The Hindu Lead Article (A list of questionable eminence) – Jul 13, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (A list of questionable eminence) – Jul 13, 2018

The government’s list of ‘Institutes of Eminence’ (IoEs) was awaited for the simple reason that finding a place in it would help an educational institution avoid the clutches of a dreaded regulator. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A list of questionable eminence) – Jul 13, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A list of questionable eminence) – Jul 13, 2018:

  1. myopic (adjective) – short-sighted; lacking foresight, narrow-minded.
  2. disregard (verb) – ignore, take no notice of, pay no attention to.
  3. clutch (noun) – power, control, domination, .
  4. dreaded (adjective) – awful, frightening, terrible.
  5. revamp (verb) – mordenize/refurbish, improved, upgrade.
  6. discretion (noun) – choice/option, judgement, preference.
  7. predilection (noun) – liking, preference, partiality.
  8. manifest (verb) – show, indicate; prove.
  9. criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm. (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  10. moot (adjective) – debatable/arguable, doubtful, controversial.
  11. old wine in a new bottle (phrase) – it means that an already existing idea/concept/thought is offered as if it were a new one.
  12. inkling (noun) – sign, hint, idea/indication.
  13. vigour (noun) – strength, energy, high level of activity.
  14. horizon (noun) – range of experience, outlook, perspective/perception.
  15. along the line (phrase) – during the process.
  16. breadth (noun) – range, extent, scope.
  17. revel (verb) – celebrate, enjoy, delight in.
  18. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  19. meddle with (verb) – handle, interfere intrude/intervene unwantedly.
  20. starve of (verb) – deprive of something necessary.
  21. striking (adjective) – noticeable, obvious, evident.
  22. emanate (verb) – come out, arise; originate from.
  23. nascent (adjective) – starting/beginning/coming (to exist).
  24. make the cut (phrase) – equal or better the (standard) score to avoid elimination.
  25. dubious (adjective) – suspicious, untrustworthy, unreliable.
  26. premise (noun) – proposition, assumption, thesis.
  27. nonplussed (adjective) – confused, bewildered, mystified/puzzled.
  28. heft (noun) – ability, influence.
  29. undergird (verb) – provide a support/basis.
  30. conceivable (adjective) – imaginable, understandable, comprehensible.

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