The Hindu Editorial (Keeping Left) – May 05, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Keeping Left) – May 05, 2021

The spectacular victory of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the Kerala Assembly election has put the spotlight on its lead author, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Keeping Left) – May 05, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Keeping Left) – May 05, 2021:

  1. repose (verb) – (of one’s confidence/trust) be placed in something.
  2. spectacular (adjective) – impressive, remarkable, outstanding; strikingnoticeable.
  3. the spotlight (noun) – the public attention, the focus of public/media; the public eye.
  4. put the spotlight on (phrase) – to focus on someone or something; bring attention to someone or something.
  5. author (noun) – planner, originator, creator.
  6. resolute (adjective) – determined, firm, purposeful, resolved, single-minded, strong-minded, unwavering.
  7. daring (adjective) – brave, bold, audacious.
  8. resounding (adjective) – enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous.
  9. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  10. incumbent (adjective) – present, existing, current (holder or occupant of an office).
  11. decade (noun) – a period of ten years.
  12. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, fortify, bolster up, underpin.
  13. unassailable (adjective) – indisputable, undeniable, unquestionable; beyond question/doubt.
  14. dynamism (noun) – strength, powerfulness, potency/efficacy.
  15. outlast (verb) – outlive, survive, live after, remain alive after, last longer than.
  16. warhorse (noun) – an experienced politician; veteran.
  17. get/set the ball rolling (phrase) –make a start, initiate an activity.
  18. set in motion (phrase) – start, begin, activate, initiate, launch; cause, bring about.
  19. transition (noun) – change.
  20. under way (phrase) – in progress, happening, occurring, taking place.
  21. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, reveal, exhibit.
  22. make the cut (phrase) – equal or better the (standard) score to avoid elimination.
  23. immense (adjective) – tremendous, massive, enormous, huge.
  24. 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.
  25. successive (adjective) – consecutive, continuous.
  26. marching order (noun) – an order to leave place/job; dismissal, sending-off.
  27. listless (adjective) – slow, lethargic/sluggish; lifeless/spiritless.
  28. self-serving (adjective) – self-seeking, self-regarding, self-interested, selfish, inward-looking.
  29. crop (noun) – group, batch
  30. out of touch (phrase) – lacking of up-to-date knowledge; lack of current information; lack of awareness.
  31. evolving (adjective) – growing, developing, progressing, advancing.
  32. at once (phrase) – together, simultaneously, at the same time; immediately, right away, right now.
  33. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, make preparations for, put things in order for.
  34. imaginative (adjective) – creative, visionary, inspired, insightful.
  35. dash (verb) – shatter, destroy, ruin, crush,  wipe out, spoil, frustrate, thwart.
  36. and how (phrase) – used for highlighting that what has just been told is right to a very great level/extent.
  37. plummet (verb) – plunge, drop, nosedive, hurtle.
  38. notably (adverb) – especially, particularly, strikingly, markedly.
  39. out of sync (phrase) – out of the agreement.
  40. slide (noun) – fall, descend, decline.
  41. centrist (adjective) – relating to a person whose political opinions are not extreme, falling between those of liberals and conservatives.
  42. take aback (phrasal verb) – surprise, shock, stun, astonish.
  43. refreshing (adjective) – new, novel, creative, imaginative, innovative.
  44. contrary to (phrase) – conflicting with, opposed to.
  45. run counter to (phrase) – to have an opposite effect.
  46. slant (noun) – point of view, standpoint, attitude, position.
  47. cross section (noun) – a typical example.
  48. diversity (noun) – existence/presence of different people (from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives ranging from race to age to gender to hometown to educational experience) within the group; variety, variance, difference.
  49. proportion (noun) – percentage, part, share.
  50. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  51. gender (noun) – Gender is used to describe the characteristics of women and men that are socially constructed, while sex refers to those that are biologically determined.
  52. constituent (noun) – member; integral part/unit.
  53. shrink (verb) – lessen, reduce, decrease.
  54. seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  55. relatively (adverb) – comparatively, proportionately, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  56. myriad (adjective) – a great number, countless, various.
  57. sweep (verb) – to win comprehensively (in a contest).
  58. reinvent (verb) – renew, revive, revamp, rejuvenate, redevelop, remodel.
  59. pose (verb) – constitute, present, create, cause (a problem or danger or risk).
  60. metamorphosis (noun) – transformation, change, alteration.
  61. nightmare (noun) – very unpleasant or frightening experience; ordeal, horror, torment.


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