The Hindu Editorial (No show) – Oct 18, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (No show) – Oct 18, 2018

In elections held in Jammu and Kashmir, the turnout itself is a kind of verdict. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No show) – Oct 18, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No show) – Oct 18, 2018:

  1. wake-up call (noun) – something which alerts a person to a problem and makes him/her to do some remedial action.
  2. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  3. boycott (noun) – ban, prohibition, restriction.
  4. accord (verb) – give, grant/present, confer on.
  5. mobilisation (noun) – the act of bringing people together for a particular cause.
  6. resonance (noun) – clear quality/fullness, power/ability (to evoke memories/emotions).
  7. participation (noun) – involvement, taking part, engagement/contribution.
  8. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, subvert.
  9. victor (noun) – winner, conqueror, champion.
  10. dismal (adjective) – bad, awful, terrible.
  11. fraught (adjective) – anxious, worried, distressed/panicky.
  12. fray (noun) – battle, fight, contest/competition.
  13. heighten (verb) – intensify, increase, amplify.
  14. alienation (noun) – isolation, detachment, estrangement/separation.
  15. reversal (noun) – turnaround, sea change, turnabout.
  16. separatist (adjective) – dissenting, rebellious, sectarian.
  17. willing (adjective) – keen, happy, agreeable.
  18. come up with (phrasal verb) – put forward, present, suggest.
  19. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  20. unrest (noun) – disruption, disturbance, disorder.
  21. rage (verb) – be angry, be furious, protest strongly at.
  22. exacerbate (verb) – aggravate, make worse/worsen, compound.
  23. interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  24. carry forward (phrasal verb) – have something to continue/handle at a later stage (to make progress).
  25. misgiving (noun) – doubt, suspicion, apprehension.
  26. double_down (phrasal verb) – to be more firm & resolute on something (decided) even if that might be a risky choice.
  27. forge (verb) – build, form, create.
  28. reverse (verb) – cancel, overrule, withdraw.
  29. appeal to (phrasal verb) – persuade, invoke, lobby.
  30. core constituency (noun) – a group whose continuing support is crucial for survival & success of  (ideology of) any organization or individual.
  31. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  32. fallout (noun) – adverse results; repercussions, after-effects.


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