The Hindu Editorial (The power of two) – Mar 13, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (The power of two) – Mar 13, 2019

Parliamentary elections in India have increasingly been influenced by State-level political variables beyond the performance of the ruling parties and the Opposition at the Centre. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (The power of two) – Mar 13, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (The power of two) – Mar 13, 2019:

  1. have a bearing on  (phrase) – have a relevance/relation to something.
  2. influence (verb) – affect, have an effect on; dominate/control.
  3. variable (noun) – factor, feature, element (that is likely to change).
  4. salient (adjective) – important, principal, main/major.
  5. backlash (noun) – a strong negative reaction; adverse response, counteraction.
  6. bifurcation (noun) – division of something into two branches or parts.
  7. tenure (noun) – term, period, time (in office).
  8. relegate (verb) – downgrade, lower; degrade/reduce to.
  9. keen (adjective) – eager, wishing, ready/determined.
  10. fare (verb) – perform, progress, proceed/get along.
  11. per capita (adjective) – per person, for person, from each.
  12. irrigation (noun) – the process of (artificially) supplying water to farm land to grow crops & plants.
  13. flip side (noun) – other sidedownside, drawbacks/disadvantages.
  14. ballooning (adjective) – soaring, escalating, increasing.
  15. debt (noun) – liability, financial obligation, borrowed capital (the public debt/government debt is how much a government owes to its creditors).
  16. one-upmanship (noun) – the art or practice of successively outdoing (do better than) a competitor.
  17. scenario (noun) – course of events, situation.
  18. buck (verb) – defy, resist, fight against.
  19. put up a fight (phrase) – counterattack, hit back, reply/respond, react.
  20. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  21. buoy (verb) – cheer up, encourage, stimulate.
  22. stronghold (noun) – bastion, hotbed; fortress, fort.
  23. pronounced (adjective) – noticeable, marked, strong.
  24. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/ account.


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