The Hindu Lead Article (Reading between the rankings) – Oct 13, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Reading between the rankings) – Oct 13, 2018

Two recent developments draw our attention to the state of India’s universities. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Reading between the rankings) – Oct 13, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Reading between the rankings) – Oct 13, 2018:

  1. read between (the lines) (phrase) – try to understand the meaning of something which is not written openly/explicitly.
  2. repressive (adjective) – oppressive, dominating/coercive, authoritarian/draconian.
  3. bode (ill) (verb) – augur, presage, portend (something bad/disastrous).
  4. bearing (noun) – relevance, importance/significance, pertinence/connection.
  5. elicit (verb) – obtain, bring forth/bring out, draw out.
  6. knee-jerk (adjective) – unthinking, automatic, unplanned.
  7. breadth (noun) – range, extent, scope.
  8. of interest (phrase) – interesting.
  9. cling to (verb) – hold on to, stick/adhere to, depend on.
  10. nimble (adjective) – quick, active/fast, quick-thinking/skilful.
  11. pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
  12. line of thought (noun) – a particular way of thinking about a particular topic, concept, or problem.
  13. curricula (plural noun) – syllabus, course of studies, subjects.
  14. eminence (noun) – distinction, notability, reputation.
  15. underlie (verb) – be fundamental, be basic, be essential.
  16. lag (verb) – fall behind, straggle, delay.
  17. dissemination (noun) – spreading, circulation, distribution.
  18. peer (noun) – equal, fellow/co-worker.
  19. lament (verb) – rue; complain about, regret.
  20. opacity (noun) – lack of clarity, obscurity, unclearness.
  21. inhabitant (noun) – resident, occupier, settler.
  22. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly.
  23. wanting (adjective) – deficient, inadequate, lacking/imperfect.
  24. reflect upon (verb) – think about, consider, review.
  25. pervade (verb) – spread through.
  26. mushroom cloud (noun) – mushroom-shaped  cloud of debris/smoke and usually condensed water vapor resulting from a large explosion.
  27. empowerment (noun) – accreditation, authorization, validation.
  28. mediocrity (noun) – ordinariness, lack of inspiration, amateurishness.
  29. owing to (phrase) – because of, as a result of, on account of.
  30. illustration (noun) – exemplification, showing, instancing.
  31. in this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred earlier.
  32. say (noun) – influence, sway, weight, authority.
  33. crystallisation (verb) – formation, solidification.
  34. thwart (verb) – prevent, block, impede/hinder.
  35. persuasion (noun) – coercion, inducement, prompting.
  36. invasion (noun) – occupation, seizure; violation, infringement.
  37. harbour (verb) – nurse, nurture, foster.
  38. rue (verb) – regret,  be sorry about, feel apologetic.
  39. flourish (verb) – thrive/prosper, be strong, be well.
  40. short-sightedness (noun) – lack of imagination, lack of foresight/planning.

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