The Hindu Editorial (Update debate) – Jan 18, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Update debate) – Jan 18, 2021

WhatsApp’s decision to delay the update of its privacy policy, following a backlash from its users, is an implicit acknowledgement… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Update debate) – Jan 18, 2021.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Update debate) – Jan 18, 2021:

  1. be left to oneself (phrase) – be permitted to do what one prefers.
  2. backlash (noun) – a strong negative reaction; adverse response, counteraction.
  3. implicit (adjective) – implied, indirect, understood, implicit, hinted.
  4. acknowledgement (noun) – acceptance, admission, realization.
  5. play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  6. perception (noun) – understanding/interpretation, realization, discernment.
  7. continued (adjective) – continuous, ongoing, uninterrupted.
  8. well-being (noun) – a healthy state/condition.
  9. according to (adverb) – as stated by, as maintained by, as claimed by; following.
  10. no longer (phrase) – not any more.
  11. opt out (phrasal verb) – decide not to participate in something.
  12. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, initiate, give rise to.
  13. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  14. the likes of (phrase) – something considered as a type.
  15. encounter (verb) – experience, come up against, be faced with, confront.
  16. in the aftermath of (phrase) – as a consequence of, as a result of.
  17. Cambridge Analytica scandal (noun) – A British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica illicitly harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users without their consent to run political campaigns. The scandal came into light after a former employee turned into a whistleblower.
  18. scandal (noun) – impropriety, misconduct, wrongdoing.
  19. bad press (noun) – negative coverage (by the media).
  20. parent (noun) – a company or organisation which has a controlling or majority interest in another company, which gives it the right to control the subsidiary’s operations.
  21. call it quits (phrase) – to stop doing something (permanently).
  22. spook (verb) – shock, horrify, appal, panic, frighten.
  23. compromise (verb) – undermine, weaken, damage.
  24. encryption (noun) – the process of encoding a message or information to protect from unauthorized person.
  25. protocol (noun) – procedure, rules, method, system.
  26. under-fire (adjective) – severely criticized.
  27. put out (phrasal verb) – publish, release, publicize/circulate.
  28. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  29. on one’s part (phrase) – on behalf of, by, done by, caused by, from.
  30. allay (verb) – reduce, decrease, lessen, assuage, alleviate.
  31. put out (phrasal verb) – issue, publish, release, make public, publicize.
  32. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  33. supposedly (adverb) – seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly.
  34. enable (verb) – allow, permit, authorize, give permission to.
  35. personalised (adjective) – relating to something which is done to meet someone’s individual requirements.
  36. ultimately (adverb) – eventually, in the end, finally.
  37. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable.
  38. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  39. whopping (adjective) – huge, massive, very large, substantial.
  40. subsequently (adverb) – afterwards, later on, in due course.
  41. give up (phrasal verb) – stop, discontinue, abandon, renounce, forgo.
  42. bet (on) (verb) – risk; chance one’s arm, to have confidence in one’s abilities.
  43. monies (noun) – plural form of money.
  44. stringent (adjective) – strict, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh.
  45. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (noun) – a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
  46. enterprise (noun) – business, company, firm.


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