The Hindu Editorial (Wall of shame) – Jan 12, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Wall of shame) – Jan 12, 2019

It began as a populist campaign promise that brought President Donald Trump’s supporters cheering to their feet and paved the way for his election. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Wall of shame) – Jan 12, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Wall of shame) – Jan 12, 2019

  1. populist (adjective) – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
  2. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, create a situation to do something, procede.
  3. morass (noun) – confusion, chaos, muddle.
  4. partisan (adjective) – biased, prejudiced, one-sided.
  5. bickering (noun) – squabble, argument; quarrel.
  6. stalemate (verb) – bring to standstill/stand-off.
  7. furlough (verb) – provide/ give involuntary break/temporary leave.
  8. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  9. strident (adjective) – loud, sharp, harsh/shrill.  
  10. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  11. appropriation bill (noun) – supply bill or spending bill; it is a proposed law that authorizes the expenditure of government funds.
  12. logjam (noun) – unsettled situation.
  13. double down (phrasal verb) – to be more firm & resolute on something (decided) even if that might be a risky choice.
  14. status quo (noun) – the present situation, the current state, the existing state of affairs.
  15. disquieting (adjective) – horrifying, disgusting, distressing/upsetting.
  16. veracity (noun) – truthfulness, accuracy, correctness.
  17. blatantly (adverb) – flagrantly, glaringly, openly.
  18. flawed (adjective) – inaccurate, incorrect, wrong.
  19. tout (verb) – advertise/publicize, promote; endorse/urge.
  20. back down (phrasal verb) – reconsider, withdraw, give in.
  21. acerbic (adjective) – sharp, stinging/razor-edged, satirical/sarcastic.
  22. back-and-forth (phrase) – around, about, to and fro.
  23. malaise (noun) – trouble, unease, unhappiness/dejection.
  24. profound (adjective) – very great, intense, extreme.
  25. stand for (phrasal verb) – advocate, champion, uphold/support (an idea).
  26. melting pot (noun) – a place with different people & their cultures combined together.
  27. prowess (noun) – courage, bravery, boldness/audacity.
  28. entrepreneurship (noun) – the process/activity of setting up a business.
  29. squander (verb) – misuse, dissipate, spend unwisely.
  30. uncompromising (adjective) – inflexible, unyielding, resolute.
  31. claw back (phrasal verb) – retrieve, retake, reclaim.
  32. reckon (verb) – think, consider; suppose.


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