The Hindu Editorial (Tie at the top) – Jul 13, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Tie at the top) – Jul 13, 2021

Using Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as measuring sticks to assess one’s tennis credentials is a harsh and, ultimately, a futile exercise. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Tie at the top) – Jul 13, 2021.

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  1. tie (noun) – draw; fight, contest.
  2. pursuit (noun) – striving towards, push towards, aspiration for, quest after, quest for, search for.
  3. stick (noun) – a person of a particular kind.
  4. credentials (noun) – identities, qualities; achievement, experience, knowledge.
  5. futile (adjective) – pointless, useless, valueless.
  6. come through (phrasal verb) – get through, live through, pull through, outlast, outlive, succeed.
  7. searing (adjective) – strong, severe, intense, extreme, sharp.
  8. with flying colours (phrase) – with distinction.
  9. testament (noun) – witness/evidence, proof, testimony.
  10. genius (noun) – talent, brilliance, great ability.
  11. Serb (noun) – a native of Serbia.
  12. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, frame, draw up.
  13. definitive (adjective) – classic, recognized, accepted, approved, established.
  14. marker (noun) – standard. 
  15. dazzling (adjective) – impressive, remarkable, extraordinary, outstanding.
  16. pull level with (phrase) – to catch up, to tie (the score).
  17. celebrated (adjective) – admired, renowned.
  18. duo (noun) – two people; a pair of people.
  19. Grand Slam (noun) – it is also referred to as majors, are the world’s four most important annual tennis events. The Grand Slam consists of the Australian Open in Melbourne, French Open in Paris, Wimbledon in London, and the U.S Open in New York.
  20. Golden Slam (noun) – (In Tennis) the attainment of a player winning all four Grand Slams and an Olympic Gold in a single calendar year.
  21. Calendar Grand Slam (noun) – (In Tennis) a calendar Grand Slam is achieved when a player wins four consecutive Grand Slam events in the same calendar year.
  22. feat (noun) – achievement, accomplishment, attainment.
  23. improbable (adjective) – doubtful, dubious, questionable, uncertain.
  24. seed (noun) – rank/position (of a competitor in a sports tournament).
  25. the fringe (noun) – the border of a group.
  26. second wind (noun) – new energy, new strength.
  27. sweep (verb) – win (all games in a competition).
  28. mojo (noun) – magic power, magic spell, magic formula.
  29. dominant (adjective) – main, most important.
  30. streak (noun) – period, spell, stretch, time.
  31. conquer (verb) – defeat, beat, triumph over. 
  32. snuff out (phrasal verb) – extinguish, put out, choke, stamp out, blow out, quench.
  33. rebellion (noun) – resistance.
  34. Next Gen (adjective) – short for next-generation.
  35. so much so that (phrase) – to such an extent/degree/level that.
  36. accomplishment (noun) – achievement, performance, attainment.
  37. inevitably (adverb) – unavoidably, certainly, definitely.
  38. reignite (verb) – evoke, call up, revive, awaken.
  39. caveat (noun) – warning, caution, condition.
  40. relentless (adjective) – continuing, constant, continuous, non-stop.
  41. excellence (noun) – distinction, high quality, brilliance.
  42. shot (noun) – attempt, try, effort.
  43. immortality (noun) – timelessness; lasting fame/legendary status, something remembered forever.
  44. a long way to go (phrase) – need to do more (before achieving success).
  45. monumental (adjective) – impressive, outstanding, remarkable, magnificent.
  46. adept (adjective) – expert, skillful, accomplished, talented.
  47. master (verb) – become proficient in, know inside out, become expert in; get the better of, get mastery over.
  48. craft (noun) – skill, ability, capability, competence, talent.
  49. guile (noun) – artfulness, shrewdness, tricks.
  50. fell (verb) – demolish, knock down, topple.
  51. opponent (noun) – competitor.
  52. chalk and cheese (phrase) – when you say that two people are like ‘chalk and cheese’, you are suggesting that the two are very different from each other; they have nothing in common.
  53. modesty (noun) – self-effacement, humility, lack of vanity.
  54. in one’s bones (phrase) – believe or sense something (a specified quality) very strongly/deeply.
  55. ooze (noun) – display, exhibit, demonstrate, manifest.
  56. enviably (adverb) – desirably, attractively, admirably, excellently. 
  57. understated (adjective) – low-key, muted, subdued.
  58. elegance (noun) – gracefulness, stylishness; simplicity.
  59. more and more (phrase) – progressively, to an increasing extent, continuously more.


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