The Hindu Editorial (Peaceful start) – Mar 30, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Peaceful start) – Mar 30, 2021

The first phase of polling in West Bengal and Assam on Saturday witnessed an impressive turnout. In some constituencies, the turnout was well above 80%. In Assam, 47 Assembly constituencies,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Peaceful start) – Mar 30, 2021.

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  1. fierce (adjective) – intense, powerful, strong, aggressive.
  2. spare (verb) – do without, manage without; not harm, leave unhurt.
  3. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  4. turnout (noun) – attendance.
  5. (make) inroads into (phrase) – progress/advance into (a new area/territory).
  6. pull out all the stops (phrase) – to make every effort to succeed; to do everything possible, try hard to achieve something.
  7. wrest (verb) – secure, acquire, seize, grab, take (by force/effort).
  8. far (adverb) – very much, considerably, markedly, significantly.
  9. partisanship (noun) – bias, prejudice, one-sidedness, partiality, discrimination.
  10. set to (adjective) – likely (to do something).
  11. ridicule (verb) – laugh at, deride, mock, tease, make fun of.
  12. counterclaim (noun) – a claim made against a (previous) claim.
  13. read (verb) – interpret, construe, see, understand.
  14. rival (noun) – competitor, opponent, contestant, contender, challenger.
  15. alike (adverb) – equally.
  16. notable (adjective) – important, significant, obvious, visible.
  17. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  18. hold (verb) – conduct, organize, preside over.
  19. defensive (adjective) – self-justifying, oversensitive, thin-skinned, easily offended.
  20. shenanigans (plural noun) – deception, double-dealing, dishonesty, cheating, fraudulence.
  21. result in (phrasal verb) – cause, bring on, bring about, call forth, give rise to.
  22. unmistakable (adjective) – noticeable, evident, apparent, undoubted.
  23. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  24. lose ground (phrase) – retreat or lose (a commanding position/advantage) to become less popular.
  25. ride on (phrasal verb) – depend on.
  26. command (verb) – receive, be given, get, gain, obtain.
  27. consequence (noun) – fame, distinction, eminence, prominence, reputation, celebrity, notability.
  28. spearhead (verb) – lead, head (a movement/protest); be in the forefront of.
  29. harvest (verb) – obtain, gain, get.
  30. sentiment (noun) – general feeling, view, opinion.
  31. paradox (noun) – contradiction, mystery, conundrum, anomaly.
  32. machinery (noun) – system, apparatus, structure.
  33. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  34. trigger (verb) – cause, prompt, set off, bring about.
  35. come under (phrasal verb) – be subjected to.
  36. ripple effect (noun) – an event (or a process/action) that causes several other events to happen indirectly one after the other. knock-on effect, secondary/indirect effect, consequence/implication, chain of events; domino effect.
  37. polarisation (noun) – separation of two contrasting groups (based on different opinions/beliefs).
  38. ever-present (adjective) – always there.
  39. hateful (adjective) – heinous, terrible, horrible, unpleasant, offensive, awful, disgusting.
  40. rhetoric (noun) – the art of speaking or writing effectively & persuasively or impressively (but, often lacking substance); bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  41. step in (phrasal verb) – act, take action, become involved, get involved.


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