English Vocab

1. Exaggerate (verb): To make something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is. (बढ़ा-चढ़ाकर प्रस्तुत करना, अतिशयोक्ति करना)
Synonyms: Hyperbolic, Melodramatic, Aggrandize, Embellish, Embroider,
Antonyms: Understate, Belittle, Moderate, Alleviate

Example: Harry tends to exaggerate when talking about his accomplishments
Related: Exaggerate, Exaggerated, Exaggerated

2. Furore (noun): A sudden excited or angry reaction to something by a lot of people. (हंगामा, रोष)
Synonyms:  Palaver, Tumult, Pandemonium, Commotion
Antonyms: Sereneness, Placidity, Tranquillity, Repose
Example:  The government's decision to raise taxes has caused a great furore.

3. Clout (noun) : Influence or power, especially in politics or business. (प्रभाव, ताकत)
Synonyms: Influence, Sway, Leverage, Dominance, Authority
Antonyms:  Helplessness, Impotence, Impotency, Powerlessness, Weakness.
Example: The Queen may have privilege but she has no real political clout.
4. Pay lip service (idiom) : Insincere expression of friendship, admiration, support, etc. (दिखावटी प्रेम)
Synonyms:  Hypocrisy, Deceit, Dishonesty, Sanctimony, Tokenism, Phoniness
Example:  The machinists only pay lip service to the safety regulations and one day soon there is going to be a nasty accident.

5. Paradigm (noun): A model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something. (मिसाल, उदाहरण, नमूना)
Synonyms: Model, Pattern, Example, Epitome, Archetype, Prototype
Example: His ruthless accumulation of wealth stands as a paradigm of greed in the business world

6. Assimilate (verb): To become a part of group/ absorb and digest. (पचाना, समाहित कर लेना, अपने में समा लेना)
Synonyms: Imbibe, Ingest, Incorporate, Amalgamate
Antonyms: Exclude, Dissimilate, Misunderstand, Misinterpret
Example: Because I am not good with math, I find it difficult to assimilate most of the geometry formulas.

7. Quell (verb): To stop something, especially by using force: (दबाना, दमन करना, कुचलना)
Synonyms: Suppress, Subdue, Repress, Squelch
Antonyms: Promote, Foment, Incite, Abet
Example: Police in riot gear were called in to quell the unrest.
Related: Quell, Quelled, Quelled

8. Fissure (noun): A split or gap on earth’s crust/ a separation or disagreement in thought or viewpoint. (दरार)
Synonyms: Crevice, Cranny, Groove, Aperture, Slit
Antonyms: Closure, Barricade, Connection, Junction
Example: A fissure in the glass of the fish tank caused a slow leak
9. Farce (noun): An event or situation that is absurd, ridiculous or disorganized: (तमाशा, मज़ाक)
Synonyms: Absurdity, Mockery, Travesty, Charade, Masquerade, Buffoonery
Antonyms: Tragedy, Solemnity, Sobriety, Grave
Example: The movie was a complete farce, showing how ridiculous the actors viewed politics.

10. Give someone a run for money (idiom): To compete very well against someone so that it is hard for them to defeat you. (किसी के खिलाफ इस तरह मुकाबला करना की प्रतिद्वंदी को जीतने के लिए जद्दोजहद करना पड़े)
Synonyms: Compete, Contend, Fight, Vie, Jostle
Example: A new phone company is giving the others a run for their money by launching exciting offers.
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