The Hindu Editorial (Stooping to conquer) – Aug 11, 2018

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The Hindu Editorial (Stooping to conquer) – Aug 11, 2018

It was never going to be easy for the Bharatiya Janata Party to get a candidate of its choice elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Stooping to conquer) – Aug 11, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Stooping to conquer) – Aug 11, 2018: 

  1. stoop (noun) – bend down, lean (over), bow.
  2. tact (noun) –  consideration, diplomacy; politeness.
  3. fall short of (phrase) – be deficient/inadequate/insufficient; fail to meet/reach.
  4. make up (phrasal verb) – form, compose; invent.
  5. accommodative (adjective) – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
  6. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain or offer help/assistance.
  7. equidistance (noun) – equal distance.
  8. make peace (phrase) – re-arrange friendship.
  9. stand a chance (phrase) – have a chance of doing (winning) something. “stand no chance” means having no chance to win.
  10. estrange (verb) – alienate, distance, make hostile.
  11. keen on (phrasal verb) – interested in, passionate about, attracted/fascinated by.
  12. stride (noun) – make progress, make headway, gain ground/advance.
  13. stall (verb) – stop, obstruct, impede/hold up.
  14. in retrospect (phrase) – looking back, on re-examination, in/with hindsight.
  15. win over (phrasal verb) – persuade, convince, influence/prevail on.
  16. read (verb) – study, scrutinize, look through.
  17. pitch against (phrasal verb) – pit against, set/match against, put in opposition to.
  18. there is no saying (phrase) – it is not possible to know.
  19. beat back (phrasal verb) – repel, fight off, drive away.
  20. stitch together (verb) – join (together), combine (together).

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  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
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