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1. Quasi – अर्ध
Meaning – apparently but not really; seemingly.
Usage – “she had problems with drugs, alcohol, and a quasi-religious cult”
Synonyms – supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by one’s/its own account, on paper; pseudo-; rarepretendedly, ostensively.
2. Wreck – जहाज के मलबे
Meaning – the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck.
Usage – “the survivors of the wreck”
Synonyms – destruction, sinking, wrecking; devastation, ruination, ruin, demolition, smashing, shattering, disintegration.
3. Deify – देवता-सदृश पूजा करना
Meaning – worship or regard as a god.
Usage – “she was deified by the early Romans as a fertility goddess”
Synonyms – worship, revere, venerate, reverence, hold sacred, pay homage to, extol, exalt, adore; immortalize; raredivinize.
4. Guileless – निष्कपट
Meaning – devoid of guile; innocent and without deception.
Usage – “his face, once so open and guileless”
Synonyms – artless, ingenuous, open, honest, sincere, genuine, naive, natural, simple, childlike, innocent, unsophisticated, unworldly, unsuspicious, trustful, trusting; honourable, truthful, frank, candid, straightforward, forthright, unaffected, unpretentious; on the up and up.
5. Grouse – गुनगुनानेवाला
Meaning – a medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more brightly coloured than the female.
Usage – the flesh of the grouse as food.
6. Flux – प्रवाह
Meaning – the action or process of flowing or flowing out.
Usage – “the flux of ions across the membrane”
7. Fracas – कोलाहल
Meaning – a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
Usage – “the fracas was broken up by stewards”
Synonyms – disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle, melee, free-for-all, fight, clash, skirmish, brouhaha, riot, uproar, commotion; argument, altercation, angry exchange, war of words, shouting match, tiff, dispute, disagreement, row, wrangle, squabble, rumpus; stooshie; donnybrook; bangarang; informalfalling-out, set-to, run-in, shindig, shindy, dust-up, punch-up, scrap, spat, ruckus, argy-bargy.
8. Gist – सार
Meaning – the substance or general meaning of a speech or text.
Usage – “it was hard to get the gist of Pedro’s talk”
Synonyms – essence, substance, quintessence, main idea/theme, central idea/theme, nub, core, heart, heart of the matter, nucleus, kernel, pith, marrow, meat, burden, crux, important point; thrust, direction, drift, sense, meaning, significance, import; informalnitty-gritty.
9. Quench – बुझाना
Meaning – extinguish (a fire).
Usage – “firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames”
Synonyms – extinguish, put out, snuff out, smother, douse, dampen down.
10. Quietude – वैराग्य
Meaning – a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
Usage – “it highlights her quietude and wise passivity”