The Hindu Lead Article (One people, many countries) – Sep 21, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (One people, many countries) – Sep 21, 2019

Around 50,000 Indian Americans are expected to attend a rally in Houston, Texas on September 22 to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (One people, many countries) – Sep 21, 2019.

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  1. futility (noun) – uselessness, pointlessness, vanity.
  2. ultra-nationalism (noun) – extreme nationalism (hyper-nationalism).
  3. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element.
  4. paradox (noun) – mystery, absurdity; incongruity.
  5. protagonist (noun) – supporter, advocate/champion, proponent.
  6. spur (verb) – stimulate, prompt, propel.
  7. self-reflection (noun) – serious thinking about one’s own feelings.
  8. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  9. allegiance (noun) – loyalty, faithfulness, adherence/bond.
  10. abjure (verb) – renounce, relinquish, reject/forgo.
  11. fidelity (noun) – accuracy, exactness, precision.
  12. diaspora (noun) – the people who spread/scatter from their own country to places across the world.
  13. contour (noun) – outline, shape, form.
  14. subordinate (verb) – treat or regard as of lesser importance.
  15. puritan (noun) – moralistic, tight-laced, narrow-minded.
  16. unitary (adjective) – relating to a system of government in which power is provided to the central government.
  17. expel (verb) – banish, exile, deport, evict/expatriate.
  18. intruder (noun) – infiltrator, encroacher, violator.
  19. homogeneous (adjective) – uniform, identical/unvarying, similar.
  20. utopia (noun) – ideal place, paradise, heaven.
  21. fallacy (noun) – misconception, misbelief, false notion.
  22. pursuit (noun) – aspiration, quest, search.
  23. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  24. populism (noun) – related to policies that supposedly represent the opinions of ordinary people (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  25. fractured (adjective) – broken, separated, divided.
  26. unalloyed (adjective) – unlimited, unrestricted, unconditional.
  27. fealty (noun) – allegiance/adherence, faithfulness, obedience/loyalty.
  28. fulcrum (noun) – essential role, central role, main role.
  29. adulation (noun) – admiration, praise/applause, worship.
  30. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
  31. amplify (verb) – intensify, magnify/raise, escalate.
  32. undermine (verb) – weaken, spoil, damage.
  33. pluralism (noun) – (of people) the practice exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  34. champion (noun) – advocate, promoter, supporter.
  35. helm (noun) – responsible, in authority, in charge.
  36. take a leaf out of someone’s book (idiom) – to imitate someone. (for more details, visit The Hindu).
  37. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in relationship).
  38. drum up (phrasal verb) – gather, collect, obtain.
  39. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  40. supremacism (noun) – the support for a belief that a particular group of people are superior than others in the society.
  41. majoritarianism (noun) – 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.
  42. belittle (verb) – undervalue, denigrate, downgrade.
  43. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  44. keep one’s mouth shut (phrase) – say nothing, keep quiet, not give the game away.
  45. arbitrarily (adverb) – with random choice or personal whim; unpredictably, unreasonably, illogically.
  46. constitutionalism (noun) – limited/restrained/controlled government.
  47. caucus (noun) – faction, camp, group; a group of members of the United States Congress.
  48. unequivocal (adjective) – unambiguousunmistakable; straightforward, categorical.
  49. pluralist (adjective) – coexisting; relating to (the people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  50. fraught (adjective) – anxious/worried, distressed, agitated/panicky.
  51. descent (noun) – ancestry, parentage, family.
  52. ceaseless (adjective) – constant, continuous, unending/unrelenting.
  53. hyphenated (adjective) – relating to a person who is active in more than one sphere or occupation.
  54. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  55. upsurge (noun) – growth, rise, enlargement, expansion.
  56. pre-eminence (noun) – superiority, supremacy, predominance.
  57. linguistic (adjective) – relating to language; lingual.
  58. embassy (noun) – the building where a consul lives and works; consulate.
  59. persecute (verb) – victimize, punish, mistreat/oppress.
  60. deportation (noun) – expulsion/expelling, banishment, exile.
  61. owe (verb) – be in debt, be indebted; have something because of.
  62. immigrant (noun) – non-native, foreigner, migrant.
  63. inhabitant (noun) – native community, local people, (permanent) resident/dweller.
  64. indigenous (adjective) – native/local, original, domestic.
  65. spurious (adjective) – bogus, fake, not genuine.
  66. overlook (verb) – miss, fail to notice; disregard, neglect/ignore.
  67. facet (noun) – aspect, feature, characteristic/nuance.
  68. bizarrely (adverb) – strangely, unusually, oddly.
  69. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  70. reticent (adjective) – reserved, shy, introverted/restrained.
  71. ultra-nationalist (adjective) – relating to a person with extreme nationalism (hyper-nationalism).
  72. cross one’s mind (phrase) – come into one’s consciousness, suggest itself, strike one.
  73. archaic (adjective) – obsolete, old-fashioned, outdated/very old.


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