The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018

While the Americans and Europeans both call a sport football, they play a very different game. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018:

  1. trans-Atlantic (adjective) – concerning/relating to countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
  2. marked (adjective) – noticeable, distinct, striking.
  3. European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (noun) –  The GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws. The EU’s GDPR website says the legislation is designed to “harmonise” data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals.
  4. exceptionalism (noun) – the state of being special, exceptional or unique.
  5. cripple (verb) – disable, paralyse,; ruin/destroy.
  6. immunity (noun) – protection, exemption, exception.
  7. search and seizure (phrase) – a procedure used in many legal systems by which police or other authorities who, suspecting that a crime has been committed, start a search of a person’s property and confiscate (take over) any relevant evidence found in connection to the crime.
  8. requisition (noun) – appropriation, confiscation, possession/takeover.
  9. revelation (noun) – disclosure, report, announcement.
  10. artefact (noun) – something noticed in a scientific investigation, but not present in natural.
  11. to the fore (phrase) – predominant, most important, leading position.
  12. deceptive (adjective) – misleading, illusive,ambiguous.
  13. Panoply (noun) – array, range, collection.
  14. dismal (adjective) – bad, awful, terrible.
  15. interception (noun) – the action of preventing/monitoring/receiving something (message/code/signal) from reaching its destination.
  16. flout (verb) – defy, disobey, ignore.
  17. repercussion (noun) – consequence, result, effect/outcome.
  18. acquittal (noun) – discharge, clearing, deliverance.
  19. impropriety (noun) – incorrectness, misconduct/wrongdoing, irregularity.
  20. erring (adjective) – misconducting, misbehaving, doing something wrong.
  21. explicit (adjective) – clear/direct, exact, definite.
  22. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, permission/approval.
  23. parrot (verb) – repeat mindlessly/mechanically. say again (without thinking).
  24. apparatus (noun) – structure, system/framework, organization.
  25. erode (verb) – (gradually) deteriorate, destroy, spoil.
  26. springboard (noun) – something (a good start) which provides support or motivation to do a particular plan of action.
  27. theology (noun) – religious studies, scripture, sacred text.
  28. fossil-fuel (noun) – non renewable resources (or fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are formed from the buried /deposited organic materials).
  29. hasten (verb) – speed up, accelerate/expedite, hurry.
  30. peril (noun) – danger, jeopardy, risk.
  31. riddle (verb) – permeate, fill, charge with (something undesirable).
  32. porous (adjective) – permeable, penetrable, absorptive/sponge-like.
  33. sieve (noun) – something which does not hold all its contents; a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material.
  34. at the outset (phrase) – at the beginning.
  35. foresight (noun) – planning, vision, far-sightedness.
  36. stifle (verb) – suppress, check/curb, restrain.
  37. closer to home (phrase) – (of a criticism/discourse) relevant or accurate to the point and so affecting someone deeply and emotionally.
  38. embattle (verb) – fortify/strengthen/secure something from attack.
  39. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect/alert.
  40. undermine (verb) – weaken, diminish, subvert/reduce.
  41. opaque (adjective) – non-transparent, unclear, mysterious/doubtful.
  42. synthesise (verb) – integrate, incorporate, merge/unite.
  43. at a crossroads (phrase) – at a situation when an important decision ought to be made.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018:

The Hindu Lead Article (The transatlantic variants) – May 25, 2018

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