The Hindu Editorial (Old vs new) – Dec 17, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Old vs new) – Dec 17, 2018

Whether the Congress erred in privileging members of the old guard to lead the governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh has become a subject of debate. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Old vs new) – Dec 17, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Old vs new) – Dec 17, 2018:

  1. err (verb) – make a mistake, be wrong, be incorrect; blunder.
  2. privilege (verb) – grant a right/advantage, give an advantage/benefit.
  3. old guard (noun) – old member of an organisation.
  4. mould (noun) – pattern, format, model/structure.
  5. make a mockery of (phrase) – make something to look foolish/absurd.
  6. convention (noun) – protocol, custom/practice, agreement.
  7. mirror (verb) – imitate, reflect, reproduce.
  8. distrust (noun) – mistrust, suspicion, lack of confidence.
  9. closed-door (adjective) – secret, restricted, obstructive.
  10. opaque (adjective) – non-transparent, unclear, mysterious/doubtful.
  11. precede (verb) – go/come before (in time), pave the way for, lead up to.
  12. unanimously (adverb) – without opposition, agreed to by everyone involved.
  13. detractor (noun) – critic, fault-finder, censurer.
  14. spearhead (noun) – forefront, leaders, driving force.
  15. dynamism (noun) – strength, powerfulness, potency/efficacy.
  16. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.
  17. blood (verb) – initiate, to give experience.
  18. sober (adjective) – sensible/thoughtful; logical, realistic.
  19. at the helm (phrase) – in charge, in command/control/authority; in the driving seat.
  20. reorientation (noun) – the act of changing the focus/direction.
  21. grassroots (plural noun) – the most basic level of an organisation.
  22. decentralise (verb) – transfer of the power/control of a department/government from a single place to other locations.
  23. feeble (adjective) – ineffective, unsatisfactory, unconvincing/weak.
  24. euphemism (noun) – polite/indirect term; a mild or pleasant word or phrase that is used instead of one that is unpleasant or offensive.

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