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Eavesdrop (छिपकर बातें सुनना)

Pronunciation: इव्सड्रॉप
Hindi Meaning: छिपकर बातें सुनना, कान लगा कर सुनना
Example:
1.छिपकर बातें सुनना अच्छी बात नहीं होती।
2.पडौसी अक्सर एक दुसरे की बातें कान लगा कर सुनते है।
English Meaning:If you eavesdrop on someone, you listen secretly to what they are saying.

Example:
1.The government illigally eavesdrop on his telephone conversations.
2.The housemaid eavesdrop from behind the kitchen door.

Synonyms: bend an ear, tap, bug, pry, snoop, overhear, listen in, tune in on

Antonyms: ignore, chat, cut, disdain, despiser, disgrace

Previous words of the week:  Debacle

Debacle (पराजय होना)

Pronunciation:  डिबाकल

Hindi Meaning:  पराजय, असफलता, परजीत 
Example:  1. झूठे वादे करने वाले नेताओ की पराजय संभव है।       2. असफलता केवल यही सिद्ध करती है कि सफलता के लिये पूरे मन से प्रयास नहीं किया गया।

English Meaning:  A debacle is an event or attempt that is a complete failure.

Example:       1.After the debacle of the war the world was never the same again.       2.If we want to look at the country’s problems start with the debacle of the healthcare system.
Synonyms:  Failure, defeat, loss fall, discomfiture, catastrophe, mess, wreck, ruin
Antonyms: Accomplishment, victory, wins success, creation, construction, and rise

Previous words of the week: Camouflage 

Obduracy (हठी होना)

Pronunciation: ओब्ड्युरेसी
Hindi Meaning:  पक्का होना, हठी होना, ज़िद्दी होना, ढीठपन
Example:  बच्चों की हर ज़िद पूरी करने से वो हठी हो जाते है।
English Meaning:   If you accuse someone of obduracy, you think their refusal to change their decision or opinion is unreasonable.
Example:  MPs have accused the government of obduracy and called on ministers to reverse their decision.
Synonyms: impertinence, audaciousness, indiscretion, petulance, impudence
Antonyms: submissive, docile, humble, tactful, polite, susceptible, yielding

Previous words of the week:  Prodigal