The Hindu Lead Article (Imitating to flatter?) – Sep 12, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Imitating to flatter?) – Sep 12, 2018

Whatever happens in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, or the decades thereafter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Imitating to flatter?) – Sep 12, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Imitating to flatter?) – Sep 12, 2018:

  1. flatter (verb) –  praise, commend, admire/compliment.
  2. feeble (adjective) – ineffective, unsatisfactory, unconvincing/weak.
  3. piecemeal (adjective & adverb) – a little at a time, bit by bit, in stages.
  4. swagger (noun) – confidence, arrogance, self-assurance/show.
  5. blitzkrieg (noun) – rapid attack; blitz, flurry, avalanche.
  6. aplomb (noun) – poise, self-assurance, self-possession, self-confidence.
  7. stay_put (phrase) – remain, linger, hold on/stay.
  8. caveat (noun) – warning, caution, admonition/red flag.
  9. window (noun) – opportunity, chance.
  10. belligerent (adjective) – hostile, aggressive, threatening.
  11. exude (verb) – emanate, discharge, release (an emotion or quality).
  12. odds (noun) – (difficult/tough) probability, chances, conditions.
  13. belligerence (noun) – aggressive/combative behaviour, determination, firmness.
  14. astound (verb) – amaze, astonish, surprise.
  15. in face (or the face) of (phrase ) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of, for all.
  16. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  17. stand out (phrasal verb) – be better/notable/significant than (others).
  18. devastate (verb) – ruin, destroy, ravage.
  19. galloping (adjective) – to raise rapidly in unrestricted way; emerging, dynamic.
  20. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  21. monumentally (adverb) – conspicuously, apparently, manifestly.
  22. nullify (verb) – annul, declare null and void,invalidate.
  23. counterfeit (adjective) – fake, falsify, forge.
  24. tot up (verb) – calculate, compute, add/count.
  25. strangulate (verb) – tighten, compress, contract.
  26. dawn (noun) – beginning, start, initiation.
  27. byzantine (adjective) – complicated,intricate, complex.
  28. botch (up) (verb) – mismanage, mishandle, do (a task) badly or carelessly.
  29. ironic (adjective) – paradoxical, odd, strange.
  30. lacerate (verb) – criticize forcefully & severely.
  31. haunt (verb) – disturb, trouble, torture.
  32. uptick (noun) – a small increase.
  33. graphically (adverb) – clearly, explicitly, vividly.
  34. legacy (noun) – something received from a predecessor or from the past.
  35. wreck (verb) – demolish, destroy, break up.
  36. pernicious (adjective) – harmful, damaging, destructive.
  37. grotesque (adjective) – ugly, distorted, deformed.
  38. episodic (adjective) – intermittent, periodic, uneven/patchy.
  39. continuum (noun) – a series of things with a particular quality, but differed by minute angles.
  40. captive (adjective) – confined, restricted, restrained.
  41. sadistic (adjective) – callous/vicious, brutal/cruel, savage.
  42. ebb away (verb) – die down, diminish, dwindle.
  43. instinct (noun) – inclination, leaning, tendency/urge.
  44. badge (noun) – sign, symbol, indication.
  45. depravity (noun) – shamelessness, wickedness, immorality.
  46. generic (noun) – general, common, blanket.
  47. lynching (noun) – an act of punishing/killing someone by hanging for claimed offence by the group of people without legal trail.
  48. marauder (noun) – raider, plunderer, looter/stealer.
  49. numb (verb) – deaden/desentizise; paralyse, freeze.
  50. morph into (verb) – transform, alter, modify.
  51. impunity (noun) – immunity, exemption/freedom from punishment,, special treatment.
  52. vandalism (noun) – harm, injury, destruction/vandalization.
  53. descent (noun) – deterioration, decline, degeneration.
  54. quell (verb) – abolish, terminate, demolish/thwart.
  55. constrained (adjective) – strained, forced, embarrassed.
  56. mobocracy (noun) – lawlessness, absence of government, nihilism, revolution.
  57. horrendous (adjective) – horrible, terrible, frightful.
  58. inundate (verb) – flood, deluge, overflow.
  59. vindictive (adjective) – vengeful, revengeful, avenging/unforgiving.
  60. whip up (phrasal verb) – stimulate, trigger, prompt, induce.
  61. ludicrous (adjective) – absurd, ridiculous, laughable.
  62. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, restraint.
  63. appal (verb) – shock, horrify, dismal/distress greatly.
  64. emphatically (adverb) – distinctly, clearly, noticeably.
  65. mould (verb) – determine, guide/lead, influence.
  66. bigotry (noun) – prejudice, partiality; intolerance.
  67. belying  present participle of belie (verb) – misrepresent, falsify, distort.
  68. proponent (noun)  -advocate, supporter, champion.
  69. majoritarianism (noun) – a philosophy that states that a majority (sometimes categorized by religion, language, social class, or some other identifying factor) of the population is entitled to a certain degree of primacy (priority) in society, and has the right to make decisions that affect the society.
  70. condemnation (noun) – criticism, censure, castigation
  71. lay siege to (phrase) – barricade, close up, block/shut off.
  72. runaway (modifier) – out of control, uncontrolled, unchecked.
  73. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  74. incumbent (adjective) – current, existing, present.
  75. a thorn in someone’s side flesh (phrase) – annoyance, irritation, inconvenience.
  76. discomfit (verb) – disconcert, discompose, discomfort,
  77. creed (noun) – moral values, principles, ideals.
  78. overture (noun) – move, approach, signal/proposal.
  79. ferment (noun) – furore, agitation, clamour.
  80. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.


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