The Hindu Editorial (A difficult union) – May 08, 2021
A change of guard in Puducherry, where governance and development took a backseat from mid-2016 due to continuing friction between the elected government and Raj Nivas, ushers in hope for its people. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A difficult union) – May 08, 2021.
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The Hindu Editorial (A difficult union) – May 08, 2021:
- alliance (noun) – association, union, partnership.
- ally (noun) – partner, supporting (political) party (with common interests).
- keep at bay (phrase) – prevent someone/something from coming nearer.
- change of guard (phrase) – It used to refer to a situation in which there is a (dramatic) change in which new people are replacing people (existing) in positions of importance.
- take a backseat (phrase) – take a less important role.
- friction (noun) – discord, disharmony, disunity, strife, conflict, disagreement, dissension.
- Raj Nivas (noun) – the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor.
- usher in (verb) – herald, portend, mark the start of, signal.
- electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
- frustration (noun) – disappointment, annoyance/irritation, dissatisfaction.
- erstwhile (adjective) – old, previous, former, then.
- amply (adverb) – sufficiently, satisfactorily, (more than) enough.
- reflect (verb) – indicate, show, reveal, exhibit.
- opposed to (adjective) – against.
- oath (noun) – vow, sworn statement, promise/pledge.
- have one’s work/task cut out (phrase) – be faced with a tough task/work.
- composition (noun) – formation, arrangement.
- in the making (phrase) – coming, developing, burgeoning, up and coming.
- look forward (to) (phrasal verb) – anticipate, expect, hope for.
- in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
- infer (verb) – deduce, reason, conclude, come to the conclusion.
- back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold, champion.
- in anticipation (noun) – with the expectation of something occurring.
- cordiality (noun) – affability, warmth, friendliness, friendship.
- yield (verb) – produce, give, provide (results/benefits).
- dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
- legitimate (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable.
- no less than (phrase) – used to highlight the importance of a person/thing.
- pitch (verb) – talk in support of something, voice/express one’s support for something.
- acronym (noun) – a word formed by combining initial letters of a series of words; initialism (e.g. BEST (Business hub, Education hub, Spiritual hub and Tourism hub).
- coin (verb) – create, think up, formulate (a new word/phrase).
- cohesive (adjective) – united, integrated, cooperated; adhering.
- on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
- battered (adjective) – damaged, impaired, spoiled.
- fatigued (adjective) – tired, exhausted, worn out, drained, overtaxed.
- likely (adverb) – probably.
- ambitious (adjective) – formidable, challenging, demanding.
- taste blood (verb) – to realize that you have achieved something small and you are encouraged to do/achieve something big.
- geographically (adverb) – in terms of the region.
- contiguous (adjective) – adjacent, neighbouring, adjoining, abutting, connecting, joining, bordering.
- linguistically (adverb) – in a method correlating with language.
- align (with) (verb) – join forces with, join up with, form an alliance with, link up with, combine with.
- set one’s sights on (phrase) – aspire to, aim for, strive for, hope for, work towards.
- seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
- one’s pound of flesh (phrase) – an act of insisting on getting what you are entitled to, although it may create problems for the person it is demanded from.
- nominee (noun) – candidate.
- reservation (noun) – hesitation, hesitancy, reluctance, objection; scepticism, doubt, qualm.
- accommodate (verb) – adjust, adapt, attune, get accustomed, come to accept.
- pronounced (adjective) – noticeable, evident, conspicuous, striking, obvious, recognizable.
- lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, give rise to.
- swearing-in (noun) – an official ceremony in which a person is taking the oath and admitted into a new official job.
- fend off (verb) – hold off, resist, block.
- conscious (adjective) – aware, mindful, sensible.
- fragmented (adjective) – divided, splintered, split, separated, disintegrated.
- throw up (phrasal verb) – produce something.
- leave open (phrase) – keep undecided.
- manipulation (noun) – controlling or influencing someone/something cleverly; tactic, trick, plan, scheme, intrigue.
- tilt (verb) – change.
- tilt the scales/balance (phrase) – to change the balance of a situation, so that one side is gaining an advantage.
- legislator (noun) – a member of a legislature (parliament/legislative assembly); lawmaker, representative.
- account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, comprise, form.
- thanks to (phrase) – as a result of, owing to, due to, because of.
- walk/balance on a tightrope (phrase) – to deal with a difficult situation in which a very small error could have very bad outcomes.
- nonetheless (adverb) – notwithstanding, nevertheless, in spite of that/however.
- welfare (noun) – a government program that provides (financial) assistance to individuals and families in need; social security, public assistance.
- march (on) (verb) – move forward, advance, progress.
- prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
- narrow (adjective) – narrow-minded, intolerant, illiberal, short-sighted, myopic, inward-looking.
- interest (noun) – advantage, benefit.
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