Given the violence and the threats, it is perhaps not surprising that the producers of Padmavati have decided to ‘voluntarily’ defer its release. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- cite (verb) – refer to, point to, mention.
- curb (verb) – limit, restrict, control.
- defer (verb) – postpone, put off, delay.
- cynical (adjective) – distrustful; believing that people are generally selfish and dishonest (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
- fatwa (noun) – an Islamic legal pronouncement/opinion by a recognized religious authority.
- detract (verb) – distract, divert, avert.
- merit (noun) – quality, level, grade.
- extremist (noun) – a person who is with extreme political or religious views and supports violent actions; fanatic, radical, fundamentalist.
- a race to the bottom (phrase) – it represents an unbalanced condition with continuous decline of standards (particularly in business) due to the compulsion of competition.
- rail against (phrasal verb) – protest, condemn, criticize strongly.
- disallow (verb) – reject, refuse, dismiss.
- requisite (adjective) – necessary, essential, needful.
- perfunctory (adjective) – casual, uninterested, careless.
- rally (verb) – gather, accumulate, collect.
- whip up (phrasal verb) – encourage, stimulate, excite/provoke.
- forge (verb) – build/construct, form, create.
- absurd (noun) – illogical, unreasonable/inappropriate; ridiculous.
- cue (noun) – hint, indication, sign/signal.
- disregard (noun) – indifference, nonobservance, inattention/neglect.
- hostile (adjective) – opposing/aggressive, confrontational, belligerent.
- spectrum (noun) – range, condition.
- foreboding (noun) – apprehension, anxiety; suspicion.
- narrative (noun) – story, tale, history.
- spectacle (noun) – display/show, performance, exhibition.
- uphold (verb) – confirm/justify, endorse, validate.
- intimidate (verb) – frighten, threaten, browbeat.
- sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (group of people).
- fury (noun) – rage, anger, wrath.
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