The Hindu Editorial (Minimum government) – Feb 29, 2020
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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Minimum government) – Feb 29, 2020:
- breakdown (noun) – failure, collapse, foundering.
- trust deficit (noun) – lack of trust (on authorities-from societal point of view). Situations with low levels of trust are not supportive and often counterproductive. People feel vulnerable and look at each other with suspicion. As a result, they are less open, since they fear that they will not be fairly treated by the other side.
- seek (verb) – attempt, try/aim, strive, work towards.
- subdue (verb) – restrain, control, contain.
- simmer (verb) – be in a suppressed state (anger, tension or other emotion); fume, be boiling over, breathe fire.
- camaraderie (noun) – friendship, brotherhood, solidarity, togetherness, mutual support.
- shine through (phrasal verb) – (of good quality) be visible, be evident, be noticeable.
- amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
- orchestrated (adjective) – organized, arranged, choreographed.
- mayhem (noun) – chaos, disorder, turmoil, havoc.
- rankle (verb) – annoy, upset/irritate; continue to be painful/fester.
- from top to bottom (phrase) – thoroughly, extensively, completely.
- credible (adjective) – believable, acceptable, reasonable, convincing.
- account (noun) – explanation, description, narrative.
- horrendous (adjective) – horrible, terrible, frightful.
- act of omission and commission (phrase) – act of omission and commission are, respectively, things someone failed to do, and things someone has done.
- take someone to task (phrase) – reprove/reprimand, censure, criticize.
- wring (verb) – force, extract, elicit, wrest.
- shield (verb) – protect, keep safe, secure, safeguard.
- incendiary (adjective) – provocative, agitational, rabble-rousing.
- peruse (verb) – look through, inspect, examine.
- analogous (adjective) – comparable, parallel, similar.
- bizarre (adjective) – strange, unusual, unconventional/eccentric, ridiculous.
- take up (phrasal verb) – pursue, engage in, prosecute, conduct.
- incapacitate (verb) – paralyse, disable, immobilize/deactivate.
- put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, defer, delay.
- purportedly (adverb) – allegedly, reportedly, supposedly.
- stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel, provoke.
- admission (noun) – acknowledgement, acceptance, declaration.
- blatant (adjective) – evident, flagrant/glaring, obvious.
- partisanship (noun) – bias, prejudice, discrimination, favour.
- abdication (noun) – disowning, rejection, refusal/avoidance.
- swiftly (adverb) – quickly, rapidly, fast.
- mob (noun) – a large, disorganized and often violent crowd of people.
- endorse (verb) – support, uphold, confirm, vindicate/validate.
- mobilisation (noun) – the act of bringing people/resources together for a particular cause.
- brink (noun) – edge/verge/end (of something).
- in accordance with (phrase) – in agreement with, in conformity with, in line with.
- come (up) short (phrase) – fail to reach a standard.
- marker (noun) – a distinctive feature/element; sign.
- normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
- majesty (noun) – dignity, greatness, nobleness, stateliness.
- impartiality (noun) – fairness, equality, neutrality, probity.
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