The Hindu Lead Article (Polls and polarisation politics) – Oct 11, 2018

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The political discourse, as Assembly elections approach, is slipping to new lows. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Polls and polarisation politics) – Oct 11, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Polls and polarisation politics) – Oct 11, 2018:

  1. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  2. press ahead (phrasal verb) – to continue doing something even if it is tough.
  3. counter (verb) – oppose, confront, resist.
  4. narrative (noun) –  report narration about a particular condition in which a series of things are happening.
  5. discourse (noun) –  address, speech, debate.
  6. infiltrator (noun) – intruder, outsider.
  7. termite (noun) – an insect that eats & destroys wood.
  8. lynching (noun) – an act of punishing/killing someone by hanging for claimed offence by the group of people without legal trail.
  9. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  10. unravel (verb) – reveal, clarify, resolve.
  11. stem from (phrasal verb) – originate from, arise from, come from.
  12. dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
  13. harbinger (noun) – indicator, announcer, herald.
  14. disenchant (verb) – disappoint,  let down/fed up, dissatisfy.
  15. refurbish (verb) – redevelop, renew, reconstruct.
  16. high pitched (adjective) – shrill, loud, penetrating (sound).
  17. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  18. uproot (verb) – eradicate, eliminate, remove.
  19. stick to (phrasal verb) – adhere to/abide by, keep, hold to.
  20. snatch (verb) –  seize, capture, take hold of.
  21. acidic (adjective) – bitter, sharp/strong, harsh.
  22. echo (verb) – repeat, say again, restate/reiterate.
  23. surgical strike (noun) – the military attack aimed to cause damage on a particular target with small/no collateral damage to surroundings.
  24. tenor (noun) – the general content/meaning.
  25. combative (adjective) – aggressive, contentious, belligerent.
  26. commentator (noun) – narrator, journalist, reporter.
  27. forefront (verb) – be a vanguard, be the leading position, be the driving force.
  28. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
  29. indispensable (adjective) – essential, crucial, necessary.
  30. embedded (adjective) – ingrained, established.
  31. at the heart (phrase) – basically, fundamentally, essentially.
  32. quest (noun) – search, hunt, pursuit.
  33. consolidation (noun) – strengthening, reinforcement, stabilization.
  34. pitch (noun) – level, intensity, point.
  35. divisive (adjective) – alienating/isolating, estranging, discordant.
  36. grassroots (plural noun) –  the most basic level of an organisation.
  37. consensus (noun) – (general) opinion, view; agreement/concurrence.
  38. pertain to (verb) – concern, relate to, affect.
  39. break away from (phrasal verb) – leave, split with, separate from.
  40. divorce (verb) – separate, disjoin, split.
  41. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  42. regression (noun) – a return to a previous lower state; retrogression, reversion.
  43. majoritarianism (noun) – a philosophy that states that a majority (sometimes categorized by religion, language, social class, or some other identifying factor) of the population is entitled to a certain degree of primacy (priority) in society, and has the right to make decisions that affect the society.
  44. episodic (adjective) – intermittent, periodic, uneven/patchy.
  45. continuum (noun) – a series of things with a particular quality, but differed by minute angles.
  46. petty (adjective) – trivial, unimportant, insignificant.
  47. perpetrate (verb) – commit, carry out, perform/execute (a harmful/illegal action).
  48. vigilante (noun) – a member of the self-appointed group which officially punishing crimes.
  49. marginalised (adjective) –relating to the people treated as insignificant/unimportant/neglected.
  50. make up (phrasal verb) – fabricate, formulate, plan/devise.
  51. fete (verb) – celebrate, glorify, honour.
  52. sustenance (noun) – means of support, subsistence, support.
  53. conflation (noun) – an act of combining two/more information, ideas, etc.
  54. well-thought-out (adjective) – carefully considered and planned.
  55. plurality (noun) – a large number of people.
  56. pave the way for (phrase) – prepare for, make provision for, precede.
  57. vibrant (adjective) – spirited, full of life, determined.
  58. be cut out (phrase) – be suitable, be right, be designed (for particular work).
  59. disparate (adjective) – contrasting, different, dissimilar.
  60. thrust (noun) – the principal purpose/intention, significance, essence.
  61. contention (noun) –  assertion, argument, claim.
  62. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.

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