The Hindu Editorial (Zia, cornered) – Oct 31, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Zia, cornered) – Oct 31, 2018

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s conviction in yet another case of corruption imperils her Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s already meagre prospects in the coming parliamentary elections. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Zia, cornered) – Oct 31, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Zia, cornered) – Oct 31, 2018:

  1. conviction (noun) – declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence,
  2. meagre (adjective) – poor, small, little.
  3. prospects (noun) – future, chances/opportunities, possibilities.
  4. imprisonment (noun) – incarceration, confinement/captivity, detention.
  5. exile (noun) – banishment, expulsion, deportation; a person who lives away from his/her native country.
  6. in absentia (adverb) – away, out, off, not present.
  7. cripple (verb) – injure, damage, disable.
  8. secular (adjective) – non-religious, worldly.
  9. bolster (verb) – support, strengthen, boost.
  10. fortunes (noun) – circumstances, condition, state of affairs.
  11. lopsided (adjective) – asymmetrical, unequal, one-sided.
  12. entrenched (adjective) – ingrained, established, embedded.
  13. there’s no love lost between (phrase) – there is reciprocal hostility between two (people).
  14. tend to (verb) – incline, lean, move.
  15. vengeance (noun) – revenge, reprisal, revenge/retribution.
  16. punitive (adjective) – penal, disciplinary, corrective/retributive. 
  17. fundamentalism (noun) – fanaticism, radicalism, dogmatism/bigotry.
  18. repressive (adjective) – oppressive, dominating/coercive, authoritarian/draconian.
  19. bind (noun) – predicament, awkward situation, dilemma.
  20. veneer (noun) – (outward) impression, image, posture.
  21. contention (noun) –  assertion, argument, claim.
  22. backfire (verb) – rebound/boomerang, come back, have an adverse effect.
  23. tangibly (adjective) – really, actually, palpably.
  24. mortality (noun) – (in a particular time/for a cause) the rate of death.
  25. fertility (noun) – re-productiveness, potency, ability to conceive.
  26. sanitation (noun) – it generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the  safe disposal of human urine and faeces (Courtesy: WHO)
  27. misgiving (noun) – doubt, suspicion, apprehension.
  28. misdemeanour (noun) – wrongdoing, evil deed, crime act.
  29. crackdown (noun) – clampdown, getting tough/severe measures, suppression.
  30. rank and file (phrase) – ordinary members of a party.
  31. overreach (noun) – an act of trying to do too much.
  32. ominously (adverb) – threateningly, menacingly. forbiddingly.
  33. propaganda (noun) – promotion, brainwashing, advocacy.
  34. manoeuvre (noun) – intrigue/tricky activity, tactic/ploy.
  35. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  36. quasi- (combining form) -seemingly, apparently; partly/somewhat.
  37. bent (noun) – inclination, desire, wish.
  38. emasculate (verb) – weaken, make feeble, undermine.
  39. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.


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