The Hindu Lead Article (Bihar’s result as a new phase in backward politics) – Nov 14, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (Bihar’s result as a new phase in backward politics) – Nov 14, 2020

A day after the results of the closely contested Bihar Assembly elections were declared, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ecstatic. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Bihar’s result as a new phase in backward politics) – Nov 14, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Bihar’s result as a new phase in backward politics) – Nov 14, 2020:

  1. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  2. dynamics (noun) – basic/fundamental cause or force which triggers change within a system.
  3. ecstatic (adjective) – delighted, thrilled, joyful.
  4. after all (phrase) – most importantly, above all, ultimately, essentially.
  5. project (verb) – present, promote.
  6. wait in the wings (phrase) – to be active & ready to do something if (someone) gets an opportunity/chance.
  7. take up (phrasal verb) – become involved in, engage in, take part in; accept, say yes to, agree to.
  8. reins (noun) – controlling power. (In general, rein is the long leather strap(s) attached to a horse’s head (usually on either sides), by which the rider controls a horse).
  9. paint (verb) – portray, depict, describe, represent.
  10. contrary to (phrase) – conflicting with, opposed to.
  11. fortunes (noun) – circumstances (the success or failure of someone), state of affairs, conditions.
  12. surely (adverb) – certainly, definitely, undoubtedly, without doubt.
  13. marginal (adjective) – slight, small, minimal.
  14. exponentially (adverb) – rapidly, quickly, swiftly (in relation to an increase of something).
  15. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  16. base (noun) – basis, foundation, core.
  17. alliance (noun) – partnership, coalition, union.
  18. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
  19. constitute (verb) – form, compose, account for, represent.
  20. committed (adjective) – devoted, loyal, dedicated, faithful, staunch, sincere, firm.
  21. understanding (noun) – opinion, perception, view/notion, impression.
  22. coalition (noun) – alliance, union, partnership.
  23. sail through (phrasal verb) – succeed easily at, gain success in easily, pass easily.
  24. churning (noun) – disturbance, disquiet, unrest, restlessness, agitation.
  25. set in (phrasal verb) – (of something unpleasant/unwelcome) begin/start, arrive, develop.
  26. successive (adjective) – consecutive, succeeding.
  27. occasional (adjective) – infrequent, irregular, periodic, uncommon.
  28. primarily (adverb) – basically, especially, particularly.
  29. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  30. miserably (adverb) – terribly.
  31. significantly (adverb) – notably, importantly, seriously, crucially.
  32. in one’s own right (phrase) – as a result of one’s own claims efforts, instead of an alliance/partnership with others.
  33. plateau (noun) – a level/stage (of little or no growth or decline). 
  34. curse (noun) – affliction, burden, bane, misfortune.
  35. shadow (verb) – follow, trail, track.
  36. certainly (adverb) – surely, definitely, unquestionably.
  37. overcome/beat the odds (phrase) – to become successful in spite of not having a good chance/probability of succeeding.
  38. percentage point (noun) – the difference between two percentages is termed as percentage point. (for example: “Interest Rates Jump From 10% to 12%”. In this case, the interest rate increased by “2 percentage points” or you can say that the interest rate is increased by 20%).
  39. root for (phrasal verb) – support for the success of someone.
  40. indicative (adjective) – expressive, suggestive, characteristic, representative.
  41. attribute (verb) – ascribe, assign, connect/associate with.
  42. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude.
  43. prudent (adjective) – wise, sensible, careful/ far-sighted.
  44. far more (phrase) – a lot more, much more.
  45. tally (noun) – total, count.
  46. come down (phrasal verb) – decline, reduce, lessen.
  47. pale in/by comparison (phrase) – to seem small/less important/less serious when compared to someone or something.
  48. lie in (verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  49. withering (adjective) – intense, extreme, fierce/strong.
  50. craft (verb) – to make something (with skill).
  51. inherent (adjective) – implicit, intrinsic, fundamental, basic.
  52. contradiction (noun) – inconsistency, incongruity, mismatch.
  53. voice (noun) – the right to express one’s opinion/view.
  54. aspiration (noun) – desire, hope, wish, ambition, goal.
  55. two-pronged (adjective) – having two different aspects.
  56. uplift (noun) – boost, advancement, uptrend.
  57. social justice (noun) – it is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.
  58. emphasis (noun) – importance, significance; attention, stress.
  59. dominant (adjective) – main, prominent, primary, most important.
  60. blend (verb) – mix, combine, merge.
  61. unjust (adjective) – biased, prejudiced, inequitable.
  62. socialist (noun) – a person who is following the principles of socialism; leftist, left-winger.
  63. identity politics (plural noun) – it is also called as identitarian politics, refers to political positions based on the interests and perspectives of social groups with which people identify. Identity politics is when people of a particular race, ethnicity, gender, or religion form alliances and organize politically to defend their group’s interests.
  64. lose sight of (phrase) – pay no attention to, fail to consider, be lax about.
  65. diverse (adjective) – very different, varying, multiple.
  66. broadly (adverb) – generally, usually, mainly.
  67. feud (verb) – argue, quarrel, dispute, disagree, fight.
  68. faction (noun) – a small group, section, wing, division (of a larger group).
  69. dispersed (adjective) – separated, scattered, disbanded.
  70. on the one hand (phrase) – it is used to introduce the first of two contrasting different, points, facts, or ways of looking at something.  It is always followed later by on the other hand or ‘on the other’.
  71. non-dominant (adjective) – relating to something (a community/organization & etc.) not having influence/power.
  72. get rid of (phrase) – remove, discard, eliminate, wipe out.
  73. cease (verb) – end, halt, stop.
  74. scenario (noun) – situation.
  75. champion (noun) – advocate, proponent, supporter.
  76. aggressive (adjective) – assertive, insistent, vigorous, energetic, dynamic.
  77. secularism (noun) – the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
  78. consecutive (adjective) – successive, continuous.
  79. decisive (adjective) – deciding, conclusive, determining; resolute, firm, determined.
  80. nepotism (noun) – favouritism, preferential treatment, patronage/partiality.
  81. mobility (noun) – adaptability, flexibility, versatility, adjustability.
  82. disproportionate (adjective) – inordinate, unreasonable, excessive; out of proportion, relatively too large.
  83. hollow (verb) – make something meaningless, empty, valueless, useless.
  84. shunning (noun) – avoiding, evading, eschewing.
  85. emancipatory (adjective) – relating to an idea/vision that gives people social or political freedom and rights.
  86. stagnation (noun) – lack of activity/development.
  87. desert (verb) – abandon, leave, betray, give up.
  88. catalyst (noun) – someone/something that triggers/causes/gives rise to an event suddenly/unexpectedly; stimulus, motivation, fillip, encouragement.
  89. consciously (adverb) – deliberately, intentionally, knowingly, purposefully.
  90. consolidation (noun) – the process of combining a number of things into a single more effective one; unification.
  91. emancipation (noun) – release, setting free, liberation, freedom.
  92. squabble (noun) – quarrel, row, argument, fight, disagreement, dispute.
  93. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  94. pitch (noun) – talk.
  95. insistence (noun) – assurance, affirmation, avowal, emphasis, stress.
  96. irrigation (noun) – the process of (artificially) supplying water to farm land to grow crops & plants.
  97. rekindle (verb) – revive, renew, restore.


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