The Hindu Editorial (No comments) – Jun 01, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (No comments) – Jun 01, 2021

At 23, Naomi Osaka has the tennis world at her feet. With four Grand Slam titles and now ranked second in the world, Osaka has tremendous brand equity. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (No comments) – Jun 01, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (No comments) – Jun 01, 2021:

  1. no comment (phrase) – used when unwilling to answer a (sensitive) question.
  2. insensitive (adjective) – harsh, cruel, heartless, unfeeling, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unconcerned.
  3. boycott (noun) – avoidance, shunning, rejection, refusal; ban, prohibition.
  4. have the world at (one’s) feet (phrase) – to be successful (in a particular area of activity).
  5. brand equity (noun) – brand value; that value is determined by consumer/audience perception of and experiences with the brand/person. If people think highly of a brand/person, it (or she/he) has positive brand equity.
  6. speak one’s mind (phrase) – speak publicly, speak frankly, speak boldly.
  7. racism (noun) – the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another.
  8. lineage (noun) – ancestry, family, parentage, birth.
  9. grow up (phrasal verb) – grow, mature, develop (into an adult).
  10. pass the baton (phrase) – hand over a specific responsibility/duty.
  11. halo (noun) – glory, fame, glow; crown of light.
  12. suffer (verb) – undergo, experience, be subjected to, go through.
  13. dent (noun) – reduction, depletion, deduction; diminishing effect.
  14. shoot the messenger (phrase) – used to describe the act of blaming the bearer of bad news.
  15. petulant (adjective) – complaining, disagreeable, impatient, bad-tempered, in a bad mood.
  16. attribute (noun) – quality, feature, characteristic, trait, element, aspect.
  17. crop up (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, arise, arrive, surface.
  18. often (adverb) – frequently, many times, a lot.
  19. impulsive (adjective) – spontaneous, sudden, rash/reckless.
  20. bad day at work/the office (phrase) – (particularly in sports) it means that a team/player made some major mistakes in the game and so has had a poor result (i.e. defeat/loss).
  21. odd (adjective) – unusual, strange, uncommon, abnormal, weird.
  22. skip (verb) – fail to attend, miss, absent oneself from; abandon.
  23. guilty (adjective) – culpable, at fault, blameworthy, accountable/responsible for misconduct.
  24. premeditated (adjective) – intentional, deliberate, pre-planned.
  25. stance (noun) – position, approach, standpoint.
  26. juxtapose (verb) – place side by side; compare, place against another.
  27. cold shoulder (noun) – a display of deliberate unfriendliness; rejection, snub, ignore, spurn, shun.
  28. exacerbate (verb) – intensify, increase, heighten, aggravate, worsen, compound.
  29. fragile (adjective) – delicate, shaky, weak, vulnerable, insecure.
  30. in one fell swoop (phrase) – all at once, together, at the same time.
  31. nuance (noun) – fine distinction, subtle difference/subtlety/nicety, subtle variation.
  32. dish out (phrasal verb) – dispense or provide casually.
  33. lame (adjective) – uninteresting, boring, tedious, unexciting, uninspiring, lifeless.
  34. trivialise (verb) – treat as unimportant, play down, treat lightly, dismiss, underestimate, undervalue. 
  35. avenue (noun) – way, method, direction, approach.
  36. elicit (verb) – obtain, bring forth, bring out, extract, evoke.
  37. insightful (adjective) – wise, sensitive, profound, thoughtful.
  38. substitute (noun) – replacement, deputy, proxy, standby.
  39. source-based (adjective) – relating to the point/place from which something is originating.
  40. inference (noun) – conclusion, reasoning, conjecture, speculation, assumption.
  41. colour (verb) – influence, affect, distort/twist; exaggerate, overstate, overdo.
  42. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  43. closer to home (phrase) – (of a criticism/discourse) relevant or accurate to the point and so affecting someone deeply and emotionally.
  44. lapse into (phrasal verb) – revert, relapse, fall back (into a well-known way of speaking/behaviour).
  45. diffidence (noun) – unassertiveness, modesty, insecurity, self-doubt, apprehension, uncertainty.
  46. obligation (noun) – duty, responsibility, commitment, necessary condition, requirement.
  47. click-bait (adjective) – relating to something (e.g. headline of an online article/thumbnail of an online video) that is designed to attract attention and to entice users to follow that link and read view, or listen to the linked piece of content.
  48. Fourth Estate/Pillar (noun) – it refers to the watchdog role of the press/media in a democratic society.
  49. perceptive (adjective) – insightful, discerning, responsive, sensitive.
  50. counter (noun) – a strong reply to an argument/criticism.
  51. stick to (phrasal verb) – adhere to, abide by, follow a rule; continue doing a specific thing.
  52. constantly (adverb) – always.
  53. honour (verb) – fulfil, observe, obey, follow.
  54. precedent (noun) – model, exemplar, example, pattern; previous example/instance, prior instance.
  55. fitting (adjective) – apt, appropriate, suitable.
  56. consortium (noun) – association, syndicate, corporation, federation. 
  57. eject (verb) – dismiss, remove, discharge, oust, expel.
  58. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – apart from, in addition to.
  59. excellence (noun) – a measurement of an individual’s progress and growth; skill, talent, merit, brilliance.
  60. turf (noun) – area/sphere of influence, area of activity, sphere of activity, territory, domain.
  61. commerce (noun) – trade, trading, business.
  62. off the field (phrase) – take place off a sports field.
  63. drive (verb) – cause to develop.
  64. play (noun) – activity.
  65. advertorial (adjective) – relating to a form of advertisement.
  66. aggrieved (adjective) – distressed, unhappy, upset.
  67. evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
  68. symbiosis (noun) – a mutually beneficial relationship; collaboration, synergy, reciprocity.
  69. pity (adjective) – sad thing, unfortunate thing, bad luck, misfortune.
  70. turn a blind eye to (phrase) – overlook, disregard, neglect, ignore, pay no attention to.


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