The Hindu Lead Article (The voice that is great within us) – Oct 02, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The voice that is great within us) – Oct 02, 2018

Truth, Satya, was the central axis of the Gandhian system of thought and practice. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The voice that is great within us) – Oct 02, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The voice that is great within us) – Oct 02, 2018:

  1. turn on (phrasal verb) – depend/hinge on; revolve round, relate to.
  2. contemporary (adjective) – of the time, of the day, simultaneous/concurrent.
  3. scholar (noun) – intellectual, academic, learned person.
  4. intricate (adjective) – complex, complicated, detailed.
  5. subsist (verb) – continue, last, persist/endure.
  6. eternal (adjective) – everlasting, continuous, permanent.
  7. insight (noun) – revelation, understanding, realization.
  8. lapse (noun) – deterioration, decline/fall, worsening.
  9. triumph (verb) –   win, succeed, prevail.
  10. testimony (noun) – proof, evidence, witness.
  11. palpable (adjective) – perceptible, observable, recognizable.
  12. veracity (noun) – truthfulness, accuracy, correctness.
  13. account (noun) – narrative, report, statement.
  14. perjury (noun) – lying under oath, giving false evidence, making false statements.
  15. bedrock (noun) – core, basis/base, foundation.
  16. dispensable (adjective) – unnecessary, unneeded, inessential.
  17. tip (verb) – lean, tilt, incline. (“tip the scales” is a phrase and it means “be the deciding point/make crucial difference”).
  18. equitable (adjective) – fair, just, impartial.
  19. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  20. egalitarian (adjective) – common, equal; fair.
  21. poise (verb) – balance, be suspended, hang.
  22. recourse to (noun) – resort to, make use of, use/utilise.
  23. strain (verb) – struggle, strive, labour.
  24. compass (noun) – scope, range/limt, boundary.
  25. bafflement (noun) – confusion, puzzlement/bewilderment, perplexity
  26. factual (adjective) – realistic, true, genuine.
  27. embark on (verb) – begin, start, undertake.
  28. ordeal (noun) – painful experience, unpleasant experience, difficulty.
  29. celibacy (noun) –  virginity, self-restraint, chastity; (it is typically defined as a person voluntarily refraining from romantic relationships and/or sexual activity, often for religious reasons).
  30. asceticism (noun) – austerity, self-discipline, simplicity.
  31. confound (verb) –  contradict, counter, go against.
  32. sceptical (adjective) – dubious, doubtful, questioning.
  33. antagonistic (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent, argumentative.
  34. peer (noun) – equal, fellow/co-worker.
  35. delve (verb) – investigate, conduct investigations into, research.
  36. knotty (adjective) – complex, complicated, intricate.
  37. conscience (noun) – morals, standards, values/principles.
  38. steer away (phrasal verb) – move/turn away, reject, repel.
  39. self-charted (adjective) – self-defined, self-followed, self-detailed.
  40. ravaged (adjective) – devastated, ruined, destroyed.
  41. vicious (adjective) – serious, dangerous, dreadful.
  42. hymn (noun) – religious song, anthem, song of praise.
  43. psalm (noun) – sacred song, prayer.
  44. evangelical (adjective) – missionary/converting; fundamentalist, orthodox.
  45. repertoire (noun) – collection, stock, range.
  46. liturgy (noun) – ritual, worship, service.
  47. crypto- (combining form) – secret.
  48. bigoted (adjective) – prejudiced, discriminatory, biased.
  49. sanction (noun) – penalty, punishment, restriction,
  50. antiquity (noun) – ancient times.
  51. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  52. indologist (noun) – one who studies indology (the history, culture, and languages of the Indian subcontinent).
  53. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  54. zionist (noun) – a supporter of zionism (it means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
  55. shepherd (verb) – guide, conduct, usher/lead.
  56. appal (verb) – shock, horrify, dismal/distress greatly.
  57. turn the tables (phrase) – reverse a disadvantaged situation/position to gain advantage.
  58. hell bent (adjective) – fixed, insistent, determined.
  59. counter-intuitive (adjective) – contrary to intuition/common-sense.
  60. dwindling (adjective) – diminishingdecreasingreducing (in amount/rate).
  61. bellicose (adjective) – aggressive, hostile, threatening/confrontational.

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