The Hindu Editorial (Straws in the wind) – Nov 09, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Straws in the wind) – Nov 09, 2018

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Straws in the wind) – Nov 09, 2018:

  1. a straw in the wind (noun) – premonitory sign; an indication of what might happen in the future.
  2. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.
  3. tie-up (noun) – association, relationship, alliance .
  4. anticipate (Verb) – expect, foresee, predict.
  5. stronghold (noun) – bastion, bulwark/mainstay; fort, castle,
  6. non-existent (adjective) – not present, not existing, absent.
  7. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  8. prospects (noun) – future, chances/opportunities, possibilities.
  9. bag (Verb) – win, get/secure.
  10. a bit (phrase) – somewhat/rather, a little, slightly.
  11. apprehension (noun) – concern, doubt/qualm, misgiving.
  12. exaggerate (verb) – overstate, overrate, magnify.
  13. illustration (noun) – demonstration, example, sample/case in point.
  14. dynamic (noun) – basic/fundamental cause, force.
  15. infuse (verb) – inject/instil, impart, add/introduce.
  16. beleaguered (adjective) – hard-pressed, troubled,  under pressure/stress.
  17. revive (verb) – renew, energize, fortify.
  18. buoy (verb) – cheer up, uplift, encourage.
  19. sub-par (adjective) – below an average.
  20. going forward (phrase) – from now on, in the future.
  21. bearing (noun) – relevance, importance/significance, pertinence/connection.
  22. struck past participle of strike (verb) – settle on, agree on; achieve/reach.
  23. scattered (adjective) – disorganized, disbanded, divided.
  24. accommodative (adjective) – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
  25. resonant (adjective) – suggestive, expressive, evocative.


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