The Hindu Editorial (Bihar blues) – Nov 04, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Bihar blues) – Nov 04, 2020

More than 54% of voters in 94 seats across 17 districts in Bihar voted in the second of the three-phase Assembly election on Tuesday. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Bihar blues) – Nov 04, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Bihar blues) – Nov 04, 2020:

  1. blues (noun) – feelings of depression, feelings of sadness, feelings of unhappiness; misery, sorrow, gloominess.
  2. emotive (adjective) – sensitive, emotional, controversial, inflammatory.
  3. in tandem (phrase) – alongside each other.
  4. articulation (noun) – expression, revelation, assertion, mention.
  5. livelihood (noun) – means of making a living with the basic necessities (food, water, shelter and clothing); means of support, subsistence, source of income.
  6. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  7. alliance (noun) – coalition, partnership.
  8. somersault (noun) – an instance (as in gymnastics) of rotating (jumping/rolling) one’s body 360 degree with someone’s feet going over one’s head; gymnastics; flip, turning over 360 degree in the air; (figuratively) an act of changing suddenly from having a particular opinion or policy about something to having a completely different opinion or policy.
  9. incumbent (adjective) – current, present, existing (holder/occupant of an office).
  10. considerably (adverb) – greatly, very much, a lot.
  11. dissipate (verb) – disappear, vanish, disperse.
  12. unrelenting (adjective) – resolute, determined, tireless, unflagging; continuous, unceasing, persistent.
  13. strike a chord (phrase) – cause someone to remember something related to him/her in a certain way; arouse an emotional feeling to something (either positively or negatively).
  14. on the mat (phrase) – in a position to face a reprimand/criticism/rebuke; become involved in argument/fight about something fiercely.
  15. outmigration (noun) – permanent migration in order to settle elsewhere.
  16. resonate (verb) – resound, reverberate; evoke some feelings/emotions.
  17. swelling (adjective) – growing, increasing, rising.
  18. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  19. bank on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on; anticipate, expect.
  20. formidable (adjective) – impressive, strong, powerful, mighty.
  21. coalition (noun) – alliance, union, partnership.
  22. “double engine” government theory (phrase) – the concept behind “double engine” governments is that the  same party (in this case BJP) should be in power in the state and at the Centre.
  23. 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.
  24. underplay (verb) – downplay, understate, de-emphasize.
  25. identity-orientation (noun) – it refer to the relative importance that individuals place on various (social/ personal) attributes or characteristics when constructing their self-definitions.
  26. identity-oriented (adjective) – intended on (social/personal) attributes or characteristics.
  27. mobilisation (noun) – the act of bringing people/resources together for a particular cause.
  28. advance (verb) – promote, support, further, forward.
  29. vocabulary (noun) – the special terms/expressions of a particular field; terminology, language, parlance.
  30. laudatory (adjective) – full of praise, complimentary/admiring, congratulatory.
  31. fraught with (adjective) – full of, filled with, loaded with.
  32. take shape (phrase) – become clear/definite, become tangible, fall into place.
  33. on the back foot (phrase) – in a defensive position, off balance, at a disadvantage.
  34. polarise (verb) – separate into two opposing groups.
  35. foment (verb) – instigate, incite, provoke/stir up.
  36. cite (verb) – refer to, adduce, make reference to, invoke.
  37. differentiator (noun) – a distinguishing feature.
  38. tone (noun) – expression, mode of expression; mood, attitude.
  39. considerable (adjective) – substantial, appreciable, significant, much.
  40. cost (noun) – sacrifice, loss (needed to achieve/get something).
  41. social harmony (noun) – when people live side by side in peace and mutual respect. (harmony (noun) – unity, solidarity, cooperation, agreement/concord).
  42. norm (noun) – standard, convention, criterion, regulation.


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