The Hindu Editorial (Weak at the top) – Nov 12, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Weak at the top) – Nov 12, 2020

The NDA has won a slender victory in Bihar, with the BJP displacing the JD(U) as the bigger party within it. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Weak at the top) – Nov 12, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Weak at the top) – Nov 12, 2020:

  1. at the mercy of (phrase) – in the power of, under the control of, unprotected against, defenceless against.
  2. slender (adjective) – modest, slight, scant/little.
  3. alliance (noun) – relationship, coalition, union.
  4. sustain (verb) – continue, carry on, maintain; support, keep up; confirm, validate, uphold.
  5. aggregate (verb) – combine, unite, merge, consolidate.
  6. disparate (adjective) – contrasting, different, dissimilar.
  7. enhanced (adjective) – increased, improved, reinforced, augmented.
  8. social justice (noun) – it is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.
  9. diminished (adjective) – reduced, decreased, lessened.
  10. as he is (phrase) – what has just been said is also true about someone or something else.
  11. no mean feat/achievement (phrase) – no small feat/achievement; to be a great achievement.
  12. unmistakable (adjective) – noticeable, evident, distinctive, well defined.
  13. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  14. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  15. battered (adjective) – damaged, impaired, spoiled.
  16. image (noun) – public perception/impression, persona, public face, character/reputation.
  17. queer (verb) – spoil, damage, impair.
  18. queer someone’s pitch/ queer the pitch (phrase) – to spoil something that someone had planned to do (in order to achieve something).
  19. considerably (adverb) – greatly, very much, a lot.
  20. outcome (noun) – result, consequence.
  21. engineering (noun) – masterminding, orchestration, planning, organization.
  22. flip (verb) – overturn, turn over, invert, upend.
  23. equation (noun) – the situation; association, connection.
  24. dynamic (noun) – basic/fundamental cause or force which triggers change within a system.
  25. consequently (adverb) – as a result, therefore, for this reason, because of that.
  26. opportune (adjective) – favourable, promising, advantageous.
  27. keep on a tight leash (phrase) – to maintain strict/tight control over on someone by not allowing very much independence or autonomy.
  28. therein (adverb) – in that place/respect.
  29. lie (verb) – be present, exist.
  30. paradox (noun) – contradiction, mystery, conundrum, anomaly.
  31. trailblazer (noun) – pioneer, innovator, pathfinder, groundbreaker.
  32. dictate (verb) – determine, decide, control/dominate.
  33. terms (noun) – conditions, (agreed) requirements.
  34. subordinate (adjective) – lower, lesser, inferior, minor, supporting.
  35. ally (noun) – partner, supporter, confederate.
  36. reconcile (verb) – resolve differences between; settle, sort out, rectify.
  37. likely (adjective) – probable, distinctly possible, to be expected.
  38. devoid of (adjective) – lacking, without, free of/free from.
  39. boast (verb) – congratulate oneself, pride oneself on, brag; exaggerate, overstate.
  40. deprive of (verb) – dispossess, strip of, deny, prevent from having.
  41. surge (noun) – sudden increase/rise.
  42. indicative (adjective) – expressive, suggestive, characteristic, representative.
  43. resonance (noun) – reverberation, power or ability (to evoke memories/emotions).
  44. demonstration (noun) – proof, validation, confirmation; indication, revelation, display.
  45. come (out) on top (phrase) – become more successful to win an election, competition, etc.
  46. undermine (verb) – reduce, diminish, impede, hinder.
  47. pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, follow.
  48. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  49. put up (phrasal verb) – display, show (a specific amount of effort in a fight).
  50. spirited (adjective) – energetic, dynamic, vigorous, fiery.
  51. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  52. consolation (noun) – comforting, solace, reassurance.
  53. unsure (adjective) – uncertain, dubious, insecure, doubtful.
  54. authoritative (adjective) – self-assured, assured, self-confident, confident; reliable, dependable.
  55. spectrum (noun) – wide range, gamut, ambit.
  56. noteworthy (adjective) – worthy of mention, worth taking a look at, interesting, important.
  57. ideology (noun) – beliefs, ideas, principles.
  58. viable (adjective) – reasonable, achievable, practical.
  59. some distance away (phrase) – quite far away; quite a long way.


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