The Hindu Editorial (Split in the middle) – Jan 26, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Split in the middle) – Jan 26, 2021

The political crisis triggered by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve Nepal’s Parliament and call fresh elections led to a vertical split… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Split in the middle) – Jan 26, 2021.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Split in the middle) – Jan 26, 2021:

  1. split (noun) – division, rift, break-up, partition.
  2. in the middle (of) (phrase) – in the process of doing something.
  3. authoritarian (adjective) – oppressive, draconian, undemocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian.
  4. bode well/ill (verb) – augur, indicate, portend (a good/bad outcome).
  5. fledgling (adjective) – emerging, beginning, developing.
  6. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, give rise to, prompt.
  7. dissolve (verb) – dismiss, disestablish, disband, abolish.
  8. call (verb) – announce, decide, order (an event (e.g. election) to happen).
  9. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, call forth, give rise to.
  10. vertical (adjective) – involving all the stages/levels (of a hierarchy).
  11. rival (noun) – opponent, adversary, contender, competitor.
  12. faction (noun) – group, section, division (within a larger group).
  13. sack (verb) – remove, dismiss, discharge, lay off (from the office/job).
  14. seek (verb) – ask for, appeal, request, demand.
  15. dissolution (noun) – cessation/end, termination, discontinuation, suspension.
  16. bloc (noun) – alliance, association, union.
  17. expel (verb) – throw out, remove, oust.
  18. aide (noun) – right-hand man, deputy, subordinate.
  19. fractious (adjective) – argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious, controversial, difficult (to control), disagreeable.
  20. movement (noun) – campaign, drive, push.
  21. in limbo (phrase) – unattended, unresolved, in a state of /uncertainty/suspension, postponed, in cold storage.
  22. erstwhile (adjective) – old, previous, former, then.
  23. rule out (phrasal verb) – eliminate, reject, dismiss.
  24. compromise (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement.
  25. constitutional validity (noun) – it implies checking whether a particular law, procedure, act, etc. violates constitutional provisions or not.
  26. lasting (adjective) – long-lasting, continuing, long-term, permanent.
  27. alliance (noun) – association, union, partnership.
  28. last (verb) – continue, go on, carry on, keep going, proceed, survive.
  29. tacit (adjective) – hinted, suggested, implied, unspoken, unmentioned, unexpressed.
  30. step down (phrasal verb) – resign, give up one’s post, stand down.
  31. bitter (adjective) – hate-filled, savage, hostile, spiteful, awful, nasty, ill-natured.
  32. intra- (prefix) – within.
  33. feud (noun) – argument, dispute, disagreement, quarrel, fight.
  34. widening (adjective) – increasing.
  35. rift (noun) – break, division, split; disagreement, difference of opinion (in relationship).
  36. ideological (adjective) – relating to a system of ideas.
  37. line (noun) – policy; position.
  38. erosion (noun) – disintegration, deterioration, decline, undermining/weakening.
  39. echelon (noun) – level, rank, grade (in an organization).
  40. greed (noun) – desire, urge, need, appetite.
  41. trump (verb) – outshine, eclipse, surpass, outdo, outperform; do better than.
  42. interest (noun) – common concern; benefit, advantage.
  43. front (noun) – political group.
  44. republican (adjective) – elected, representative, parliamentary, of the people.
  45. chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, turmoil, disorganization, disruption.
  46. down the middle (phrase) – dividing something equally into two parts.


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