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1. Camouflage – छलावरण
Meaning – the disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings.
Synonyms – disguise, concealment.
Usage – on the trenches were pieces of turf which served for camouflage.
2. Cloak – लबादा
Meaning – a sleeveless outdoor overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders.
Synonyms – cape, mantle, robe.
Usage – he threw his cloak over his shoulders.
3. Steppes – मैदान
Meaning – a large area of flat unforested grassland in SE Europe or Siberia.
4. Withstand – सामना
Meaning – remain undamaged or unaffected by; resist.
Synonyms – resist, hold out against, stand firm against, stand/hold one’s ground against, bear up against, hold the line against, persevere in the face of, stand up to, fight, combat, grapple with, oppose, face, confront, defy, brave; weather, survive, live through, ride out, endure, take.
Usage – the structure had been designed to withstand winds of more than 100 mph.
5. Ensconce – विराजमान
Meaning – establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place.
Synonyms – settle, install, establish, park, shut, plant, lodge, position, seat, entrench, shelter, screen; nestle.
Usage – Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom.
6. Blockade – नाकाबंदी
Meaning – an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Synonyms – siege, beleaguerment, encirclement; rareinvestment, besiegement.
Usage – they voted to lift the blockade of major railway junctions.
7. Bligh – नुक़सान
Meaning – a plant disease, typically one caused by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts.
Synonyms – disease, canker, infestation, fungus, mildew, mould, rot, decay.
Usage – the vines suffered blight and disease.
8. Bedevil – सताना
Meaning – (of something bad) cause great and continual trouble to.
Synonyms – afflict, torment, beset, assail, beleaguer, plague, blight, harrow, rack, oppress, harry, curse, dog; harass, distress, trouble, worry, torture; frustrate, annoy, vex, irritate, pester, irk, exasperate, strain; informalaggravate.
Usage – projects like this are bedevilled by a shortage of cash.
9. Torment – यातना
Meaning – severe physical or mental suffering.
Synonyms – agony, suffering, torture, pain, anguish, misery, distress, affliction, trauma, wretchedness, woe; hell, purgatory; rareexcruciation.
Usage – their deaths have left both families in torment.
10. bootlegging – शराब की तस्करी
Meaning – make, distribute, or sell (alcoholic drink or a recording) illegally.
Synonyms – illegal, illicit, unlawful, unauthorized, unsanctioned, unlicensed, unofficial, pirated; bootlegged, contraband, smuggled, black-market.
Usage – bootlegging is rife in America.