The Hindu Lead Article (Section 377) – Sep 13, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Section 377) – Sep 13, 2018

In a rousing address to the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar laid out his transformative vision for the Constitution. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Section 377) – Sep 13, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Section 377) – Sep 13, 2018:

  1. bring/close/pull down /draw the curtain on (phrase) – to end.
  2. strike down (phrasal verb) –  abolish, annul, nullify  (a law or regulation).
  3. rousing (adjective) – stirring, inspiring, exciting/stimulating.
  4. lay out (phrasal verb) – work out, formulate, draft/design.
  5. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  6. lodestar (noun) – guide, guiding light, role model.
  7. endeavour (noun) – attempt, try, effort.
  8. fraternity (noun) – group, profession; a group of people with same job, interest and etc.
  9. trinity (noun) – a group of three things.
  10. wretchedly (adverb) – awfully, dismally, badly/poorly.
  11. wicked (adjective) – immoral, wrongful, unrighteous.
  12. insofar (adverb) – to the extent/degree that.
  13. beckon (verb) – attract, captivate, persuade.
  14. carnal (adjective) – sexual, sensual, erotic.
  15. persecute (verb) – victimize, punish, mistreat/oppress.
  16. LGBT Community – lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Community. The last letter Q (in LGBTQ) can mean either ‘questioning’ or ‘queer (queer is anything that exists outside of the dominant narrative or it means all of first four letters).
  17. uphold (verb) – confirm/justify; maintain, continue (a custom/practice).
  18. edict (noun) – decree, order, command.
  19. intrinsic (adjective) – basic, fundamental, essential.
  20. societal (adjective) – related to society.
  21. mores (noun) – customs, traditions, practices.
  22. entrench (verb) – establish, settle, root.
  23. discriminatory (adjective) – biased, unfair, prejudiced.
  24. slew of (noun) – a large number of, lot, range.
  25. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, without any doubt.
  26. indignation (noun) – anger/fury, shock, resentment.
  27. howsoever (conjunction) – in whatever way, however.
  28. override (verb) – disallow, overrule, reverse.
  29. outweigh (verb) – supersede, offset, cancel out.
  30. majoritarian (adjective) – relating to 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.
  31. radical (adjective) – basic, essential, fundamental.
  32. nugatory (adjective) – worthless/meaningless, futile, useless.
  33. shattering (adjective) – very shocking, upsetting.
  34. miniscule (adjective) – very small, little, minute.
  35. quotidian (adjective) – ordinary, common, normal.
  36. infringe (verb) – violate/break, contravene, fail to comply with.
  37. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, inequity.
  38. pledge (noun) – promise, undertaking, assurance/agreement.
  39. inherent (verb) – deep-root, ingrain, build-in.
  40. profoundly (adverb) – extremely, intensely, greatly.
  41. interpret (verb) – understand, comprehend, read.
  42. age-old (adjective) – long-established, long-standing, historic/traditional.
  43. couch (verb) – express, frame, formulate.
  44. abstract (adjective) – theoretical, conceptual, notional.
  45. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  46. vacillate (verb) – be irresolute, be undecided, be doubtful.
  47. espouse (verb) – adopt, embrace; support/endorse (a cause).
  48. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  49. hegemony (noun) – leadership, dominance, supremacy.
  50. prevalent (adjective) – widespread, usual/common, ubiquitous.
  51. embrace (verb) – accept, approve, adopt.
  52. usher (verb) – lead, guide, shepherd/marshal.
  53. egalitarian (adjective) – common, equal; fair.
  54. conviction (noun) – belief, opinion, view/thought.
  55. partake (verb) – participate, take part/join, engage.
  56. female genital mutilation (FGM) (noun) – IT comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. (Courtesy: WHO).
  57. adultery (noun) – voluntary sexual acts between a married person and someone who is not a spouse of that person.
  58. telling (adjective) – revealing, significant/important, meaningful.
  59. scarcely (adverb) – hardly, barely; rarely.
  60. naked (adjective) – obvious, open, evident/palpable.


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