The Hindu Editorial (Women-at-arms) – Feb 18, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Women-at-arms) – Feb 18, 2020

The Supreme Court has delivered a sharp rebuke to the government by asking it to adhere to its own stated policy,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Women-at-arms) – Feb 18, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Women-at-arms) – Feb 18, 2020:

  1. women-at-arms (noun) – women soldier, women fighter, servicewomen, women army officer.
  2. gender/sex stereotype (noun) – unfair beliefs about how males and females should look/act/behave. For example, women are supposed to be sensitive, emotional and childish, and men are supposed to be tough and powerful. Another example is that girls should wear pink and play with dolls only and boys should wear blue and play with cars only.
  3. rebuke (noun) – (sharp) disapproval, reprimand, (firm) warning, admonishment, criticism/castigation.
  4. adhere to (verb) – abide by, stick to, hold to, comply with.
  5. articulate (verb) – express, point out, mention.
  6. absorb (verb) – take in, subsume, include, incorporate.
  7. further (verb) – promote, boost, encourage, forward/advance.
  8. non-discrimination (noun) – fairness, justness, equitability, impartiality.
  9. enshrine (verb) – to enclose in, preserve, treasure, protect (as valuable).
  10. come down on (phrasal verb) – criticize, reprimand, rebuke, admonish harshly.
  11. stereotype (noun) – an oversimplified and/or unfair belief or idea that groups of people have particular characteristics or that all people in a group are the same.
  12. put across (phrasal verb) – communicate, convey, explain.
  13. submission (noun) – statement, proposal; argument, assertion/contention, claim.
  14. criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm. (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  15. counterpart (noun) – a person/thing that serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  16. hold (verb) – believe, think, consider, support.
  17. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  18. tear into (phrasal verb) – attack/criticize verbally.
  19. contradiction (noun) – disagreement, opposition, inconsistency, mismatch.
  20. inherent (adjective) – presented or existed fundamentally/basically; vested in as a right.
  21. gravely (adverb) – seriously, importantly, critically.
  22. inherent (adjective) – built-in, deep-rooted, fundamental, basic; permanent.
  23. prejudice (noun) – bigotry, intolerance, one-sidedness, inequality.
  24. deployment (noun) – the movement of troops to a place for military action.
  25. habitat (noun) – preferred surroundings; natural environment.
  26. a level playing field (phrase) – a situation in which everyone has the equal chance of succeeding.
  27. acknowledgement (noun) – acceptance, declaration, admission.
  28. sterling (adjective) – excellent, outstanding, admirable.
  29. shoulder to shoulder (phrase) – working together, united, side by side.
  30. anomaly (noun) – abnormality, irregularity, oddity.
  31. telling (adjective) – revealing, significant, important.
  32. state of affairs (phrase) – condition, circumstances, situation.
  33. prod (verb) – stimulate, motivate, encourage.
  34. litigant (noun) – opponent, petitioner, complainant/respondent.
  35. wage (verb) – engage in, carry on, conduct (a war).
  36. uphill (adjective) – difficult, hard, tough.
  37. fight one’s way up (phrase) – to move forward; to make progress (by struggling/fighting).
  38. wilfully (adverb) – deliberately, purposefully.
  39. all the way up (phrase) – as far as something at a high level of structure/process.
  40. applause (noun) – praise, acclaim, commendation.
  41. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.
  42. shortfall (noun) – deficit, inadequacy/deficiency; shortcoming/defect.
  43. rank (noun) – a position in the hierarchy of the armed forces.
  44. galling (adjective) – annoying, irritating, vexing.
  45. surfeit (noun) – excess, abundance; too much, more than enough.
  46. flaw (noun) – defect, fault, imperfection/weakness.


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