The Hindu Lead Article (Politics over the Constitution) – Jul 16, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (Politics over the Constitution) – Jul 16, 2018

Though the phrase “history is written by the victors” is attributed to Winston Churchill, the origins of the catchphrase are lost in the mists of time. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Politics over the Constitution) – Jul 16, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Politics over the Constitution) – Jul 16, 2018:

  1. wanting (adjective) – deficient, inadequate, lacking/imperfect.
  2. history is written by the victors (phrase) – A phrase used by Winston Churchill. A lot of people believe that history is an unequivocal (indisputable) fact. History is not accurate, it’s just that it doesn’t include every fact and every perspective. History is a narrative of facts that, as Winston Churchill said, is written by the victors. The voices and perspectives of the victors in history are much more dominant than those who have been conquered, oppressed, and killed.
  3. catchphrase (noun) – saying, slogan, quote.
  4. subaltern (adjective) –  relating to the lower status/ranking (people) in a social or political hierarchy.
  5. contextualisation (noun) – the process of analysing an information about the situation (together with the surrounding words or circumstances).
  6. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
  7. anti-imperialist (adjective) – relating to opposing imperialism. imperialism (noun) – an action that involves a country (usually an empire or a kingdom) extending its power by the acquisition of territories.
  8. (universal) adult suffrage/franchise (noun) – the right of citizens in a given society who are entitled to vote in an election without the discrimination of caste, class, colour, religion or sex.
  9. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a result of, because of.
  10. fractious (adjective) – difficult, uncontrollable, unmanageable.
  11. fall prey to (phrase) – be vulnerable to, succumb to, fall victim to.
  12. authoritarianism (noun) – autocracy, fascism, totalitarianism/draconianism. 
  13. mouthpiece (noun) – agent, representative, voice (it can be of a person/organisation).
  14. lament (verb) – oppose, disagree, complain about.
  15. disdain (verb) – regard with contempt, belittle/undervalue; disregard/ignore.
  16. berate (verb) – criticize, censure, rebuke angrily.
  17. obliterate (verb) – annihilate, destroy, wipe out.
  18. espouse (verb) – adopt, embrace; support/endorse (a cause).
  19. accommodate (verb) – assist, help, favour.
  20. top-dressing (noun) – an application of fertiliser/manure to the surface layer of soil.
  21. prescient (adjective) – visionary, predictive, far-sighted.
  22. inculcate (verb) – instil, impart, introduce.
  23. yearning (noun) – longing, craving, desire.

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