The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) – Oct 31, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) – Oct 31, 2018

By declining to fix until January 2019 a date for hearing the Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court has judiciously diminished the possibility of a final verdict before the next Lok Sabha election. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) – Oct 31, 2018.

To read this article, click here.

This preview is provided here with permission.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) – Oct 31, 2018:

  1. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  2. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  3. push back (phrasal verb) – resist, oppose, delay.
  4. adjournment (noun) – postponement, rescheduling, suspension.
  5. prospect (noun) – future, chances/opportunities, possibilities.
  6. run-up to (noun) – a period/time before an important event.
  7. reiteration (noun) – the process of repeating something (some action) for clarity/emphasis.
  8. proponent (noun) – advocate, supporter, champion.
  9. tailor (verb) – adapt, adjust, modify/change (for a particular purpose).
  10. stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel.
  11. exploit (verb) – misuse, make use of, take advantage of.
  12. put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, delay, reschedule.
  13. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  14. eye (noun) – view, opinion, thinking.
  15. divisive (adjective) – alienating/isolating, estranging, discordant.
  16. disposal (noun) – positioning, lining up, arranging.
  17. in due course (phrase) – at the appropriate time, in time, eventually.
  18. preclude (verb) – prevent, prohibit, block/exclude.
  19. clamour (verb) – demand/protest, call.
  20. imprudently (adverb) – unwisely, injudiciously, incautiously.
  21. vigilant (adjective) – watchful, observant, attentive.
  22. legitimacy (noun) – reasonableness, justification, validity.
  23. resolutely (adverb) – firmly, determinedly, seriously.
  24. recourse (noun) – option, choice, possibility/way out.
  25. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  26. circumvent (verb) – bypass, avoid, dodge.
  27. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.
  28. moratorium (noun) – a temporary ban/prohibition, suspension, postponement.
  29. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  30. stick to (phrasal verb) – adhere to/abide by, keep, hold to.
  31. pre-emptive (adjective) – preventive, precautionary, protective.


 1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from
2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
3. This word list is for personal use only. Reproduction in any format and/or Commercial use of it is/are strictly prohibited.

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) – Oct 31, 2018:

The Hindu Editorial (Averting polarisation) - Oct 31, 2018

“Phrasal Verbs” We Learnt Last Week

“Idioms & Phrases” We Learnt Last Week

“Important Definitions” We Learnt Last Week

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.