The Hindu Editorial (Searching for a solution) – Feb 10, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Searching for a solution) – Feb 10, 2020

New Delhi’s third attempt at conflict resolution with Assam’s Bodos came out of the blue. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Searching for a solution) – Feb 10, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Searching for a solution) – Feb 10, 2020:

  1. accord (noun) – agreement, treaty, pact.
  2. empower (verb) – authorize, allow, entitle.
  3. enduring (verb) – permanent, lasting, remaining for a long time.
  4. out of the blue (phrase) – unexpectedly, without warning.
  5. sustained (adjective) – continuous, constant, steady.
  6. predate (verb) – happen at a date earlier than (something).
  7. pan- (combining form) – all inclusive of.
  8. ferment (noun) – furore, frenzy, agitation, clamour.
  9. abort (verb) – stop, cut short, call of, discontinue.
  10. summit (noun) – meeting, conference, talk.
  11. inauguration (noun) – a ceremony to mark the beginning of something.
  12. potent (adjective) – strong, powerful, influential.
  13. faction (noun) – group, division, sector.
  14. stay away from (phrasal verb) – evade, avoid, dodge.
  15. on board (phrase) – as a member (on to a team/group).
  16. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  17. realm (noun) – area, field, domain (of activity).
  18. autonomy (noun) – self-determination, freedom, independence (from external control/influence).
  19. statehood (noun) – the condition of being an independent nation/state/country.
  20. burial (noun) – settling, deposition.
  21. generous (adjective) – liberal, large, ample/abundant.
  22. contiguity (noun) – the condition/quality of bordering with something; closeness, nearness, proximity.
  23. amnesty (noun) – official pardon, reprieve, forgiveness.
  24. militant (noun) – extremist, radical, fanatic, sectarian/partisan.
  25. heinous (adjective) – extremely bad & evil, shocking, horrible/wicked.
  26. benignly (adverb) – kindly, agreeably, sympathetically.
  27. shroud (verb) – cover, envelop, conceal/hide.
  28. moot (adjective) – undetermined, undecided, unconcluded; questionable.
  29. claimant (noun) – applicant, candidate, petitioner/appellant.
  30. spoils (noun) – benefits, advantages, booty (taken forcibly from a person/place).
  31. bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
  32. inception (noun) – setting up, origination, establishment, foundation/formation.
  33. cadre (noun) – members of a group; a small group (of people).
  34. fray (noun) – competition, contest.
  35. inter- (prefix) – between.
  36. munificence (noun) – beneficence, liberality, open-handedness.
  37. deepen (verb) – increase, intensify, escalate.
  38. defer (verb) – delay, hold off, postpone.
  39. playbook (noun) – strategies.
  40. betray (verb) – reveal, exhibit, disclose, communicate.
  41. insurgency (noun) – uprising, revolt, rebellion.
  42. engender (verb) – cause, give rise to, bring about.
  43. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  44. privilege (verb) – give a special advantage.
  45. equity (noun) – justice, impartiality, fair play.
  46. hegemony (noun) – leadership, dominance, authority.


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