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Words of the day (THE HINDU) 01-07-2020

Segue

move or shift from one role, state, or condition to another.

prima facie

based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise.

Scuttle

run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps

averment

an affirmation or allegation

corps

a main subdivision of an army in the field, consisting of two or more divisions.

Magnanimity

the virtue of being great of mind and heart.

Prevail

prove more powerful or superior.

stand-off

a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

Hindsight

understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed

condescending

having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.

tantamount

equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.

beleaguer

put in a very difficult situation.

Intransigent

unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something

hasten

be quick to do something.

Transgress

go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable).

Heed

pay attention to; take notice of.

emulate

match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.

Agility

ability to move quickly and easily.

ostracize

exclude from a society or group.

Tranquil

free from disturbance; calm

woefully

in a manner expressing sorrow or misery.

Augment

make (something) greater by adding to it; increase

pervasive

spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.

parlance

a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest

puerile

childishly silly and immature.

Surreptitiously

in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.

Impinge

have an effect, especially a negative one.

imperative

of vital importance; crucial

meagre

lacking in quantity or quality.

Tranche

a portion of something, especially money.

Hegemonic

ruling or dominant in a political or social context

doldrums

a state or period of stagnation or depression.

Resuscitate

(someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.

Etiquette

the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.

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