The Hindu Lead Article (L’affaire Khashoggi) – Oct 20, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (L’affaire Khashoggi) – Oct 20, 2018

The gory, gruesome and ghastly details of the last few moments in the life of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reported in the government-controlled Turkish media. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (L’affaire Khashoggi) – Oct 20, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (L’affaire Khashoggi) – Oct 20, 2018:

  1. L’affaire (noun) – French word meaning “the case”.
  2. defiance (noun) – non-compliance, disobedience; confrontation/opposition.
  3. ambit (noun) – scope, extent, bounds.
  4. gory (noun) – gruesome, violent, brutal.
  5. ghastly (adverb) – terrible, frightful, horrible.
  6. mighty (adjective) – powerful, forceful, important.
  7. authoritarian (adjective) – dictatorial, totalitarian, autocratic.
  8. dissident (adjective) –  dissenting, disagreeing, objecting/opposing.
  9. heretical (adjective) – freethinking, unorthodox, nonconformist.
  10. liquidate (verb) – kill, murder, execute/destroy (violently).
  11. unambiguous (adjective) – unarguable, beyond doubt/question, unquestionable.
  12. silence (verb) – muffle, suppress, reduce/stop.
  13. tokenism (noun) – the policy/practice of making token (symbolic) effort for the minority unfavorably.
  14. defiant (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent/combative;  uncooperative/non-compliant.
  15. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  16. dire (adjective) – terrible, dreadful, outrageous.
  17. token (adjective) – symbolic, indicative, insignificant/unimportant.
  18. boycott (noun) – ban, prohibition, restriction.
  19. outrage (noun) – indignation, fury/anger, disapproval.
  20. universal (adjective) – common, ubiquitous/rampant, widespread.
  21. counsel (noun) – guidelines, ideas, opinions/views.
  22. conviction (noun) – belief, opinion, view.
  23. hypocritical (adjective) – insincere, false/hollow, self-righteous.
  24. unabashed (adjective) – unashamed, unembarrassed, undismayed.
  25. jeopardy (noun) – danger, at risk, insecurity.
  26. monarchy (noun) – a form of government in which a country is ruled by someone who rules for life and usually receives their position from another person when that person dies (Courtesy: VOA Leaning English).
  27. fall guy (noun) – dupe, easy target, fool.
  28. fig leaf (noun) – a leaf of a fig tree. it is used to cover the genitals of a nude in a work of art. It is also figuratively used to hide something unpleasant/displeasing thing from other’s paying attention/notice to it.
  29. cosy (verb) – intimate, informal, friendly.
  30. inhibit (verb) – impede, hinder, prevent.
  31. radical (adjective) – extreme; very different from the traditional.
  32. lest (conjunction) – in case, just in case, for fear that/to avoid the risk of.
  33. side with (phrasal verb) – support, back, stand by/uphold.
  34. deck of cards (phrase) – playing cards; a pack of cards.
  35. misadventure (noun) – misfortune; problem/difficulty, mishap/setback.
  36. prosecute (verb) – carry out/conduct, direct, engage in.
  37. ambitious (adjective) – difficult, exacting, formidable/challenging.
  38. mortal (adjective) – irreconcilable, out-and-out, unpardonable/unforgivable.
  39. befriend (verb) – make friends with, support/back, stand by.
  40. relentless (adjective) – persistent, continuing, constant.
  41. gratitude (noun) – thankfulness, respect, recognition.
  42. insatiable (adjective) – unappeasable, uncontrollable, never satisfied.
  43. thirst (noun) –  strong desire, longing, appetite.
  44. bottomless pockets (adjective) – unlimited, limitless, boundless/inexhaustible.
  45. advocate (verb) – support, champion, uphold.
  46. vis-a-vis (preposition) – in relation to, with regard to.
  47. run into (phrasal verb) – experience, encounter, meet with.
  48. abide by (verb) – comply with, conform to, adhere to/respect.
  49. congressional (adjective) – relating to a national legislative body of the US.
  50. Vox populi (noun) – Latin, literally means ‘the people’s voice’; voice of the people.
  51. trump (verb) – outshine, outclass, surpass/eclipse.
  52. on occasion (phrase) – occasionally, sometimes/at times, now and then.
  53. narrow (adjective) – narrow-minded, intolerant, illiberal/conservative.


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