The Hindu Editorial (Pawar games) – Oct 03, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Pawar games) – Oct 03, 2018

If Maharashtra often appears to be on the cusp of a political realignment, it is in no small part due to the posturing and shadow boxing of the old warhorse, Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Pawar games) – Oct 03, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Pawar games) – Oct 03, 2018:

  1. on the cusp of (noun) – a point where something will change.
  2. posture (noun) – attitude, standpoint, approach.
  3. shadow-boxing (noun) – row, fight, disagreement/argument with an imaginary opponent (as a form of training).
  4. warhorse (noun) – an experienced politician; veteran.
  5. construe (verb) – interpret, understand, read.
  6. paint (verb) – portray, depict, represent.
  7. murky (adjective) – questionable, suspicious, dubious/mysterious.
  8. strike a discordant note (phrase) – has a contrary point of view.
  9. taint (verb) – damage, spoil, mar.
  10. crony capitalism (noun) – it is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.
  11. take exception to (phrase) – object, raise an objection.
  12. retraction (noun) – a withdrawal of a statement.
  13. make the most of (phrase) – exploit/utilise something fully/completely to the advantage.
  14. look (noun) – appearance; atmosphere, quality.
  15. irrevocably (adverb) – irreversibly, irreparably, unchangeably.
  16. fortunes (noun) – circumstances, state of affairs, conditions; success/failure of a organisation over period of time.
  17. hold (verb) – remain, exist/stand, be in effect.
  18. taunt (verb) – insult, ridicule; criticize/reproach.
  19. join hands (phrase) – work together with.
  20. inconceivable (adjective) – unbelievable, extremely doubtful; impossible/absurd.
  21. mantle (noun) – role/position, duty, responsibility.
  22. take note (phrase) – pay attention, take heed, heed, give heed,
  23. intterpret (verb) – understand, construe, read.


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