The Hindu Lead Article (Congress, stuck in a quagmire) – Sep 13, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (Congress, stuck in a quagmire) – Sep 13, 2019

In the wake of the divide within the Congress Party on the Narendra Modi government’s unilateral moves on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K),… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Congress, stuck in a quagmire) – Sep 13, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Congress, stuck in a quagmire) – Sep 13, 2019:

  1. stick in (verb) – remain fixed.
  2. quagmire (noun) – unfortunate situation, muddle, mix-up.
  3. plague (verb) – afflict, torment, trouble.
  4. ideological (adjective) – relating to a system of ideas.
  5. schism (noun) – a division between people within a group with differences in opinion; separation, split, rift.
  6. impair (verb) – weaken, damage, spoil.
  7. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  8. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a result of, as a consequence of.
  9. unilateral (adjective) – relating to a method of taking decisions (on international relations) by a state (country) individually without considering other states (countries).
  10. idealistic (adjective) – visionary, unrealistic, impractical.
  11. point (verb) – indicate, suggest, signal/signify.
  12. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  13. chorus (noun) – in unison, together, simultaneously/at the same time.
  14. when push comes to shove (phrase) – eventually, in the end, finally.
  15. deride (verb) – ridicule, mock, make fun of/insult.
  16. old guard (noun) – old member of an organisation.
  17. chunk of (noun) – a significant amount of.
  18. gung-ho (adjective) – enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated.
  19. dichotomy (noun) – disunion, difference, disagreement.
  20. rive (verb) – torn apart, split, ripped apart.
  21. paradoxically (adverb) – contradictorily, , inconsistently, incongruously.
  22. tag line (noun) – saying, formula, legend.
  23. embark on (phrasal verb) – start, begin, initiate/commence.
  24. shatter (verb) – destroy, wreck, ruin/devastate .
  25. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  26. humongous (adjective) – huge, enormous, substantial/massive.
  27. pull off (phrasal verb) – achieve, succeed in, accomplish.
  28. thunder (verb) – strike powerfully.
  29. majoritarian (adjective) – relating to a philosophy that states that a majority (sometimes categorized by religion, language, social class, or some other identifying factor) of the population is entitled to a certain degree of primacy (priority) in society, and has the right to make decisions that affect the society.
  30. bluster (noun) – threats, domineering, aggressive talk (with little effect).
  31. compound (verb) – intensify, heighten, increase; aggravate (the negative aspects).
  32. brain fog (noun) – a mental condition in which the subject experiences problems in concentrating, thinking clearly, or remembering things.
  33. humiliating (adjective) – embarrassing, dispiriting, discouraging/disheartening.
  34. moorings (noun) – stabilizing influence/power.
  35. the heart and the mind (phrase) – used in reference to emotional and intellectual support.
  36. descend on (phrasal verb) – come in force, arrive in hordes (large groups).
  37. savage (verb) – criticize severely, attack, condemn.
  38. explicit (adjective) – clear, direct, obvious.
  39. deplore (verb) – regret, express regret about, lament.
  40. brazen (adjective) – bold and shameless; unashamed, unabashed.
  41. revoke (verb) – cancel, repeal, abrogate.
  42. emphatic (adjective) – definite, strong, conclusive/decisive (of a result).
  43. unequivocal (adjective) – unambiguousunmistakable; straightforward, categorical.
  44. unexceptionable (adjective) – reasonable, satisfactory, unremarkable.
  45. spelt-out (adjective) – relating to something explained in a very clear way with details.
  46. align (verb) – combine, link up, join.
  47. apparently (adjective) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  48. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  49. turn out (phrasal verb) – transpire, emerge, appear.
  50. the way forward (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  51. whip (noun) – a member of a political party who is in charge of written notice provide to their members in Parliament to vote (to support the act/policy).
  52. horde (noun) – a large group of people.
  53. catchphrase (noun) – saying, slogan, mantra.
  54. nuance (noun) – fine distinction, subtle difference/subtlety, variation.
  55. purge (verb) – clear-out, remove, get rid of, absolve.
  56. non-sectarian (adjective) – universal, all-embracing, all-inclusive.
  57. robust (adjective) – strong, powerful.’
  58. exclusivism (noun) – the doctrine that one religion is the only true religion, or that one religious sect is the only true version of a larger religion.
  59. flaunt (verb) – show off, exhibit, display ostentatiously.
  60. rabid (adjective) – extreme, fanatical, overzealous.
  61. counterpart (noun) – a person/thing that serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  62. lexicon (noun) – dictionary, wordbook, vocabulary list.
  63. excise (verb)- delete, cancel, strike out.
  64. shrillness (noun) – loudness, forcefulness, screaming.
  65. condition (verb) – control, govern, influence; train, teach, educate.
  66. adherence (noun) – commitment to, attachment to.
  67. unapologetically (adverb) – unwillingness to express regret or apology.
  68. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  69. in the making (phrase) – burgeoning, coming, growing, developing.
  70. raze (verb) – destroy, demolish, knock down/bulldoze ( a building).
  71. muscle (noun) – strength, power, muscularity.
  72. lull (noun) – pause/respite, interval/break, suspension/cessation.
  73. illusory (adjective) – imaginary, fancied, unreal.
  74. pillory (verb) – attack, criticize, censure, condemn publicly.
  75. appease (verb) – conciliate, pacify; satisfy, fulfil.
  76. stray (adjective) – random, accidental/unexpected, isolated.
  77. address (noun) – speak, talk, monologue/discourse.
  78. notwithstanding (adverb) – nonetheless, even so, all the same, after everything.
  79. ad nauseam (adverb) – repeatedly, again and again, frequently.
  80. seize on/upon (verb) – take eager advantage of.
  81. appeasement (noun) – conciliation, pacification, concession/accommodation.
  82. make a mockery of (phrase) – make something to look foolish/absurd.
  83. embrace (verb) – accept, be in favour of, support.
  84. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  85. echelon (noun) – level, rank, grade (in an organization).
  86. heckle (verb) – disrupt, interrupt, taunt.
  87. intellectual (adjective) – academic, scholar, learned person.
  88. pick and choose (phrase) – select only the best.
  89. mobilise (verb) – organize, call up, bring into play/generate.
  90. seduction (non) – temptation, attraction, lure, allure.
  91. advocate (verb) – support, champion, uphold.
  92. abjure (verb) – renounce, relinquish, reject.
  93. in sight (phrase) – perceptible, perceivable, noticeable/visible.


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