The Hindu Lead Article (Yet another fiasco in J&K) – Nov 27, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Yet another fiasco in J&K) – Nov 27, 2018

Last week’s dramatic development — of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly immediately after rival parties staked claims to form a government — was so patently wrong as to be outrageous. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Yet another fiasco in J&K) – Nov 27, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Yet another fiasco in J&K) – Nov 27, 2018:

  1. fiasco (noun) – failure, mess/disaster, catastrophe.
  2. (downward) spiral (noun) – decrease, deterioration, decline/weakening.
  3. stake a claim (phrase) – assert, declare, announce/state (ones right).
  4. patently (adverb) – obviously, clearly, apparently/without doubt.
  5. outrageous (adjective) – shocking, disgraceful, appalling/disgusting.
  6. rhetorical (adjective) – bombastic, high-sounding/extravagant, oratorical.
  7. cobble together (phrasal verb) – prepare hastily, put together roughly, patch together.
  8. reverse (verb) – overrule, overturn, withdraw.
  9. hastily (adverb) – quickly, hurriedly, swiftly/rapidly.
  10. suspended animation (noun) – temporary cessation.
  11. disingenuous (adjective) – dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing.
  12. downright (adverb) – completely, totally, undeniably.
  13. allegation (noun) – charge/claim, accusation; complaint.
  14. plausibly (adverb) – reasonably, possibly, cogently.
  15. level against (phrasal verb) – direct (an accusation).
  16. confidence-building measures (noun) – confidence-building measures (CBMs) are planned procedures to prevent hostilities, to avert escalation, to reduce military tension, and to build mutual trust between countries.
  17. horse-trading (noun) – it is normally used to indicate a hard & shrewd (clever) negotiation/bargaining between two bargaining (political) parties to show an understanding of the problem.
  18. articulate (adjective) – effective, vocal, expressive.
  19. give up (phrasal verb) – cede/renounce, relinquish/abandon, forgo.
  20. open secret (noun) – a supposed secret which is actually known to all.
  21. pretence (noun) – falsification, (false) impression/display, concoction.
  22. fragile (adjective) – tenuous, weak, insecure.
  23. absurd (adjective) – illogical, unreasonable/inappropriate; ridiculous.
  24. absurdity (noun) – pointlessness, irrationality/illogicality, absurdness.
  25. veil (verb) – conceal, hide, cloak/camouflage.
  26. grounds (noun) – reason, cause, basis.
  27. tarnish (verb) – spoil, ruin, damage.
  28. cynicism (noun) – disbelief, pessimism, disillusion.
  29. commentator (noun) – narrator, journalist, reporter.
  30. vindicate (verb) – justify, warrant, confirm/ratify.
  31. meddling (noun) – the act of interfering in other’s matters needlessly.
  32. volatile (adjective) – unpredictable, changeable, variable/inconstant.
  33. topple (verb) – overthrow, oust, dethrone.
  34. thwart (verb) – prevent, block, impede/hinder.
  35. feasible (adjective) – practicable, viable, realistic.
  36. skate (verb) – move, slide, slip.
  37. redline (noun) – boundary, limit.
  38. propriety (noun) – morality, correctness, decency.
  39. pretext (noun) – a false reason/excuse given to do something by hiding the true purpose (which is usually a bad one).
  40. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  41. reconciliation (noun) – reunion, resolution, compromise.
  42. grassroots (plural noun) – the most basic level of an organisation.
  43. low-profile (adjective) – modest, quiet, unnoticeable.
  44. revival (noun) – reintroduction, restoration, renewal.
  45. garner (verb) – gather, collect, accumulate.
  46. credit (noun) – commendation, acclaim, praise.
  47. incarnation (noun) – embodiment, personification, exemplification.
  48. counterinsurgency (COIN) (noun) – comprehensive political and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency/revolt (activities of of rebels, guerrillas, etc) and address its root causes.
  49. gravely (adverb) – seriously, importantly, critically.
  50. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.


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