The Hindu Editorial (Wrong shots) – Apr 12, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Wrong shots) – Apr 12, 2021

Five people were killed on Saturday during the fourth phase of polls in West Bengal, where the first three phases were largely eventless. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Wrong shots) – Apr 12, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Wrong shots) – Apr 12, 2021:

  1. shot (noun) – attempt, try; (shot generally means a firing of a gun).
  2. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  3. largely (adverb) – mostly, basically, to a large/great extent.
  4. allegedly (adverb) – reportedly, supposedly, purportedly, ostensibly, apparently.
  5. rival (noun) – competitor, opponent, contestant, contender.
  6. personnel (noun) – force, staff, employees, workforce.
  7. span (noun) – period, time, duration.
  8. conclude (verb) – judge, decide, come to a conclusion.
  9. storm (noun) – trouble, disturbance, controversy.
  10. kick up (phrasal verb) – to become very intense; to become more active, to become much noticeable.
  11. episode (noun) – incident, event, occurrence, happening.
  12. rage (verb) – be furious, be violent; be at its height, be uncontrollable; reach a high degree of intensity.
  13. allege (verb) – claim, accuse, charge.
  14. conspiracy (noun) – (unlawful) plan/plot, intrigue, collaboration/deception, collusion.
  15. scare (verb) – frighten, panic, make afraid, make fearful.
  16. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  17. call (noun) – demand, order, requirement.
  18. gherao (verb) – (in a protest/demonstration) encircle and prevent someone from leaving a place.
  19. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring about, call forth, give rise to, produce.
  20. flare-up (noun) – outburst, eruption outbreak.
  21. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  22. mob (noun) – a large, disorganized, and often violent crowd of people.
  23. proportionate (adjective) – relevant, appropriate, applicable; in accordance with, consistent with, commensurate.
  24. omen (noun) – portent, sign, signal, augury.
  25. backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.
  26. call into question (phrase) – doubt, distrust, suspect.
  27. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  28. undue (adjective) – excessive, extreme, immoderate.
  29. redeploy (verb) – restructure, rearrange, reshuffle; change, alter/adjust.
  30. time-tested (adjective) – established (over a period of time).
  31. redeployment (noun) – restructuring, rearrangement, reshuffling, reorganization.
  32. chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, turmoil, disorganization, disruption.
  33. partisanship (noun) – bias, prejudice, one-sidedness, partiality, discrimination.
  34. matter of concern (phrase) – something which causes worry.
  35. proactive (adjective) – aggressive, intense.
  36. appeal (noun) – allure, temptation, attraction.
  37. alacrity (noun) – readiness, willingness, swiftness, promptness.
  38. brazen (adjective) – blatant/flagrant; bold and shameless; unashamed, unembarrassed.
  39. scot-free (noun) – unpunished, unreprimanded; unhurt.
  40. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  41. amount to (verb) – be equal to, be equivalent to, represent.
  42. overstep (verb) – contravene, violate, transgress, break/breach.
  43. apolitical (adjective) – not interested/involved in politics.
  44. rise up to the challenge (phrase) – to tackle a difficult situation successfully.
  45. over the top (adverb) – excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extreme, over the limit, exaggerated.
  46. code of conduct (noun) – a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party or an organisation.
  47. impartiality (noun) – fairness, integrity, righteousness.
  48. reputation (noun) – good name, character, standing, stature, status, position.
  49. decade (noun) – a period of ten years.
  50. public trust (noun) – public confidence/belief in the reliability of something.
  51. intact (adjective) – unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired.
  52. erode (verb) – (gradually) deteriorate, destroy, spoil.
  53. act of omission and commission (phrase) – act of omission and commission are, respectively, things someone failed to do, and things someone has done.
  54. enable (verb) – permit, allow, facilitate.


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