The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021
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The Hindu Editorial (Storm and strife) – May 31, 2021:
- storm (noun) – trouble, disturbance, controversy.
- strife (noun) – conflict, friction, discord, disagreement.
- tussle (noun) – fight, clash, quarrel, argument, contention.
- good faith (noun) – honesty, genuineness, truthfulness, integrity.
- conflicting (adjective) – contradictory, contrary, opposite.
- version (noun) – story, explanation, report, statement, narrative.
- regarding (preposition) – concerning, with regard to, with respect to.
- call (verb) – convene, summon, call together, order, assemble.
- 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).
- 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.
- go to great lengths (phrase) – to make a major effort or try very hard (to do something).
- show someone in a bad light (phrase) – to make someone appear to be a bad one.
- in a bad light (phrase) – give a bad name to, disgrace, discredit.
- hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, transfer.
- confrontational (adjective) – hostile, argumentative, uncooperative, aggressive.
- unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
- unilaterally (adverb) – used to indicate something done by a person/country without approval/agreement from other people/countries involved in the situation.
- 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.
- concurrence (noun) – agreement, acceptance, approval.
- official (noun) – officer, functionary, administrator, representative, executive.
- in question (phrase) – at issue, under discussion/consideration.
- sought (past tense of) seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
- vindictive (adjective) – vengeful, revengeful, avenging/unforgiving.
- go about (phrasal verb) – start, begin, embark on.
- oversee (verb) – supervise, look after, inspect.
- offer (verb) – be at someone’s disposal, make oneself available, come forward, step forward, show willing.
- secure (verb) – obtain, acquire, gain, get.
- welfare (noun) – well-being.
- plead (verb) – appeal, request, ask earnestly, call on.
- acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
- hand in hand (phrase) – in close association, closely together, together, in partnership, closely, concurrently, in concert.
- disheartening (adjective) – discouraging, dispiriting, demoralizing.
- apportion (verb) – earmark, designate, set apart, set aside.
- betray (verb) – reveal, expose, disclose, lay bare, make known.
- belittle (verb) – discredit, disparage, downgrade, trivialize, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate.
- resounding (adjective) – emphatic, enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous.
- trounce (verb) – defeat utterly, crush, overwhelm.
- apparent (adjective) – evident/clear, visible, noticeable, recognizable.
- stomach (verb) – tolerate, endure, accept.
- popular (adjective) – established, acknowledged, recognized; mass, public.
- occasion (noun) – opportunity, suitable time, right moment, chance.
- introspect (verb) – self-examine, self analyse.
- mend (verb) – put right, set right, sort out, resolve, correct, amend, improve.
- strategy (noun) – plan of action.
- far from (it) (phrase) – the opposite of (it).
- unleash (verb) – let loose, release, untie, let something go uncontrollably.
- interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
- untouched (adjective) – unaffected, unchanged, uninfluenced.
- nasty (adjective) – unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful.
- cross the line (phrase) – do something unacceptable; to overstep a limit/rule/boundary.
- red line (noun) – boundary, limit.
- wake up (to) (phrasal verb) – realize, become aware of, become heedful of.
- constantly (adverb) – regularly, always, all the time.
- get used to (phrase) – be accustomed to, accommodate to, adjust, adapt.