The New York Times Editorial (Will the Supreme Court Save Obamacare Again?) – Dec 28, 2018

The New York Times Editorial (Will the Supreme Court Save Obamacare Again?) – Dec 28, 2018

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Advanced Word List-2 for The New York Times Editorial (Will the Supreme Court Save Obamacare Again?) – Dec 28, 2018:

  1. fend off (phrasal verb) – ward off, defend oneself against, prevent.
  2.  blow up (phrasal verb) – destroy.
  3. muster (verb) – gather, assemble, organize, arrange.
  4. teeth (noun) – (genuine) power/effectiveness.
  5. grounds (noun) – reason/factor, cause, basis.
  6. duck (verb) – avoid, dodge, evade/eschew.
  7. doom (verb) – ill-fated, cursed, hapless.
  8. weigh in (verb) – make a contribution forcefully.
  9. uphold (verb) – preserve, protect, validate/justify.
  10. devastating (adjective) – destructive, disastrous, catastrophic.
  11. academic  (adjective) – theoretical, conceptual, notional.
  12. traction (noun) – popularity, acceptance.
  13. slither (verb) – slide, slip, glide (move smoothly).
  14. rinse, repeat (phrase) – used to indicate that an action or process is repeated endlessly with same steps.
  15. off the wall (phrase) – unconventional, unorthodox, weird/strange/bizarre.
  16. get a bite at the apple (phrase) – get an opportunity/ chance again (for the second time).
  17. staggering (adjective) – shocking, appalling, surprising/astonishing.
  18. sit out (phrasal verb) – wait without taking action till the bad condition is over.
  19. across the aisle (phrase) – In the U.S., the two major parties are the Democrats and the Republicans. In this expression, the “aisle” refers to the actual physical walkway that divides the legislative halls. Members of the two parties sit on opposite sides.
  20. in one’s tracks (phrase) – suddenly.
  21.  ameliorate (verb) – make something better, improve, enhance.

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