The Hindu Editorial (Power play) – Jul 04, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Power play) – Jul 04, 2019

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Power play) – Jul 04, 2019:

  1. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  2. horse-trading (noun) – it is normally used to indicate a hard & shrewd (clever) negotiation/bargaining between two bargaining (political) parties to show an understanding of the problem.
  3. pull down (phrasal verb) – remove, ruin/wreak, destroy/devastate.
  4. under way (phrase) – going on, continuing, in progress.
  5. sit/wait in the wings (phrase) – someone who is not active at this time, but ready to do something very soon.
  6. perfect (verb) – improve, refine/hone, brush up/fine-tune, bring to perfection.
  7. lure (verb) – tempt, attract, induce.
  8. stem from (verb) – emerge from, originate from, emanate from.
  9. spectacular (adjective) – impressive, magnificent, outstanding/remarkable.
  10. reconcile to (verb) – accept, get used to, accommodate/adjust oneself to.
  11. manoeuvre (verb) – manage, organize, arrange (something tactfully).
  12. the time is ripe (phrase) – an appropriate/convenient time has come.
  13. strike (noun) – a sudden attack/assault.
  14. disenchantment (noun) – disappointment, dissatisfaction, discontent.
  15. stormy (adjective) – turbulent, volatile, intense/tumultuous.
  16. concede (verb) – give up, hand over, sacrifice; allow, grant/give.
  17. join hands with (phrase) – work together with.
  18. opportunism (noun) – expediency/exploitation, taking advantage, pragmatism.
  19. inherent (adjective) – intrinsic/innate; basic/fundamental, implicit.
  20. contradiction (noun) – disagreement, opposition, inconsistency; rebuttal/negation.
  21. face-to-face (adjective) – direct, personally, head on.
  22. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element.
  23. yearn (verb) – long, desire, wish.
  24. cross over (phrasal verb) – join, unite, attach/connect.
  25. howsoever (conjunction) – in whatever way, however.
  26. meagre (adjective) – limited, little, modest.
  27. divergent (adjective) – differing, varying, dissimilar/contrasting.
  28. pay the price (phrase) – to go through the unpleasant outcome of something which you have done earlier.
  29. glue (noun) – adhesive, fixative, paste/gum.
  30. rebel (verb) – rise up, revolt; defy/oppose/disobey.
  31. rout (noun) – defeat, overwhelming (very large/massive/huge) defeat.
  32. lend itself to (verb) – be suitable for, be applicable for, be adaptable to.
  33. brazen (adjective) – bold and shameless; unashamed, unabashed.
  34. rent-seeking (noun) – a behavior which does not create economic gains for society, instead it helps a company/organisation/individual using their resources to get economic gain.
  35. overshadow (verb) – conceal, obscure, outshine/eclipse.
  36. turmoil (noun) – trouble, disturbance, upheaval/disorder.
  37. hiatus (noun) – pause, break, interval.
  38. ideological (adjective) – dogmatic, doctrinal.
  39. reorientation (noun) – the act of changing the focus/direction.
  40. address (verb) – attend to, tackle, deal with.
  41. livelihood (adjective) – source of income, means of support, living, subsistence.


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