1. PROGNOSIS (NOUN): (पूर्वानुमान) a forecast of the likely outcome of a situation.
Synonyms: forecast, prediction
The prognosis for next year looks healthier but far from fit.
2. STRAINED (ADJ): (तनावपूर्ण) showing signs of nervous tension or tiredness.
Synonyms: weary, spurious
Both departments have been strained due to drastic federal budget cuts.
3. AVERSION (NOUN): (विमुखता) a strong dislike or disinclination.
Synonyms: abhorrence, disinclination
They made plain their aversion to the use of force.
4. MANIFEST (ADJ): show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.
Synonyms: exhibit, demonstrate
Lizzy manifested signs of severe depression.
5. UNPRECEDENTED (ADJ): never done or known before.
Synonyms: unparalleled, unmatched
The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence.
6. RETRENCHMENT (NOUN): (व्यय में कमी) the reduction of costs or spending in response to economic difficulty.
Synonyms: curtailment, diminution
Facing retrenchment can be a frightening experience.
7. EVISCERATE (VERB): deprive (something) of its essential content.
Synonyms: exenterate, disembowel
Myriad little concessions that would eviscerate the project.
8. STRAPPED (ADJ): (तंगी) short of money.
Synonyms: penniless, impecunious
I'm constantly strapped for cash.
9. LEEWAY (NOUN): (स्वतंत्रता) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
Synonyms: liberty, scope
The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms.
10. LOATH (ADJ): (अनिच्छुक) reluctant; unwilling.
Synonyms: averse, disinclined
She was loath to admit her mistakes.
11. SADDLE (VERB): burden (someone) with an onerous responsibility or task.
Synonyms: encumber, load
She's saddled with debts of $12 million.
12. MARSHAL (VERB): (क्रमबद्ध करना) assemble and arrange (a group of people, especially troops) in order.
Synonyms: organize, align
The general marshalled his troops.
13. MEAGRE (ADJ): (अल्प) (of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.
Synonyms: inadequate, scanty
They were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.
14. PRUDENTLY (ADV): (बुद्धिमानी से) in a way that shows care and thought for the future.
Synonyms: sagacious, shrewd
We must act prudently to safeguard jobs.
15. A SHOT IN THE DARK (PHRASE): an act whose outcome cannot be foreseen; a guess.
Synonyms: surmise, speculation
Their experiments were little more than shots in the dark.
16. DECIMATE (VERB): drastically reduce the strength or effectiveness of (something).
Synonyms: demolish, annihilate
Public transport has been decimated.
17. CONTENTION (NOUN): (विवाद) heated disagreement.
Synonyms: dispute, hostility
The captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries.
18. PREPOSTEROUS (ADJ): (ऊटपटांग) contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonyms: ludicrous, senseless
His idea of selling dead bugs for big money is totally preposterous!
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