The Hindu Editorial (Hard-fought glory) – Sep 11, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Hard-fought glory) – Sep 11, 2019

Rafael Nadal’s relationship with hard courts can be described as tenuous at best. While he is the king of clay and quite adept on grass,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Hard-fought glory)- Sep 11, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Hard-fought glory) – Sep 11, 2019:

  1. hard-fought (adjective) – achieved with strong effort.
  2. glory (noun) – fame, honour, eminence, reputation/recognition.
  3. tenuous (adjective) – fragile, doubtful, questionable.
  4. at best (phrase) – only, merely, simply.
  5. quite (adverb) – in every respect, in all respects, without exception.
  6. adept (adjective) – expert, accomplished, skilful/talented.
  7. acrylic (noun) – synthetic fibre (court).
  8. bane (noun) – torment, distress, hardship.
  9. unforgiving (adjective) – harsh, hostile, severe.
  10. wear and tear (noun) – damage, deterioration, degeneration (in ordinary use during a period).
  11. short of (phrase) – less than.
  12. illustrious (adjective) – notable, noteworthy, prominent.
  13. stretch (noun) – period, time.
  14. limping (adjective) – relating to something proceed/move with difficulty.
  15. bruising (adjective) – stressful, demanding/taxing, painful.
  16. fraction (noun) – tiny amount.
  17. set up (phrasal verb) – arrange, organize, fix up.
  18. streak (noun) – period, spell, stretch/time.
  19. hegemonic (adjective) – dominant in a context.
  20. usher in (phrasal verb) – herald/signal, start/, begin, announce/initiate.
  21. fleeting (adjective) – brief, momentary, short-lived.
  22. astonishing (adjective) – amazing, surprising, impressive/unbelievable.
  23. corner (verb) – control, dominate.
  24. tantalising (adjective) – exciting, interesting, alive.
  25. protagonist (noun) – supporter, advocate/champion, proponent.
  26. crop (noun) – batch, group (of people appearing at one time).
  27. scenario (noun) – course of events, situation.
  28. novelty (noun) – originality, newness, freshness.
  29. unabated (adjective) – persistent, continuing, constant.
  30. audacity (noun) – prowess, courage, bravery, boldness.
  31. preserve (noun) – speciality, specialism.
  32. in tatters (phrase) – shattered, destroyed; ruined.


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