The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021

The conflicting versions of the BJP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to review the situation after Cyclone Yaas… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021:

  1. storm (noun) – trouble, disturbance, controversy.
  2. strife (noun) – conflict, friction, discord, disagreement.
  3. tussle (noun) – fight, clash, quarrel, argument, contention.
  4. good faith (noun) – honesty, genuineness, truthfulness, integrity.
  5. conflicting (adjective) – contradictory, contrary, opposite.
  6. version (noun) – story, explanation, report, statement, narrative.
  7. regarding (preposition) – concerning, with regard to, with respect to.
  8. call (verb) – convene, summon, call together, order, assemble.
  9. Cyclone Yaas (noun) – It was a relatively strong tropical cyclone that made landfall in Odisha on May 26, 2021 and also brought significant impacts to West Bengal. (Yaas, named by Oman, refers to a Jasmine-like tree with a good fragrance).
  10. gloss over (phrasal verb) – ignore, avoid talking about/dealing with something unpleasant and treat it as less important; conceal or cover up a mistake/crime; hide, camouflage, whitewash.
  11. go to great lengths (phrase) – to make a major effort or try very hard (to do something).
  12. show someone in a bad light (phrase) – to make someone appear to be a bad one.
  13. in a bad light (phrase) – give a bad name to, disgrace, discredit.
  14. hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, transfer. 
  15. confrontational (adjective) – hostile, argumentative, uncooperative, aggressive.
  16. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  17. unilaterally (adverb) – used to indicate something done by a person/country without approval/agreement from other people/countries involved in the situation.
  18. deputation (noun) – When an officer is appointed from outside the cadre or from outside the direct line of promotion for a limited period by the end of which he will have to revert to his parent cadre, he is known to be on deputation or on short-term contract. The term deputation is used when officers from Central Government Departments, State Government or Union Territories are considered for appointment.
  19. concurrence (noun) – agreement, acceptance, approval.
  20. official (noun) – officer, functionary, administrator, representative, executive.
  21. in question (phrase) – at issue, under discussion/consideration.
  22. sought (past tense of) seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
  23. vindictive (adjective) – vengeful, revengeful, avenging/unforgiving.
  24. go about (phrasal verb) – start, begin, embark on.
  25. oversee (verb) – supervise, look after, inspect.
  26. offer (verb) – be at someone’s disposal, make oneself available, come forward, step forward, show willing.
  27. secure (verb) – obtain, acquire, gain, get.
  28. welfare (noun) – well-being.
  29. plead (verb) – appeal, request, ask earnestly, call on.
  30. acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
  31. hand in hand (phrase) – in close association, closely together, together, in partnership, closely, concurrently, in concert.
  32. disheartening (adjective) – discouraging, dispiriting, demoralizing.
  33. apportion (verb) – earmark, designate, set apart, set aside.
  34. betray (verb) – reveal, expose, disclose, lay bare, make known.
  35. belittle (verb) – discredit, disparage, downgrade, trivialize, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate.
  36. resounding (adjective) – emphatic, enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous.
  37. trounce (verb) – defeat utterly, crush, overwhelm.
  38. apparent (adjective) – evident/clear, visible, noticeable, recognizable.
  39. stomach (verb) – tolerate, endure, accept.
  40. popular (adjective) – established, acknowledged, recognized; mass, public.
  41. occasion (noun) – opportunity, suitable time, right moment, chance.
  42. introspect (verb) – self-examine, self analyse.
  43. mend (verb) – put right, set right, sort out, resolve, correct, amend, improve. 
  44. strategy (noun) – plan of action.
  45. far from (it) (phrase) – the opposite of (it).
  46. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, untie, let something go uncontrollably.
  47. interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  48. untouched (adjective) – unaffected, unchanged, uninfluenced.
  49. nasty (adjective) – unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful. 
  50. cross the line (phrase) – do something unacceptable; to overstep a limit/rule/boundary.
  51. red line (noun) – boundary, limit.
  52. wake up (to) (phrasal verb) – realize, become aware of, become heedful of.
  53. constantly (adverb) – regularly, always, all the time.
  54. get used to (phrase) – be accustomed to, accommodate to, adjust, adapt.


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