Unseemly contest – The Hindu (Aug 10, 2017)

Unseemly contest – The Hindu (Aug 10, 2017)

Having converted a routine biennial Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat into a prestige issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party has created the perception that it lost a high-stakes battle.. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. unseemly (adjective) – improper, inappropriate, undignified.
  2. biennial (adjective) – taking place/happening every two years.
  3. high-stakes (adjective) – high-risk, dangerous.
  4. covet (verb) – desire, crave, long for.
  5. lure (verb) – tempt, persuade, attract/induce.
  6. bank on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on; anticipate.
  7. amidst (preposition) – amid, in the middle of; during.
  8. precedent (noun) – model, example, previous case.
  9. whereas (conjunction) – in comparison with.
  10. statutory (adjective) – mandatory, necessary, essential.
  11. plenary (adjective) – unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted.
  12. segregate (verb) – separate, set apart, keep apart.
  13. legitimacy (noun) – validity, justification, reasonableness.
  14. constitute (verb) – comprise, represent, embody/compose.
  15. run-up to (noun) – a period/time before an important event.
  16. poach (verb) – steal, take, acquire (in an unfair way).
  17. lent (past participle of lend) (verb) – add, give, provide.
  18. compound (verb) – heighten, intensify, increase.
  19. vitality (noun) – liveliness, spiritedness, energy.
  20. pursuit (noun) – aspiration for, quest for, search for.
  21. supremacy (noun) – authority, mastery, power, sovereignty.
  22. boomerang (verb) – backfire, recoil, come back,; when something boomerangs, the result is the exact opposite of what you wanted it to be.

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