The Hindu Editorial (Sword against pen) – Jul 18, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Sword against pen) – Jul 18, 2019

Journalists are facing heightened threats around the globe, according to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), covering 180 countries and territories. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Sword against pen) – Jul 18, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Sword against pen) – Jul 18, 2019:

  1. well-being (noun) – healthy state, comfort/happiness, prosperity.
  2. heightened (adjective) – increased, amplified, intensified.
  3. wake-up call (noun) – something which alerts a person to a problem and makes him/her to do some remedial action.
  4. hatred (noun) – dislike, hostility, resentment/aversion.
  5. degenerate (verb) – deteriorate, decline, slide/worsen.
  6. in the line of duty/work (phrase) – while someone is working.
  7. qualitatively (adverb) – in relation to the qualities of something.
  8. purge (verb) – clear-out, remove, get rid of, absolve.
  9. manifestation (noun) – display, indication, exhibition/presentation.
  10. be at the receiving end of (phrase) – be subjected to something.
  11. separatism (noun) – dissension, nonconformity, dissent/faction.
  12. insurgency (noun) – uprising, revolt, rebellion.
  13. anachronistic (adjective) – old-fashioned, bygone, outmoded.
  14. sedition (noun) – incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, trouble making/provocation.
  15. wrath (noun) – anger, rage/fury, annoyance/indignation.
  16. militant (noun) – extremist, radical, fanatic, sectarian/partisan.
  17. hyper-nationalist (adjective) – relating to a person with extreme/excessive nationalism.
  18. intolerance (noun) – prejudice, bias, bigotry/partisanship.
  19. objective (noun) – aim, intention, purpose.
  20. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  21. barring (preposition) – except for, with the exception of, discounting.
  22. credentialed (adjective) – relating to something/someone given credentials.
  23. case in point (phrase) – example, instance, sample.
  24. isolated (adjective) – single, lone/sole, only.
  25. systematic (adjective) – methodical, organized/planned, orderly.
  26. hostile (adjective) – opposed; aggressive, confrontational/belligerent.
  27. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  28. sovereignty (noun) – autonomy, independence/freedom, self-government.
  29. pursuit (noun) – aspiration for, quest for, search for.
  30. pluralist (adjective) – coexisting; relating to (the people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  31. dynamic (adjective) – liberal, advanced, forward-looking/forward-thinking.
  32. lure (verb) – tempt, attract, persuade/coax.
  33. credentials (noun) – achievements, capability, accomplishments.


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