The Hindu Lead Article (Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism) – Oct 18, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism) – Oct 18, 2018

Since Myanmar’s latest bout of violence against the Rohingya began in 2012, there has been a slow uptick of outrage in the Muslim world. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism) – Oct 18, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism) – Oct 18, 2018:

  1. pan-Islamism (noun) – a political movement supporting the unity of all Muslims.
  2. paradox (noun) – mystery, puzzle, contradiction/incongruity.
  3. solidarity (noun) – unity, harmony, unanimity.
  4. bout (noun) – eruption, outbreak, outburst/spell.
  5. uptick (noun) – a small increase.
  6. outrage (verb) – anger/fury, shock, indignation.
  7. ethnic cleansing (noun) – the mass expulsion or killing of an ethnic group members in a place by an another one, particularly a majoritarian group in that place.
  8. forefront (noun) – vanguard, leading position, driving force.
  9. flight (noun) – departure, exodus, exit.
  10. alleviate (verb) – reduce, control, mitigate/moderate.
  11. humanitarian (adjective) – compassionate, humane, socially concerned.
  12. influx (noun) – the arrival of a large number of people simultaneously.
  13. fragmented (adjective) – divided, fractured, separated.
  14. plight (noun) – difficult situation, trouble/difficulty, quandary.
  15. level against (phrasal verb) – direct (an accusation).
  16. de-legitimise (verb) – reverse/withdraw legitimate status of something.
  17. heir (noun) – successor, inheritor/scion, descendant/beneficiary.
  18. forge (verb) – build, form, create.
  19. narrative (noun) – report/narration about a particular condition in which a series of things are happening.
  20. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  21. bloodletting (noun) – killing, massacre, murder.
  22. champion (verb) – uphold, support, defend.
  23. suppress (verb) – triumph over, repress, restrain/control.
  24. draw from (phrasal verb) – obtain, get, acquire. 
  25. repertoire (noun) – collection, stock, range.
  26. aftermath (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, repercussion.
  27. institutionalised (adjective) – established, set up (as a standard practice).
  28. sequestration (noun) – separation, setting apart, segregation.
  29. ironically (adverb) – paradoxically, unexpectedly, strangely.
  30. premise upon (verb) – base on (something).
  31. distrust (noun) – mistrust, suspicion, lack of confidence.
  32. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  33. hypocritical (adjective) – insincere, false/hollow, self-righteous.
  34. hypocrisy (noun) – false virtue, falseness/duplicity, double-dealing.
  35. grave (adjective) – (very) serious, crucial/critical, awful.
  36. lexicon (noun) – dictionary, wordbook, vocabulary (list).
  37. appropriate (verb) – claim, assume, secure.
  38. muffle (verb) – quieten/suppress, silence, tone down.
  39. reproach (verb) – dislike, be against, criticize.
  40. midwife (noun) – support, help, aid (provided to create/develop something).
  41. arbitrary (adjective) – capricious/whimsical, random, unpredictable/inconsistent.
  42. underlie (verb) – be fundamental, be basic, be essential.
  43. imperialism (noun) – an action that involves a country (usually an empire or a kingdom) extending its power by the acquisition of territories.
  44. zionism (noun) – the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
  45. surrogate (noun) – agent, representative.
  46. persecution (noun) – oppression, ill treatment, suppression.
  47. the prophet (noun) – Muhammad (the founder of Islam).
  48. desecration (noun) – violation, dishonour, blasphemy.
  49. give rise to (phrase) – produce, bring about, cause.
  50. humanitarian crises (noun) – also called as humanitarian disaster/tragedy; it is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area.
  51. trajectory (noun) – course, route, path.
  52. transient (adjective) – temporary, short-term or impermanent.
  53. dissipate (verb) – disappear, vanish, dissolve.
  54. denounce (verb) – reject, condemn, attack.
  55. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, without any doubt.

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