The Hindu Lead Article (Journalism after #MeToo) – Oct 15, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Journalism after #MeToo) – Oct 15, 2018

Over the last week, Indian journalism has finally been forced to confront what has long been its dirty secret. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Journalism after #MeToo) – Oct 15, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Journalism after #MeToo) – Oct 15, 2018:

  1. agonising (adjective) – painful, distressing, grievous/severe.
  2. account (noun) – report, narrative, statement (of an experience/event).
  3. prevalence (noun) – commonness, widespread presence, ubiquitousness.
  4. credibly (adverb) – reliably, convincingly, plausibly.
  5. introspection (noun) – self-observation, self-analysis; contemplation/self-reflection.
  6. in all likelihood (phrase) –  most likely, in all probably, no doubt.
  7. not bat an eyelid (phrase) – show no surprise.
  8. flurry (noun) – spate, series, succession.
  9. deplorable (adjective) – disgraceful, dishonourable, unacceptable.
  10. out (verb) – reveal, expose, uncover (in public).
  11. predator (noun) – a person who looks for other people in order to use, control, or harm them in some way​.
  12. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  13. toxic (adjective) – unfriendly, very bad, harmful.
  14. masculinity (noun) – vigour, strength & other characteristics of men.
  15. come forward (phrasal verb) – volunteer, step forward.
  16. disillusion (verb) –  disenchant, discontent, disappoint.
  17. idealism (noun) – utopianism, wishful thinking, daydreaming.
  18. free-spirited (adjective) – freethinking, independent/individualistic, unconventional.
  19. hallowed (adjective) – holy, sacred, blessed.
  20. overdue (adjective) –  very late, long-delayed, needed/deserved (for sometime).
  21. naming and shaming (phrase) – to publicly identify someone who have done something wrong.
  22. perpetrator (noun) – someone who does immoral, harmful and illegal activities.
  23. cathartic (adjective) – purifying, cleansing, releasing.
  24. radical (noun) – fundamental, basic, essential.
  25. outmoded (adjective) – out of date, old-fashioned, obsolete.
  26. by no means (phrase) – not at all, certainly not, in no way.
  27. crack down on (phrasal verb) – get tough on, take severe measures against, come down heavily on.
  28. in earnest (phrase) – serious, determinedly, resolutely.
  29. redressal (noun) – compensation, reparation, remedy.
  30. supersede (verb) – replace, supplant, remove/overthrow.
  31. privileged (adjective) – protected, restricted, secret/confidential.
  32. load the dice in favour of someone (phrase) – put someone at a advantage.
  33. foster (verb) – encourage, promote/nurture, assist.
  34. fussy (adjective) – choosy, picky;  over-embellished.
  35. thin-skinned (adjective) – sensitive, easily upset/hurt, defensive.
  36. antithesis (noun) – direct opposite, reversal, contrast.
  37. due process (noun) – fair treatment (per established principles & procedures).
  38. conversely (adverb) – inversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
  39. spate (noun) – series, flurry; a large number of something (taking place at the same period).
  40. trivialise (verb) – make something seem unimportant or insignificant; underestimate, belittle.
  41. aggravated (adjective) – made serious/severe, exacerbated, enraged.
  42. stark (adjective) – sharply defined, distinct, clear.
  43. have a long way to go (phrase) – need to do a lot or make progress before achieve something (aim/goal).
  44. explicit (adjective) – clear, obvious, direct/straightforward.
  45. overture (noun) – move, approach, signal/advances.
  46. coloured (adjective) – biased, prejudiced, discriminatory.
  47. flirt (verb) – tease, court, woo (playfully).
  48. jest (noun) – prank, joke, funny remark.
  49. sensitisation (noun) – a quality to be reactive/responsive to something.
  50. non-existent (adjective) – imaginary, unreal, suppositional.
  51. lewd (adjective) – crude, obscene, dirty.
  52. misogyny (noun) – prejudice, dislike, hatred (of women).
  53. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in relationship).
  54. business as usual (phrase) – routine, regularity, normal pattern.
  55. reflection (noun) – opinion, thought, viewpoint.
  56. adrenaline rush (noun) – a surge/sudden increase of energy when faced with an exciting or dangerous situation due to the production of adrenaline occurs in the adrenal glands.
  57. litmus test (noun) – indicative test, measure/gauge, index.
  58. camaraderie (noun) – friendship, solidarity, togetherness.
  59. condescension (noun) – superiority, disdain, lordliness.
  60. patronise (verb) – treat like a child/inferior, humiliate.
  61. telling (adjective) – revealing, significant/important, meaningful.
  62. self-righteous (adjective) – self-satisfied, moralizing, complacent/superior.
  63. patriarchal (adjective) – cultures or societies that are controlled by men.
  64. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.
  65. in your backyard (phrase) – in the area of interest or activity where you are directly involved in.


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