The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021
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The Hindu Editorial (Old and slow) – Jun 18, 2021:
- vie (verb) – contest, compete, contend.
- evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
- timeless (adjective) – lasting, classic, ageless.
- dispense with (phrasal verb) – forgo, give up, relinquish, renounce.
- discard (verb) – dispose of, throw away, throw out, get rid of.
- sibling (noun) – offspring (usually, brother or sister).
- abridged (adjective) – shortened, reduced, decreased.
- variant (noun) – alternative form, different form.
- commerce (noun) – trade, business.
- vintage (noun) – year; period, time, era, epoch.
- embrace (verb) – support, be in favour of, back, espouse.
- spectacle (noun) – display, show, event/scene.
- bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
- 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.
- yearning (noun) – longing, craving, desire/wish, appetite, inclination.
- languid (adjective) – relaxed, unhurried, peaceful.
- affairs (noun) – event, phenomenon, episode, experience; matter, activity.
- coalesce (verb) – come together to form a larger group/community; unite, join, combine, merge, grow together as a whole.
- step in (phrasal verb) – intervene, become involved, get involved, act, take action.
- plug the gap (phrase) – give something that is lacking/deficient in a particular situation.
- inaugural (adjective) – first, initial, introductory.
- feature (verb) – have (as a participant).
- garner (verb) – get, gain, obtain, acquire.
- summit clash (noun) – final match.
- silverware (noun) – trophy/cup made of silver.
- drought (noun) – lack, unavailability, deficiency; dry spell, dry period.
- knockout (noun) – the loser is eliminated from a tournament; elimination match/competition.
- riveting (adjective) – engrossing, compelling, fascinating, thrilling, interesting.
- joust (noun) – (in sports) contest, tournament.
- succumb (verb) – be conquered by, be beaten by; yield, give in, surrender, capitulate.
- negate (verb) – invalidate, nullify, make ineffective, neutralize, cancel out.
- 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.
- take into account (phrase) – consider, take into consideration, have regard to, reckon with.
- prevailing (adjective) – existing; current, present.
- glean (verb) – obtain, get, take, gather.
- get the better of (phrase) – defeat, beat, overcome, conquer.
- giant-slayer (noun) – giant-killer; (in sports) a team that defeats a much more powerful opponent; a player who defeats a famous, strong opponent.
- edge (verb) – defeat (by a small margin).
- fortnight (noun) – a period of two weeks/fourteen days continuously.
- birthplace (noun) – country of origin.
- 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.
- solace (noun) – comfort, consolation, support.
- intra- (prefix) – within.
- warm-up (noun) – a period of preparation for a match.
- simplistic (adjective) – oversimple/oversimplified, superficial.
- trope (noun) – a significant theme/character/image.
- incisive (adjective) – quick & sharp.
- arsenal (noun) – array, range, of resources; armoury, weapons.
- besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
- backup (noun) – help, support.
- provision (noun) – allocation, providing, giving, furnishing.
- come in handy (phrase) – to be useful.
- forecast (verb) – predict, foresee, estimate, foretell, project.
- mettle (noun) – spirit, fortitude, strength of character, determination, resolve, temperament.