The Hindu Lead Article (A clear reading of the Ayurveda surgery move) – Nov 27, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (A clear reading of the Ayurveda surgery move) – Nov 27, 2020

In 2014, while speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the virtues of India’s medical heritage. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A clear reading of the Ayurveda surgery move) – Nov 27, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A clear reading of the Ayurveda surgery move) – Nov 27, 2020:

  1. reading (noun) – interpretation, construal, understanding. 
  2. extol (verb) – to praise someone/something highly; glorify, laud, acclaim, applaud.
  3. virtue (noun) – advantage, benefit, merit.
  4. heritage (noun modifier) – tradition, history, background, culture.
  5. graft (verb) – combine, integrate, join.
  6. behead (verb) – cut off the head of, decapitate, to remove the head of.
  7. thunderous (adjective) – very loud, roaring, resounding, reverberating, echoing.
  8. dexterity (noun) – capability, ability, efficiency.
  9. at a time (phrase) – during.
  10. wake up to (phrasal verb) – to realize, understand, become aware of something.
  11. rhinoplasty (noun) – commonly known as a “nose job”, is a plastic surgery procedure for altering and reconstructing the nose.
  12. Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) (noun) – The Central Council of Indian Medicine is the statutory body constituted under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 to prescribe minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha, Unani Tib and Sowa Rigpa.
  13. stir up (phrasal verb) – generate, give rise to, cause, trigger (a particular mood/emotion, particularly an unpleasant one).
  14. a hornets’ nest (phrase) – difficulty, issue, trouble, worry, complication, difficult situation.
  15. stir up a hornet’s’ nest (phrase) – cause difficult situation; make trouble.
  16. Indian Medical Association (IMA) (noun) – Founded in 1928, IMA is a national voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India, which look or care after the interest of doctors or the well being of the community at large.
  17. self-flagellating (adjective) – engaging in excessive self-criticism or self-punishment.
  18. allopathic (adjective) – relating to the science-based, modern medicine.
  19. outrage (verb) – offend, infuriate, stir up, displease/anger.
  20. abuzz (adjective) – filled with excitement, exciting experience, thrill.
  21. alarmist (adjective) – pessimistic, negative, cynical.
  22. doomsday (noun) – a time of crisis.
  23. scenario (noun) – situation.
  24. half-baked (adjective) – undeveloped.
  25. imbroglio (noun) – confused/complicated situation; difficulty/predicament.
  26. accommodate (verb) – adjust, adapt, attune, assimilate, come to accept.
  27. ascendant (adjective) – on the rise, rising (in power), increasing/growing.
  28. bring in (phrasal verb) – cause, bring about, create, produce.
  29. cohesive (adjective) – united, integrated, cooperated.
  30. incompatible (adjective) – conflicting, opposite, contradictory.
  31. vexing (adjective) – annoying, frustrating, worrying.
  32. patronise (verb) – foster, help, assist, support, encourage.
  33. wither away (phrasal verb) – diminish, dwindle, lessen, weaken.
  34. purist (noun) – traditionalist, perfectionist, doctrinaire, a person who follows tradition and only tradition.
  35. dilution (noun) – reduction in value/power/force of something.
  36. go on to (phrasal verb) – continue, proceed (to do something).
  37. under-served (adjective) – relating to the areas/regions where facility/service is insufficiently provided.
  38. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  39. obstetric (adjective) – relating to pregnancy & childbirth.
  40. extravagant (adjective) – excessive, immoderate, exaggerated, elaborate.
  41. make strides (phrase) – make progress, make headway, gain ground, progress, advance (towards a goal).
  42. identity crisis (noun) – A period of confusion & anxiety resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one’s self and one’s role in society.
  43. honorific (adjective) – showing respect.
  44. mobility (noun) – ability to move (between different levels in society or employment).
  45. allopathy (noun) – it refers to science-based, modern medicine.
  46. a cog in the machine (phrase) – a small member of a large organization/system.
  47. pick up (phrasal verb) – learn, get to know, acquire, acquire a knowledge of.
  48. diligent (adjective) – hard-working, assiduous; dedicated, committed; attentive, heedful.
  49. counterpart (noun) – equivalent, equal (person); fellow, peer.
  50. abdomen (noun) – stomach, belly, gut, tummy.
  51. homeopathic (adjective) – relating to a pseudo-scientific system of alternative medicine (homeopathy).
  52. man (verb) – work at a place.
  53. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (EMCO) (noun) – simply put, it is the heart-lung by-pass machine;  In extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), blood is pumped outside of your body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back to tissues in the body. This method allows the blood to “bypass” the heart and lungs, allowing these organs to rest and heal.
  54. quarantine (noun) – a process of separating out people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease; Quarantine is imposed to separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  55. incidentally (adverb) – by the way, by the by.
  56. rationalisation (noun) – it refers to the process of becoming calculable (in expenditure).
  57. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  58. pharmacopoeia (noun) – a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.
  59. Kshar Sutra therapy (noun) – it is a procedure used for anal fistula was described in Ayurveda texts and has been incorporated in modern medicine.
  60. anal fistula (noun) – an infected tunnel between the skin and the anus, the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract.
  61. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) (noun) – the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. As early as in 1911, the Government of India set up the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) with the specific objective of sponsoring and coordinating medical research in the country. It was redesignated in 1949 as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  62. substantive (adjective) – important, significant, considerable.
  63. viable (adjective) – manageable, feasible, operational.
  64. equipped (adjective) – furnished, supplied (with the necessary items for a particular purpose).
  65. phenomenal (adjective) – exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable.
  66. hardly (adverb) – barely, only just, almost not.
  67. gallbladder (noun) – a small pouch that sits just under the liver. It is a small hollow organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine to help break down fat from food. (bile is a yellow-green fluid (pitt) that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder).
  68. cholecystectomy (noun) – the surgical removal of the gallbladder.
  69. overkill (noun) – excessive action; more than enough, too many, too much.
  70. phenomenal (adjective) – exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable.
  71. silver lining (noun) – sign of hope; comforting prospect, hopeful or bright side (during difficulty).
  72. look at (phrasal verb) – regard, consider, see, deem, view.
  73. trope (noun) – motif, cliché; recurring concept, idea, motive, topic, subject (used many times).
  74. workforce (noun) – workers, employees.
  75. play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  76. trauma (noun) – physical injury.
  77. shambles (noun) – complete mess, disorder/disarray, disorganization.
  78. paramedics (noun) – health-care workers (nursing, radiography, emergency first aid, physiotherapy, and dietetics) who provide clinical services to patients under the supervision of a physician (doctor).
  79. AYUSH (noun) – Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy; The Ministry of AYUSH is purposed with developing education, research and propagation of indigenous alternative medicine systems in India.
  80. revival (noun) – improvement, rallying, picking up; comeback.
  81. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  82. constructive (adjective) – useful/helpful, productive, practical/effective/beneficial.
  83. faux (adjective) – imaginary, dreamed-up, unreal/fake.
  84. chest-thumping (noun) – arrogant behaviour/conduct, self-assertion, boasting.
  85. guild (noun) – association, society, union, federation, consortium, syndicate.
  86. insecure (adjective) – lacking confidence, not self-assured, self-doubting, unassertive.
  87. office-bearer (noun) – official/officer; a person who holds a position of authority/responsibility in an organisation.
  88. 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.
  89. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  90. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  91. opportunism (noun) – expediency, exploitation, taking advantage, pragmatism, realism.
  92. pseudoscience (noun) – pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method.
  93. preserve (noun) – domain, area/field, territory, department.
  94. turf war (noun) – dispute between rival groups over a territory/power.
  95. overambitious (adjective) – excessively ambitious (enthusiastic, aspiring, zealous, assertive).
  96. establishment (noun) – an influential group within a specified profession or area of activity.
  97. siege (noun) – blockade, beleaguerment, encirclement.
  98. superfluous (adjective) – extra, surplus, excess; unnecessary/inessential.
  99. die down (phrasal verb) – come to an end, stop, dwindle, diminish/reduce.
  100. pointer (noun) – indication, hint, signal.
  101. well worth (phrase) – definitely worth.


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