The Hindu Lead Article (The rise and rise of Boris Johnson) – Aug 11, 2018

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Last year, during a visit to Myanmar, Britain’s then Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, visited the Shwedagon Paya, one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The rise and rise of Boris Johnson) – Aug 11, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The rise and rise of Boris Johnson) – Aug 11, 2018:

  1. playbook (noun) – strategies.
  2. pander (verb) – indulge, gratify, satisfy/fulfil.
  3. prejudice (noun) – bigotry, partiality, intolerance/discrimination.
  4. bumbling (adjective) – incompetent, amateurish, unskilful.
  5. invocation (noun) – citation, mention, appeal/reference to.
  6. catch off guard (phrase) – surprise someone when not expected (in a good or bad way) to feel confused.
  7. gaffe (noun) – blunder, mistake, error.
  8. clock up (phrasal verb) – win, triumph, achieve.
  9. pepper with (verb) – cover with, fill with, spot/sprinkle.
  10. headbutt (noun) – a violent attack/hit on someone with the top of (your) head.
  11. outcry (noun) – protest/clamour, complaints, commotion.
  12. abysmal (adjective) – very bad, poor, appalling.
  13. plight (noun) – difficult situation, trouble/difficulty, quandary.
  14. faux pas (noun) – French meaning “false step; gaffe, blunder, mistake.
  15. naive (adjective) – denoting (someone’s) lack of experience/knowledge; inexperienced/natural, innocent.
  16. savvily (adverb) – astutely, shrewdly, perceptively.
  17. deliberate (adjective) – intentional, conscious, planned.
  18. in the face of (phrase) – when confronted with; despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  19. call for (phrasal verb) – demand, necessitate, need/reason for.
  20. the whip (noun) – an appointed representative of a legislative body by a particular political party to enforce discipline among its members during legislative assembly proceedings
  21. oppressive (adjective) – harsh, repressive, domineering/autocratic.
  22. slur (noun) – insult, misrepresentation, allegation/insinuation.
  23. anti-semitism (noun) – prejudice, partiality, hostility (against Jews).
  24. islamophobia (noun) – the fear, hatred of, or prejudice against, the Islamic religion or Muslims generally, especially when seen as a geopolitical force.
  25. effusive (adjective) – gushy, unrestrained, demonstrative/expansive.
  26. undermine (verb) – weaken, damage, hinder/hurt.
  27. strike a chord (phrase) – cause/arouse someone to feel emotion/sympathy.
  28. figurehead (noun) – titular head, nominal leader, leader in name only (without power).
  29. Mogg-mentum (noun) – an online conservative campaign and grassroots movement supporting Jacob Rees-Mogg (a British politician).
  30. arc (noun) – development, movement, resolution.
  31. martyr (noun) – a person who displays that he is suffering from/in distress in order to obtain sympathy.
  32. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.

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The Hindu Lead Article (The rise and rise of Boris Johnson) – Aug 11, 2018

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