The Hindu Editorial (Artless and heartless) – May 17, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Artless and heartless) – May 17, 2021

The Government of India’s Central Vista redevelopment project is highly questionable as a national priority at any time, and more so in the midst of a pandemic. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Artless and heartless) – May 17, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Artless and heartless) – May 17, 2021:

  1. artless (adjective) – without skill/knowledge; hastily built.
  2. heartless (adjective) – unfeeling, unsympathetic, uncaring, unconcerned, hard-hearted.
  3. Central Vista (noun) – it is a grand redevelopment project for building what will be the power corridor of India, having a new Parliament building, a common central secretariat, and revamped three-km-long Rajpath, from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate.
  4. demolition (noun) – destruction, knocking down, pulling down, bulldozing.
  5. more so (phrase) – to a greater degree; to a greater extent.
  6. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  7. 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.
  8. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  9. imperious (adjective) – high-handed, commanding, domineering, authoritarian.
  10. obsession (noun) – the particular condition of having unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas &, etc., about someone or something (all the time); fixation, preoccupation, concern, mania/craze/phobia.
  11. grandeur (nun) – majesty, greatness, magnificence.
  12. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity; contradiction, a strange/funny situation where things are happening the other way around (than expected).
  13. colossus (noun) – giant, behemoth, mammoth.
  14. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  15. ruins (noun) – wreckage, damage; scourge, devastation, destruction
  16. turn out (phrasal verb) – transpire, emerge; happen/occur.
  17. monument (noun) – example, exemplar, model.
  18. disregard (noun) – negligence, indifference, non-observance, inattention.
  19. public good (phrase) – the benefit, advantage, or well-being of the public.
  20. misplaced (adjective) – misguided, misconceived, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged.
  21. determination (noun) – resolution, stubbornness, inflexibility.
  22. showmanship (noun) – the skill or ability of a showman to attract attention.
  23. befall (verb) – (of something bad) happen, occur, take place/appear, fall upon, hit, strike.
  24. urgency (noun) – importance, necessity, hurry.
  25. raze (verb) – destroy, demolish, pull down.
  26. raze to the ground (phrase) – (of a building) to demolish something completely.
  27. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, expert/pundit, learned person.
  28. curator (noun) – guardian, custodian, keeper, caretaker.
  29. the spotlight (noun) – the public attention, the focus of public/media; the public eye.
  30. put the spotlight on (phrase) – to focus on someone or something; bring attention to someone or something.
  31. set to (adjective) – ready, prepared, organized.
  32. demolish (verb) – destroy, bulldoze, knock down, pull down.
  33. make way (phrase) – clear the way, make a space, make room, stand back.
  34. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  35. suspension (noun) – stoppage, termination.
  36. the way/path ahead (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  37. conservation (noun) – preservation, protection, safeguarding.
  38. house (verb) – contain, hold, store.
  39. treasure (noun) – valuable object, work of art, precious metals, jewels.
  40. archival (adjective) – relating to archives (old/historical records, chronicles, annals).
  41. manuscript (noun) – a handwritten book/document/script.
  42. expertise (noun) – knowledge, command, mastery, prowess, skilfulness.
  43. certainly (adverb) – surely, definitely, unquestionably.
  44. opaque (adjective) – non-transparent, hidden, mysterious, doubtful, ambiguous, cryptic.
  45. cavalier (adjective) – casual, unconcerned; without concern for something important or serious.
  46. artefact (noun) – an object that is made by human workmanship, especially one of historical or archaeological interest. Artifact is the American spelling.
  47. lack (verb) –be without, have need of, require.
  48. inventory (noun) – list, directory, record, register.
  49. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  50. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  51. mishandle (verb) – mismanage, spoil, ruin, wreck.
  52. in a hurry (phrase) – in a rushed/quick/hurried manner.
  53. intolerance (noun) – bigotry, narrow-mindedness, dogmatism, illiberality, insularity, sensitivity, oversensitivity.
  54. scrutiny (noun) – review, examination, inspection.
  55. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  56. ripple effect (noun) – an event (or a process/action) that causes several other events to happen indirectly one after the other. knock-on effect, secondary/indirect effect, consequence/implication, chain of events; domino effect.
  57. sphere (noun) – an area of activity; a field of activity; domain, realm.
  58. take someone into one’s confidence (phrase) – tell someone a secret.
  59. course (noun) – plan of action, course of action, procedure, approach.


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