The Hindu Lead Article (Misogyny in a modern idiom) – Oct 08, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Misogyny in a modern idiom) – Oct 08, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Misogyny in a modern idiom) – Oct 08, 2018:

  1. misogyny (noun) – prejudice, dislike, hatred (of women).
  2. idiom (noun) –  mode of expression, expression, language.
  3. symptomatic (adjective) – indicative, signalling, warning.
  4. malaise (noun) –  trouble, unhappiness, anguish.
  5. curriculum (noun) – syllabus, subjects, programme of studies.
  6. tread (verb) – step, stride, go.
  7. stride (noun) – (long) step, proceed, move.
  8. witchcraft (noun) – (black) magic, enchantment, alchemy; ancient practice of trying to change ordinary metals into gold.
  9. suspicion (noun) – intuition, mistrust/distrust, misgiving (of other people).
  10. prone to (adjective) – vulnerable, susceptible, at risk of.
  11. revenge (noun) – vengeance, reprisal, tit for tat.
  12. trivialise (verb) – make something seem unimportant or insignificant; underestimate, belittle.
  13. throw light on (phrase) – explain, clarify, clear up.
  14. disparity (noun) – noticeable and often unfair difference between people; inequality, difference.
  15. demean (verb) – discredit, degrade, demote.
  16. portrayal (noun) – depiction, representation, characterization.
  17. loathing (noun) – very strong feeling of dislike or hatred.
  18. fantasy (noun) – vision/imagination; dream, wishful thinking.
  19. conquest (noun) – victory, triumph, gain.
  20. sick (adjective) – gruesome, cruel, offensive.
  21. ethos (noun) – principles, beliefs, ethics/standards.
  22. pervade (verb) – spread through.
  23. contain (verb) – control, stifle, restrain.
  24. recede (verb) – diminish, lessen, grow less.
  25. spontaneity  (noun) – the state of being spontaneous.
  26. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  27. relevance (noun) – significance, correctness, appropriateness.
  28. sinister (adjective) – threatening, disturbing, bad.
  29. milieu (noun) – environment, background, atmosphere.
  30. abduct (verb) – kidnap, hold hostage, hijack.
  31. inscription (noun) – engraving, wording, writing.
  32. persuade (verb) – convince, influence; lead/cause.
  33. narrative (noun) – account, story, description.
  34. interpretation (noun) – meaning, understanding, reading.
  35. paradoxical (adjective) – contradictory, conflicting, inconsistent.
  36. discourse (noun) – discussion, conversation, debate.
  37. psychoanalyst (noun) – one  who practises psychoanalysis (a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e., make the unconscious conscious).
  38. upbringing (noun) – raising, bringing up, care.
  39. insight (noun) – deep understanding, realization, recognition.
  40. folklore (noun) – story, myth, tale.
  41. impair (verb) – damage,  reduce, weaken.
  42. nourish (verb) – nurture, foster, maintain.
  43. celibacy (noun) –  virginity, self-restraint, chastity; (it is typically defined as a person voluntarily refraining from romantic relationships and/or sexual activity, often for religious reasons).
  44. cultivate (adjective) – improve, elevate, develop.
  45. lore (noun) – myths, culture, superstitions.
  46. townsman (noun) – inhabitant, local.
  47. preach (verb) – proclaim, teach, spread/propagate (mainly religious beliefs).
  48. prejudice (noun) – bigotry, intolerance, discrimination.
  49. stereotype (noun) – cliché, standard/conventional image; conventional label/tag.
  50. embedded (adjective) – ingrained, established.
  51. content (verb) –  please, satisfy, soothe.
  52. self righteousness (noun) –  self-satisfaction, superiority, complacency.
  53. sanity (noun) – (common) sense, rationality, reasonable behaviour .
  54. hamper (verb) – hinder, impede, restrict.
  55. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  56. pornography (noun) – obscene or indecent digital material (movies, pictures, magazines, etc.,) that show or describe sexual matters in order to cause sexual excitement.
  57. dire (adjective) – dreadful, terrible, horrible.
  58. inundate (verb) – swamp, overrun, overload/bog down.
  59. apparatus (noun) – structure, system/framework, organization.
  60. wild (adjective) – uncontrolled, unrestrained, undisciplined.


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