The Hindu Lead Article (The algebra of Opposition unity) – Nov 10, 2018

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The Hindu Lead Article (The algebra of Opposition unity) – Nov 10, 2018

Karnataka has done it a second time in a year, this year. The coming together of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), post-poll in May 2018, and the inauguration of the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government was its first contribution to opposition consolidation. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The algebra of Opposition unity) – Nov 10, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The algebra of Opposition unity) – Nov 10, 2018:

  1. goad (noun) – stimulus, incentive, encouragement.
  2. impart (verb) – communicate, covey, set forth.
  3. impetus (noun) – stimulus, boost, inspiration.
  4. opportunism (noun) – expediency/exploitation, taking advantage, pragmatism.
  5. dismay (noun) – surprise/shock, upset, distress.
  6. apposite (adjective) – appropriate, suitable, fitting.
  7. precursor (noun) – forerunner, predecessor.
  8. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.
  9. fence-sitter (noun) – someone who be neutral on something.
  10. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  11. draw to a close (phrase) – to come to an end.
  12. fortitude (noun) – spirit, character, temperament.
  13. arsenal (noun) – weapons, arms.
  14. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  15. patronage (noun) – backing/support, advocacy, assistance/protection.
  16. sanatanist (noun) – someone who is religiously adhering to aspects of Sanatana Dharma.
  17. reach out (phrasal verb) – hold out, extend, outstretch.
  18. concordat (noun) – a formal agreement, treaty, accord.
  19. tenacious (adjective) – firm, strong, purposeful.
  20. cripple (verb) – injure, damage, disable.
  21. accommodation (noun) – compromise/settlement; adjustment, adaptation.
  22. nothing short of (phrase) – almost; little less than.
  23. tenacity (noun) – persistence, determination, perseverance.
  24. pawn (verb) – a chess piece of the smallest size and value.
  25. knight (noun) – horse’s head shape chess piece.
  26. castle (noun) – rook; fortress/fort/battlement shape chess piece.
  27. nucleate (verb) – form a nucleus.
  28. wish away (phrasal verb) – try to stop/eliminate something (problem) just by wishing that it did not exist.
  29. astute (verb) – shrewd, clever, smart.
  30. protégé (noun) – a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience; student, trainee.
  31. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
  32. rain-check (noun) – pass, authorization, licence/permit.
  33. on the same page (phrase) – in agreement.
  34. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  35. overture (noun) – move, approach, signal/advances.
  36. take time by the forelock (phrase) – seize an opportunity.
  37. look at (verb) – regard, consider, think of.
  38. diligence (noun) – carefulness, attentiveness, rigour.
  39. binary (noun) – something having two parts.
  40. countervailing (adjective) – counteracting; equal, matching (force) which reduces the effect.
  41. implausible (adjective) – unlikely, questionable, doubtful.
  42. fluke (noun) – chance, coincidence, accident,k.
  43. portent (noun) – sign, indication, signal; significance/importance.
  44. imperative (noun) – necessary condition, requisite, requirement.
  45. immiserate (verb) – cause to become poor.
  46. monopolist (noun) – a business that has a monopoly.
  47. redeem (verb) – fulfil, carry out, execute (a promise).
  48. pathologies (noun) –  (of social) abnormality/deviation/malfunction.
  49. infirmity (noun) – weakness, uncertainty, inconstancy.
  50. embellish (verb) – elaborate, exaggerate, gild.
  51. cast (noun) – form ,shape, template.
  52. knit (verb) – unite, combine, join together.
  53. alleviation (noun) – lessening, reduction; mitigation.
  54. bluff (noun) – deception, pretence, sham.
  55. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  56. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  57. hollow (adjective) – meaningless, empty, valueless/futile.
  58. hubris (noun) – excessive pride, feeling of superiority, self-confidence.

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