The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) – Apr 20, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) – Apr 20, 2018

In its reaction to the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, the BJP seems motivated by a need to strike a balance between protecting its political constituency in… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) – Apr 20, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) – Apr 20, 2018.  

  1. shuffle (noun) – rearrangement, mixing up, reorganization (a change of order).
  2. narrative (noun) – statement, report/portrayal, description.
  3. strike a balance (phrase) – find a reasonable line of action between two contrasting things.
  4. constituency (noun) – citizenry (in a region) who elect a representative to a legislative body. citizenry (noun) – all the people/citizens (of a place/country considered as a whole).
  5. outrage (noun) – indignation, fury/anger, shock.
  6. untenable (adjective) – undefendable, unarguable, unjustified.
  7. shadow (noun) – hint, trace, suspicion.
  8. step down (phrasal verb) – resigngive up one’s job, stand down.
  9. apparently (adverb) – seemingly, evidently, ostensibly.
  10. unflattering (adjective) – unfavourable, unattractive, critical.
  11. cast light on (phrasal verb) – explain,  clarify, clear up.
  12. incongruity (noun) – unsuitability, inconsistency, difference.
  13. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude, deny access to, ban/prohibit.
  14. expediency (noun) – convenience, advantage, benefit/gain.
  15. strain (noun) – pressure, stressdemand/burden.
  16. consonance (noun) – agreement, concord, accordance.
  17. cadre (noun) – member of a (political) group.
  18. plank (noun) – a fundamental point.
  19. let go (phrase) – release one’s hold on, give up, relinquish (grip).
  20. concede (verb) – surrender, yield, give up (a possession, right, or privilege).
  21. outweigh (verb) – supersede, offset, cancel out.
  22. contentious (adjective) – controversial, debatable, disputed.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) – Apr 20, 2018.

The Hindu Editorial (Defensive shuffle) - Apr 20, 2018


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