The Hindu Editorial (Weaker, later) – Apr 01, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Weaker, later) – Apr 01, 2020

Sport at its best is a glorious indulgence that blends adrenaline rush, exultant joy and mind-numbing grief both for the athlete and the expectant fan. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Weaker, later) – Apr 01, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Weaker, later) – Apr 01, 2020:

  1. at one’s best (phrase) – on top formin great shape; peak, prime.
  2. glorious (adjective) – famous, great, impressive.
  3. indulgence (noun) – satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, pleasure-seeking, extravagance/treat.
  4. adrenaline rush (noun) – a surge/sudden increase of energy when faced with an exciting or dangerous situation due to the production of adrenaline occurs in the adrenal glands.
  5. exultant (adjective) – happy, delighted, euphoric, joyful.
  6. mind-numbing (adjective) – extreme/intense, tedious, dull/monotonous.
  7. expectant (adjective) – waiting, anticipatory, hopeful, excited.
  8. war minus the shooting (phrase) – serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. It is war minus the shooting.
  9. nationhood (noun) – the fact of being a nation.
  10. whip up (phrasal verb) – stimulate, arouse, trigger, prompt/induce.
  11. jingoistic (adjective) – hyper-nationalistic, super-patriotic, relating to extreme patriotism.
  12. intrinsic (adjective) – essential, deep-rooted/natural, inherent.
  13. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  14. in a vacuum (phrase) – isolated from outside events.
  15. bedrock (noun) – core, basis/base, foundation.
  16. distraught (adjective) – very worried, distressed, devastated, fraught.
  17. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  18. social/physical distancing (noun) – a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  19. precedence (noun) – priority, preference, first place, primacy.
  20. limb (noun) – arm, leg; part, section.
  21. frenzied (adjective) – uncontrolled, intense, furious/mad.
  22. applause (noun) – praise, acclaim, commendation.
  23. it is no surprise (phrase) – as expected, as anticipated, as predicted.
  24. congregation (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting.
  25. adhere to (verb) – abide by, stick to, hold to, comply with.
  26. eternal (adjective) – everlasting, boundless, timeless, permanent.
  27. motto (noun) – slogan, expression, saying/phrase, catchphrase.
  28. slate (verb) – arrange, plan, schedule.
  29. high-voltage (adjective) – electrifying, electric, dynamic.
  30. derail (verb) – obstruct, interrupt, impede/thwart.
  31. coronavirus (CoV)(noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  32. course through (verb) – move, cascade, flow.
  33. vein (noun) – channel, passage.
  34. boycott (verb) – avoid, ignore, reject, snub/spurn.
  35. better sense prevailed (phrase) – a sensible decision is made.
  36. chequered (adjective) – varied, mixed, eventful, up and down.
  37. chequered history (phrase) – having a varied past with both good and bad periods.
  38. inception (noun) – setting up, origination, establishment, institution, foundation/formation.
  39. vicious (adjective) – serious, dangerous, dreadful.
  40. the Cold War (noun) – The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc.
  41. ally (noun) – partner, supporter, accomplice/confederate.
  42. erstwhile (adjective) – old, previous, former, then.
  43. retaliate (verb) – hit back, counterattack, take revenge.
  44. bloc (noun) – alliance, association, union.
  45. heart-rending (adjective) – upsetting/distressing, painful, tragic.
  46. see through (phrasal verb) – realize, fathom, understand.
  47. prism (noun) – a viewpoint which clarifies/distorts something.
  48. bloodied superlative adjective of bloody (adjective) – vicious, cruel, brutal/savage.
  49. quibble (adjective) – minor criticism, trivial objection, minor complaint. 
  50. concur (verb) – agree, accept, accord, be in agreement.
  51. logistics (noun) – planning, management, arrangement (of a complex operation).
  52. work out (phrasal verb) – develop, form, initiate/establish.
  53. inflation (noun) – simply meaning “cost of living”; increase of price level of goods & services and vice versa decrease of currency value.
  54. shrinking (adjective) – diminishing, lessening, dwindling.
  55. wane (verb) – decrease, decline, diminish/dwindle.
  56. semblance (noun) – appearance, approximation; likeness, similarity.
  57. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  58. set the stage for (phrase) – pave the way for, make preparations for, usher in.
  59. balm (noun) – relief, comfort, consolation, cheer.
  60. overriding (adjective) – most important, of greatest significance, foremost.


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