The Hindu Editorial (Trump moves on) – Feb 08, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Trump moves on) – Feb 08, 2020

The acquittal of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, of impeachment charges in the Senate,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Trump moves on) – Feb 08, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Trump moves on) – Feb 08, 2020:

  1. move on (phrasal verb) – progress, prosper, get better, gain ground.
  2. acquittal (noun) – declaration of innocence, clearing/discharge/release, absolution.
  3. impeachment (noun) – the act of charging or accusing (a public official) with a crime done while in office.
  4. acrimonious (adjective) – angry, bitter, harsh, sharp (in language or tone while argumenting).
  5. partisan (adjective) – biased, sectarian, factional, one-sided.
  6. impeach (verb) – charge or accuse/indict (a public official) with a crime done while in office.
  7. vindication (noun) – justification, warrant, rationalization.
  8. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  9. party line (noun) – policy, plan of action, principles (by a political party). 
  10. convict (verb) – find guilty.
  11. hold/stand firm (phrase) – continue to support someone/something despite opposition.
  12. break ranks (phrase) – fail to maintain unity/solidarity/agreement.
  13. irrespective of (adjective) – regardless ofnotwithstanding, whatever.
  14. hold someone responsible/accountable for (phrase) – blame someone for something.
  15. cost (noun) – loss.
  16. tirade (noun) – attack, verbal onslaught, rant; a long talk of criticism/accusation.
  17. witch hunt (noun) – it means to find and punish people believed to be evil- even if they were not. It does also mean an unfair campaign by one side against its political opponents.
  18. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/ account.
  19. dent (verb) – undermine, reduce, lessen.
  20. pollster (noun) – a person who does opinion polls.
  21. furthermore (adverb) – moreover, also, additionally, besides.
  22. scandal (noun) – impropriety, misconduct, wrongdoing.
  23. righteous (adjective) – law-abiding, honest, principled.
  24. caucus (noun) – (in the US) a party-organized gathering of members to discuss their presidential preferences, elect local party leadership and discuss issues that make up the party’s platform. A closed meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement. It is also defined as hours-long voting meeting run by a political party.
  25. Iowa caucus (noun) – (in the US) the first-in-the-nation caucuses that kick off the start of the primary election season. When it comes to choosing a presidential candidate, Iowa (a Midwestern U.S. state) traditionally goes first.
  26. counter-narrative (noun) – an alternative view to the existing/earlier narrative (representation/description).
  27. protectionist (adjective) – relating to the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
  28. bellicose (adjective) – belligerent, aggressive, hostile, confrontational.
  29. vindictive (adjective) – vengeful, revengeful, avenging/unforgiving.
  30. mess up (phrasal verb) – mismanage, mishandle, misconduct.
  31. embarrass (verb) – shame, humiliate, discomfit.
  32. wrangling (noun) – long dispute, argument, quarrel.
  33. summon (verb) – call for, ask for, request/demand the presence of.
  34. transparent (adjective) – obvious, clear, unmistakable.
  35. primary (noun) – (in the US) an election in which members of the same political party run against each other for the chance to be in a larger and more important election, especially presidential election.

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2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
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