The Hindu Vocabulary 1 December 2023

2023-12-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 1 December 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Rocky Reminder: On the Silkyara tunnel rescue".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Laudable

Adjective

Worthy of praise or commendation.

(प्रशंसनीय)

Admirable, Commendable, Praiseworthy, Exemplary, Meritorious, Worthy, Creditable, Applaudable, Honorable, Respectable

Blameworthy, Reprehensible, Disgraceful, Shameful, Censurable, Unworthy, Despicable, Condemnable, Reproachful, Deplorable

The laudable efforts of the volunteers greatly contributed to the success of the charity event.

Trap

Verb

A device or strategy used to capture or catch something or someone.

(जाल)

Snare, Ambush, Pitfall, Trick, Stratagem, Deception, Scheme, Ruse, Device, Scheming

Release, Liberate, Free, Untrap, Let go, Release, Rescue, Detach, Untangle

The detective set a trap to catch the elusive thief.

Collapse

Verb

To fall down or give way suddenly; to break down completely.

(गिरना)

Fall, Crumble, Break down, Tumble, Cave in, Crash, Decline, Deteriorate, Disintegrate

Rise, Ascend, Stand, Persist, Hold up, Strengthen, Stabilize, Rally, Recover, Uphold

The old building started to collapse due to years of neglect.

Evacuate

Verb

To remove or withdraw from a place of danger.

(निकालना)

Empty, Clear, Vacate, Abandon, Remove, Withdraw, Evacuate, Desert, Forsake, Relocate

Inhabit, Occupy, Populate, Settle, Remain, Stay, Hold, Dwell

The government issued an order to evacuate residents from the flood-prone area.

Obstacle

Noun

Something that blocks or hinders progress; a barrier.

(रुकावट)

Barrier, Hurdle, Impediment, Obstruction, Blockage, Snag, Handicap, Hindrance, Encumbrance, Impasse

Aid, Assistance, Help, Facilitation, Support, Opening, Clear path, Advantage, Boost, Opportunity

Overcoming obstacles is an essential part of personal growth and development.

Lodge

Noun

To stay temporarily; a place providing accommodation.

(ठहरना)

Stay, Reside, Shelter, Accommodate, Rest, Harbor, Quarter, Sojourn, Settle, Board

Evict, Displace, Expel, Eject, Remove, Depart, Vacate, Abandon, Move out, Relocate

We decided to lodge in a cozy cottage for the weekend.

Pierce

Verb

To make a hole or opening with a sharp object.

(छेदना)

Penetrate, Stab, Thrust, Perforate, Puncture, Impale, Bore, Cut through, Jab, Transfix

Seal, Close, Patch, Block, Repair, Mend, Fix, Clog, Cover, Fill

The arrow pierced the target with remarkable accuracy.

Fervour

Noun

Intense and passionate feeling or enthusiasm.

(उत्साह)

Passion, Zeal, Ardor, Intensity, Enthusiasm, Frenzy, Heat, Eagerness, Excitement, Devotion

Apathy, Indifference, Coolness, Disinterest, Detachment, Lethargy, Complacency, Passivity, Aloofness, Unconcern

The crowd cheered with fervour as their team scored the winning goal.

Recurrence

Verb

The act or instance of happening again.

(पुनरावृत्ति)

Reappearance, Repeat, Reoccurrence, Repetition, Iteration, Renewal, Return, Comeback, Recurrence, Replication

One-time, Singular, Unique, Initial, Rare, Anomaly, Uncommon, Original

The recurrence of the flu season is a common concern for public health officials.

Ensure

Noun

To make certain that something will happen or be the case.

(सुनिश्चित करना)

Guarantee, Assure, Secure, Confirm, Verify, Insure, Safeguard, Affirm, Confirm, Ensure

Jeopardize, Endanger, Risk, Gamble, Threaten, Undermine, Compromise, Neglect, Disregard, Ignore

Adequate preparation will ensure the success of the project.

Defy

Verb

To openly resist or refuse to obey; to challenge or confront boldly.

(चुनौती देना)

Resist, Challenge, Confront, Oppose, Disobey, Rebel, Daring, Dare, Face, Tackle

Obey, Submit, Comply, Yield, Surrender, Conform, Accept, Concede, Bow down, Adhere

The brave activists decided to defy unjust laws and fight for their rights.

 

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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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