The Hindu Editorial (A stream of awards) – Apr 27, 2021
After last year’s Oscar sweep by Parasite, there were those who peddled the myth that lightning will not strike the same place twice. It kind of did in the 93rd Academy Awards,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A stream of awards) – Apr 27, 2021.
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The Hindu Editorial (A stream of awards) – Apr 27, 2021:
- stream (noun) – a continuous flow of something (data, information, etc); series, string, chain.
- The Academy Awards/Oscars (noun) – The Academy Awards/Oscars are the annual awards for artistic and technical achievement in the film industry. They are regarded as the most famous and prestigious awards in the entertainment industry around the world. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
- continuity (noun) – interconnectedness, connection, linkage, cohesion, coherence.
- predictability (noun) – certainty, foregone conclusion, sure thing, sameness, repetition, monotony.
- sweep (noun) – a particular case/example of winning everything (e.g award).
- parasite (noun) – it is a 2019 South Korean black/dark comedy thriller film. (Black/dark comedy is a comedic style that makes fun out of ordinarily taboo (objectionable topics and events) subjects).
- peddle (verb) – advocate, promote, recommend, champion.
- myth (noun) – misconception, fallacy, false notion, misbelief.
- lightning never strikes the same place twice (phrase) – used to express that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place. (e.g. winning a game of chance like the lottery).
- kind of (phrase) – rather, to some extent, somewhat, fairly.
- granny (noun) – grandmother, grandma.
- heart-warming (adjective) – moving, touching, soul-stirring, uplifting, encouraging, pleasing.
- beat off (phrasal verb) – defeat, win, beat, overcome.
- haired (adjective) – having a particular kind of hair(style).
- turn in (phrasal verb) – provide a particular quality performance.
- incendiary (adjective) – inflammatory, provocative, agitational, arousing, controversial.
- mercurial (adjective) – volatile, unpredictable, erratic, impulsive.
- trumpeter (noun) – someone who plays the trumpet.
- woman of colour (noun) – any woman who is not European American or white.
- elegiac (adjective) – mournful, sorrowful, sad.
- look at (verb) – examine, analyse, appraise.
- privilege (verb) – right, advantage, birthright, prerogative, entitlement; honour, source of pleasure, source of pride.
- drop off the grid (phrase) – it means that something is not attracting a lot of attention anymore.
- wandering (adjective) – roaming, travelling (purposelessly from place to place).
- hulking (adjective) – large, mammoth, mighty.
- enlighten (verb) – socialize, humanize, civilize; improve, better; instruct/advise, edify/illuminate.
- suspicion (noun) – misgiving, doubt/qualm, distrust, scepticism.
- pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
- lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
- relax (noun) – make less strict, ease, loosen, lessen.
- streaming (noun/adjective) – a process of transmitting or receiving (data, especially video and audio material) over the internet.
- make the cut (phrase) – equal or better the (standard) score to avoid elimination.
- cinematography (noun) – the art of photography and visual storytelling in a motion picture.
- stream (verb) – transmit or receive (data, especially video and audio material) over the internet.
- gem (noun) – best, finest, outstanding thing.
- marry (verb) – combine/join together.
- burning (adjective) – controversial, crucial, pressing, compelling.
- be caught in a time loop/warp (phrase) – to be old-fashioned and remain unchanged from a time in the past.
- get back to (phrasal verb) – come back to.
- bring alive (phrase) – if something brings alive, it makes something else seem more interesting, lively, or realistic.
- brutality (noun) – cruelty, barbarity, inhumanity.
- at home (phrase) – in one’s own country.
- wake up (phrasal verb) – get up, come alive.
- blursday (noun) – any day of the week that looks not much different from the one before and a person cannot distinguish one day from the next.
- pass by (phrasal verb) – move past (without being noticed/experienced by someone).
- distinguish (verb) – differentiate, separate, set apart, make different.
- hideous (adjective) – very unpleasant, horrific, terrible, appalling, awful.
- stand out (phrasal verb) – be noticeable, be visible, be obvious.
- dread (noun) – fear, fearfulness, apprehension, anxiety, worry, concern, disquiet, uneasiness, angst.
- grateful (adjective) – thankful.
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