The Hindu Editorial (Golden feet) – Jun 14, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Golden feet) – Jun 14, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins in Russia in a flurry of excitement. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Golden feet) – Jun 14, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Golden feet) – Jun 14, 2018:  

  1. flurry of (noun) – a series of things happening suddenly at the same period; spate, cascade.
  2. overwhelming (adjective) – very strong, huge, irresistible.
  3. be cracked up as (phrasal verb) – be asserted, be stated, be claimed.
  4. revive (verb) – re-energize, revitalise, reinvigorate.
  5. humiliating (adjective) – embarrassing, discomfitting, humbling.
  6. shun (verb) – avoid, ignore, reject.
  7. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post.
  8. captivating (adjective) – fascinating, attracting, interesting.
  9. reigning (adjective) – to mention the most recent winner (of a game/competition).
  10. inflict (verb) – impose, force, thrust.
  11. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  12. sign on (phrasal verb) – enlist, take a job, join.
  13. powerhouse (noun) – a person/country with a lot of energy, power & influence.
  14. cohesion (noun) – unity, togetherness, continuity/coherence.
  15. sail through (verb) – succeed easily at, gain success in easily, pass easily.
  16. roster (noun) –  a list of the people of a team/organisation.
  17. jaw-dropping (adjective) – amazing.
  18. endure (verb) – undergo, go through, experience/suffer.
  19. persuade (verb) – convince, assure, prompt.
  20. flawed (adjective) – inaccurate, incorrect, wrong.
  21. contend (verb) – claim, argue, insist.
  22. immortalise (verb) – commemorate, memorialize, perpetuate.
  23. fresh (adjective) – refreshed, restored, revived.
  24. spearhead (verb) – lead, head; be in the forefront of.
  25. strain (verb) – overreach, overburden, overtax.
  26. by no means (phrase) – not at all, in no way, not in the least.
  27. allegation (noun) – claim, charge, accusation.
  28. wrongdoing (noun) – incorrectness, misconduct, irregularity.
  29. sustained (adjective) – continuing.
  30. at stake (noun) – at risk, at issue, in question.


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