The Hindu Lead Article (A summer of gathering discontent) – Apr 24, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (A summer of gathering discontent) – Apr 24, 2018

At the First Round Table Conference in 1930, B.R. Ambedkar reminded his audience: “The men who fought with Clive in the battle of Plassey were the Dusads, and the Dusads are Untouchables. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A summer of gathering discontent) – Apr 24, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A summer of gathering discontent) – Apr 24, 2018:

  1. discontent (noun) – disappointment, dissatisfaction, resentment.
  2. genie (noun) – a guardian, protective or magical spirit; an all-powerful spirit (a “jinni”) residing in a magical oil lamp of Aladdin.
  3. unrest (noun) – protest, dissent, agitation.
  4. insistence (noun) – force, compulsion, demand/command.
  5. commemorate (verb) – celebrate, pay homage to, honour.
  6. bicentennial (adjective) – the two-hundredth anniversary.
  7. instigator (noun) – political agitator, troublemaker, initiator/creator.
  8. immolate (verb) – kill/burn as a sacrifice.
  9. misgivings (noun) – qualm, doubt, reservation.
  10. cauldron (noun) – unstable situation, uncertainty (with emotions).
  11. defang (verb) – make ineffectual/less powerful.
  12. frivolous (adjective) – trivial, insignificant, valueless.
  13. feeble (adjective) – ineffective, unsatisfactory, unconvincing/weak.
  14. protestation (noun) – declaration, announcement, statement (in response to doubt or accusation).
  15. the last straw that broke the camel’s back (phrase) – if someone has a string of problems, and the final unbearable one leaves him/her extremely angry.
  16. put down with (phrasal verb) – suppress, repress, quash/quell.
  17. do away with (phrasal verb) – abolish, discard, remove.
  18. teeter (verb) –  stagger,  fluctuate, oscillate.
  19. precipice (noun) – a very steep rock face or cliff.
  20. laboriously (adverb) – in a manner that takes considerable effort & time.
  21. prophetically (adverb) – in a predictive/far-seeing/visionary way.
  22. postulate (verb) – conjecture, theorize, speculate.
  23. of no avail (phrase) – in vain, unsuccessfully, with no result.
  24. a share of the pie (phrase) – a share of something (available).
  25. subaltern (adjective) –  relating to the lower status/ranking (people) in a social or political hierarchy.
  26. felicitous (adjective) – appropriate,  well expressed, relevant/apt.
  27. intact (adjective) – undamaged, unimpaired, unflawed.
  28. wielder (noun) – holder of power or influence.
  29. umbrella (noun) – support, guardianship, influence.
  30. solidarity (noun) – unity, mutual support, cooperation.
  31. wilt (verb) – lose energy, feel faint, diminish/weaken.
  32. clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  33. harness (verb) – use, utilise, make use of.
  34. alienate (verb) – set/drive apart, separate, disunite.
  35. retribution (noun) – punishment, penalty, nemesis.
  36. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  37. hitherto (adverb) – previously, earlier, so/thus far.
  38. egalitarian (adjective) – common, equal; fair.
  39. strive (verb) – try, attempt, make an effort.
  40. compassionate (adjective) – caring, loving, kind-hearted.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A summer of gathering discontent) – Apr 24, 2018:

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