The Hindu Editorial (DMK returns) – May 05, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (DMK returns) – May 05, 2021

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The Hindu Editorial (DMK returns) – May 05, 2021:

  1. front (noun) – political group, party, faction, grouping.
  2. arena (noun) – field of conflict, sphere of action, sphere of activity, battleground, battlefield.
  3. force (noun) – a group (of people).
  4. incumbent (noun) – the present holder or occupant of an office.
  5. alliance (noun) – association, union, partnership.
  6. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally; the use of numbers in counting and calculation.
  7. triumphant (adjective) – victorious, successful, winning, conquering.
  8. set to (adjective) – ready, prepared, likely to do something.
  9. swear in (phrasal verb) – admit into office, inaugurate, introduce (into office).
  10. comeback (noun) – resurgence, recovery, return, revival, rebound.
  11. a foregone conclusion (phrase) – predictable result, predictable outcome, inevitability.
  12. score (verb) – win, achieve, get, gain.
  13. landslide (noun) – decisive (victory), runaway (victory), overwhelming majority.
  14. successive (adjective) – consecutive, continuous.
  15. unlikely (adjective) – improbable, not likely, doubtful, dubious.
  16. demise (noun) – death, dying, passing away.
  17. towering (adjective) – outstanding, leading, distinguished, prominent.
  18. figure (noun) – person, personality.
  19. decade (noun) – a period of ten years.
  20. ride on (phrasal verb) – depend on.
  21. popular (adjective) – public, collective, social, societal.
  22. on one’s own (phrase) – alone, all alone, by oneself, all by oneself, independently, single-handedly.
  23. secure (verb) – obtain, acquire, gain, get.
  24. ally (noun) – partner, supporting (political) party (with common interests).
  25. end up (phrasal verb) – finish up, reach, come to.
  26. draw (verb) – attract, interest, win, capture, catch the eye of. 
  27. appeal (noun) – charisma, attraction, allure/charm, drawing power, fascination.
  28. base (noun) – a group of people considered as supporting a (political) party.
  29. amid (preposition) – in an atmosphere of, against a background of; during.
  30. tally (noun) – total, count.
  31. interpret (verb) – explain, elucidate, clarify, make clear; understand, read.
  32. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  33. campaign (noun) – canvassing, electioneering, an act of soliciting (asking for/requesting) votes; an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group.
  34. surrender (verb) – capitulate, give in, yield, concede, succumb, back down; give up, relinquish, renounce, forgo.
  35. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  36. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, bad.
  37. tie-up (noun) – link, association, relationship.
  38. cadre (noun) – members of a (political) group.
  39. prevail over (phrasal verb) – succeed, triumph, be victorious, gain mastery, prove superior.
  40. bastion (noun) – stronghold, bulwark, support, protection, mainstay.
  41. intact (adjective) – unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired.
  42. outgoing (adjective) – departing, leaving.
  43. regime (noun) – government.
  44. loan waiver (noun) – the borrower (farmer) is exempted from repayment of loan due to a poor monsoon or natural calamity and the Centre or State governments which offer loan waiver, will take over the liability of farmers and repay the banks.
  45. stand someone in good stead (phrase) – be beneficial, be advantageous, be useful.
  46. under/below par (phrase) – below average, unsatisfactory, poor, bad.
  47. add to (phrasal verb) – increase, augment, enhance.
  48. go up (phrasal verb) – rise, increase.
  49. aspirant (noun) – candidate, contestant, contender.
  50. consign (to) (phrasal verb) – to put (someone/something) in an unpleasant situation/place (or) to put someone somewhere in order to avoid dealing with them (or) to put something somewhere in order to dispose it.
  51. fringe (noun) – border or outer edges.


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