The Hindu Lead Article (The last word on the state and temples) – Apr 22, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (The last word on the state and temples) – Apr 22, 2021

In the midst of the recent electoral campaign in Tamil Nadu, a movement to free Hindu temples from state control gained some traction. Ask the proponents of the movement who they see as the state’s successor… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The last word on the state and temples) – Apr 22, 2021.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The last word on the state and temples) – Apr 22, 2021:

  1. movement (noun) – campaign, drive, push.
  2. seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  3. delink (verb) – separate, segregate, isolate, dissociate.
  4. misprize (verb) – undervalue, belittle, denigrate, downgrade.
  5. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  6. campaign (noun) – an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group.
  7. traction (noun) – momentum, purchase, popularity.
  8. proponent (noun) – advocate, supporter, upholder/promoter.
  9. successor (noun) – inheritor, next-in-line, descendant.
  10. personnel (noun) – force, staff, employees, workforce.
  11. constitute (verb) – account for, comprise, represent.
  12. status quo ante (phrase) – a Latin phrase meaning “the state of affairs existing before” (or) “the way things were before”.
  13. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, unavailability.
  14. plant (verb) – insert, imprint, instil, put.
  15. reinstate (verb) – restore, bring back, re-establish.
  16. hierarchical (adjective) – relating to the hierarchy (social order/ranking).
  17. negate verb) – deny, dispute, reject; invalidate, nullify.
  18. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  19. civic (adjective) – government, public.
  20. faith (noun) – religion, religious belief.
  21. intuitive (adjective) – instinctive, natural, inherent.
  22. oversee (verb) – supervise, be in charge of, be responsible for, look after.
  23. anathema (noun) – strong curse; someone or something that you strongly dislike/hate/oppose; abhorrence, abomination, detestation, aversion, antipathy.
  24. secular (adjective) – non-religious.
  25. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
  26. distinct (adjective) – clear-cut, definite, well defined, clearly noticeable, easily distinguishable.
  27. antecedents (noun) – history, background, record.
  28. conscious (adjective) – aware, mindful, sensible.
  29. entitle (verb) – authorize, allow, permit.
  30. conscience (noun) – a sense of right and wrong, moral sense, inner voice.
  31. circumscribe (verb) – restrict, limit; regulate.
  32. constituent (noun) – integral part/unit.
  33. mindful (adjective) – aware of, conscious of, heedful of.
  34. entitle (verb) – authorize, sanction, allow, permit.
  35. conscience (noun) – a sense of right and wrong, moral sense, inner voice.
  36. ought (not) to (modal verb) – must (not), should (not).
  37. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, give rise to.
  38. perpetuation (noun) – continuation, prolongationextension.
  39. sovereign (adjective) – supreme, absolute, unlimited, unrestricted.
  40. thwart (verb) – prevent, hamper/hinder, obstruct/block.
  41. egalitarian (adjective) – common, equal, fair.
  42. the commonweal (noun) – the well being of the people.
  43. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  44. caveat (noun) – warning, caution, condition.
  45. proviso (noun) – condition/term, provision/clause, stipulation.
  46. Articles 25 of the Constitution of India (noun) – Article 25 guarantees the freedom of conscience, the freedom to profess, practice and propagate religion to all citizens.
  47. Articles 26 of the Constitution of India (noun) – Article 25 provides that every religious denomination has the following rights, subject to
    morality, health and public order.
  48. propagate (verb) – spread, disseminate, communicate.
  49. subject to (adjective) – conditional on, dependent on, controlled by, constrained by.
  50. public order (noun) – it is essentially the absence of disorder – the quiet and orderly behaviour of people in public space. It involves people behaving sensibly and rationally, and respecting others.
  51. morality (noun) – ethics, ethos, correctness, ethicality.
  52. what is more (phrase) – moreover.
  53. provision (noun) – clause, (legal) term, requirement, condition.
  54. stand in the way of (phrase) – prevent someone from accomplishing something.
  55. regulate (verb) – control, oversee, administer something (by using rules and regulations).
  56. welfare (noun) – a government program that provides (financial) assistance to individuals and families in need; social security, public assistance.
  57. social welfare (noun) – the range of assistance (government & private) programs designed to ensure the well being of a nation’s citizens, particularly poor or disadvantaged people.
  58. on the other hand (phrase) – as an alternative, or, as another option, as a substitute.
  59. denomination (noun) – (religious) faith, belief, doctrine, theology; a branch of any religion.
  60. administer (verb) – manage, control, regulate.
  61. in accordance with (phrase) –in agreement with, in conformity with, in line with, in compliance with.
  62. bound by (adjective) – obliged, compelled, required, constrained.
  63. reading (noun) – analysis, explanation, interpretation, understanding.
  64. substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, huge.
  65. override (verb) – reject, cancel, reverse, revoke, overrule, nullify.
  66. belong to (verb) – be affiliated to, be associated with, be connected to, be linked to.
  67. partake (verb) – participate, take part/join, engage.
  68. expressly (adverb) – absolutely, clearly, unequivocally, unmistakably.
  69. Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act in 1951 (noun) – It was enacted to reinforce the power of a government department called the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Commission to inspect and supervise Hindu temples and maths (monasteries) and audit their accounts.
  70. Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Act, 1959 (noun) – An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the administration and governance of Hindu Religious and Charitable Institutions and Endowments in the State of Tamil Nadu.
  71. sovereignty (noun) – authority, supreme power, domination.
  72. come into force (phrase) – come to effect (a new law, rule, change, etc.).
  73. treatise (noun) – discourse, thesis, critique, written work.
  74. endowment (noun) – income or form of property given.
  75. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  76. habitually (adverb) – customarily, usually, normally.
  77. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  78. intent (noun) – purpose, intention, objective.
  79. will (noun) – desire, wish, preference, disposition.
  80. Mutawalli (noun) – the person who takes over the management of waqf. 
  81. to be sure (phrase) – certainly, surely; used to highlight something.
  82. circumstances (noun) – situation, conditions, state of affairs.
  83. substantially (adverb) – considerably, significantly, largely.
  84. provincial (adjective) – regional, territorial.
  85. cede (verb) – lose, give up, concede, surrender, relinquish (power/authority).
  86. regulatory authority (noun) – the government agency that is responsible for exercising autonomous dominion over some area of (human) activity in a regulatory/monitoring capacity.
  87. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, make preparations for, put things in order for.
  88. fold (noun) – group.
  89. appropriate (verb) – take possession of, take over, assume, secure, acquire.
  90. statute (noun) – act/law, regulation, rule (written & laid down by the legislature).
  91. frame (verb) – formulate, plan, devise, work out.
  92. rationale (noun) – reason, reasoning/thinking, logic, grounds, basis.
  93. oversight (noun) – supervision, administration, superintendence.
  94. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  95. legislation (noun) – body of laws, rules, regulations, statutes.
  96. repeal (verb) – revoke, invalidate, cancel, nullify.
  97. consonance (noun) – agreement, concord, accordance.
  98. (be) vested in (verb) – confer on, grant to, give to, entrust to.
  99. breach (verb) – break, contravene, violate.
  100. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  101. precisely (adverb) – exactly, absolutely, squarely.
  102. strive (verb) – try, attempt, make every effort.
  103. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  104. deregulation (noun) – the removal of (government’s) regulations.
  105. the Waqf Act, 1995 (noun) – An Act to provide for the better administration of [Auqaf] and for matters connected therewith.
  106. reformist (noun) – a person who supports reformation of a system; groundbreaker, pathfinder.
  107. perhaps (adverb) – maybepossibly.
  108. tribune (noun) – a supporter, champion, advocate, protector (of the people).
  109. deficiency (noun) – insufficiency, lack, shortage, inadequacy, deficit.
  110. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  111. prescribe (verb) – stipulate, lay down, set down, promulgate.
  112. underpin (verb) – support, strengthen, fortify, buttress.


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