The Hindu Lead Article (Making peace with Naya Pakistan) – Sep 03, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (Making peace with Naya Pakistan) – Sep 03, 2018

The election of the eminent Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan, as Prime Minister (albeit through a flawed election) has rekindled hopes among committed democrats in South Asia,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Making peace with Naya Pakistan) – Sep 03, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Making peace with Naya Pakistan) – Sep 03, 2018:

  1. make peace with (phrase) – to restore friendly relations with someone.
  2. forge (verb) – build, form, create.
  3. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  4. rekindle (verb) – revive, renew, restore.
  5. dawn (noun) – beginning, start, initiation.
  6. travails (noun) – ordeal, trouble; painful effort.
  7. optimistic (adjective) – positive, confident, hopeful.
  8. be lace with (verb) – strengthen, fortify, reinforce.
  9. tinge (noun) – trace, touch/hint, flavour.
  10. moot (verb) – questionable, problematic, controversial.
  11. at the outset (phrase) – at the beginning.
  12. neophyte (noun) – beginner, learner, novice.
  13. pay a price (phrase) – experience the bad/unpleasant result of something.
  14. machinations (noun) – schemes/plots, intrigues, conspiracies.
  15. deep state (noun) – shadow government; influential decision-making bodies believed to be within government and it can be any agencies (e.g., military or any other).
  16. replete with (adjective) – filled with, well supplied/stocked with, overloaded.
  17. embody (verb) – incorporate, include, contain.
  18. content (adjective) – contented, satisfied, pleased.
  19. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  20. hackneyed (adjective) – overused, clichéd, common/ordinary.
  21. spout (verb) – discharge, emit, issue.
  22. alleviate (verb) – reduce, control, mitigate/moderate.
  23. drumbeat (noun) – resounding, reverberation, echo.
  24. infamy (noun) – bad name, bad reputation, condemnation.
  25. tongue-in-cheek (adverb) – frisky, lively, high-spirited.
  26. endear (verb) – inspire, attract, cherish/charm.
  27. change_colour (phrase) – transform, change, alter.
  28. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
  29. holdover (noun) – someone who remains in a position from the past.
  30. hold_out (phrasal verb) – keep going, survive, continue.
  31. conjecture (noun) – guess, speculate/surmise, think.
  32. cater to (verb) – provide for, accommodate, serve/entertain.
  33. folly (noun) – foolishness, thoughtlessness, lack of foresight.
  34. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  35. preponderant (adjective) – predominant, more powerful, superior.
  36. co-opt (verb) – incorporate, assimilate, integrate/subsume.
  37. gone are the days (phrase) – to mean the time in the past that we could not find/get again.
  38. insidious (adjective) – stealthy, tricky, underhand/dishonest.
  39. repertoire (noun) – collection, stock, range.
  40. trample on (verb) – treat with contempt, disregard/take for granted, encroach on.
  41. euphoria (noun) – elation, excitement, delight/happiness.
  42. milieu (noun) – environment, background, atmosphere.
  43. room_for_manoeuvre (noun) – space/freedom to plan or act with an aim & interest.
  44. lull (verb) –  mitigate, alleviate, pacify.
  45. complacency (noun) – self-satisfaction, self-admiration; carelessness.
  46. embark on (verb) – begin, start, undertake.
  47. shibboleth (noun) – tradition, practice, procedure.
  48. entrenched (adjective) – ingrained, established, embedded.
  49. in the light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
  50. tailor (verb) – adapt, adjust, modify/change (for a particular purpose).
  51. rally (verb) – gather, organize, join.
  52. coexistence (noun) – concurrence, coincidence, synchrony.
  53. step_in (phrasal verb) – intervene, intercede, become involved.
  54. whomsoever (relative pronoun) – whosoever; formal term for whoever.
  55. galvanise (verb) – inspire, spur, encourage.
  56. implicitly (adverb) – completely, absolutely, totally.
  57. cultivate (adjective) – improve, elevate, develop.
  58. constituency (noun) – a group of people with common interests.
  59. populism (noun) – related to policies that supposedly represent the opinions of ordinary people .

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