Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (A clarifying vote – The Hindu Apr 03 2018)

Today’s Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

A clarifying vote – The Hindu Apr 03 2018

Nearly two months after its drubbing in the local government polls, Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance continues to be under enormous uncertainty, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe now faces a no-confidence motionFor further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. drubbing (noun) – defeat, beating, loss.
  2. bubble (over) (verb) – overflow, brim over, be filled with (emotion).
  3. outdo (verb) – overshadow, outshine, do better than.
  4. dissatisfaction (noun) – discontent, disappointment, vexation.
  5. imminent (adjective) – close/near, upcoming, impending.
  6. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  7. cosmetic (adjective) – outward, external, non-essential.
  8. cement (verb) – establish strongly.
  9. clip (verb) – restrict, reduce, cut down.
  10. averse (adjective) – opposed to, against, hostile to.
  11. count on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on, bank on.
  12. abstain (verb) – stop from, refrain, hold back.
  13. oust (verb) – remove, expel, dismiss from power/office.
  14. set off (phrasal verb) – cause, prompt, trigger.
  15. dissolve (verb) – dismiss, terminate, suspend.
  16. tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
  17. myopic (adjective) – short-sighted; lacking foresight, short-term.
  18. manoeuvres (noun) – tactic/trick, activity, manipulation.

Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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