The Hindu Editorial (Infinite crisis) – Feb 20, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Infinite crisis) – Feb 20, 2020

The Afghan Independent Election Commission’s much-delayed announcement that President Ashraf Ghani is the winner of the September 28… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Infinite crisis) – Feb 20, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Infinite crisis) – Feb 20, 2020:

  1. infinite (adjective) – never-ending, endless, boundless.
  2. deepen (verb) – increase, intensify, escalate.
  3. war-torn (adjective) – (of a place) devastated, ruined, wrecked (by war).
  4. opponent (noun) – rival, enemy, nemesis, contender/opposer.
  5. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  6. fraudulent (adjective) – untrustworthy, dishonest, deceitful/untruthful.
  7. vow (verb) – affirm, pledge, promise/swear.
  8. parallel government (noun) – a government formed by a person or by a group of people regardless of the presence of the main government with authority. it is basically formed to undermine the authority of the main government.
  9. undermine (verb) – weaken, damage, spoil, cripple.
  10. feeble (adjective) – weak, powerless; ineffective.
  11. writ (noun) – authority, power, control/influence.
  12. stretch (verb) – extend, spread (over an area).
  13. déjà vu (adjective) – French, literally meaning ‘already seen’. it is that feeling of already having experienced a particular situation.
  14. broker (verb) – settle, negotiate, arrange (an agreement).
  15. take over (phrasal verb) – assume control of, take control of, gain control of.
  16. at odds with (phrase) – in disagreement, in conflict, at loggerheads; quarrelling, arguing.
  17. hinterland (noun) – remote areas of a country away from the coastal areas/the banks of major rivers.
  18. step up (phrasal verb) – increase, intensify, escalate, scale up.
  19. unsurprisingly (adverb) – as expected.
  20. turn up (phrasal verb) – appear, come/go, arrive, be present, turn out.
  21. infighting (noun) – conflict, disagreement, argument.
  22. go-ahead (noun) – permission, consent, licence.
  23. insurgent (noun) – revolutionist/rebel, agitator, subversive/terrorist.
  24. pullback (noun) – withdrawing (troops).
  25. wind down (phrasal verb) – come to an end, draw to a close, wind up, close down.
  26. legitimate (adjective) – lawful, legal, authorized.
  27. invariably (adverb) – always, every time/each time; habitually/inevitably.
  28. aid (verb) – help, assist, support.
  29. chronic (adjective) – persistent, long-term, continuing (or happening again and again for a long time).
  30. resurgent (adjective) – rising again; increasing or reviving after a period of little activity/dullness.
  31. big picture (noun) – a broad overview of a situation, issue, or problem.
  32. get out (phrasal verb) – go away, leave.
  33. narrow (verb) – narrow-minded, intolerant, illiberal, dogmatic.
  34. self-interest-driven (noun) – selfish, self-regarding, egocentric.
  35. quest (noun) – search, pursuit; mission.
  36. extremist (noun) – militant, radical, hardliner.


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  1. Dear sir i am tamil medium i want to read english news paper and understand it as english medium studied student so that i can help my children who are studying in english medium …pls help me sir to improve in english

    • Hi Sir, Thank you for your message! Your English is really good! Please Keep reading News Papers & Books regularly and keep watching English (News/Movie) Channels (mainly BBC). Please try to use, what you learnt (new words/grammar), in your daily activities, particularly while conversing with your children. Keep learning & Keep practicing! There is no short cut method while trying to master a new, second language. I am also a non-English medium student and started this initiative three years ago to help students and job-aspirants to improve their English language skills. Keep visiting “Editorial Words Website” for more information. All the best to you and your children!

  2. Dear sir.
    thank you for your reply me and with valuable suggestions i am trying to follow as you said..i request you sir be a mentor to me and my children until we get confident ourselves pls sir.
    sundaram L

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