The Hindu Lead Article (Removing the creases in housework valuation) – Jan 21, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (Removing the creases in housework valuation) – Jan 21, 2021

“The wife owes service and labor to her husband as much and as absolutely as the slave does to his master. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Removing the creases in housework valuation) – Jan 21, 2021.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Removing the creases in housework valuation) – Jan 21, 2021:

  1. crease (noun) – wrinkle, fold, line.
  2. housework (noun) – routine housekeeping (cooking, cleaning, & etc.) work.
  3. continuance (noun) – duration, period, term.
  4. owe (verb) – be indebted, be under an obligation, be obligated.
  5. labour (noun) – work, task, effort.
  6. grate (verb) – irritate, anger, annoy.
  7. Christendom (noun) – The Christian world.
  8. palpably (adverb) – noticeably, visibly, clearly.
  9. statute (noun) – act/law, regulation, rule (written & laid down by the legislature).
  10. fancy (noun) – idea, notion, thought, opinion, belief.
  11. elevated (adjective) – dignified, noble, eminent, revered.
  12. a little lower than the angels (phrase) – so being “lower than the angels” means that one is a mortal, one who is subject to physical death; unlike humans, no angel dies in the Bible. When Adam sinned, God allowed his body to be subject to physical death.
  13. protestant (adjective) – relating to the second-largest form of Christianity. (the Catholic is the largest form of Christianity).
  14. goddess (noun) – (female) deity, divine being, divinity.
  15. ordinance (noun) – (local) order, law, directive/regulation.
  16. spouse (noun) – a husband or wife.
  17. veteran (noun) – (long-serving) expert, seasoned, mature, established/experienced (person in an area of activity).
  18. manifesto (noun) – a publication issued by a political party before a General Election. It contains the set of policies that the party stands for and would wish to implement if elected to govern; (policy) statement, declaration, pronouncement.
  19. revive (verb) – restore, revitalize, renew, bring back.
  20. legislative (adjective) – governmental, parliamentary, law-making, policy-making.
  21. census (noun) – an official survey, particularly of a population.
  22. household (noun) – family, house.
  23. authoritative (adjective) – assured, confident; reliable, dependable.
  24. concur (verb) – permit, consent to, agree to, allow, assent to.
  25. National Statistical Office (NSO) (noun) – The Ministry of Statistics and the Department of Programme Implementation has two wings, one relating to Statistics and the other Programme Implementation. The Statistics Wing called the National Statistical Office (NSO) gives considerable importance to coverage and quality aspects of statistics released in the country. The statistics released are based on administrative sources, surveys and censuses conducted by the Center and State Governments and non-official sources and studies.
  26. caregiving (adjective) – relating to the activity of regularly looking after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.
  27. Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (CMEPSP) (noun) – In February 2008, the President of the French Republic, Nicholas Sarkozy, unsatisfied with the present state of statistical information about the economy and the society, asked, Joseph Stiglitz (President of the Commission), Amartya Sen (Advisor) and Jean Paul Fitoussi (Coordinator) to create a  Commission (committee/panel), subsequently called “The Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress” (CMEPSP). The Commission’s aim has been to identify the limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress.
  28. to the tune of (phrase) – amounting to.
  29. whopping (adjective) – huge, massive, very large, substantial.
  30. undertake (verb) – launch into, begin, start; engage in, become involved in, take part in.
  31. lament (verb) – complain about, regret, rue.
  32. take into consideration (phrase) – consider, take into account.
  33. gratuitous (adjective) – unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, needless, unnecessary.
  34. render (verb) – give, provide, contribute.
  35. equate (verb) – regard as the same as.
  36. compensation (noun) – payment, repayment, settlement (for loss/damage). 
  37. Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (noun) – an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to motor vehicles.
  38. subsistence (modifier) – maintenance, support, existence, living, life.
  39. unproductive (adjective) – futile, useless, pointless, ineffective.
  40. hierarchical (adjective) – relating to the hierarchy (social order/ranking).
  41. marital (adjective) – matrimonial; relating to marriage/wedding.
  42. starkly (adverb) – clearly, distinctly, strikingly; completely.
  43. prerogative (noun) – right, privilege, entitlement; authority, authorization, power.
  44. strangely (adverb) – unusually, surprisingly.
  45. suckle (verb) – breastfeed, feed, nurse.
  46. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, approval.
  47. exempt (verb) – free from, not liable to, not subject to (an obligation).
  48. debt (noun) – financial obligation, outstanding payment, amount due, money owing.
  49. in the aftermath of (phrase) – as a consequence of, as a result of.
  50. American Civil War (noun) – a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded (withdraw from) to form the Confederate States of America. The Civil War began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of Black people.
  51. characterise (verb) – identify, depict, describe.
  52. regressive (adjective) – retrograde, retrogressive, unprogressive/negative.
  53. precedent (noun) – model, exemplar, example, pattern; previous example/instance, prior instance.
  54. sphere (noun) – an area of activity; a field of activity; domain, realm.
  55. spiritual (adjective) – inner, divine, sacred.
  56. uplift (noun) – boost, advancement, uptrend.
  57. vicissitude (noun) – change, transition, transformation.
  58. feminist (adjective) – relating to a person who supports feminism (fights for the equality of all people).
  59. elevation (noun) – promotion, upgrading, advancement.
  60. accompany (verb) – occur with, co-occur with, coincide with, coexist with.
  61. reinforce (verb) – support, strengthen, fortify, bolster up, underpin.
  62. subsequently (adverb) – afterwards, later on, in due course.
  63. Worcester Convention, 1851 (noun) – the second national convention for women’s rights held at Worcester, Massachusetts, Oct. 15, 1851. This convention broadened and deepened the debate over woman’s rights.
  64. dispose (verb) – give away, make over, hand over.
  65. matrimonial (adjective) – relating to marriage.
  66. National Women’s Liberation conference (noun) – The National Women’s Liberation Conference was a United Kingdom initiative organised to bring together activists in the Women’s Liberation Movement with an aim to developing a shared political outlook. Ten UK conferences took place between 1970 and 1978.
  67. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, directly.
  68. Married Women (Protection of Rights) Bill, 1994 (noun) – it provided that a married woman shall be entitled to have an equal share in the property of her husband from the date of her marriage and shall also be entitled to dispose of her share in the property by way of sale, gift, mortgage, will or in any other manner whatsoever.
  69. mortgage (noun) – it is usually a loan sanctioned against an immovable asset like a house or a commercial property.
  70. subordination (noun) – inferiority, inferior position, inferior status, secondary position.
  71. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (noun) – an expert body established in 1982, is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues from around the world. It watches over the progress for women made in those countries that are the States parties to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
  72. unremunerated (adjective) – not remunerated, not paid.
  73. Gross domestic product (GDP) (noun) – a measure of economic activity in a country. It is the total value of a country’s annual output of goods and service.
  74. de facto (adjective) – Latin, literally ‘of fact’; existing, actual, effective.
  75. tie (noun) – bond, relationship.
  76. assertive (adjective) – confident, decisive, firm, determined.
  77. prenuptial (adjective) – occurring before marriage.
  78. clause (noun) – requirement, provision.

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