The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021

Ever since Australia and England played the first ever Test at Melbourne in March 1877, cricket’s longest format has constantly evolved. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021:

  1. vie (verb) – contest, compete, contend.
  2. evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
  3. timeless (adjective) – lasting, classic, ageless.
  4. dispense with (phrasal verb) – forgo, give up, relinquish, renounce.
  5. discard (verb) – dispose of, throw away, throw out, get rid of.
  6. sibling (noun) – offspring (usually, brother or sister).
  7. abridged (adjective) – shortened, reduced, decreased.
  8. variant (noun) – alternative form, different form.
  9. commerce (noun) – trade, business.
  10. vintage (noun) – year; period, time, era, epoch.
  11. embrace (verb) – support, be in favour of, back, espouse.
  12. spectacle (noun) – display, show, event/scene.
  13. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  14. brand equity (noun) – brand value; that value is determined by consumer/audience perception of and experiences with the brand/person. If people think highly of a brand/person, it (or she/he) has positive brand equity.
  15. yearning (noun) – longing, craving, desire/wish, appetite, inclination.
  16. languid (adjective) – relaxed, unhurried, peaceful.
  17. affairs (noun) – event, phenomenon, episode, experience; matter, activity.
  18. coalesce (verb) – come together to form a larger group/community; unite, join, combine, merge, grow together as a whole.
  19. step in (phrasal verb) – intervene, become involved, get involved, act, take action.
  20. plug the gap (phrase) – give something that is lacking/deficient in a particular situation.
  21. inaugural (adjective) – first, initial, introductory.
  22. feature (verb) – have (as a participant).
  23. garner (verb) – get, gain, obtain, acquire.
  24. summit clash (noun) – final match.
  25. silverware (noun) – trophy/cup made of silver.
  26. drought (noun) – lack, unavailability, deficiency; dry spell, dry period.
  27. knockout (noun) – the loser is eliminated from a tournament; elimination match/competition.
  28. riveting (adjective) – engrossing, compelling, fascinating, thrilling, interesting.
  29. joust (noun) – (in sports) contest, tournament.
  30. succumb (verb) – be conquered by, be beaten by; yield, give in, surrender, capitulate.
  31. negate (verb) – invalidate, nullify, make ineffective, neutralize, cancel out. 
  32. home-advantage (noun) – in team sports, the term home advantage describes the benefit that the home team is said to gain over the visiting team.
  33. take into account (phrase) – consider, take into consideration, have regard to, reckon with.
  34. prevailing (adjective) – existing; current, present.
  35. glean (verb) – obtain, get, take, gather.
  36. get the better of (phrase) – defeat, beat, overcome, conquer.
  37. giant-slayer (noun) – giant-killer; (in sports) a team that defeats a much more powerful opponent; a player who defeats a famous, strong opponent.
  38. edge (verb) – defeat (by a small margin).
  39. fortnight (noun) – a period of two weeks/fourteen days continuously.
  40. birthplace (noun) – country of origin.
  41. under one’s belt (phrase) – succeeded, achieved, experienced, learned, acquired (something (e.g. a skill) as part of one’s experience and that might be an advantage for him/her in the future.
  42. solace (noun) – comfort, consolation, support.
  43. intra- (prefix) – within.
  44. warm-up (noun) – a period of preparation for a match.
  45. simplistic (adjective) – oversimple/oversimplified, superficial.
  46. trope (noun) – a significant theme/character/image.
  47. incisive (adjective) – quick & sharp.
  48. arsenal (noun) – array, range, of resources; armoury, weapons.
  49. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
  50. backup (noun) – help, support.
  51. provision (noun) – allocation, providing, giving, furnishing. 
  52. come in handy (phrase) – to be useful. 
  53. forecast (verb) – predict, foresee, estimate, foretell, project.
  54. mettle (noun) – spirit, fortitude, strength of character, determination, resolve, temperament.


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