Thursday 18 July 2024
HomeEditorial VocabularyThe Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 12th March 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 12th March 2020

  1. somersault (noun) – an instance (as in gymnastics) of rotating (jumping/rolling) one’s body 360 degree with someone’s feet going over one’s head; gymnastics.
  2. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  3. switch (noun) – change/move.
  4. profess (verb) – state one’s faith in, affirm one’s allegiance to, acknowledge publicly.
  5. trait (noun) – characteristic, attribute, feature.
  6. lost (adjective) – missed, neglected, wasted.
  7. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  8. intriguing (adjective) – interesting, fascinating, arousing, compelling.
  9. intuitive (adjective) – instinctive, natural/automatic, spontaneous, impulsive.
  10. humour (verb) – give way to, go along with, comply with, adapt to accommodate.
  11. cross (over) (phrasal verb) – to change (from one activity (supporting one group) to another (group));  to join a different (political) party.
  12. ideological (adjective) – relating to a system of ideas.
  13. liken to (verb) – compare, equate, correlate/match.
  14. homecoming (noun) – an act of returning back to home.
  15. betray (verb) – be unfaithful to, break faith with, be disloyal to, let down.
  16. collaboration (noun) – cooperation, alliance, partnership/association.
  17. morsel (noun) – a small piece/amount (of something).
  18. keep alive (phrasal verb) – keep going, continue, sustain.
  19. can ill-afford (phrase) – to prevent something from happening because it would be embarrassing and cause problems (if it happens).
  20. urbane (adjective) – courteous, polite, charming.
  21. template (noun) – model, pattern/example, blueprint.
  22. on offer (phrase) – available.
  23. ambitious (adjective) – difficult, exacting, formidable/challenging.
  24. impatient (adjective) – discontented, displeased, agitated/restless.
  25. conviction (noun) – belief, opinion, view, thought.
  26. drift (verb) – move (aimlessly/automatically into a certain situation).
  27. annihilating (adjective) – destroying, defeating, eradicating (something completely).
  28. eddy (noun) – figuratively to refer confusion, disturbance, disorder/turmoil; In general it means circular movement, countercurrent, counterflow.
  29. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  30. authoritative (adjective) – official, legal, authorized.
  31. steer (verb) – guide, conduct, direct/lead.
  32. on course (phrase) – on track, on target, on schedule.
  33. ideology (noun) – beliefs, ideas/opinions, principles.
  34. hold together (phrasal verb) – remain united.
  35. crop (noun) – batch, group.
  36. rooted (adjective) – established.
  37. social diversity (noun) – a feature of a society which is determined by caste, class, religion, occupational pattern in a given territory.
  38. vehicle (noun) – mechanism, medium/channel, instrument.
  39. aspiration (noun) – desire, hope, longing.
  40. empowerment (noun) – accreditation, authorization, validation.
  41. ordination (noun) – induction, introduction, installation.
  42. torchbearer (noun) – advocate, proponent, promoter.
  43. overwhelmingly (adverb) – with a great majority.
  44. personalized (adjective) – relating to something which is done to meet someone’s individual requirements.
  45. enthusiastic (adjective) – wholehearted, committed, passionate.
  46. abrupt (adjective) – sudden, immediate, unexpected.
  47. nullification (noun) – invalidation, annulment.
  48. call out (phrasal verb) – draw attention to someone’s bad actions.
  49. insensitivity (noun) – lack of awareness, lack of concern, not caring about others’ feelings.
  50. inefficiency (noun) – incapability, inability, failure, carelessness.
  51. stripe (noun) – type, category, character/style.
  52. rite (noun) – custom, practice, order, tradition.
  53. initiation (noun) – an act of allowing someone in a group/society (with a ritual).
  54. prolonged (adjective) – lengthy, constant, continuous.
  55. testing (adjective) – challenging.
  56. rail against (phrasal verb) – make a protest against, denounce, censure.
  57. dynastic (adjective) – relating to a dynasty (a family or line of rulers).
  58. entitlement (noun) – the belief that someone is inherently getting a right or privilege or special treatment.
  59. spin a new story (phrase) – to tell a lie.
  60. adorn (verb) – grace, beautify, enrich, decorate.
  61. lineage (noun) – ancestry/family, descent, background.
  62. of sorts (phrase) – of a somewhat unusual method.
  63. anti-elite (adjective) – relating to something against elite group (high society people; the group of most powerful people in a society).
  64. aged (adjective) – existed for a long time.
RELATED ARTICLES

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15 July 2020

Tablighi Jamaat, an island unto itself 1. The Tablighi Jamaat is considered to be the ‘ideal Muslim organisation’, focused solely on introspection in isolation. solely (Adverb)केवलintrospection...

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 8 July 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section...

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 7 July 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section...

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 6 July 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section...

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 4 July 2020

marine (noun) – a member of an armed force who operate on land and at sea.meet with (verb) – receive, have (a particular reaction).quest (noun) – pursuit, search; investigation.Enrica lexie (noun)...

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 3 July 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section...

Most Popular