1) DISDAINED: THE latest IIP data confirms that industrial growth on a year-on-year basis hovered at near-zero levels in April and May. This is worse than the much disdained “Hindu rate of growth” of 3.5 per cent per year that prevailed in the days of socialism.
1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise. She looked upon him with great disdain and lack of respect.
2. To consider or reject as beneath oneself.
A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness, scorn.
2) INDICTMENT, AKIN and IMPERILED: It is a striking indictment of the UPA that it now presides over conditions akin to the 1960s and 1970s, when leftist policies had seriously imperiled India’s growth.
a. The act of indicting.
b. The condition of being indicted.
2. Law A written statement charging a party with the commission of a crime or other offense, drawn up by a prosecuting attorney and found and presented by a grand jury.
1. Of the same kin; related by blood.
1. To place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
pose a threat to; present a danger to; “The pollution is endangering the crops”
3) VINDICATION and DENUNCIATION: We are overjoyed at vindication and hurt at denunciation, but we never take the argument on its own terms.
1. The act of vindicating or condition of being vindicated.
2. The defense, such as evidence or argument, that serves to justify a claim or deed.
1. The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
2. The act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor.
4) EPITHETS and VACUITY: Identity epithets before knowledge claims are often signs of vacuity.
a. A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
b. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
2. An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase.
1. Total absence of matter; emptiness.
2. An empty space; a vacuum.
5) STUPOR and CLAMOUR: Indian higher education is waiting to be liberated from its stupor, as the clamour for foreign institutions continues.
1. A state of reduced or suspended sensibility.
2. A state of mental numbness, as that resulting from shock; a daze
1. a loud persistent outcry, as from a large number of people
2. a vehement expression of collective feeling or outrage a clamour against higher prices
3. a loud and persistent noise