Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Broken Houses – The Hindu Apr 09 2018)

Today’s Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

Broken Houses – The Hindu Apr 09 2018

With the two Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die on April 6, the institutional crisis afflicting the legislature has been framed by both statistics and the solutions being offered by the Treasury and Opposition benches. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. undo (adjective) – reverse, revoke, repair.
  2. adjourn (verb) – postpone, put off, defer/delay.
  3. sine die (adverb) – (Latin) for an unspecified period/time.
  4. afflict (verb) – trouble, bother, burden.
  5. stack (verb) – fill, load, charge.
  6. unscathed (adjective) – unhurt, undamaged, secure/safe.
  7. polarised (adjective) – separated into opposing groups.
  8. at any cost (phrase) – despite of all efforts required.
  9. counsel (noun) – discussion, deliberation, conversation.
  10. forge (verb) – build, form, create.
  11. via media (noun) – a common way to compromise between two polarized groups.
  12. nod (noun) –  approval, acknowledgement, endorsement.
  13. whatsoever (adverb) -at all.
  14. reading (noun) – a stage of debate of a Bill in Parliament before it becomes a law.
  15. glaringly (adverb) – obviously, blatantly, openly.
  16. unruly (adjective) – uncontrollable, undisciplined, troublemaking.
  17. expedient (adjective) – convenient, advantageous; strategic/tactical (although possibly improper or immoral).
  18. come across (phrasal verb) – seem, appear, look.
  19. effete (adjective) – ineffectual, artificial, pretentious/flashy.
  20. muster (verb) –  assemble, convene, call up.
  21. grace (noun) – courtesy, politeness, decency.
  22. conviction (noun) – belief, opinion, view/thought.
  23. dock (verb) – deduct, subtract, remove/reduce.
  24. budgetary (adjective) – relating to an estimate of spending.
  25. moot (verb) – put forward, propose, suggest (an idea).
  26. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  27. hold to ransom (phrase) – threaten, demand, force/extort.
  28. unabashed (adjective) – unashamed, unembarrassed, undismayed.
  29. sustain (verb) – support, bolster up, continue.
  30. institutional crisis (noun ) – a problem in the routine function of an institution/establishment/system.

Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:


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