The Hindu Lead Article (One Asia, two perspectives) – Feb 15, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (One Asia, two perspectives) – Feb 15, 2020

In 1968, Gunnar Myrdal, distinguished Swedish economist and later a Nobel Laureate, published his three-volume Asian Drama. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (One Asia, two perspectives) – Feb 15, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (One Asia, two perspectives) – Feb 15, 2020:

  1. perspective (noun) – outlook, viewpoint, approach.
  2. pessimism (noun) – negative thinking, distrust, doubt.
  3. optimism (noun) – hopefulness, confidence, positiveness.
  4. distinguished (adjective) – eminent, famous, renowned, prominent, well known.
  5. laureate (noun) – a person who is honoured with an award for outstanding achievement.
  6. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, display, represent.
  7. epic (noun) – an extraordinarily long and difficult task/activity.
  8. perhaps (adverb) – maybepossibly.
  9. dire (adjective) – terrible, awful, distressing.
  10. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  11. parlance (noun) – expressions, terms, vernacular/language.
  12. scholarly (adjective) – well researched, thorough, detailed.
  13. crux (noun) – essence, most important point, central point.
  14. (be) catch in (phrasal verb) – unexpectedly find oneself in (an unwelcome situation).
  15. equilibrium (noun) – balance, symmetry, parity/equality.
  16. trap (verb) – an unpleasant situation; deception, trick.
  17. built-in (adjective) – basic, fundamental, essential.
  18. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  19. of course (phrase) – naturally, certainly, absolutely.
  20. accompany (verb) – occur with, be present with, coincide with, coexist with.
  21. labour-intensive (adjective) – relating to the process where a larger portion of total costs is due to labour as compared with the portion for costs incurred in purchase, maintenance, and depreciation of capital equipment.
  22. fall in line (phrase) – conform with others.
  23. hazardous (adjective) – uncertain, risky, unpredictable, precarious.
  24. pessimistic (adjective) – distrustful, doubting, suspicious/cynical.
  25. prospect (noun) – view, outlook, perspective.
  26. put forward (phrasal verb) – moot, propose, suggest (an idea).
  27. expound (verb) – propose, present, offer/put forward.
  28. mindedness (noun) – the condition of being minded in a particular way.
  29. irresponsiveness (noun) – the condition of being irresponsive.
  30. betterment (noun) – improvement, upgrading; reform.
  31. scorn (noun) – contempt, derision, mockery, disdain.
  32. superstitious (adjective) – unfounded, unprovable, irrational.
  33. irrational (adjective) – unreasonable, illogical, groundless.
  34. submission (noun) – yielding, capitulation, agreement, acceptance.
  35. exploitation (noun) – taking advantage, making use, misuse, ill treatment, squeezing.
  36. aptitude (noun) – talent, skill, ability.
  37. imperfection (noun) – flaws, faults, faultiness, irregularity.
  38. integrity (noun) – honesty, morality, sincerity.
  39. substantially (adverb) – considerably, significantly, largely.
  40. concede (verb) – admit, acknowledge, accept.
  41. radical (adjective) – fundamental, basic, essential.
  42. virtually (adverb) – effectively, nearly.
  43. scholar (noun) – academic, intellectual, learned person.
  44. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, recognize, draw attention to, mention.
  45. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, make up, comprise/form.
  46. put together (phrasal verb) – assemble, organize, arrange.
  47. the bottom of the pit (phrase) – the lowest part.
  48. characteristic (noun) – typical, usual, normal, predictable.
  49. come out (phrasal verb) – become known, emerge, transpire.
  50. prevalent (adjective) – widespread, usual/common, ubiquitous.
  51. academic (noun) – scholar, lecturer/professor, educator, instructor.
  52. profile (noun) – description, outline, depiction/portrait.
  53. outlier (noun) – a person/thing which is  detached from the main system.
  54. precipitous (adjective) – sudden, unexpected, swift, abrupt.
  55. plunge to (verb) – plummet, fall, tumble, go down, sink, slump.
  56. laggard (noun) – slower, sluggish/stagnant, snail-paced.
  57. stunning (adjective) – staggering, incredible, breathtaking.
  58. stock market (noun) – equity market, share market, a stock exchange. It is where traders buy and sell shares of companies on a public exchange.
  59. manifest (verb) – indicate, show, display, exhibit.
  60. notably (adverb) – especially, particularly, primarily.
  61. closed economy (noun) – it means no imports come into the country and no exports leave the country.
  62. capital movement (noun) – capital flows; when money for investment goes from one country to another.
  63. subsequently (adverb) – afterwards, later on, eventually.
  64. poverty line (noun) – poverty threshold, poverty limit; it is the minimum level of income considered adequate in a particular country.
  65. phenomenal (adjective) – exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable.
  66. multifaceted (adjective) – diverse, different, various (features/aspects).
  67. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  68. a far cry from (phrase) – a very different one.
  69. cardinal (adjective) – fundamental, primary, principal.
  70. absolute poverty (noun) – a condition where a person does not have the minimum amount of income needed to meet the minimum requirements for one or more basic living needs over an extended period of time.
  71. nexus (noun) – connection, link.
  72. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  73. optimistic (adjective) – positive, confident, hopeful.
  74. circa (preposition) – approximately, around, about.


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