Fresh start in Punjab – The Hindu (March 15, 2017)

Fresh start in Punjab – The Hindu (March 15, 2017)

The Congress’s victory in Punjab, bagging 77 of the 117 seats in the Assembly elections, comes as a salve for the beleaguered party. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. nudge (noun) – encouragement, prompt, prod/push.
  2. salve (noun) – something that is soothing/comforting/easing difficulties (ointment).
  3. beleaguered (adjective) – troubled, hard-pressed, under-stressed.
  4. feisty (adjective) – energetic, aggressive, strong/active.
  5. fend off (phrasal verb) – prevent, stop, block.
  6. foray (noun) – a brief attempt to get involved in a new activity/sphere.
  7. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  8. stint (noun) – period, time, term (at a particular work).
  9. distaste (noun) – dislike, disfavour, aversion.
  10. consolidation (noun) – the process of strengthening something or the act of making something stronger.
  11. high-handedness (noun) – arrogance, heavy-handedness, rigidness/oppressiveness.
  12. disenchantment (noun) – disappointment, dissatisfaction, discontent.
  13. grassroots (adjective) – relating to or of people, general public, population.
  14. chunk (noun) – a significant amount of.
  15. formidable (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, threatening.
  16. agrarian (adjective) – relating to cultivating/farming.
  17. ravage (verb) – devastate, ruin, destroy.
  18. nourish (verb) – foster, maintain, entertain.
  19. trafficking (adjective) – relating to the activity of buying and selling goods/people illegally.
  20. nexus (noun) – junction/juncture, link; central point.
  21. revival (noun) – improvement, betterment; re-establishment.
  22. groom (verb) – prepare, train, make ready.


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