The Hindu Lead Article (A short history of data) – Mar 21, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (A short history of data) – Mar 21, 2019

Over the past two months, Indian national statistics and the organisations that administer them have faced a volley of criticism. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A short history of data) – Mar 21, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A short history of data) – Mar 21, 2019:

  1. undermine (verb) – weaken, spoil, damage.
  2. regrettable (adjective) – undesirable, unfortunate, disappointing.
  3. volley (noun) – series, string, chain.
  4. suppression (noun) – concealment, restraint, control/holding back.
  5. amidst (preposition) – amid, in the middle of; during.
  6. scepticism (noun) – doubt/qualm, cynicism, suspicion.
  7. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, learned person.
  8. decry (verb) – denounce, condemn, criticize.
  9. bemoan (verb) – lament, complain, express discontent.
  10. pioneering (adjective) – distinctive, groundbreaking/creative, innovative.
  11. presiding (adjective) – principal, main, supreme.
  12. apparent (adjective) – clear, evident, obvious.
  13. concerted (adjective) – strenuous, vigorous, forceful/intense.
  14. fine-grained (adjective) – involving great attention to detail.
  15. profile (noun) – form, outline, representation.
  16. fete in (verb) – honour, acclaim, celebrate.
  17. comprehensive (adjective) – complete/full, thorough, extensive.
  18. undertake (verb) – begin, start, embark on.
  19. foolhardy (adjective) – reckless, incautious, careless.
  20. sympathetic (adjective) – in favour of, supportive of, on the side of.
  21. accustomed (adjective) – usual, routine/retuine, ordinary/customary.
  22. aghast (adjective) – amazed,  stunned/shocked, speechless.
  23. bounds (noun) – limits, confines, borders.
  24. manifold (adjective) – multiple.
  25. wade through (phrasal verb) – walk through (the waterlogged road/way/place).
  26. infest (verb) –  spread through, overspread, overwhelm (insects/animals be present in an area in large numbers causing disease & damage).
  27. snapshot (noun) – summary, a brief look.
  28. cast light on (phrase) – explain, elucidate, clarify.
  29. sceptical (adjective) – cynical, dubious/doubtful, unconvinced.
  30. convert (noun) – new believer.
  31. lasting (adjective) – enduring, persisting, continuing.
  32. lineage (noun) – ancestry, family/parentage, origin.
  33. anomaly (noun) – abnormality/irregularity, oddity, deviation.
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