The Hindu Editorial (Undesirable and divisive) – Sep 17, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Undesirable and divisive) – Sep 17, 2019

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Undesirable and divisive) – Sep 17, 2019:

  1. divisive (adjective) – alienating/isolating, disharmonious, discordant.
  2. homogenization (noun) – the process of making things uniform/similar.
  3. customary (adjective) – usual, normal, ordinary.
  4. make a pitch (phrase) – make a bid for, try to get.
  5. raise one’s hackles (phrase) – make someone very angry, upset, irritate, annoy.
  6. pushback (noun) – a negative reaction/response.
  7. pitch (noun) – an attempt to convince/persuade someone to accept something.
  8. sweeping (adjective) – unconditional/unrestricted, complete, total.
  9. embedded (adjective) – ingrained, established.
  10. resentment (noun) – bitterness, indignation, enmity, hatred/hate.
  11. absurd (noun) – illogical, unreasonable; ridiculous/laughable.
  12. impose on (verb) – force, thrust, foist.
  13. transcend (verb) – surpass, outstrip, overstep.
  14. linguistic (adjective) – relating to language; lingual.
  15. obviate (verb) – avoid, prevent, eliminate.
  16. allegedly (adverb) – supposedly, purportedly, reportedly.
  17. foster (verb) – encourage, promote, develop.
  18. utilitarian (adjective) – functional, realistic, practical.
  19. creeping (adjective) – (of a negative manner) occurring, developing gradually.
  20. imposition (noun) – imposing, forcing, pressing.
  21. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen/diminish, ease/mitigate.
  22. unbridled (adjective) – unrestrained, unconstrained, uncontrolled.
  23. disastrous (adjective) – devastating, ravaging, ruinous.
  24. detractor (noun) – critic, fault-finder, censurer.
  25. sugar-coat (verb) – make seemingly/artificially attractive or acceptable.
  26. sideline (verb) – remove from the centre of activity/attention.
  27. hegemonic (adjective) – dominant in a context.
  28. diverse (adjective) – various, manifold/variety, very different.
  29. ethos (noun) – ethics/beliefs, principles, standards.
  30. cauldron (noun) – unstable situation, uncertainty (with emotions).


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