The Hindu Editorial (Victory in defeat) – Apr 10, 2020
Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal from the race for the presidential nominee from the Democratic Party at this juncture comes as no surprise. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Victory in defeat) – Apr 10, 2020.
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Victory in defeat) – Apr 10, 2020:
- juncture (noun) – point in time, time/moment, stage.
- come as no surprise (phrase) – as expected.
- narrow down (phrasal verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease.
- endorse (verb) – support, uphold, back, approve, favour.
- overwhelming (adjective) – massive/huge, formidable, absolute, very strong.
- the establishment (noun) – the powers that be, the authorities, the regime (exercising power and influence).
- find the going tough (phrase) – to realize that the situation is really becoming difficult.
- 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.
- first among equals (phrase) – a person or position that is formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior to others in some aspects.
- moderate (noun) – a person who has moderate views, particularly in politics.
- consolidated (adjective) – combined, united/merged; fortified, strengthened.
- winnow (verb) – remove (people from a group to reduce its size and to have only the best people left in that group).
- dropout (noun) – nonconformist, misfit.
- triumph (noun) – victory, win, success.
- 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.
- fare (verb) – manage, cope, get on, proceed, get along.
- presumptive (adjective) – probable, likely, prospective, assumed.
- presumptive nominee (noun) – In United States presidential elections, the presumptive nominee is a presidential candidate who is assumed to be their party’s nominee, but has not yet been formally nominated or elected by their political party at the party’s nominating convention.
- 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.
- relegate (verb) – downgrade, lower; degrade/reduce to.
- septuagenarian (noun) – a person who is between 70 and 79 years old.
- non-existent (adjective) – imaginary, unreal, fictional.
- enthusiastic (adjective) – wholehearted, committed, passionate.
- stage a comeback (phrase) – achieve a success after failure.
- run on (phrasal verb) – continue, go on, carry on, keep going (without stopping).
- social democratic (adjective) – relating to a political, social and economic philosophy that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist-oriented mixed economy.
- single-payer healthcare (noun) – a healthcare system in which the government (financed by taxes) covers health care costs for all residents regardless of income, occupation, or health status.
- climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
- buoy (verb) – support, encourage, cheer up, stimulate.
- working class (noun) – also called as middle-class; it is defined as individuals in the labour force (working for wages).
- congressional (adjective) – relating to a national legislative body of the US.
- statutory (adjective) – legitimate, acceptable, permissible/admissible.
- unapologetic (adjective) – long-standing, confirmed, entrenched, established.
- embrace (noun) – welcome, approval, adoption.
- democratic socialist (noun) – a person who believes in the idea of that both the economy and society should be run democratically-to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. (democratic socialism is a call for the democratically-elected (government) to use the public sector to promote greater equality and opportunity).
- the Cold War (noun) – The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States and a group of countries) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and a group of countries).
- capitalism (noun) – an economic system based on the private ownership; private enterprise, private ownership.
- crusade (noun) – campaign, drive, fight.
- systemic (adjective) – constructional, organizational, constitutional.
- endear (verb) – inspire, attract, cherish/charm.
- emphasis (noun) – insistence, priority, stress.
- economic justice (noun) – it is defined as “a set of moral principles for building economic institutions, the ultimate goal of which is to create an opportunity for each person to create a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life beyond economics”.
- social inequality (noun) – it occurs when resources in a given society are distributed unevenly. Inequality is simply defined as “the state of not being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities.
- taker (noun) – someone who accepts an offer or challenge.
- candidacy (noun) – the state/condition/fact of being a candidate, particularly in an election; candidate-ship.
- identification (noun) – association, link, connection.
- bring to the forefront (phrase) – to make something noticeable.
- collective action (noun) – it refers to action taken together by a group of people whose goal is to enhance their status and achieve a common objective.
- liberal (adjective) – progressive, forward-thinking, enlightened, broad-minded, reformist.
- internationalism (noun) – the state or process of being international.
- neo-liberal (adjective) – relating to an economic policy model that supports value of free market competition by the private sectors which with little government control over it.
- neoconservative (adjective) – it is relating to a modified form of a traditional viewpoint.
- duopoly (noun) – it is used to describe any market where two firms dominate.
- progressive (adjective) – modern, liberal, forward-thinking.
- wage (verb) – engage in, carry on, conduct (a war/campaign).
- activist (noun) – advocate, champion, supporter (of a political or societal change/cause).
- legacy (noun) – something received from a predecessor or from the past.
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