1. ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION (PHRASE): to be especially careful rather than taking a risk or making a mistake
I like to err on the side of caution and always keep some money in my savings account.
2. DEFER (VERB): (आस्थगित करना) put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
Synonyms: delay, adjourn
They deferred the decision until September.
3. IMPUGN (VERB): (बहस करना) dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive).
Synonyms: challenge, impeach
The father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother.
4. CONDONE (VERB): (माफ करना) forgive
Synonyms: disregard, accept
The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs.
5. SANGUINE (ADJ.): (आशावादी) optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Synonyms: confident, buoyant
He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.
6. STRICTURE (NOUN): (बाधा) a restriction on a person or activity.
Synonyms: constraint, restraint
The strictures imposed by the British Board of Film Censors.
7. SOAR (VERB): (बढ़ना) increase rapidly
Synonyms: escalate, surge
The cost of living continued to soar.
8. HOSTILITY (NOUN): (विरोधभाव) unfriendliness
Synonyms: bitterness, malevolence
Peace talks were stalled after recent hostilities.
9. EXCLUDE (VERB): (वर्जित करना) deny (someone) access to a place, group, or privilege.
Synonyms: prohibit, banish
The public were excluded from the board meeting.
10. DEMARCATE (VERB): (सीमांकन करना) separate or distinguish from.
Synonyms: divide, delimit
Art was being demarcated from the more objective science.
11. ALLIANCE (NOUN): the state of being joined or associated.
Synonyms: union, treaty
His party is in alliance with the Greens.
12. OSTENSIBLE (ADJ.): (काल्पनिक) stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonyms: seeming, superficial
The real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint.
13. INFURIATE (VERB): (क्रोधित करना) make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.
Synonyms: enrage, provoke
Her racist attitudes infuriated her co-workers.
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