The Hindu Editorial (Trial by voters) – Oct 26, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Trial by voters) – Oct 26, 2018

It is not often that byelections acquire the significance and importance of a general election, opening up the possibility of bringing down a government. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Trial by voters) – Oct 26, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Trial by voters) – Oct 26, 2018:

  1. trial (noun) – test, examination, assessment.
  2. uphold (verb) – confirm, justify, validate.
  3. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
  4. open up (phrasal verb) – start to develop.
  5. bring down (phrasal verb) – overthrow, depose, oust/overturn.
  6. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  7. set to (phrasal verb) – start doing something aggressively.
  8. render (verb) – make, cause to be.
  9. hang on (phrasal verb) – depend on, hinge on, hold on.
  10. dear (adjective) – precious, special, valued.
  11. ignominious (adjective) – humiliating, disgraceful, embarrassing/shameful.
  12. nurse (verb) – foster, encourage, nurture.
  13. grievance (noun) – complaint, criticism, objection/protest.
  14. lease (noun) – tenure, possession, occupation.
  15. upheaval (noun) – disruption; disorder, turmoil.
  16. legitimacy (noun) – reasonableness, justification, validity.
  17. indeed (adverb) – as expected, to be sure, certainly.
  18. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.
  19. at stake (phrase) – at risk, at issue, in question.
  20. flock (verb) – a group of people.
  21. fight off (phrasal verb) – repel, resist, ward off.
  22. erosion (noun) – destruction, deterioration, decline.
  23. wilderness (noun) – a position of disfavour.
  24. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  25. breakaway (noun) – separatist, secessionist, dissenting group.
  26. akin (adjective) – similar, related, comparable.
  27. prepare the ground (phrase) – make easier to happen something.
  28. mount (verb) – increase, grow, rise.
  29. a piece/slice of the pie (phrase) – a share/part of something available to be divided.
  30. slice (noun) – portion/part of something.


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The Hindu Editorial (Trial by voters) - Oct 26, 2018

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