The Hindu Editorial (Fresh start) – May 20, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Fresh start) – May 20, 2021

By choosing 17 fresh faces in the new Council of Ministers of 21, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala is trying to signal a continuing willingness to evolve as a responsive political organisation. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Fresh start) – May 20, 2021.

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  1. guard against (verb) – beware of, keep watch for, be alert to.
  2. in the hands of (phrase) – under the control of; in the possession of.
  3. signal (verb) – indicate, show, express.
  4. willingness (noun) – readiness, preparedness, inclination, desire.
  5. evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
  6. barring (preposition) – except for, with the exception of, excepting, excluding, omitting, leaving out.
  7. nominee (noun) – candidate.
  8. composition (noun) – formation, arrangement, organization.
  9. broadly (adverb) – generally, predominantly, mainly.
  10. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, reveal, exhibit.
  11. social diversity (noun) – a feature of a society which is determined by caste, class, religion, occupational pattern in a given territory.
  12. diversity (noun) – variety, variation, difference.
  13. base (noun) – basis, bedrock, foundation, rationale.
  14. cost (noun) – loss, suffering, drawback, disadvantage.
  15. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, fortify, bolster up, underpin.
  16. judicious (adjective) – wise, sensible, prudent, thoughtful, well-advised.
  17. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  18. resolve (noun) – determination, willpower, firmness, resolution, courage.
  19. the spotlight (noun) – the public attention, the focus of public/media; the public eye.
  20. set off (phrasal verb) – cause, bring about, begin/start, prompt, trigger.
  21. quarter (noun) – source, place, direction; person.
  22. 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.
  23. change horses in midstream (phrase) – change your plan in the middle of something; change your mind in the middle of something.
  24. mettle (noun) – ability, spirit, strength of character, resolve, determination, boldness.
  25. parliamentarian (noun) – a member of a parliament.
  26. merit (verb) – deserve, justify, be worth, be qualified for, have a right to.
  27. in one’s own right (phrase) – due to one’s own qualifications/efforts instead of a relationship with someone else.
  28. swearing-in (noun) – an official ceremony in which a person is taking the oath and admitted into a new official job.
  29. optics (noun) – (typically in a political situation) the way in which an event is recognized by the public.
  30. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  31. untamed (adjective) – wild, savage, uncontrollable.
  32. lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  33. misery (noun) – pain, grief, anguish, agony, distress, torment, suffering.
  34. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible, take a threatening shape.
  35. shambles (noun) – complete mess, disorder/disarray, disorganization.
  36. bench (verb) – withdraw (from contesting in an election).
  37. criterion (noun) – basis, standard (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  38. subsequently (adverb) – eventually, afterwards, later on, in due course.
  39. by way of (phrase) – as a form of.
  40. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  41. primacy (noun) – importance, priority, preference.
  42. ironically (adverb) – paradoxically, unexpectedly, strangely.
  43. pack (verb) – fill.
  44. command (verb) – have control of, be the boss of, be in authority over, hold sway over; head, lead, rule, govern, control.
  45. open discussion (noun) – a discussion in which anyone present can speak/say anything on a topic without any constraints.
  46. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  47. sway (noun) – dominion, control, command, power, authority.
  48. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty; burden, liability, obligation.
  49. empower (verb) – authorize, entitle, permit, allow.
  50. in a spot (phrase) – in a difficult situation.
  51. bureaucracy (noun) – the officials in a government (as a group).
  52. discipline (verb) – train someone to do something in a controlled way.


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