The Hindu Editorial (Back to the House) – Nov 12, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Back to the House) – Nov 12, 2020

Bye-elections do not necessarily generate the same buzz as Assembly elections in India. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Back to the House) – Nov 12, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Back to the House) – Nov 12, 2020:

  1. loyalist (noun) – supporter, admirer, champion.
  2. buzz (noun) – thrill, feeling of euphoria, feeling of excitement.
  3. hold (verb) – conduct, organize, arrange.
  4. incumbent (noun) – the current/present holder/occupant of an office.
  5. move on (phrasal verb) – leave & start doing something new.
  6. decease (verb) – pass away, die, expire.
  7. incapacitate (verb) – disable, deactivate, become/make unfit.
  8. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  9. enthusiasm (noun) – eagerness, excitement, zeal.
  10. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  11. favour (verb) – support, back, endorse, advocate, espouse.
  12. upset the apple cart (phrase) – foil, spoil prevent, thwart (a plan).
  13. more so (phrase) – to a greater degree; to a greater extent.
  14. patronage (noun) – support, backing; favouritism, nepotism, partisanship.
  15. influence (verb) – affect, have an effect on, persuade.
  16. rational (adjective) – sensible, logical, reasonable, coherent.
  17. wrinkle (noun) – difficulty, snag, obstacle/drawback.
  18. keenly (adverb) – intensely, enthusiastically.
  19. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  20. orchestrate (verb) – organize, coordinate, mastermind, engineer, choreograph.
  21. clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  22. belt (noun) – region, area, territory, neighbourhood, locality.
  23. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, also.
  24. added (adjective) – increased, enhanced.
  25. solace (noun) – comfort, consolation, support.
  26. wrest (verb) – take back (something with effort).
  27. absolute majority (noun) – majority with more than half (of the seats/members in the legislative assembly).
  28. secure (verb) – protect, fortify, strengthen.
  29. overturn (verb) – invalidate, nullify, cancel; overthrow, topple, bring down.
  30. advertisement (noun) – publicity.
  31. defector (noun) – betrayer, turncoat, traitor.
  32. via (preposition) – through; by means of,  due to, thanks to.
  33. charitable (adjective) – broad-minded, liberal, easy-going, understanding, considerate.
  34. churning (noun) – disturbance, disquiet, unrest, restlessness, agitation.
  35. instability (noun) – uncertainty, unpredictability, lack of stability.
  36. in turn (phrase) – in succession, successively.
  37. ideological (adjective) – relating to a system of ideas.
  38. principled (adjective) – moral, honest, proper, righteous.
  39. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  40. make use of (phrase) – utilize, avail oneself of, employ. 
  41. equation (noun) – association, connection; the situation.
  42. differentiation (noun) – distinction, polarity, separation.
  43. representation (noun) – the act of speaking/serving on someone’s behalf.
  44. in the aftermath of (phrase) – as a consequence of, as a result of.
  45. Anti-defection law (noun) – The 10th Schedule to the Constitution, popularly referred to as the ‘Anti-Defection Law,’ was inserted by the 52nd Amendment in 1985. The grounds of disqualification are specified in Paragraph 2 of the 10th Schedule. A member would incur a disqualification under paragraph 2 (1) (a) when he “voluntarily gives up his membership of a party” and under 2 (1) (b) when he/she votes (or abstains from voting) contrary to the directive issued by the party.
  46. mandate (noun) – approval, acceptance, ratification.
  47. do away with (phrasal verb) – abolish, discard, remove.
  48. legislative (adjective) – governmental, parliamentary, law-making, policy-making.
  49. immoral (adjective) – unethical, unprincipled, wrongful/dishonest, bad.


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