The Hindu Editorial (In whose name?) – November 10, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (In whose name?) – Nov 10, 2018

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, promises to keep map-makers busy. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (In whose name?) – Nov 10, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (In whose name?) – Nov 10, 2018:

  1. spree (noun) – orgy, overindulgence, unrestrained act/session.
  2. rechristen (verb) – rename, re-designate, relabel.
  3. ethos (noun) – ethics/beliefs, principles, standards.
  4. competitive (adjective) – aggressive, fierce, combative/ambitious.
  5. spiral (noun) – rise, expansion, extension.
  6. rigour (noun) – strictness, severity, rigidity.
  7. ideologue (noun) – an uncompromising follower/supporter/advocate of an ideology.
  8. predecessor (noun) – precursor, forerunner, antecedent.
  9. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  10. bustle (noun) – activity, hustle and bustle, excitement.
  11. henceforth (adverb) – from now on, henceforward, subsequently.
  12. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly.
  13. reluctant (adjective) – unwilling, disinclined, opposed,.
  14. strip (verb) – relieve, deny, remove/deprive.
  15. jaundiced (adjective) – disappointed, bitter, resentful.
  16. disregard (verb) – pay no attention to, ignore/overlook, dismiss.
  17. evoke (verb) – invoke, give rise to, stir up.
  18. heritage (noun) – tradition, inheritance, bequest.
  19. iconography (noun) – visual symbols associated with somebody.
  20. revivalism (noun) – an inclination to renew an old custom or practice.
  21. prejudice (noun) – bigotry, intolerance, discrimination.
  22. grassroots (plural noun) –  the most basic level of an organisation.
  23. imperial (adjective) – monarchical, authoritative, commanding/domineering.
  24. composite (adjective) –  compound, combined, complex.
  25. through the ages (phrase) – throughout history; a long time, a lifetime.
  26. inflexion (noun) – emphasis, modulation.
  27. organic (adjective) – coherent, integrated, methodical.
  28. secular (adjective) – non-religious, worldly.
  29. resonant (adjective) – suggestive, expressive, evocative.
  30. unabashedly (adverb) – without embarrassment or shame.
  31. confluence (noun) – convergence, meeting, junction/joining.
  32. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  33. in turn (phrase) – in succession, successively, sequentially.
  34. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
  35. up the ante (phrase) – to increase demands (in a tough condition) even though it has risks.
  36. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, support/underpin, bolster up.
  37. plough (verb) – cultivate, turn up, work.
  38. polarise (verb) – separate into two opposing groups.
  39. terrain (noun) – territory, area, field.
  40. frenzy (noun) – madness, mania/wild behaviour, distraction/agitation.
  41. legacy (noun) – footprint, effect/outcome (something received from a predecessor or from the past).
  42. assimilation (noun) – adjustment, adaptation, integration/absorption (of different people, ideas, or culture).
  43. assault (verb) – attack, strike, invasion/offensive.


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