The Hindu Lead Article (No freedom without equality at Sabarimala) – Jan 12, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (No freedom without equality at Sabarimala) – Jan 12, 2019

When Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga’s entry into the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala on January 2 elicited a ‘purification ritual’ from the shrine’s priests (picture),… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (No freedom without equality at Sabarimala) – Jan 12, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (No freedom without equality at Sabarimala) – Jan 12, 2019:

  1. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, subvert.
  2. elicit (verb) – obtain, bring forth/bring out, draw out.
  3. undo (verb) – revoke, cancel, negate.
  4. supposedly (adverb) – seemingly, apparently, reportedly.
  5. akin (adjective) – similar, related, parallel.
  6. side with (verb) – support, favour, uphold.
  7. hardliner (noun) – a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  8. under the guise of (phrase) – outward appearance; pretence, false show, disguise.
  9. orthodox (adjective) – comply with the traditional and established beliefs, principles, practices, especially in religion; conservative, traditional.
  10. fossil (noun) – fogey/conservative, traditionalist, conformist.
  11. push back (phrasal verb) – postpone, stall, delay.
  12. stricture (noun) – constraint, restriction, impediment/obstacle.
  13. outright (adverb) – instantly, immediately, straight away.
  14. intimidation (noun) – frightening, threatening, oppression.
  15. princely states (noun) – Native States, existed in India before the partition of India in 1947.
  16. stigmatise (verb) – discredit, dishonour, disparage.
  17. point blank (adverb & adjective) – directly, straight, frankly.
  18. disgust (verb) – shock, sicken, displease/dissatisfy.
  19. resilience (noun) – strength, toughness; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.
  20. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.
  21. alienate (verb) – set/drive apart, separate, disunite.
  22. disillusion (verb) – disenchant, discontent, disappoint.
  23. efficacy (noun) – effectiveness, efficiency, power/ability to give estimated results.
  24. the end of one’s tether (phrase) – not knowing which way to turn, unable to cope; having no energy left with.
  25. let go (phrase) – dismiss, relinquish, give up.
  26. hierarchical (adjective) – relating to the hierarchy (social order/ranking).
  27. impulse (noun) – (strong & sudden) urge/instinct, compulsion, need.
  28. sully (verb) – damage, tarnish, spoil.
  29. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  30. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  31. fittingly (adverb) – in a way something is suitable for certain condition.
  32. momentous (adjective) – significant, important, crucial/critical.
  33. egalitarian (adjective) – common, equal, fair.
  34. outlaw (verb) – ban, prohibit, forbid.
  35. enshrine (verb) – to enclose in, preserve, treasure, protect (as valuable).
  36. charter (noun) – constitution, body of law, system of rules.
  37. precedent (noun) – previous example/instance, prior instance, exemplar.
  38. misogynistic (adjective) – firmly biased against women.
  39. patriarchy (noun) – a family/group/society/community/government controlled by a man/a group of men, descent described through male line of the family.
  40. hard to swallow (phrase) – difficult to accept something; doubtful, dubious, eccentric.
  41. counterpart (noun) – equivalent.
  42. procession (noun) – parade, march, progression; a group of people moving in an orderly way.
  43. en masse (adverb) – in a mass, all together, as a group.
  44. oppress (verb) – trouble, discourage, depress.
  45. qua (conjunction) – Latin word; as (being).
  46. grounds (noun) – reason/factor, cause, basis.
  47. be at the receiving end  (phrase) – be subjected to something.
  48. embrace (verb) – accept, approve, adopt.
  49. emulate (verb) – imitate, follow, take as an example.
  50. radical (noun) – unorthodox, unfamiliar, uncommon.
  51. stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel.
  52. conservatism (noun) – an act of following traditional values and ideas.
  53. reactionary (adjective) – conservative, rightist, right-wing.
  54. regressive (adjective) – negative, unprogressive, retrograde.
  55. warrant (verb) – justify, vindicate, validate/call for.
  56. contravene (verb) – violate, infringe, break/breach.
  57. writ (noun) – court order, decree.
  58. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, without any doubt.
  59. capacious (adjective) – extensive, substantial, vast/huge.
  60. inherently (adverb) – naturally, basically, intrinsically.
  61. bounds (noun) – boundaries, confines, limits.
  62. renaissance (noun) – revival, new beginning, reappearance.
  63. persuasion (noun) – coercion, inducement, prompting.
  64. enlightenment (noun) – understanding, insight, knowledge/awareness.
  65. throw open (phrasal verb) – make something accessible/attainable suddenly & fully.

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