The Hindu Editorial (Tactical retreat) – Mar 06, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Tactical retreat) – Mar 06, 2021

As elections approach, drama and excitement will be a constant feature in the conduct of politics. In December last, it was veteran actor Rajinikanth who provided the theatrics to the political situation… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Tactical retreat) – Mar 06, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Tactical retreat) – Mar 06, 2021:

  1. retreat (noun) – withdrawal, pulling back, back down, U-turn, exit.
  2. step aside (phrasal verb) – leave, quit, withdraw, resign.
  3. narrow (verb) – decrease, reduce, contract, make smaller.
  4. feature (noun) – characteristic, attribute, quality, aspect, point, element.
  5. conduct (noun) – performance, behaviour, way of working.
  6. veteran (noun) – (long-serving) expert, seasoned, mature, established/experienced (person in an area of activity).
  7. theatrics (noun) – (highly emotional and dramatic) incident, scene, spectacle.
  8. hardly (adverb) – almost not.
  9. interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.  
  10. aide (noun) – right-hand woman/man, companion, confidante, subordinate, second in command.
  11. mobilise (verb) – bring (resources) into use for a particular purpose/cause.
  12. serve out (phrasal verb) – to complete, finish, end (a term in prison, office, etc.).
  13. prompt (verb) – induce, cause, motivate, persuade, encourage, impel, urge.
  14. play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  15. go by (phrasal verb) – follow, observe something.
  16. regardless of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, in spite of.
  17. coalition (noun) – alliance, union, partnership.
  18. a shot in the arm (phrase) – (figuratively) boost, fillip, stimulus, impetus, encouragement; (literally) an injection of drugs.
  19. ward off (phrasal verb) – prevent, oppose, avert, resist.
  20. lay to rest (phrase) – to end something.
  21. for the time being (phrase) – for now, for the moment, for the present, for a short time.
  22. turn down (phrasal verb) – reject, refuse, decline, say no to.
  23. ally (noun) – partner (in a particular activity).
  24. front (noun) – political group, party, faction/camp.
  25. narrow down (phrasal verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease.
  26. loyalist (noun) – supporter, admirer, champion.
  27. accommodate (verb) – favour, do someone a favour, assist, help, oblige.
  28. breakaway (noun as modifier) – separatist, secessionist, dissenting, splinter (group/party).
  29. take a back seat (phrase) – take a less important role.
  30. passing (noun) – death, demise, passing away.
  31. campaign (noun) – an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.


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