A symbolic victory – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2017)

A symbolic victory – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2017)

What brings people together is not always enough to keep them together. The struggle for the Two Leaves election symbol may have encouraged the two factions of the….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. zilch (noun) – nothing, nil, nothing at all.
  2. faction (noun) – a small group, section, division (of dissenter within a large group).
  3. prospects (noun) – chances, possibilities, expectations.
  4. domineering (adjective) – authoritarian, high-handed; draconian.
  5. tactic (noun) – strategy, scheme, plan.
  6. legitimacy (noun) – conformity to the law/rules; justification.
  7. accentuate (verb) – highlight, underline, focus attention on.
  8. benefaction (noun) –  offering, contribution, award.
  9. in sight (phrase) – near at hand; approaching, forthcoming.
  10. defer (verb) – postpone, put off, delay.
  11. come to light (phrase) – reveal, disclose, expose/uncover.
  12. out of the way (phrase) – dealt with, finished.
  13. malevolence (noun) – hostility, hatred, hate.
  14. fear-mongering (noun) – an act of spreading public fear intentionally on a particular topic/problem.
  15. hurtle (verb) – move, run, rush (in an uncontrolled manner).
  16. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, negative.
  17. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, diminish/reduce.



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