The Hindu Editorial (The comeback ‘kid’) – Oct 22, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (The comeback ‘kid’) – Oct 22, 2018

The by-election victory of Anwar Ibrahim, the de facto leader of Malaysia’s ruling coalition, marks another milestone in his dramatic comeback, putting him within touching distance of the prime ministership. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The comeback ‘kid’) – Oct 22, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The comeback ‘kid’) – Oct 22, 2018:

  1. transition (noun) – change, changeover, shift.
  2. de facto (adjective) – actual, existing, effective.
  3. chequered (adjective) – varied/mixed, inconstant/up and down, multifaceted.
  4. sodomy (noun) – anal/oral intercourse.
  5. put something behind one (phrase) –  forget about something, pay no heed to something, ignore.
  6. monopoly (noun) – exclusive/complete control of something by a person/organisation.
  7. scandal-tainted (adjective) – relating to someone whose name is damaged/affected with scandal charges.
  8. veteran (noun) – (long-serving) expert, mature established/experienced person in an area of activity.
  9. nonagenarian (noun) – a person who is between 90 and 99 years old.
  10. nemesis (noun) – arch-rival, enemy, opponent/adversary.
  11. protégé (noun) – a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience; student, trainee.
  12. extraordinary (adjective) – unusual, uncommon, strange/odd.
  13. reconciliation (noun) – reunion, resolution, compromise.
  14. trumped-up (adjective) – relating to a wrong or incorrect accusation/allegation.
  15. royal pardon (noun) – release from punishment granted by a monarch (king/queen).
  16. underpin (verb) – beginning, support, start (the basis of something).
  17. bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
  18. instinct (noun) – inclination, desire, tendency/urge.
  19. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  20. ouster (noun) – dismissal, expulsion, overthrow/removal.
  21. impetus (noun) – stimulus, boost, inspiration.
  22. set aside (phrasal verb) – disregard, ignore, shrug off.
  23. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  24. conversely (adverb) – inversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
  25. complementarity (noun) – the quality of two opposing principles being supportive to each other.
  26. underlie (verb) – be fundamental, be basic, be essential.
  27. outlook (noun) – prospects, expectations, hopes.
  28. curiously (adverb) – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
  29. currency (noun) – publicity, exposure; popularity.
  30. turmoil (noun) – confusion, disorder, disruption.
  31. volatility (noun) – fluctuation, inconsistency, unpredictability.
  32. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  33. past (adverb) – along, by.
  34. accord (verb) – give, grant/present, confer on.
  35. due (adjective) – expected, anticipated, required.
  36. unfold (verb) – develop, evolve, happen/take place.
  37. gradualist (adjective) – relating to gradual reform to a policy.
  38. sustainable (adjective) – acceptable, valid/reliable, dependable.


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