The waiting game – The Hindu (Jul 08, 2017)

The waiting game – The Hindu (Jul 08, 2017)

Ever since the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of the Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress defeated an ascendant Bharatiya Janata Party in the Bihar elections of 2015,…  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. waiting game (noun) – a tactic plan in which a person stops acting directly for a while in order to (re)act efficiently at a later stage.
  2. ascendant (adjective) – rising in power, flourishing, prospering.
  3. coalesce (verb) – combine, merge/unite, come together.
  4. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  5. one-off (adjective) – distinctive, individual, especial(made/done only once).
  6. goodwill (noun) – reputation, name, status.
  7. nonetheless (adverb) – in spite of that, however, despite that.
  8. castigate (verb) – criticize, censure, reprimand/rebuke.
  9. come up with (phrasal verb) – propose, put forward, present/introduce.
  10. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  11. put forth (phrasal verb) – suggest, propose, put forward/introduce.
  12. counter (verb) – answer, respond to, act in opposition to.
  13. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  14. proactive (adjective) – refer to someone acting in advance rather than awaiting something to happen.
  15. contour (noun) – outline, shape, form.
  16. discourse (noun) – debate, argument, discussion.
  17. ally with (verb) – unite, join, combine/collaborate.
  18. part ways with (phrase) – leave, end, terminate a relationship.
  19. make up (phrasal verb) – comprise, form, constitute.
  20. forge (verb) – build, construct, create.
  21. irregularity (noun) – (usually irregularities); impropriety, incorrectness, wrongdoing.
  22. flutter (noun) – agitation, oscillation, tremor.
  23. relevance (noun) – the quality of being relevant/suitable.
  24. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  25. stock (noun) – reputation, standing/position, status.
  26. at the expense of (phrase) – sacrifice, loss, neglect of.


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2 Responses to The waiting game – The Hindu (Jul 08, 2017)

  1. Aritra Nath says:

    Thank you!

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