The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable crisis) – Oct 29, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable crisis) – Oct 29, 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to withdraw his faction from the ruling coalition and replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable crisis) – Oct 29, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable crisis) – Oct 29, 2018:

  1. peril (noun) – danger, jeopardy, risk/problem.
  2. faction (noun) – sect, group, division.
  3. plunge (verb) – sink, push, force.
  4. fast-deteriorating (adjective) – relating to something becoming worse quickly.
  5. open secret (noun) – a supposed secret which is actually known to all.
  6. manoeuvre (noun) – intrigue, tactic/trick, ploy.
  7. unawares (adverb) – by surprise, unexpectedly/suddenly, unknowingly.
  8. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  9. unfold (verb) – develop, evolve, happen/take place.
  10. sink in (phrasal verb) – be understood, be comprehended/realized, become clear.
  11. swear in (phrasal verb) – admit into office,  inaugurate, introduce (into office).
  12. beaming (adjective) – happy, cheerful, smiling/laughing.
  13. horse-trading (noun) – it is normally used to indicate a hard & shrewd (clever) negotiation/bargaining between two bargaining (political) parties to show an understanding of the problem.
  14. assertion (noun) – defence, upholding.
  15. upheaval (noun) – disruption; disorder, turmoil.
  16. fragility (noun) – vulnerability, riskiness, unreliability.
  17. plummeting (adjective) – decreasing rapidly, falling sharply, slumping.
  18. blatant (adjective) – evident, flagrant/glaring, obvious.
  19. betray (verb) – reveal, disclose, make known.
  20. disregard (noun) – indifference, non-observance, negligence.
  21. resort to  (verb) – make use of, use/utilize, have recourse to.
  22. let down (phrasal verb) – fail to support.
  23. clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  24. thuggery (noun) – violent behaviour.
  25. bloodbath (noun) – mass slaughter, wholesale/indiscriminate killing.
  26. grapple with (phrasal verb) – tackle/deal, confront, face.
  27. recede from (verb) – pull out of, back out of, beg off.
  28. authoritarian (adjective) – dictatorial, totalitarian, autocratic.
  29. leave aside (phrasal verb) – neglect, ignore, snub/brush off.
  30. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  31. join hands (phrase) – work together with.
  32. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  33. by hook or by crook (phrase) – by any means, in one way or another, by any possible means.


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