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1. Conjure – जादू
Meaning – cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual.
Usage – “they hoped to conjure up the spirit of their dead friend”
Synonyms – adjure, ask, beg, beseech, brace, crave, entreat, importune, pray, supplicate, urge.
antonyms – disgust, turn off
2. Heist – चोरी
Meaning – a robbery.
Usage – “a diamond heist”
Synonyms – break-in, breaking and entering, caper, crime, five-finger discount, holdup, larceny, pilferage etc.
antonyms – give, offer
3. Crunch – की कमी
Meaning – crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound.
Usage – she paused to crunch a ginger biscuit
Synonyms – crisis, critical point, crux, difficulty, emergency etc.
antonyms – trivia
4. Inferno – नरक
Meaning – a large fire that is dangerously out of control.
Usage – “the inferno had swept through the city”
Synonyms – Hades, blazes, bottomless pit, everlasting fire, fire and brimstone.
antonyms – heaven
5. Impugn – वाद-विवाद करना
Meaning – dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
Usage – “the father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother”
Synonyms – call into question, challenge, question, dispute, query, take issue with, impeach.
antonyms – flatter, praise
6. Flinch – बच निकलना
Meaning – make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to fear or pain.
Usage – “she flinched at the acidity in his voice”
Synonyms – wince, start, shy (away), recoil, shrink, pull back, back away, shy away, draw back, withdraw, blench, cringe, squirm, quiver, shudder, shiver, tremble, quake, shake, quail, cower, waver.
antonyms – confront,face,meet
7. Exorcist – जादू देनेवाला
Meaning – is a person who is believed to be able to cast out the devil or other demons
8. Facade – मुखौटा
Meaning – a deceptive outward appearance.
Usage – “her flawless public facade masked private despair”
Synonyms – front, frontage, face, aspect, elevation, exterior, outside
“the house has a half-timbered facade”
antonyms – character,personality.
9. Diaspora – प्रवासी
Meaning – the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.
Usage – the diaspora of boat people from Asia
Synonyms – disbandment, dispersal, dispersion,dissolution,escape,exodus.
10. Decrepit – पुराना
Meaning – worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.
Usage – “a row of decrepit houses”
Synonyms – dilapidated, rickety, run down, broken-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, worn out, derelict, in ruins, ruined, falling apart.
antonyms – fit,healthy,young.