The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous vacuum) – Sep 19, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous vacuum) – Sep 19, 2019

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous vacuum) – Sep 19, 2019:

  1. vacuum (noun) – empty space, emptiness, void, nothingness.
  2. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  3. discredit (verb) – dishonour, disrepute, ill repute, disgrace.
  4. secessionist (noun) – separatist, breakaway party, dissenting group.
  5. overreach (noun) – an act of trying to do too much.
  6. curtail (verb) – reduce, diminish, decrease.
  7. abrogate (verb) – cancel, abolish, revoke, repeal.
  8. relative (adjective) – considerable, some, proportionate.
  9. autonomy (noun) – independence, freedom, self-government/rule.
  10. shutdown (noun) – closure of a system.
  11. secular (adjective) – non-religious, worldly, earthly.
  12. pluralist (adjective) – coexisting; relating to (the people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  13. travesty (noun) – misrepresentation, distortion/perversion, poor imitation.
  14. assault (verb) – invasion, offensive, attack.
  15. detain (verb) – hold, take into custody, arrest.
  16. smack of (phrasal verb) – have the flavour of, give the impression of (something negative).
  17. disregard (noun) – indifference, inattention, heedlessness, carelessness.
  18. on one’s own volition (phrase) – voluntarily, by choice, by one’s own preference.
  19. stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  20. silence (verb) – suppress, quieten, stop.
  21. humiliate (verb) – embarrass, degrade, shame.
  22. betray (verb) – inform against, reveal, disclose.
  23. marginalise (verb) – treat as insignificant, treat as unimportant, neglected.
  24. odds (noun) – (difficult/tough) probability, chances, conditions.
  25. aloof (adjective) – distant, detached, unresponsive/indifferent.
  26. hostile (adjective) – opposed; aggressive, confrontational/belligerent.
  27. nepotism (noun) – favouritism, preferential treatment, patronage/partiality.
  28. disingenuous (adjective) – dishonest, deceitful, double-dealing.
  29. endemic (adjective) – widespread, prevailing, common/ubiquitous.
  30. amorality (noun) – immorality, disregard for morality, wickedness.
  31. dispiriting (adjective) – disheartening, discouraging, demoralizing.
  32. inimical (adjective) – hostile, unfriendly, opposed/unfavourable.


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