The Hindu Lead Article (Lip service to labour rights) – Oct 22, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (Lip service to labour rights) – Oct 22, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Lip service to labour rights) – Oct 22, 2018:

  1. lip service (noun) – a method of expressing approval/support without taking any significant action.
  2. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  3. indifference (noun) – disregard, lack of interest, apathy/unconcern.
  4. well being (noun) – prosperity, success, fortune/wealth.
  5. kiln (noun) – furnace used for burning (bricks).
  6. salt pan (noun) –  shallow, depressed flat areas of ground covered with salt deposited by water accumulation & evaporation.
  7. petty (adjective) – trivial, unimportant, insignificant.
  8. scant (adjective) – little, minimal, negligible/meagre.
  9. as far as (phrase) – to the extent/degree.
  10. segment (verb) – subdivide/divide, separate, split.
  11. exploit (verb) –  misuse, ill-treat, squeeze/enslave.
  12. pathetic (adjective) – woeful, contemptible, unsatisfactory.
  13. makeshift (adjective) – temporary, make-do, provisional/substitute.
  14. power loom (noun) – a mechanized loom uses water, steam or electricity for its operation. (loom is a device for weaving threads for getting cloth).
  15. embers (noun) – burning coal/wood (after fire);  burning ashes, residue (of fired wood/coal).
  16. resentment (noun) – indignation, anger, fury/outrage.
  17. on account of (phrase) – because of, owing to/due to, by virtue of.
  18. incite (verb) – encourage, stir up, provoke/instigate.
  19. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  20. at the cost of (phrase) – at the expense of, sacrifice, at the loss of.
  21. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  22. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  23. toil (verb) – work hard, labour, work day and night.
  24. be at one’s wits’ end (phrase) – be worried, be confused, be perplexed.
  25. laud (verb) – praise, admire, approve of.
  26. on paper (phrase) – in theory, theoretically, hypothetically, .
  27. indifferent (adjective) – unconcerned about, uncaring about, uninterested in.
  28. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  29. impulse (noun) – (strong & sudden) urge/instinct, compulsion, need.
  30. status quo (noun) – the present situation, the current state, the existing state of affairs.
  31. water down (phrase) – weaken, dilute; moderate, tone down.
  32. domicile (noun) – the country in which a person is said to have his permanent residence.
  33. futility (noun) – uselessness, pointlessness, vanity.
  34. contain (verb) – control, stifle, restrain.
  35. way out (noun) – escapeway, escape route, loophole.

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