The Hindu Editorial (Grecian churn) – Jul 11, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Grecian churn) – Jul 11, 2019

The verdict in Sunday’s Greek elections affords a rare comfort for Europe’s centrists, who, arguably with the exception of Spain in April,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Grecian churn) – Jul 11, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Grecian churn) – Jul 11, 2019:

  1. churn (noun) – disorder/disorganization, confusion, disruption/chaos.
  2. centrist (noun) – a person whose political opinions are not extreme, falling between those of liberals and conservatives.
  3. with the exception of (phrase) – except, excluding, not including.
  4. cede (verb) – surrender, concede, give up.
  5. populist (adjective) – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
  6. centre-right (adjective) – moderately right-wing (party).
  7. premier (noun) – prime minister, PM, president; head of government.
  8. rule out (phrasal verb) – reject, dismiss, exclude.
  9. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element.
  10. requisite (adjective) – necessary, required, essential.
  11. mischief (noun) – misconduct, disobedience, misbehaviour.
  12. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  13. back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.
  14. influx (noun) – the arrival of a large number of people simultaneously.
  15. immigrant (noun) – non-native, foreigner, migrant.
  16. refugee (noun) – displaced person, asylum seeker, escapee/exile.
  17. consolidate (verb) – stabilize, reinforce, fortify.
  18. the middle ground (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement.
  19. benign (adjective) – kind, good-natured, friendly, warm; favourable, advantageous, beneficial.
  20. bear the brunt (phrase) – to suffer/get the worst (bad) part of some action.
  21. bailout (noun) – an act of providing financial help/support by the outside investors to a bank/institution which faces serious financial difficulty.
  22. biting (adjective) – harsh, cruel, savage.
  23. austerity (noun) – difficult economic crisis/financial distress. It is a political-economic term referring to policies that aim to reduce government budget deficits through spending cuts, tax increases, or a combination of both.
  24. verge (noun) – edge, brink, border.
  25. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  26. destined to (adjective) – certain to meet ( the fortune/fate/destiny).
  27. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  28. tepid (adjective) – unenthusiastic, uninterested, lukewarm.
  29. weigh down (phrasal verb) – trouble, worry/bother, disturb.
  30. Brussels (noun) – The headquarters of the European Union. Brussels is a metonymof the European Union.
  31. inference (noun) – conclusion, reasoning, thesis.
  32. derail (verb) – obstruct, interrupt, impede/thwart.
  33. navigate (Verb) – steer, guide, direct/handle.
  34. woes (noun) – trouble, difficulty, problem.
  35. lent past participle of lend (verb) – give, provide, offer.
  36. heft (noun) – ability, influence; weight/strength.
  37. leverage (verb) – use, make use of, utilize (to maximum gain).
  38. apparently (adverb) – seemingly, evidently, on the face of it.
  39. asylum (noun) – protection provided by a foreign country to somebody who is unable or unwilling to return to their home country due to fear of persecution (harm, harassment or oppression).
  40. underpin (verb) – support, strengthen, fortify, buttress.
  41. enlightened (adjective) – wise, well-informed, learned.
  42. temper (verb) – moderate, modify, lighten.


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