The Hindu Editorial (Northern comfort) – Dec 12, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Northern comfort) – Dec 12, 2018

For a party that had appeared to be lost in the political wilderness over the past few years, the Congress has plenty to cheer about following the results in the recent round of Assembly elections. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Northern comfort) – Dec 12, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Northern comfort) – Dec 12, 2018:

  1. heartland (noun) – the most important part of a field of activity; the central part of something.
  2. enthuse (verb) – motivate, excite/inspire, encourage.
  3. run-up to (noun) – a period/time before an important event.
  4. wilderness (noun) – a position of disapproval/dislike.
  5. creditably (adverb) – laudably, notably, commendably.
  6. revival (noun) – improvement, betterment; restoration.
  7. fortunes (noun) – circumstances, state of affairs, conditions.
  8. gear up (phrasal verb) – get ready, prepare, lay the groundwork.
  9. keel (noun) – base, bottom, underside (support for framework).
  10. breast the tape (phrase) – crossing the finish-line first and win a race.
  11. interpret (verb) – understand, construe, read.
  12. pointer (noun) – indication, hint, signal.
  13. play out (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, take place.
  14. short of (phrase) – less than.
  15. infuse (verb) – imbue, inculcate, inspire.
  16. trail (noun) – path, route, course.
  17. sting (noun) – heartbreak, agony/distress,severity.
  18. best (verb) – defeat, beat, conquer, triumph over.
  19. make light of (phrase) – downplay/understate, diminish, downgrade/reduce.
  20. polarise (verb) – separate into two opposing groups.
  21. vacillation (noun) – indecisiveness, irresoluteness, uncertainty.
  22. rallying point (noun) – something/someone become a reason for people coming together to support a cause.
  23. recompense (noun) – compensation, reparation, restitution.
  24. erosion (noun) – destruction, deterioration, decline.
  25. citadel (noun) – fortress, fort, stronghold, fortification.
  26. chunk of (noun) – a significant amount of.
  27. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  28. take heart (phrase) – to feel motivated.
  29. overwhelmingly (adverb) – with a great majority.
  30. ride high (phrase) – be successful.
  31. sub-par (adjective) – below an average.
  32. the incumbent (noun) –  the current/existing/present holder of an office.
  33. concede (verb) – give up, relinquish, cede/hand over.
  34. solace (noun) – comfort, consolation/relief, support.
  35. minuscule (adjective) – very small, insignificant, negligible.
  36. embrace (noun) – approval, adoption, integration.
  37. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  38. introspect (verb) – examine, analyse, assess (own/self).
  39. intangible (adjective) – indefinable, indescribable, inexpressible.
  40. potent (adjective) – powerful, strong, mighty/formidable.
  41. disproportionately (adverb) – excessively, unduly, unnecessarily.
  42. demonetisation (noun) – the act of deprive currency unit (note/coin) of its status as money.
  43. handicap (verb) – hamper, hinder; obstruct.
  44. straitjacket (noun) – restriction, restraint, constraint.
  45. vigilantism (noun) –  unofficial way of punishing crime by a self-appointed group of people.
  46. underline (verb) – emphasize, highlight, point up.
  47. arrest (verb) – stop, halt, end.
  48. slide (noun) – fall, decline/dip, slump.


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