The Hindu Editorial (Third-place winner?) – May 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Third-place winner?) – May 16, 2018

A three-way contest without a dominant campaign issue in a politically fragmented State was always going to be too close to call. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Third-place winner?) – May 16, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Third-place winner?) – May 16, 2018:  

  1. fragmented (adjective) – divided, fractured, separated.
  2. close to call (phrase) – too narrow a margin to make a conclusion; neck and neck situation.
  3. stake a claim (phrase) – assert, declare, proclaim; to say that you have a right to own or do something.
  4. waste no time (phrase) – to do/start something very quickly.
  5. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain/offer help/assistance/cooperation.
  6. overture (noun) – opening move, approach, signal/proposal.
  7. under someone’s nose (phrase) – (of an action) done without fear and openly.
  8. turn down (phrasal verb) – reject (an offer/proposal).
  9. bruise (verb) – inflict, hurt/injure, distress.
  10. subvert (verb) – undermine, destabilize, weaken.
  11. sweep (verb) – to win all (contests).
  12. hold (noun) – influence, control, grip.
  13. convention (noun) – custom/practice, tradition, rule.
  14. (first) shot (noun)  – first attempt, try, effort.
  15. engineer (verb) – arrange/mastermind, orchestrate, choreograph (skillfully).
  16. defection (noun) – desertion, decamping (to give support to an opposing group).
  17. spectacle (noun) – display, show, event/scene.

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Third-place winner?) – May 16, 2018:

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