Assembly election results: U.P. and away – The Hindu (March 14, 2017)

Assembly election results: U.P. and away – The Hindu (March 14, 2017)

In the post-Mandal era, Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous State that is made up of diverse regions, has rarely witnessed a landslide, leave alone of such dimensions, in an Assembly election…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. landslide (adjective) – decisive, runaway (victory), overwhelming majority.
  2. interpret (verb) – understand, construe, take.
  3. denominational (adjective) – factional, partisan.
  4. populous (adjective) – densely/heavily populated.
  5. clutch (noun) – group, set, collection.
  6. marshal (verb) – usher, guide, escort/conduct.
  7. sundry (adjective) – several, various, diverse.
  8. sweep (noun) – win (all contests with a great majority).
  9. implication (noun) – hint, intimation, indication.
  10. dynamic (noun) – a force which makes change/progress with the system.
  11. tap (verb) – make use of, exploit, use/utilize.
  12. disgruntlement (noun) – disaffection, dissatisfaction, dis-contention/unhappiness.
  13. forge (verb) – build up, set up, create/establish.
  14. patriarch (noun) – a man who controls family/group/society/organization.
  15. incumbent (noun) – a person who is in office and holds power, functionary, official.
  16. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  17. patronage (noun) – backing, support/assistance, defence.
  18. abstract (adjective) – theoretical, conceptual, notional.
  19. expediency (noun) – advantage, benefit, convenience.
  20. perception (noun) – understanding, insight, intuition.
  21. ambivalent (adjective) – equivocal, uncertain/unsure, doubtful.
  22. majoritarianism (noun) – a philosophy that states that a majority (sometimes categorized by religion, language, social class, or some other identifying factor) of the population is entitled to a certain degree of primacy (priority) in society, and has the right to make decisions that affect the society (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  23. pitch (noun) – level, intensity, point/degree.
  24. divisive (adjective) – isolating/separating, dividing; disharmonious.
  25. adhere (verb) – abide (by), stick (to), comply/cooperate (with).
  26. escalation (noun) – rapid increase, rise; intensification.
  27. subvert (verb) – destabilize, unsettle; undermine/weaken.


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  1. Excellent. Kudos to website organisers. It will really help all the student and readers a lot. It would also be advisable, along with word, a sentence is written.

    • Hi, Thank you for your feedback! Due to some unfortunate reasons, i could not update it daily. Starting today, i will try to update it regularly with atleast one word list. All the best!

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