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English Vocab

1. Macabre (adj.): Disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death. (भयंकर, घिनावना)
Synonyms: Morbid, Gruesome, Ghoulish, Hideous

Antonyms: Appealing, Delectable, Pleasant, Enticing
Example: Police have made a macabre discovery.
2. Pedantic (adj): Giving too much attention to formal rules or small details: (ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा परिशुद्ध)
Synonyms: Scrupulous, Fastidious, Punctilious, Meticulous,
Antonyms: Imprecise, Informal, Sloppy, Carefree
Example: Sometimes, Jason is so pedantic in writing the perfect paper that he forgets to properly manage his time.
3. Bludgeon (adj): Beat (someone) repeatedly with a bludgeon or other heavy object. (कूटना, अन्धाधुन्ध सोंटा मारना)
Synonyms: Truncheon, Batter, Clobber, Thrash, Pummel
Example: Remodelers bludgeoned the wall with a sledgehammer to join the two rooms
4. Lofty (adj): Extending to a great distance upward. (ऊंचा)
Synonyms: Altitudinous, Soaring, Tall, Towering, Elevated
Antonyms: Lowly, Short, Stubby, Stumpy, Squat
Example: The ever-increasing lofty heights of the worldʼs skyscrapers.
5. Upheaval (noun): A violent or sudden change or disruption to something. (उथल-पुथल)
Synonyms: Convulsion, Cataclysm, Turmoil, Turbulence
Antonyms: Stagnation, Stability, Harmony, Calm
Example: Yesterday's coup brought further upheaval to a country already struggling with famine.
6. Vicious (adj): Deliberately cruel or violent. (पापी, बुरा)
Synonyms: Ferocious, Bestial, Barbarous, Brutal
Antonyms: Benign, Humane, Kind, Sympathetic
Example: Be very careful when handling that snake, because it can get vicious if you press too hard on its belly.
7. Crescendo (noun): The highest part or point. (चरम सीमा)
Synonyms: Acme, Apex, Apogee, Zenith
Antonyms: Bottom, Nadir, Abyss, Base
Example: Excitement in the auditorium slowly built up and reached its crescendo when the star walked on stage.
8. Hard-nosed (idiom): Strict and/or unfeeling. (कठोर)
Synonyms: Adamant, Uncompromising, Stubborn, Pertinacious
Antonyms: Amenable, Compliant, Complying, Flexible
Example: That guy seems so hard-nosed that I'm afraid to say hi to him!
9. Venerable (adj): Respected, esp. because of long experience or age: (सम्मानित, इज़्ज़तदार)
Synonyms: Revered, Hallowed, Respected, Reputable
Antonyms: Ignominious, Dishonourable. Disgraceful
Example: The Pope is a venerable leader who is recognized for his commitment to helping others.
10. Portentous (adj): Foreboding, ominous, or threatening. (अमंगल, अशुभ)
Synonyms: Ominous, Premonitory, Menacing, Inauspicious, Unfavorable
Antonyms: Auspicious, Promising, Favourable, Unthreatening
Example: The portentous clouds loomed overhead and threatened to ruin my outdoor wedding.
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