The Hindu Vocabulary 29 September 2023

2023-09-29

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Timeless quest: On NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and the Bennu asteroid sample."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Quest

Noun

 A search, pursuit, or journey in order to find or achieve something.

(खोज) 

Search, Pursuit, Exploration, Hunt, Expedition, Investigation, Inquiry, Adventure, Exploration, Mission

Apathy, Indifference, Neglect, Abandonment, Disinterest, Surrender, Inaction, Stagnation, Passivity, Resignation

He embarked on a quest to discover the lost city deep in the jungle.

Immediate

Adjective

Happening or done without delay; instant.

(तुरंत)

Prompt, quick, swift, instantaneous, sudden, instant, rapid, expeditious, speedy, direct.

Delayed, gradual, slow, postponed, deferred, protracted, sluggish, leisurely, belated, unhurried.

The paramedics provided immediate assistance to the injured person at the scene of the accident.

Deploy

Verb

To position or use resources, especially troops or equipment, strategically for a specific purpose.

(तैनात करना)

Position, arrange, place, station, organize, set up, utilize, mobilize, employ, allocate.

Withdraw, disband, demobilize, deactivate, dismantle, disperse, recall, retract, remove, disassemble.

The military decided to deploy additional forces to secure the border.

Intact

Adjective

Not damaged or impaired; complete and in its original condition.

(पूरी तरह से अखंड)

Unbroken, undamaged, whole, untouched, unharmed, pristine, unspoiled, perfect, unimpaired, flawless.

Damaged, broken, fragmented, shattered, compromised, impaired, flawed, incomplete, ruined, destroyed.

The ancient artifact was discovered in an intact state, preserving its historical significance.

Retrieve

Verb

To get back or regain something, especially after searching or effort.

(पुनः प्राप्त करना)

Recover, reclaim, recoup, fetch, obtain, regain, recover, bring back, retrieve, reacquire, salvage.

Lose, relinquish, surrender, abandon, forfeit, misplace, give up, yield, forsake, let go of.

The lifeguard managed to retrieve the lost swimmer from the rough waves.

Crash

Noun

A sudden and violent collision or impact.

(टक्कर)

Collision, accident, smash, wreck, impact, mishap, pileup, bump, disaster, calamity.

Safety, avoidance, prevention, escape, success, intactness, protection, peace, calm, serenity.

The car crash on the highway caused a major traffic jam.

Collision

Noun

A violent impact when two or more objects come into contact with force.

(सघन प्रबल संघटना)

Impact, crash, accident, collision, smash, bump, jolt, encounter, clash, contact, wreck.

Avoidance, separation, evasion, miss, sidestep, escape, harmony, agreement, concord, cooperation, peace.

The collision between the two cars resulted in significant damage to both vehicles.

Grab

Verb

To seize or grasp something suddenly and firmly.

(पकड़ना)

Seize, grasp, snatch, capture, clutch, grip, nab, catch, clasp, hold.

Release, let go, free, relinquish, drop, surrender, yield, unhand, emancipate, liberate.

He managed to grab the last available ticket to the concert just in time.

Reincarnate

Verb

To be reborn in a new body or form after death; to undergo reincarnation.

(पुनर्जन्म)

Rebirth, Regenerate, Renew, Resurrect, Reawaken, Recycle, Reanimate, Revive, Reinvigorate, Rekindle

Die, Perish, Expire, Cease, Depart, Decease, Pass away, Demise, End, Exit

Many people believe in the concept of reincarnation, where the soul is reborn in a new life after death.

Rendezvous

Noun

A meeting or appointment at a prearranged time and place.

(संगम)

Meeting, Appointment, Encounter, Gathering, Conclave, Get-together, Tryst, Conference, Assembly, Summit

Departure, Avoidance, Dispersal, Separation, Disbandment, Isolation, Scattering, Disintegration, Dissolution, Parting

They had a secret rendezvous at the park to discuss their plans.

Regolith

Noun

A layer of loose, fragmented material covering solid rock on the surface of the Earth or another celestial body.

(प्रथम परत)

Debris, Soil, Dirt, Sediment, Gravel, Dust, Particles, Rubble, Covering, Surface Material

Bedrock, Solid Rock, Foundation, Substrate, Core, Igneous Rock, Unweathered Material, Basement Rock, Solid Ground, Subsoil

The lunar regolith is composed of fine dust and small rocks.

Exert

Verb

To apply physical or mental effort to accomplish a task or achieve a goal.

(प्रयास करना)

Apply, Employ, Use, Utilize, Apply Force, Expend Effort, Strive, Work Hard, Endeavor, Push

Rest, Relax, Idle, Abstain, Cease, Discontinue, Quit, Refrain, Neglect, Give Up

She had to exert herself to finish the marathon, but she crossed the finish line with a smile.

Influence

Noun

The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

(प्रभाव)

Impact, Control, Power, Sway, Authority, Dominance, Persuasion, Leverage, Manipulation, Ascendancy

Weakness, Impotence, Ineffectiveness, Powerlessness, Incapacity, Irrelevance, Insignificance, Helplessness, Subservience, Obedience

Her positive influence on the team motivated everyone to work harder.

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