The Hindu Editorial (Local matters) – Sep 23, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Local matters) – Sep 23, 2019

Politics is set to take the centre stage in national debates with the announcement of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Local matters) – Sep 23, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Local matters) – Sep 23, 2019:

  1. livelihood (noun) – source of income, means of support, living, subsistence.
  2. lull (noun) – pause/respite, interval/break, suspension/cessation.
  3. combative (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent, argumentative/hawkish.
  4. ally (noun) – partner, supporter, accomplice/confederate.
  5. reap (verb) – receive, obtain, realize; harvest.
  6. audacious (verb) – bold, courageous, valiant.
  7. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, fortify, bolster up.
  8. disarray (noun) – disorder, confusion, disorganization.
  9. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, primary.
  10. communalization (noun) – a social relationship based on a sense of belonging, such as family or nation.
  11. polity (noun) – a politically organized society (or state or unit).
  12. bastion (noun) – stronghold, bulwark, mainstay.
  13. dynastic (adjective) – relating to a dynasty (a family or line of rulers).
  14. vested interest (noun) – a personal interest in something to get benefit.
  15. strong-arm (adjective) – aggressive, forceful/coercive, oppressive.
  16. vulnerability (noun) – weakness/defencelessness, frailty, susceptibility.
  17. breakaway (modifier) – separatist, secessionist, dissenting (group).
  18. faction (noun) – group, wing/division, camp.
  19. grip (noun) – control, power/influence, hold.
  20. stir up (phrasal verb) – provoke, give rise to/cause, trigger.
  21. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  22. undocumented (adjective) – not having the proper legal document.
  23. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  24. hollow out (verb) – remove, empty, cut out.
  25. infuse (verb) – add, impart, introduce.
  26. sagging (adjective) – declining, becoming weak.
  27. forthcoming (adjective) – imminent, impending, approaching/nearing.


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