.
4. Mawkish – कुत्सित
Meaning – sentimental in an exaggerated or false way.
Synonyms – sentimental, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy, sickening, nauseating, maudlin, lachrymose, banal, trite; twee; informalmushy, slushy, sloppy, schmaltzy, weepy, cutesy, lovey-dovey, gooey, drippy, sloshy, soupy, treacly, cheesy, corny, icky, sick-making, toe-curling; informalsoppy; informalcornball, sappy, hokey, three-hanky.
Usage – a long and mawkish poem.
5. Perchance – मुमकिन है
Meaning – by some chance; perhaps.
Synonyms – maybe, perhaps, possibly, for all one knows, it could be (that), it is possible (that), conceivably.
Usage – we dare not go ashore lest perchance we should fall into some snare.
6. Stymie – गतिरोध
Meaning – prevent or hinder the progress of.
Synonyms – impede, interfere with, hamper, hinder, obstruct, inhibit, frustrate, thwart, foil, spoil, stall, shackle, fetter, stop, check, block, cripple, handicap, scotch; informalput paid to, put the kibosh on.
Usage – the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments.
7. Trounce – अच्छी मरम्मत
Meaning – defeat heavily in a contest.
Synonyms – defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, annihilate, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, crush, overwhelm, bring someone to their knees; informalhammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, whip, pound, pulverize, massacre, crucify, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, murder, flatten.
Usage – Essex trounced Cambridgeshire 5–1 in the final.
8. Mannish – अस्रीवत
Meaning – (of a woman) having an appearance and qualities that are typically associated with men and considered unbecoming in a woman.
Synonyms – manlike, masculine, unfeminine, unwomanly, unladylike, Amazonian.
Usage – a mannish, sadistic matron.
9. Massacre – नरसंहार
Meaning – an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people.
Synonyms – slaughter, wholesale slaughter, mass slaughter, wholesale killing, indiscriminate killing; murder, murdering, mass murder, mass homicide, execution, mass execution, destruction, mass destruction, annihilation, extermination, liquidation, decimation, carnage, butchery.
Usage – a cold-blooded massacre of innocent civilians.
10. Calumny – चुगली
Meaning – the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander.
Synonyms – slander, defamation (of character), character assassination, misrepresentation of character, evil-speaking, calumniation, libel; scandalmongering, malicious gossip, muckraking, smear campaign, disparagement, denigration, derogation, aspersions, vilification, traducement, obloquy, verbal abuse, backbiting, vituperation, revilement, scurrility.
Usage – a bitter struggle marked by calumny and litigation.