The Hindu Lead Article (A manifesto of dissent) – Oct 05, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (A manifesto of dissent) – Oct 05, 2018

 Dissent today is one of the most critical acts of democracy. There is an element of critical risk, and yet it is presented like a slice of drawing room behaviour. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A manifesto of dissent) – Oct 05, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A manifesto of dissent) – Oct 05, 2018:

  1. manifesto (noun) – (policy) statement, declaration, pronouncement.
  2. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  3. custodian (noun) – curator, guardian; caretaker/protector.
  4. drawing room (modifier) – elegant, light-hearted, lightweight/gentle.
  5. sheer (adjective)  – utter, complete, out and out.
  6. affability (noun) – friendliness, cordiality, niceness.
  7. textbookish (adjective) – standard, conventional, typical.
  8. divisive (adjective) – alienating/isolating, estranging, discordant.
  9. desperate (adjective) – serious/critical, urgent, compelling.
  10. radicalism (noun) –  actions/beliefs having extreme political/religious views. extremism, fanaticism, dogmatism.
  11. inflated (adjective) – exaggerated, magnified, overstated.
  12. public intellectual (noun) – someone whose opinions help to set the moral and aesthetic standards of her/his time.
  13. totalitarian (noun) – authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial/oppressive.
  14. pluralistic (adjective) – coexistent; (of people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  15. epistemically (adjective) – cognitively, knowledgeably, wisely.
  16. radical (noun) – reformer, extremist, fanatic.
  17. marxism (noun) – a radical, revolutionary political philosophy by Karl Marx.
  18. dualism (noun) – polarity, separation/difference, dichotomy.
  19. binary (noun) – something having two parts.
  20. redeem (verb) – fulfil, carry out, execute (a promise).
  21. monolithic (adjective) – inflexible, rigid, unchanging.
  22. stalinism (noun) – the means of governing and related policies implemented by Soviet statesman Joseph Stalin.
  23. eat up (phrase) – consume, finish off, encroach.
  24. transcend (verb) – surpass, outstrip, eclipse/outshine.
  25. hierarchy (noun) – ranking, grading; class system.
  26. successor (noun) –  heir, descendant; replacement/next in line.
  27. salon (noun) – drawing room living room, lounge.
  28. get one’s hands dirty (phrase) – get involved in a dishonest activity.
  29. critique (noun) – analysis, evaluation, assessment.
  30. cosmetic (adjective) – superficial, outward, external.
  31. rhetorical (adjective) – bombastic, high-sounding, oratorical.
  32. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  33. suppression (noun) – repression, clampdown, crackdown.
  34. accolade (noun) – applause, praise, approval/admiration.
  35. decree (verb) – order, command, dictate.
  36. unravel (verb) – reveal, clarify, resolve.
  37. heretic (noun) – critic, nonconformist, questioner/dissenter.
  38. eccentric (noun) – odd fellow, unorthodox person, individualist.
  39. advocate (noun) –  supporter, champion, upholder.
  40. life giving (adjective) – vitalizing, stimulating, energizing.
  41. monopoly (noun) – exclusive/complete control of something by a person/organisation.
  42. oligopoly (noun) – something is dominated by a small number of large/powerful people.
  43. discordant (adjective) – contradictory, conflicting/opposite; inharmonious.
  44. layperson (noun) – non-professional, amateur, non-specialist.
  45. ontology (noun) – the theory concerning the fundamental types of entity/thing in the universe.
  46. invidious (adjective) – unjust, prejudicial, discriminatory.
  47. notion (noun) – idea, belief, conception.
  48. irrational (adjective) – illogical, unjustifiable, personal (whim/choice).
  49. subjective (adjective) – personal, individual, emotional.
  50. ignorance (noun) – unawareness, inexperience, lack of knowledge.
  51. epistemology (noun) – the branch of philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge.
  52. hegemonic (adjective) – dominant in a political/social context. hegemony (noun) – leadership, dominance, authority.
  53. exclusivity (noun) – the quality of being exclusive.
  54. on the cusp of (noun) – a point where something will change.
  55. trickster (noun) – cheat, fraud.
  56. shaman (noun) – healer, medicine woman/man.
  57. embody (verb) – incorporate, include, contain.
  58. hegemon (noun) – leadership, dominance, supreme leader.
  59. factional (adjective) – individual, group, separate.
  60. exponent (noun) – advocate, supporter, proponent.
  61. vaccination (noun) – booster, immunization, inoculation.
  62. eccentricity (noun) – unconventionality, unorthodoxy, singularity/oddness.
  63. outlier (noun) – a person who is outside her/his proper place.
  64. liminal (adjective) – relating to the beginning of a process.
  65. wryly (adverb) – mockingly, humorously, ironically.


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