Vocabulary : 26 May 2020

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1. Retain (बनाये रखना)
Meaning: continue to have (something); keep possession of.
Synonyms: keep, hold, preserve
Antonyms: abandon, release
Usage in a sentence: The union needs to retain the allegiance of all its members for the strike to succeed

2. Verdict (निर्णय)
Meaning: a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
Synonyms: decision, sentence, judgement
Antonyms: accusation, suggestion
Usage in a sentence: In the case of an adverse verdict, the company could stand to lose millions.

3. Tarnish (दूषित करना)
Meaning: lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. (Verb)
Synonyms: discolour, stain, sully, besmirch, blacken, smear, defile
Antonyms: improve, purify, clean, brighten, enhance
Usage in a sentence: The scandal tarnished his reputation.

4. Stride (छलाँग, तरक़्क़ी)
Meaning: walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction. (Verb)
Synonyms: pace, tread, advance, progress, strut
Antonyms: drag, hobble, crawl
Usage in a sentence: A gang of armed men strode into the bank and approached the teller.

5. Robust (पुष्ट, सुदृढ़)
Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.
Synonyms: strong, sound, powerful
Antonyms: weak, feeble, frail

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