The Hindu Lead Article (Deep state, deeper problems) – Jul 11, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (Deep state, deeper problems) – Jul 11, 2018

Whatever their outcome, Pakistan’s general election scheduled for July 25 is unlikely to change four fundamental realities. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Deep state, deeper problems) – Jul 11, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Deep state, deeper problems) – Jul 11, 2018:

  1. wield (verb) – hold, be possessed of, exercise/exert.
  2. invoke (verb) – Give rise to, cause, bring forth/bring on.
  3. spectre (noun) – threat, menace, danger/peril.
  4. stem from (phrasal verb) – originate from, arise from, come from.
  5. extremism (noun) – activism, radicalism, fanaticism.
  6. set the stage for (phrase) – prepare the circumstances for beginning of something.
  7. stand up to (phrasal verb) – defy, confront, challenge/oppose.
  8. advent (noun) – arrival, emergence, occurrence.
  9. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  10. adjudicator (noun) – arbitrator, judge, mediator.
  11. scarcity (noun) – shortage, undersupply, insufficiency.
  12. exchequer (noun) – treasury, resources/finances.
  13. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; judge.
  14. prosecution (noun) – indictment, accusation, charge.
  15. malfeasance (noun) – wrongdoing, deceit, falsehood.
  16. cynical (adjective) – sceptical, doubtful, distrustful.
  17. narrative (noun) – statement, report/portrayal, description.
  18. myriad (adjective) – a great number, unlimited, various.
  19. dysfunction (noun) – disruption , problem, trouble.
  20. resonance with (noun) – reverberation; the quality that makes emotions, memories & etc.
  21. kickback (noun) – bribe, illegal payment.
  22. milk and honey (phrase) – wealth/affluence, success, welfare/well-being.
  23. hold back (phrasal verb) – prevent, hinder, hamper/ impede.
  24. gloss over (phrasal verb) – conceal, hide, camouflage.
  25. arsenal (noun) – a place where (military) weapons & equipment are made and stored.
  26. mortality rate (noun) – (in a particular time/for a cause) the rate of death.
  27. manifesto (noun) – policy statement.
  28. charisma (noun) – presence, personality/individuality, strength of character.
  29. outrage (noun) – indignation, fury/anger, shock.
  30. run into (phrasal verb) – reach, extend to, be as high as.
  31. ironic (adjective) – paradoxical, odd, strange.
  32. cast a shadow (phrase) – spoil, diminish.
  33. under a cloud (phrase) – under suspicion, discredited, disgraced.
  34. confrontation (noun) – conflict, tussle, face-off.

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