The Hindu Editorial (The Bhutan vote) – Oct 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (The Bhutan vote) – Oct 16, 2018

The results of Bhutan’s general election will have significant repercussions for South Asia.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (The Bhutan vote) – Oct 16, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (The Bhutan vote) – Oct 16, 2018:

  1. repercussion (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, aftermath.
  2. ousting (noun) – removal from the office, overthrowing, unseating.
  3. incumbent (adjective) – current, existing, present.
  4. fray (noun) – battle, fight, conflict.
  5. neophyte (noun) – beginner, learner, novice.
  6. on the other hand (phrase) – as an alternative, as another option/substitute.
  7. throw up (phrasal verb) – produce something.
  8. glaring (adjective) – obvious, flagrant, blatant.
  9. queue up (phrasal verb) – be (very) interested to do something.
  10. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  11. swing (verb) – change, alter, shift.
  12. disquiet (verb) – upset, disturb, unnerve/unsettle.
  13. polarise (verb) – separate into two opposing groups.
  14. prosperous (adjective) – prospering/ burgeoning, successful, strong.
  15. discontent (noun) – dissatisfaction, disaffection, frustration.
  16. Gross National Happiness (GNH) (noun) – a new approach by the government of Bhutan to development, which measures prosperity through a set of formal, guiding,principles through which Bhutan people are navigating their path towards a sustainable and equitable society.
  17. quotient (noun) – answer, solution, calculation.
  18. accord (verb) – give, grant, present/agree.
  19. customary (adjective) – usual, normal, ordinary.
  20. influence (noun) – power, control, authority.
  21. predecessor (noun) – ancestor, forefather, antecedent.
  22. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  23. motto (noun) – saying/phrase, slogan, catchphrase.
  24. sovereignty (noun) – autonomy, independence, self-government/self-rule.
  25. self-sufficiency (noun) – self-reliance, self-support, self-sustenance.
  26. standoff (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse.
  27. plateau (noun) – an area of highland, high plain; flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area.
  28. mainstay (noun) – backbone, cornerstone, strength.
  29. lose no time (phrase) – move quickly, go fast, hasten/speed.
  30. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  31. in the saddle (phrase) – in charge, responsible, in authority.


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The Hindu Editorial (The Bhutan vote) - Oct 16, 2018

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