The Hindu Editorial (Too little) – Apr 24, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Too little) – Apr 24, 2021

The Election Commission of India’s decision to restrict campaigning for the remaining two phases of the West Bengal Assembly election is an instance of wisdom dawning late. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Too little) – Apr 24, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Too little) – Apr 24, 2021:

  1. curb (noun) – restraint, restriction, control, limitation.
  2. wake up (to) (phrasal verb) – realize, become aware of, become heedful of.
  3. ill-effects (plural noun) – bad results or adverse consequences.
  4. campaign (noun) – canvassing, electioneering, an act of soliciting (asking for/requesting) votes; an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group.
  5. campaign (verb) – canvass, electioneer, solicit (ask for/request) votes.
  6. wisdom (noun) – understanding, sense, common sense, insight, foresight, judgement, circumspection.
  7. dawn (verb) – occur to, come to mind, enter someone’s head, enter someone’s mind, strike/hit.
  8. nevertheless (adverb) – in spite of everything, in spite of that, nonetheless, even so, however.
  9. unreasonably (adverb) – senselessly, illogically, unfairly, unacceptably.
  10. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  11. seek (verb) – ask for, request, demand.
  12. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  13. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  14. rally (noun) – gathering, march/procession, meeting.
  15. roadshow (noun) – a series of a political campaign (in different places throughout the country/state).
  16. anguish (noun) – distress, worry, grief, unhappiness.
  17. adhere to (verb) – abide by, follow, obey, comply with.
  18. protocol (noun) – rules of conduct, procedure, code of behaviour, customs.
  19. cut (verb) – reduce, decrease, lessen.
  20. directive (noun) – instruction, direction, notice, regulation, rule.
  21. foresight (noun) – anticipation, planning, forethought, forward planning.
  22. infrastructure (noun) – the basic physical or organisational structure for something (to function properly).  
  23. robust (adjective) – strong, powerful.
  24. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise/jump of something.
  25. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  26. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  27. club (together) (verb) – combine, join together.
  28. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of; when confronted with.
  29. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  30. dependent on (adjective) – based on, depending on, resting on; controlled by, influenced by.
  31. star campaigner (noun) – a celebrity vote seeker in an election for a party. This person can be a politician or even a film star. There is no law governing who can or cannot be made a star campaigner.
  32. carry weight (phrase) – be most important, be influential, be significant.
  33. ironic (adjective) – strange, unexpected, odd, paradoxical.
  34. prolonged (adjective) – lengthy, extended, protracted.
  35. turn out (phrasal verb) – happen, develop, end (in a specific way).
  36. gloat (verb) – delight in, relish, take great pleasure in, triumph over.
  37. turnout (noun) – attendance.
  38. correlation (noun) – connection, link, relation.
  39. sleepwalk (verb) – get involved in something without knowing the consequences.
  40. drag in (phrasal verb) – to make someone get involved in a situation when he/she does not want to.
  41. boisterous (adjective) – active, vibrant, energetic, noisy, overexcited, high-spirited, disorderly, unrestrained, undisciplined, uproarious.
  42. triumphalism (noun) – boastfulness, self-assertion, self-satisfaction, excessive pride, extreme self-confidence, chutzpah, chest-thumping, chest-beating; an attitude or a belief that a particular doctrine, religion, culture, social system is superior to and should triumph all over others.
  43. hubris (noun) – feeling of superiority, excessive self-importance, excessive pride, excessive self-confidence/self-glory, overconfidence, arrogance.
  44. unwise (adjective) – ill-advised, ill-considered, short-sighted, misguided, thoughtless.
  45. corrective (adjective) – remedial, restorative, curative, reparative; correctional, punitive, reformatory.
  46. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  47. draw up (phrasal verb) – formulate, prepare, devise, create, work out.
  48. border on (phrasal verb) – come close to, come near to, be near to;  be comparable to, approximate/similar to, be tantamount to.
  49. complicity (noun) – collusion, involvement, collaboration.


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