The Hindu Editorial (More from less) – Oct 29, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (More from less) – Oct 29, 2018

It is easier to reach agreements in principle than to sign up on the specifics, but both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (United) overcame a major hurdle. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (More from less) – Oct 29, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (More from less) – Oct 29, 2018:

  1. give up (phrasal verb) – cede/forgo, relinquish/sacrifice,  forgo.
  2. in principle (phrase) – in general, in essence, in the main.
  3. sign up (phrasal verb) – commit, conclude, agree (formally).
  4. specifics (noun) – details, niceties, finer points.
  5. the equation (noun) – the situation, the problem, the case.
  6. beat down (phrasal verb) – quell, suppress, check/settle.
  7. ally (noun) – partner, supporter, confederate.
  8. trustworthy (adjective) – dependable, reliable, truthful.
  9. obtain (verb) – win, get/gain, acquire.
  10. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  11. polarise (verb) – separate into two opposing groups.
  12. break away (phrasal verb) – leave, split with, separate from.
  13. humble (adjective) – modest, unassertive, submissive.
  14. wiser (comparative adjective) – sensible, prudent, logical/clever.
  15. accommodative (adjective) – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
  16. pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
  17. first-past-the-post (phrase) – it is an electoral system in which a candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins and becomes the MP/MLA for that seat.
  18. stick (verb) – adhere, remain, persist.
  19. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.
  20. trail (noun) – path, route, course/track.
  21. add up (phrasal verb) – increase; seem reasonable, be convincing, make sense.
  22. fancy (verb) – wish for, want, desire.
  23. contend with (phrase) – cope with, face, take on.
  24. formidable (adjective) – strong, powerful, mighty.


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