The Hindu Lead Article (A nation for the persecuted) – Feb 10, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (A nation for the persecuted) – Feb 10, 2020

In his historic address to the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893, Swami Vivekananda declared,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A nation for the persecuted) – Feb 10, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A nation for the persecuted) – Feb 10, 2020:

  1. persecuted (adjective) – oppressed, victimized; troubled/suffering.
  2. dismal (adjective) – bad, poor, awful/terrible.
  3. refugee (noun) – displaced person, asylum seeker, escapee/exile.
  4. address (noun) – a formal speech/talk/discourse.
  5. shelter (verb) – protect, keep safe, safeguard, shield/save.
  6. ironical (adjective) – paradoxical, incongruous, peculiar, unbelieving.
  7. conspicuously (adverb) – prominently, mainly, importantly (to attract attention).
  8. proclaim (verb) – declare, pronounce, announce (publicly).
  9. allegiance (noun) – loyalty, faithfulness, devotion.
  10. ground (noun) – reason, factor, basis.
  11. passionately (adverb) – intensely, impassionedly, ardently.
  12. moral imperative (noun) – a practice/policy which is required and justified by the fact that it is morally right. It is a strongly-felt principle that compels that person to act.
  13. humane (adjective) – compassionate, considerate, sympathetic, tolerant.
  14. conform (verb) – comply with, abide by, obey/observe, adhere to.
  15. civilisational (adjective) – relating to civilisation (culture, customs, way of life).
  16. ethos (noun) – ethics/beliefs, principles, standards.
  17. morality (noun) – ethics, rights and wrongs, correctness/propriety.
  18. underline (verb) – emphasize, highlight, underscore, draw attention to.
  19. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  20. deportation (noun) – expulsion/expelling, banishment, exile.
  21. look back (phrasal verb) – think of the past.
  22. pertinent (adjective) – relevant, appropriate, applicable.
  23. statesperson (noun) – skilled, experienced, respected political leader.
  24. convention (noun) – agreement, accord, protocol.
  25. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, learned person.
  26. whereas (conjunction) – in conflict/comparison with the fact that.
  27. enshrine (verb) – to enclose in, preserve, treasure, protect (as valuable).
  28. bind (verb) – impose a legal obligation on.
  29. obligation (noun) – necessary condition/necessity, requirement; duty/responsibility.
  30. flee (verb) – escape, abscond, run away/take flight.
  31. persecution (noun) – oppression, victimization, ill treatment/abuse.
  32. non-refoulement (noun) – The fundamental practice/principle of not forcing refugees or asylum seekers to return to a country in which they would be in likely danger of persecution based on “race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion”.
  33. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.
  34. hospitable (adjective) – helpful, amicable, welcoming/accommodating.
  35. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  36. embedded (adjective) – ingrained, established.
  37. indefensible (adjective) – unjustified, baseless, illogical/irrational.
  38. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  39. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; view as.
  40. genocidal (adjective) – relating to the deliberate mass murder/killing.
  41. discriminate against (verb) – be biased, show prejudice, treat differently.
  42. discretion (noun) – choice, option, preference/disposition.
  43. benevolence (noun) – kindness, compassion, consideration, goodwill.
  44. inherent (adjective) – basic/fundamental, implicit.
  45. humanism (noun) – the positive promotion of humankind’s power, secular.
  46. non-discrimination (noun) – fairness, justness, equitability, impartiality.
  47. right-wing (adjective) – conservative, rightist, alt-right.
  48. ideology (noun) – beliefs, ideas/opinions, principles.
  49. hostile (adjective) – opposed, inimical, averse.
  50. explicit (adjective) – clear, unequivocal, obvious.
  51. binding (adjective) – compulsory, imperative, mandatory, necessary.
  52. humanitarian (adjective) – compassionate, humane, socially concerned.
  53. rewind (verb) – wind back to the previous/beginning situation.
  54. litigation (noun) – legal process, legal proceeding, legal action.
  55. repatriate (verb) – send (a person) back to his/her own country or land of citizenship; banish, deport, expel.
  56. activist (noun) – advocate, champion, supporter (of a political or societal change/cause).
  57. intervention (noun) – involvement/interference, intrusion, meddling.
  58. plead (verb) – request, ask earnestly, call on appeal to.
  59. mercilessly (adverb) – ruthlessly, pitilessly, unmercifully, unforgivably.
  60. affidavit (noun) – sworn statement, attestation/declaration, plea.
  61. unconscionably (adverb) – unethically, wrongly; excessively/extremely.
  62. transparent (adjective) – obvious, clear, unmistakable.
  63. unreliability (noun) – unfaithfulness, deception, incorrectness.
  64. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  65. ethnicity (noun) – a category of people who identify with each other based on common language, ancestral, social, cultural, or national experiences.
  66. culpability (noun) – guilt, blame/fault; responsibility.
  67. illuminate (verb) – clarify, elucidate, explain, reveal, make clear.
  68. unanimous (adjective) – in complete agreement/accord, with one voice, concordant/united.
  69. testimony (noun) – evidence, proof, attestation/witness.
  70. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  71. misleading (adjective) – false, deceptive, confusing.
  72. factual (adjective) – real, accurate, authentic, true.
  73. prevailing (adjective) – existing; current.
  74. conspiracy (noun) – unlawful plan, intrigue, deception.
  75. genocide (noun) – mass murder, massacre, racial killing.
  76. introspection (noun) – self-observation, self-analysis; contemplation.
  77. atonement (noun) – restitution, reparation, compensation.
  78. potential (noun) – potentiality, possibility.
  79. stigmatisation (noun) – accusation, indictment, discredit/dishonor, disparagement.
  80. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  81. desperately (adverb) – seriously/urgently, pressingly, intensely.
  82. impoverished (adjective) – poor, poverty-stricken, penurious/indigent, underprivileged.
  83. subsist (verb) – survive, live, stay alive.
  84. rags (noun) – old or tattered clothes, torn clothing.
  85. shanty (adjective) – relating to a roughly built hut, shed, shack.
  86. framework (noun) – structure, scheme, system.
  87. discriminatory (adjective) – prejudicial, biased, unfair, inequitable.
  88. abrogation (noun) – abolition, repeal, cancellation (of a law/agreement).
  89. trinity (noun) – a group of three things.
  90. undocumented (adjective) – not having the proper legal document.
  91. due process (noun) – fair treatment (per established principles & procedures).
  92. livelihood (noun) – source of income, means of support, living, subsistence.
  93. untainted (adjective) – not tainted, not damaged, not marred.


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