The Hindu Editorial (Five States) – Oct 09, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Five States) – Oct 09, 2018

As five States go to the polls with just months left for the Lok Sabha election, the temptation to read the results as pointers will be great.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Five States) – Oct 09, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Five States) – Oct 09, 2018:

  1. thread (noun) – direction, theme, subject matter.
  2. spin (verb) – tell, narrate, relate.
  3. forecast (noun) – prediction, indication, projection.
  4. read (verb) –  interpret, understand, decipher.
  5. pointer (noun) – indication, hint, signal.
  6. twice over (phrase) – (doing something) two times.
  7. raise the stakes (phrase) – to increase the risk/competition level.
  8. bearing (noun) – relevance, importance/significance, pertinence/connection.
  9. morale (noun) – confidence, optimism, determination.
  10. turn out (phrasal verb) – transpire, emerge, appear.
  11. overwhelmingly (adverb) – with a great majority.
  12. cash in (phrasal verb) – take advantage of, turn to one’s advantage, exploit.
  13. perception (noun) – insight, understanding, discernment/thoughtfulness.
  14. bring down (phrasal verb) – overthrow, depose, overturn.
  15. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  16. dissolution (noun) – cessation, conclusion, end/termination.
  17. uncouple (verb) – disengage, disconnect, detach.
  18. proximate (adjective) – nearest, immediate, close.
  19. surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise, growth.
  20. volatile (adjective) – unpredictable, changeable, variable/inconstant.
  21. encroach upon (verb) – intrude, impinge trespass/make inroads into (in other’s area).
  22. put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, delay, reschedule.
  23. defer (verb) – postpone, put off, shelve.
  24. suspicion (noun) – intuition/speculation, scepticism, misgiving/doubt (of other people).


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