The Hindu Editorial (A fierce contest) – Nov 02, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (A fierce contest) – Nov 02, 2020

With less than two days until voting ends in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the results of opinion polls gauging voter preferences between the Republican incumbent,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A fierce contest) – Nov 02, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (A fierce contest) – Nov 02, 2020:

  1. fierce (adjective) – intense, powerful, vehement.
  2. wrangle (noun) – argument, debate, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion.
  3. likely (adjective) – probable, distinctly possible, to be expected.
  4. opinion poll (noun) – a broad term used for any typically public-facing (and often published) survey/poll designed to better understand public opinion.
  5. gauge (verb) – assess, estimate, evaluate, appraise, analyse.
  6. incumbent (noun) – the current/present holder/occupant of an office.
  7. hold on to (phrasal verb) – keep or retain something.
  8. solid (adjective) – valid, sound, reasonable, reliable, firm.
  9. well-regarded (adjective) – well-respected, well-esteemed, well-acclaimed.
  10. data-driven (adjective) – dependent on the data collected (to analyse something).
  11. simulate (verb) – produce a computer model.
  12. reveal (verb) – show, display, exhibit, disclose.
  13. regard (verb) – consider, think, judge, evaluate, assess.
  14. disregard (verb) – ignore, take no notice of, pay no attention to.
  15. nativist (adjective) – relating to the political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
  16. call (noun) – appeal, demand.
  17. purportedly (adverb) – allegedly, reportedly, supposedly.
  18. immigrant (noun) – non-native, foreigner, migrant.
  19. divisive (adjective) – alienating, estranging, isolating; hostile, disharmonious, discordant.
  20. rhetoric (noun) – the art of speaking or writing effectively & persuasively or impressively (but, often lacking substance); bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  21. employ (verb) – use, utilize, make use of.
  22. to this end (phrase) – to achieve the (previously) specified goal/aim.
  23. yield (verb) – give, provide, produce.
  24. dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
  25. onset (noun) – start, beginning, arrival.
  26. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  27. epidemiological (adjective) – relating to the study and analysis of the distribution, patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations.
  28. bungling (adjective) – mismanaging, mishandling, messing up, incompetent.
  29. chaotic (adjective) – messy, disorganized, disorderly.
  30. apathy (noun) – disregard, lack of interest, unconcern.
  31. borne (adjective) – brought about, carried by (the thing mentioned).
  32. disdain (noun) – distaste, disrespect, dislike, indifference, aloofness/dismissiveness.
  33. social/physical distancing (noun) – a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  34. lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  35. perhaps (adverb) – maybepossibly.
  36. regardless of (phrase) – irrespective of, without consideration of, notwithstanding, in spite of.
  37. undoing (noun) – weakness, weak point, weak spot, blight, misfortune, affliction.
  38. come to a close (phrase) – come to an end; come to a climax; to end.
  39. therein (adverb) – in that place/respect.
  40. denouement (noun) – the end result of a situation; the very end of a story; outcome, consequence, end result, ending, climax.
  41. result in (verb) – cause, bring on, give rise to, bring about.
  42. mail-in voting (noun) – postal voting; a type of voting in an election where ballot papers/voter slips are distributed to voters to their addresses before Election Day and mailed back by the voters or deposited at a voting location or secure dropbox by a certain time on Election Day.
  43. absentee voting (noun) – a type of voting in an election where voters cast their vote by post, because they can’t physically be present at a voting center on Election Day due to varies reasons ranging from being out of country (for study/job), having disability or illness, serving as an election worker & etc,.
  44. in-person voting (noun) – a type of voting in an election where voters cast their votes/ballots in person in a polling booth on Election Day.
  45. unfounded (adjective) – groundless, baseless, unjustified.
  46. potential (noun) – possibilities, potentiality, chances.
  47. conspiracy (noun) – (unlawful) plan, intrigue, collaboration/deception, deceitful strategy.
  48. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  49. cast (verb) – vote, register, post (a vote).
  50. channel (noun) – method, medium, mode.
  51. far more (phrase) – a lot more, much more.
  52. tip (verb) – tilt, slant, incline, bend.
  53. tally (verb) – count, calculate, add up.
  54. allege (verb) – claim, assert, accuse, charge.
  55. escalate (verb) – increase, accelerate, intensify, heighten.
  56. hesitate (verb) – be reluctant, be unwilling, be disinclined to do something; delay/pause in doing something.
  57. Senate (noun) – the upper house or chamber in some bicameral legislative systems. (for example in the US, Australia, Canada).
  58. conservative (adjective) – right-wing, reactionary, traditionalist, ultra-right.
  59. have a bearing (on) (phrase) – have a relevance/relation to something.
  60. eventuality (noun) – a possible outcome, possibility.
  61. obviate (verb) – avoid, prevent, remove (a problem/the need of something or make it unnecessary).


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