The Hindu Editorial (Ageing revolution) – Feb 13, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Ageing revolution) – Feb 13, 2019

Iran has concluded the formal celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution at a time when the regime is under serious global, regional and domestic pressure. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Ageing revolution) – Feb 13, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 The Hindu Editorial (Ageing revolution) – Feb 13, 2019:

  1. ageing (adjective) – relating to the process of becoming worn out/old.
  2. discontent (noun) – disappointment, dissatisfaction, resentment.
  3. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  4. theocratic (adjective) – relating to the rule by religious leaders in the name of God guiding them.
  5. strike a note (phrase) – express/communicate, call/bring to mind, cite.
  6. defiant (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent, hostile/combative.
  7. mobilise (verb) – organize, call up, bring into play/generate.
  8. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  9. telling (adjective) – revealing, significant, informative.
  10. hardship (noun) – trouble, difficulty, problem.
  11. literacy (noun) – the ability to read and write; knowledge.
  12. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries or groups.
  13. elite (noun) – high society people; the group of most powerful people in a society.
  14. bank on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on, count on.
  15. bolster (verb) – strengthen, support, reinforce/buttress.
  16. detente (noun) – restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise/understanding.
  17. pull out (phrasal verb) – withdraw, leave, get out.
  18. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  19. join hands with (phrase) – work together with.
  20. rival (noun) – competitor, opponent, contestant,
  21. scuttle (verb) – (intentionally) cause something to fail.
  22. mount (verb) – increase/rise, escalate, soar.
  23. suppress (verb) – restrain, stifle, control.
  24. come out against (phrase) – to oppose something/someone publicly.
  25. orthodoxy (noun) – doctrine, belief, conviction/practice.
  26. repression (noun) – suppression, oppression, restraint.
  27. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, set free.
  28. merit (noun) – advantage, benefit, value.
  29. woes (noun) – trouble, difficulty, problem.
  30. despotic (adjective) – autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian/authoritarian.
  31. monarch (noun) – sovereign, ruler, emperor(king/queen).


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