The Hindu Lead Article (A nod to recognising the value of housework) – Jan 05, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (A nod to recognising the value of housework) – Jan 05, 2021

In the context of the forthcoming State Assembly election in Tamil Nadu, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), led by veteran actor Kamal Haasan,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A nod to recognising the value of housework) – Jan 05, 2021.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A nod to recognising the value of housework) – Jan 05, 2021:

  1. nod (noun) – indication, signal, sign (of approval).
  2. housework (noun) – routine housekeeping (cooking, cleaning, & etc.) work.
  3. manifesto (noun) – a publication issued by a political party before a General Election. It contains the set of policies that the party stands for and would wish to implement if elected to govern; (policy) statement, declaration, pronouncement.
  4. veteran (noun) – (long-serving) expert, seasoned, mature, established/experienced (person in an area of activity).
  5. eye-catching (noun) – striking, noticeable, distinctive, unusual/rare.
  6. evidently (adverb) – obviously, palpably, seemingly, apparently.
  7. constituency (noun) – a body of voters.
  8. hitherto (adverb) – previously, earlier, so far/thus far, until now.
  9. entrant (noun) – new member, newcomer.
  10. fray (noun) – competition, contest.
  11. strategy (noun) – master plan, game plan, plan of action.
  12. grab (verb) – obtain, get, gain (something) quickly.
  13. over-crowded (adjective) – congested, thronged,  overpopulated.
  14. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  15. nonetheless (adverb) – notwithstanding, nevertheless, in spite of that/however.
  16. bear (verb) – undergo, go through, take.
  17. flag off (phrasal verb) – signal, give a sign to, indicate.
  18. chequered (adjective) – varied, mixed,  eventful, up and down.
  19. movement (noun) – campaign, crusade, drive/push.
  20. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  21. consciousness (noun) – awareness, knowledge, realization, recognition.
  22. Second Wave (noun) – it refers to the women’s liberation movement (at its height in the 1960s and 1970s) for equal legal and social rights.
  23. alongside (preposition) – together with.
  24. equality (noun) – equal rights, equal opportunities, non-discrimination.
  25. campaigner (noun) – battler, fighter, champion/reformer.
  26. politicise (verb) – to make something into a political issue.
  27. realm (noun) – area, field, domain (of activity).
  28. household (noun) – family, house.
  29. assumption (noun) – belief, supposition, expectation, speculation.
  30. affinity (noun) – harmony; relationship, bond, connection.
  31. (be) rooted in (verb) – embed, fix, firmly establish, implant.
  32. labour of love (noun) – work done for pleasure/enjoyment and not for money/award.
  33. activist (noun) – a person who supports a political or societal change/cause.
  34. bust (verb) – shatter, smash, break.
  35. capitalist (adjective) – relating to the people with the idea of personal profit and success.
  36. concrete (adjective) – definite, specific, definitive; factual, actual/real.
  37. exploitation (noun) – taking advantage, utilization, misuse, unfair treatment, capitalization.
  38. seminal (adjective) – influential, groundbreaking, pioneering, major, important.
  39. gestation (period) (noun) – pregnancydevelopment, formation (period).
  40. womb (noun) – uterus; the organ of a woman in which fetus (unborn child) develops before birth.
  41. chore (noun) – a routine task/job.
  42. consume (verb) – use up, utilize, expend.
  43. shop floor (noun) – workshop, plant, business unit.
  44. assembly line (noun) – boring routine, routine job, daily grind; An assembly line is generally a manufacturing process in which interchangeable parts are added to a product in a sequential manner to create an end product.
  45. afresh (adverb) – anew, over again, once more.
  46. subsistence (modifier) – living, livelihood, existence, survival.
  47. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, comprise, represent.
  48. feminist (adjective) – relating to a person who supports feminism (fights for the equality of all people).
  49. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, expert/pundit, learned person.
  50. exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize.
  51. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  52. disallowed (adjective) – rejected, refused, dismissed.
  53. social contract (noun) – it comprises people agreeing to live as one under common laws and in
    enforcing those common laws justly/fairly.
  54. seek (verb) – ask for, try, request.
  55. negotiate (verb) – deal with, cope with; get over.
  56. nagging (adjective) – persistent, continuous, lingering; worrying, distressing, painful.
  57. advocate (noun) – champion, upholder, supporter, backer.
  58. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  59. autonomous (noun) – self-governing, independent, self-determining.
  60. repudiation (noun) – denial/refusal, disavowal/disclaimer, contradiction/rejection.
  61. revolt (noun) – revolution, protest.
  62. therein (adverb) – in that place/respect.
  63. lie (verb) – be present, exist.
  64. radical (adjective) – revolutionary, progressive, reforming.
  65. ideologue (noun) – an uncompromising follower/supporter/advocate of an ideology.
  66. sociologist (noun) – a person who does the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.
  67. path-breaking (adjective) – innovative, pioneering, ingenious.
  68. imprison (verb) – incarcerate, put in prison, send to prison, jail.
  69. isolation (noun) – separation, segregation, setting apart.
  70. dissuade (verb) – discourage, deter, prevent.
  71. ask for (verb) – request, demand, appeal to, urge.
  72. drudgery (noun) – hard work, toiling, hard labour, tedious task.
  73. enable (verb) – permit, allow, facilitate.
  74. sphere (noun) – an area of activity; a field of activity; domain, realm.
  75. remuneration (noun) – payment, earnings, wages.
  76. sophisticated (adjective) – highly developed.
  77. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, primary.
  78. disproportionate (adjective) – inordinate, unreasonable, excessive; out of proportion, relatively too large.
  79. sustain (verb) – keep up, keep alive, preserve; support, give strength to.
  80. pressing (adjective) – urgent, critical, crucial, important.
  81. International Labour Organization (ILO) (noun) – Since founded  in 1919, the International Labor Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. It brings together governments, employers and workers of all member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
  82. as much as (phrase) – almost, nearly the same as.
  83. redress (verb) – rectify, correct, put right, set right, compensate.
  84. ground (noun) – reason, factor, basis, rationale, premise.
  85. petty (adjective) – small/trivial, unimportant, insignificant.
  86. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  87. meagre (adjective) – small, little, paltry, inadequate/deficient.
  88. legislation (noun) – body of laws, rules, regulations, statutes.
  89. predominantly (adverb) – mainly, mostly, commonly.
  90. regulate (verb) – control, oversee, administer something (by using rules and regulations).
  91. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  92. bodily (adjective) – physical, sensual.
  93. bodily autonomy (noun) – the right to governance over our own bodies.
  94. monetize (verb) – earn money, generate revenue.
  95. assert (verb) – declare, announce, pronounce, state.
  96. dignity (noun) – It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your live.
  97. in the long run (phrase) – eventually, in the end, ultimately.


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