The Hindu Editorial (Break from tradition) – Apr 03, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Break from tradition) – Apr 03, 2020

A yellow ball glides past the net, the players grunt, the grass twitches and under azure blue skies, the applause from the stands ranges from the muted to the ecstatic. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Break from tradition) – Apr 03, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Break from tradition) – Apr 03, 2020:

  1. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, sure to happen, unpreventable.
  2. void (noun) – emptiness (due to the loss of something).
  3. glide (verb) – slide, move, flow smoothly.
  4. grunt (verb) – say something (unclear one); make some sound (inarticulate one).
  5. twitch (verb) – moving suddenly (without the ability to control).
  6. azure (adjective) – sky/deep blue.
  7. applause (noun) – clapping, praise, ovation.
  8. ecstatic (adjective) – delighted, thrilled, joyful.
  9. at one’s best (phrase) – on top formin great shape; peak, prime.
  10. holy grail (noun) – divine cup, treasure; (ambition, aspiration, hope, dream). Holy Grail is traditionally thought to be the cup that Jesus Christ drank from at the Last Supper.
  11. nostalgia (noun) – remembrance, recollection, sentimentality/wistfulness.
  12. tower (verb) – reach/stand high.
  13. fuse (verb) – combine, put together, blend/merge.
  14. feel-good (adjective) – relating to something causing well being/happiness.
  15. genie (noun) – a guardian, protective or magical spirit; an all-powerful spirit (a “jinni”) residing in a magical oil lamp of Aladdin.
  16. let loose (phrase) – unleash, release, set free.
  17. echo (noun) – trace/sign, indication, hint.
  18. uncork (verb) – deliver a throw, knock, hit/strike in a game/sport.
  19. race (verb) – run, have a race with (compete against).
  20. humankind (noun) – humanity, the human race, people.
  21. coronavirus (CoV)(noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  22. 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.
  23. brook (verb) – tolerate, put up with, allow/accept (something like dissent/difference of opinion).
  24. weaken (verb) – damage, spoil, impair, ruin.
  25. courtesy (noun) – good manners.
  26. social distancing (noun) – a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  27. peril (noun) – danger, jeopardy, risk, threat, uncertainty.
  28. indulgence (noun) – satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, pleasure-seeking, extravagance/treat.
  29. vanish (verb) – disappear, pass, dwindle; end.
  30. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  31. for a while (phrase) – for some time.
  32. (close) on the heels of (phrase) – very soon after something, following closely after something.
  33. bite the dust (phrase) – meet with disaster, be unsuccessful, suffer defeat. 
  34. evoke (verb) – invoke, give rise to, bring forth, bring to mind.
  35. devastated (adjective) – very worried, distressed, shocked.
  36. denouement (noun) – ending, final outcome, end result, climax (of a situation).
  37. perhaps (adverb) – maybepossibly.
  38. new-normal (phrase) – an atypical/unusual situation becoming as a typical/usual one.
  39. take for granted (phrase) – understand, assume, presume (something is true without cross-questioning it).
  40. presume (verb) – assume, suppose, guess/believe.
  41. die-hard (noun) – hard-core (follower/fan); traditionalist.
  42. discard (verb) – throw out, get rid of, abandon/shrug off.
  43. ritual (noun) – formalities/proceedings, celebration, festivity.
  44. relive (verb) – live through/remember (a past experience) again.
  45. fabled (adjective) – famous, well known, celebrated.
  46. elevate (verb) – uplift, raise, lift up.
  47. rarefied (adjective) – esoteric, very high, elevated, exclusive, select, private.
  48. sound (verb) – appear, look, seem.
  49. trivial (adjective) – insubstantial, superficial, insignificant, empty.
  50. faithful (noun) – a particular religious group (or) faith community.
  51. attire (noun) – clothing/clothes, garments, dress.
  52. don (verb) – put on, get dressed in.
  53. take a bow (phrase) – to bow towards someone (applauding).
  54. turn up (phrasal verb) – come, arrive, be present, attend.
  55. stick to (verb) – abide by, hold to, comply with.
  56. room (noun) – scope (for something to happen).
  57. on the cusp of (noun) – a point where something will change from one state to another.
  58. resume (verb) – restart, return to, come back to.
  59. last (verb) – continue, go/carry on, proceed.
  60. only time will tell (phrase) – used to say that an outcome/result/truth will be known at some time in the future after something happened.


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