The Hindu Vocabulary 29 November 2023

2023-11-29

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 29 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “A touchstone of risk: On the rescue efforts in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi”.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Rescue

Verb

To save from danger or distress.

(उबारना)

Save, Salvage, Liberate, Retrieve, Deliver, Free, Extricate, Assist, Aid, Help.

Abandon, Neglect, Endanger, Ignore, Forsake, Leave, Surrender, Harm, Imperil, Relinquish.

The firefighter bravely ventured into the burning building to rescue the trapped occupants.

Precaution

Noun

A measure taken in advance to prevent harm.

(सावधानी)

Safeguard, Preventative, Care, Prudence, Forethought, Caution, Preparedness, Protection, Foresight

Negligence, Recklessness, Carelessness, Oversight, Indifference, Disregard, Inattention, Thoughtlessness

Wearing a helmet is a necessary precaution when riding a bike.

Ambitious

Adjective

Having a strong desire for success or achievement.

(महत्त्वाकांक्षी)

Aspiring, Determined, Driven, Eager, Motivated, Goal-Oriented, Zealous, Enterprising, Enthusiastic, Purposeful, Resolute

Unambitious, Content, Satisfied, Complacent, Indifferent, Apathetic, Lethargic, Lazy, Unmotivated, Aimless, Lackadaisical

She is an ambitious student who aims to excel in her academic pursuits.

Pilgrimage

Noun

A journey to a sacred place for religious purposes.

(तीर्थयात्रा)

Journey, Pilgrimage, Expedition, Quest, Tour, Trek, Odyssey, Exploration, Adventure, Sojourn

Stay, Halt, Stop, Rest, Homecoming, Return

The devotees embarked on a pilgrimage to the holy shrine.

Slapdash

Adjective

Done hastily and without careful planning; shoddy.

(असावधानीपूर्वक)

Haphazard, Careless, Sloppy, Negligent, Rushed, Impromptu, Reckless, Heedless, Thoughtless, Unmethodical, Untidy

Meticulous, Careful, Thorough, Detailed, Methodical, Precise, Deliberate, Systematic, Planned, Diligent, Conscientious

The slapdash construction resulted in a poorly built structure.

Entrap

Verb

To catch or involve in a trap or snare.

(फंसाना)

Catch, Ensnare, Entangle, Snare, Trap, Entice, Involve, Implicate, Allure, Trick

Free, Release, Liberate, Rescue, Extricate, Disentangle, Unbind, Emancipate, Untangle

The detective worked tirelessly to entrap the criminal in a carefully laid plan.

Commence

Verb

To begin or start.

(आरंभ करना)

Begin, Start, Initiate, Launch, Embark, Originate, Inaugurate, Commence, Kick Off, Open, Set In Motion.

Conclude, Finish, End, Terminate, Complete, Conclude, Cease, Halt, Stop, Close, Wrap Up.

The ceremony will commence with the singing of the national anthem.

Culvert

Noun

A structure that allows water to flow under a road or railway.

(नाला पाइप)

Drainpipe, Conduit, Channel, Watercourse, Sewer, Gutter, Pipeline, Tube, Trough, Duct

Dam, Blockade, Obstruction, Hindrance, Stoppage

Heavy rainfall caused the culvert to overflow, flooding the nearby streets.

Unusual

Adjective

Not commonly occurring or done; uncommon.

(असामान्य)

Rare, Uncommon, Atypical, Unique, Exceptional, Extraordinary, Peculiar, Odd, Different

Common, Typical, Ordinary, Usual, Familiar, Conventional, Regular, Commonplace, Standard, Routine

The strange artifact found in the ancient ruins was highly unusual.

Precise

Adjective

Clearly expressed; exact.

(सटीक)

Exact, Accurate, Specific, Clear, Definite, Meticulous, Detailed, Rigorous, Thorough, Unambiguous

Inaccurate, Imprecise, Vague, Unclear, Uncertain, Approximate, Ambiguous, Hazy, Indefinite, Rough

The scientist provided a precise measurement of the newly discovered element.

Flaw

Noun

A defect or imperfection; a blemish.

(दोष)

Imperfection, Defect, Fault, Blemish, Deficiency, Weakness, Shortcoming, Error, Glitch, Drawback

Perfection, Excellence, Strength, Virtue, Merit, Asset, Advantage, Benefit

The artist's masterpiece was admired by many despite its minor flaw.

 

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In which of the following months is Gokulashtami celebrated every year as per Hindu tradition? / हिंदू परंपरा के अनुसार हर साल गोकुलाष्टमी निम्नलिखित में से किस महीने में मनाई जाती है?


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