The Hindu Lead Article (The changing structure of riots) – Apr 26, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The changing structure of riots) – Apr 26, 2018

The recent riots in West Bengal and Bihar have got stuck in the gullet of Indian democracy. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The changing structure of riots) – Apr 26, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The changing structure of riots) – Apr 26, 2018:

  1. gullet (noun) – throat.
  2. cynical (adjective) – sceptical, doubtful, distrustful.
  3. premeditated (adjective) – intentional,  deliberate, pre-planned.
  4. sterile (adjective) – pointless, ineffective, uninspiring.
  5. sinister (adjective) – evil/wicked, bad, criminal.
  6. morphology (noun) – a particular form, shape, or structure of something.
  7. repertoire (noun) – collection, stock, range.
  8. lynch mob (noun) – a group of people punishing/killing someone by hanging  for claimed offence without legal trail.
  9. feed on (phrasal verb) – depend on, exist on, live on.
  10. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, business as usual, routine, regularity.
  11. spectre (noun) – threat, menace, danger/peril.
  12. dub (verb) – tag, term, name.
  13. pretext (noun) –  false excuse, alleged reason, plea/claim.
  14. arson (noun) – setting fire intentionally to damage/destroy public properties, particularly buildings.
  15. lukewarm (adjective) – unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested.
  16. get carried away (phrasal verb) – lose self-control.
  17. prejudice (noun) – bigotry, intolerance, discrimination.
  18. pretend to (verb) – claim, profess, pose.
  19. brazenly (adverb) – blatantly, flagrantly, boldly & shamelessly.
  20. cohort (noun) – group, generation, category/section.
  21. gimmickry (noun) – the use of trick, stunt, scheme.
  22. hypocrisy (noun) – false virtue, falseness/duplicity, double-dealing.
  23. solidarity (noun) – unity, mutual support, cooperation.
  24. banally (adverb) – conventionally, commonly, ordinarily.
  25. furore (noun) – commotion, turmoil, agitation.
  26. vandalize (verb) – damage, destroy, impair/spoil (public & or private property).
  27. unyielding (adjective) – firm/resolute, inflexible, uncompromising.
  28. inevitably (adverb) – naturally, automatically, certainly/definitely.
  29. intransigence (noun) – refusal to change opinion.
  30. preen (verb) – congratulate, be pleased, be pride of (oneself).
  31. machismo (noun) – aggressive masculinity, macho, chauvinism.
  32. logistics (noun) – organization, orchestration, masterminding.
  33. caveat (noun) – warning, caution of provision, condition.
  34. throw to the dogs (phrase) – discard as worthless.
  35. pavlovian (adjective) – relating to a method to cause a reflex (automatic) response or behavior by training with repetitive action; (Classical conditioning) suggested by the Russian physiologist I. P. Pavlov.
  36. retaliation (noun) – counterattack; vengeance, revenge/retribution.
  37. animosity (noun) – hostility, antagonism, enmity/aversion.
  38. litany (noun) – repetition/account, listing, inventory.
  39. vacillation (noun) – indecisiveness, irresoluteness, uncertainty.
  40. indifference (noun) – lack of concern/interest, disregard, carelessness.
  41. tacit (adjective) – implicit, implied/hinted.
  42. bluster (noun) – threats, domineering, aggressive talk (with little effect).
  43. intrude (verb) – force/push, infringe/volate.
  44. quagmire (noun) – unfortunate situation, muddle, mix-up.
  45. vitiate (verb) – spoil, impair, destroy.
  46. waffle (verb) – speak  at length indefinitely.
  47. appal (verb) – horrify, shock, dismay.
  48. contempt for (noun) – disrespect, disregard, neglect.
  49. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  50. prelude (noun) – preliminary, preparation, overture/opening.
  51. critique (noun) – analysis, evaluation, assessment.
  52. Casandra cry (noun) – figuratively, valid warnings or concerns (which are dismissed or disbelieved) resulting disaster.
  53. oxymoron (noun) – contradiction, inconsistency, incongruity.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The changing structure of riots) – Apr 26, 2018:

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