The Hindu Lead Article (The unifier of modern India) – Oct 31, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The unifier of modern India) – Oct 31, 2018

“By common endeavour we can raise the country to a new greatness, while a lack of unity will expose us to fresh calamities.”For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The unifier of modern India) – Oct 31, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The unifier of modern India) – Oct 31, 2018:

  1. stupendous (adjective) – amazing, astonishing, extraordinary/remarkable.
  2. endeavour (noun) – attempt, try, effort.
  3. calamity (noun) – disaster, catastrophe, tragedy.
  4. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  5. profound (adjective) – thoughtful, sage, insightful.
  6. sterling (adjective) – excellent, outstanding, admirable.
  7. foresight (noun) – forethought, anticipation, planning.
  8. turbulent (adjective) – unstable, stormy, chaotic/tumultuous.
  9. disparate (adjective) – contrasting, different, dissimilar.
  10. dominion (noun) – authority/control, supreme power, sovereignty.
  11. unparalleled (adjective) – unprecedented, unequalled, exceptional.
  12. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  13. feat (noun) – achievement, accomplishment, triumph.
  14. statesman (noun) – senior politician, respected political figure, political leader.
  15. realpolitik (noun) – realistic and practical politics (German word).
  16. earthy (adjective) – simple, natural, homely.
  17. accede (verb) – agree to, accept/endorse, surrender to.
  18. sagacity (noun) – wisdom, insight, intelligence.
  19. patriotism (noun) – devoted love and support for country; nationalism, national loyalty.
  20. persuasive (adjective) – convincing, effective, powerful.
  21. abiding (adjective) – long-lasting, permanent, stable.
  22. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  23. unrest (noun) – disruption, disturbance, disorder.
  24. coercion (noun) – force, harassment, intimidation.
  25. Operation Polo (noun) – it is commonly referred to as “Police Action” when the might of the Indian Army forced the Nizam of Hyderabad to surrender and merge his kingdom with the Indian Union in September 1948.
  26. entertain (verb) – consider, think about, take into consideration.
  27. swift (adjective) – prompt, rapid/sudden, fast.
  28. peninsular (adjective) – describing a part of land surrounded by water on its three sides, but connected to the mainland.
  29. unscrupulous (adjective) – unprincipled, unethical, immoral.
  30. secession (noun) – withdrawal, breakaway, separation.
  31. balk at (phrasal verb) – eschew, resist, refuse.
  32. jeopardy (noun) – danger, at risk, insecurity.
  33. steely (adjective) – firm, fixed, single-minded.
  34. intransigent (adjective) – uncompromising, inflexible, unwavering.
  35. the writing is on the wall (phrase) – sign, indication, omen.
  36. balkanise (verb) – divide/separate a country into smaller states.
  37. dexterity (noun) – capability, ability, skill.
  38. privy purse settlements (noun) – a specified sum of money that was payable annually to the rulers of  princely States by the Indian Government under which an accession agreement in 1947.
  39. ardent (adjective) – passionate, enthusiastic/fervent, dedicated.
  40. swerve (verb) – deviate, diverge, turn aside.
  41. see eye-to-eye (phrase) –  be in agreement, agree, concur.
  42. come in the way of (phrase) – prevent, oppose, defy.
  43. shoulder-to-shoulder (phrase) – united, working together, jointly/cooperatively.
  44. multifaceted (adjective) – diverse, different, various (features/aspects).
  45. competent (adjective) – suitable, fit, appropriate.
  46. peasant (noun) – agricultural worker, small farmer.
  47. marshal (verb) – guide, escort, lead.
  48. unflinching (adjective) – resolute, determined, single-minded.
  49. roll back (phrasal verb) – reverse, cancel, repeal/annul.
  50. cementing (adjective) – joining, connecting, strengthening.
  51. probationer (noun) – trainee, novice, learner/beginner.
  52. trammel (verb) – restrict, restrain, constrain.
  53. predecessor (noun) – ancestor, forefather, antecedent.
  54. out of touch (phrase) – lacking of knowledge/information; lack of awareness/sympathy.
  55. aloof (adjective) – distant, detached, unresponsive.
  56. a bounden duty (phrase) – duty, obligation, responsibility.
  57. graciousness (noun) – politeness, civility, gentlemanness.
  58. magnanimity (noun) – generosity, benevolence, kindness.
  59. candidacy (noun) – candidate-ship.
  60. unveil (verb) – present, announce, disclose/make public.
  61. tribute (noun) – accolade, praise, acclaim/commendation.
  62. emulate (verb) – imitate, follow, take as an example.


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