The Hindu Editorial (a lot to lose) – Mar 21, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (a lot to lose) – Mar 21, 2019

The electoral scene in Tamil Nadu presents a picture dramatically different from what it was five years ago. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (a lot to lose) – Mar 21, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (a lot to lose) – Mar 21, 2019:

  1. towering (adjective) – important, famous, leading/supreme.
  2. distinctive (adjective) – exclusive, particular, unique.
  3. liability (noun) – hindrance, drawback, disadvantage.
  4. dilution (noun) – reduction in value/power/force of something.
  5. rapport (noun) – affinity, close relationship, bond.
  6. relatively (adverb) – quite, comparatively/proportionately;  to a certain extent.
  7. variant (noun) – variation, form, alternative.
  8. fold (noun) – community, group, body.
  9. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, support, buttress.
  10. hold sway (phrase) – be in power/control, rule.
  11. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  12. ally (noun) – associate, partner, supporter.
  13. endorse (verb) – uphold, support, approve.
  14. marked (adjective) – noticeable, pronounced, clear.
  15. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  16. supplicant (noun)- a person who begs/asks/appeals to someone (in power) humbly.
  17. perception (noun) – impression, feeling, thought.
  18. demonetisation (noun) – the act of deprive currency unit (note/coin) of its status as money.
  19. rub off (phrasal verb) – be transferred to, be passed on to, be communicated to.
  20. have a bearing on  (phrase) – have a relevance/relation to something.
  21. pin one’s hopes on (phrase) – rely on, depend on, count on.
  22. prospects (noun) – possibilities, potential, chances/opportunities.
  23. splinter (noun) – a separation of a large group into smaller units, mainly due to disagreement.
  24. fledgling (adjective) – emerging, beginning, developing.
  25. fray (noun) – contest/competition.
  26. garner (verb) – gather, collect, accumulate.
  27. at the expense of (phrase) – sacrifice, loss, neglect of.
  28. by all accounts (phrase) – supposedly, apparently, seemingly.


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