The stakes in Manipur – The Hindu (March 03, 2017)

The stakes in Manipur – The Hindu (March 03, 2017)

Manipur will vote in 38 of its 60 Assembly constituencies on Saturday in the first of two phases. This election is… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. blockade (noun) – disruption of the economic activities (e.g: supply of essential goods and others) of an area; siege, beleaguerment, encirclement.
  2. fancy (verb) – wish for, desire; think/imagine.
  3. discourse (noun) – debate, argument, discussion.
  4. run-up (noun) – a period/time before an important event.
  5. hold (noun) – influence, power, control.
  6. ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
  7. fray (noun) – battle, engagement, conflict.
  8. grassroots (adjective) – relating to or of people, general public, population.
  9. momentous (adjective) – significant, important, crucial/critical.
  10. persistence (noun) – stability, continuance, permanency.
  11. disaffection (noun) – dissatisfaction, discontent, frustration.
  12. punitive (adjective) – penal, disciplinary, corrective.
  13. prevail upon (verb) – persuade, induce, coerce/influence.
  14. precipitate (verb) – expedite, advance, accelerate.
  15. insurgent (adjective) – rebellious, rebel, revolutionary.
  16. shore up (phrasal verb) – support, assist, buttress/strengthen.
  17. electorate (noun) – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.



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    • Hi, Thank you for your feedback! Due to some unfortunate reasons, i could not update it daily. Starting today, i will try to update it regularly with atleast one word list. All the best!

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