Advanced Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (An act of unlearning – The Hindu Apr 05, 2018)

Today’s Advanced Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

An act of unlearning – The Hindu Apr 05, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. haunt (verb) – disturb, trouble, torture.
  2. mediocrity (noun) – ordinariness, lack of inspiration, amateurishness.
  3. paradigm (noun) – model, pattern/example; world view.
  4. subvert (verb) – undermine, destabilize, weaken.
  5. antics (plural noun) – foolish behaviour, amusing behaviour, tricks.
  6. masquerade (verb) – pretend, impersonate, disguise (oneself as).
  7. at the outset (phrase) – at the beginning.
  8. rhetoric (noun) – oratory, eloquence, power of speech.
  9. scientism (noun) – a strong belief in the power of scientific knowledge & techniques.
  10. bowdlerize (verb) – edit, censor, shorten.
  11. inadvertently (adverb) – accidentallyunintentionally; mistakenly.
  12. bemoan (verb) – lament, complain, express discontent.
  13. envy (noun) – desire, jealousy/covetousness, bitterness.
  14. vie (verb) – compete, contend, contest.
  15. hollowness (adjective) – emptiness/untruthfulness, falseness, hypocrisy.
  16. superficiality (noun) – lack of thoroughness/thoughtfulness.
  17. startling (adjective) – surprising, shocking, stunning.
  18. outhouse (noun) – outbuilding; a mall building close to the building.
  19. apocryphal (adjective) – untrue, false, fabricated.
  20. prescient (adjective) – visionary, predictive, far-sighted.
  21. wicked (adjective) – immoral, wrongful, unrighteous.
  22. be struck dumb (verb) – unable to speak as you are shocked/stunned/surprised.
  23. dismay (noun) –  shock, surprise, upset.
  24. bureaucratic (adjective) – administrative, governmental, procedural/complicated.
  25. malign (adjective) – evil/bad, spiteful, rubbish.
  26. plurality (noun) – diversity.
  27. critique (noun) – analysis, evaluation, assessment/appraisal.
  28. solidarity (noun) – unity, mutual support, cooperation.
  29. fraternity (noun) – group, profession; a group of people with same job, interest and etc.
  30. clerical (adjective) – religious, spiritual.
  31. affluence (noun) – wealth, prosperity, richness .
  32. ersatz (adjective) – (German) imaginary, unreal, pretended.
  33. fetishism (noun) – an excessive interest in a subject/matter.
  34. organicity (noun) – the quality of being natural/original.
  35. tacit (adjective) – implicit, implied/hinted.
  36. diktat (noun) – law, regulation, decree.
  37. mow down (phrasal verb) – kill, wipe out/annihilate, destroy.
  38. majoritarian (adjective) – supporting majority rule/decision.
  39. invertebrate (adjective) – irresolute; spineless.
  40. doom (verb) – destine, fate, condemn to death/ruin. 

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