The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?) – Nov 10, 2018
Bullying film-makers into shelving projects or effecting cuts is not new in India. However, it is not often that a State government or… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?) – Nov 10, 2018.
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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?) – Nov 10, 2018:
- uproar (noun) – outcry, protest; commotion/disturbance.
- streak (noun) – element, vein, trace.
- intolerance (noun) – bigotry, narrow-mindedness, illiberality/dogmatism.
- bully (verb) – coerce, intimidate, pressurize.
- shelve (verb) – abandon, drop, cancel/eliminate.
- resort to (verb) – use, utilize, turn to.
- ostensibly (adverb) – apparently, seemingly, on the face of it.
- rampage (noun) – wild/violent, running amok, berserk.
- chorus (noun) – in unison, together, simultaneously/at the same time.
- decry (verb) – denounce, condemn, criticize.
- populist (adjective) – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
- tacit (adjective) – implicit, indirect, hinted.
- endorsement (nun) – support, backing, approval.
- climate (noun) – atmosphere, feeling, attitude.
- touch the raw nerve (phrase) – provoke a strong reaction by referring to a sensitive subject.
- blowback (noun) – the unexpected (bad & harmful) outcomes of a political situation.
- dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
- renowned (adjective) – well known, famous, much publicized.
- veiled (adjective) – hidden, concealed, disguised/camouflaged.
- snip (verb) – cut off, remove, trim/take off.
- wilfully (adverb) – deliberately, purposefully.
- curtail (verb) – reduce, decrease, lessen.
- protagonist (noun) – main character, mainstay, hero.
- nurture (verb) – encourage, promote, develop/foster.
- ire (noun) – anger, rage, fury/wrath.
- irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
- substance (noun) – significant subject, important matter/content, valid message.
- nuance (noun) – variation, subtle difference, fine distinction.
- orchestrate (verb) – mobilize, mastermind, choreograph/engineer.
- ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
- celluloid (noun) – cinema, motion pictures, films.
- take the law in one’s hands (phrase) – to punish someone for his/her wrongdoing according to one’s own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.
- instil (verb) – introduce, fix, infuse/inculcate.
- stifle (verb) – constrain, oppress, prevent/impede.
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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?) – Nov 10, 2018