The Hindu Lead Article (The party of Hinduism?) – Nov 08, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The party of Hinduism?) – Nov 08, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The party of Hinduism?) – Nov 08, 2018:

  1. awakening (noun) – understanding, insight, inspiration.
  2. foretaste (noun) – sample, preview, example.
  3. conundrum (noun) – problem, difficulty, quandary.
  4. 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.
  5. bloom (noun) –  prime, perfection, peak.
  6. divisive (adjective) – alienating/isolating, estranging, discordant.
  7. adversary (noun) – rival, enemy, nemesis/opponent.
  8. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  9. woo (verb) – try to attract, seek the support of, seek the favour of.
  10. steer clear of (phrase) – keep away from, have nothing to do with, avoid/shun.
  11. depredation (noun) – destruction, damage, plunder.
  12. desperate (adjective) – hopeless, anguished, distressed.
  13. fire (verb) – stimulate, stir up, evoke.
  14. stand by (phrasal verb) – support, stand up for, uphold/defend.
  15. queer (verb) – spoil, undermine, damage.
  16. pander to (verb) – indulge, gratify, fulfil/satisfy.
  17. conversely (adverb) – inversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
  18. legacy (noun) – footprint, effect/outcome (something received from a predecessor or from the past).
  19. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
  20. cynicism (noun) – disbelief, pessimism, disillusion.
  21. discourse (noun) – discussion, conversation, debate.
  22. scoff at (verb) – ridicule, mock, laugh at.
  23. delusional (adjective) – mistaken, misguided, incorrect.
  24. realpolitik (noun) – realistic and practical politics (German word).
  25. genie (noun) – a guardian, protective or magical spirit; an all-powerful spirit (a “jinni”) residing in a magical oil lamp of Aladdin.
  26. come home to roost (phrase) – the things which a person did wrong in your past have returned to negatively affect that person.
  27. takeaway (noun) – a key point/idea/fact (to be remembered).
  28. outright (adverb) – instantly, immediately, straight away.
  29. improbable (adjective) – unimaginable, unbelievable, incredible.
  30. preface by (verb) – introduce, begin  with.
  31. overt (adjective) – noticeable, obvious, clear.
  32. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly.
  33. devout (adjective) – loyal, devoted, dedicated.
  34. vermilion (noun) – kumkum, tilak; (vermilion means a bright red colour).
  35. pilgrimage (noun) – religious journey, holy expedition, excursion.
  36. come out (phrasal verb) – become known, emerge, transpire.
  37. saturate (verb) – overload, oversupply, overfill.
  38. mobilisation (noun) – the act of bringing people together for a particular cause.
  39. embodiment (noun) – representation, symbol, expression.
  40. overriding (adjective) – most important, primary, main.
  41. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  42. hierarchy (noun) – ranking, grading; class system.
  43. pedigree (noun) – descent, origin, ancestry.
  44. attendant (adjective) – accompanying, associated, related/connected.
  45. garner (verb) – gather, collect, accumulate.
  46. sell-by date (noun) – expiry date.
  47. regressive (adjective) – negative, unprogressive, retrograde.
  48. supremacist (adjective) – relating to someone supporting the supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group.
  49. subjugate (verb) – conquer, defeat, overpower.
  50. categorically (adverb) – clearly/directly, explicitly.
  51. hop (verb) – go, rush.
  52. flag-bearer (noun) – messenger, agent, carrier.


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