Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Tightening grip – The Hindu Apr 12, 2018) 

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

Tightening grip – The Hindu Apr 12, 2018

Hungarian voters have handed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán a third term in office. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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

  1. grip (noun) – control, power, hold.
  2. emphatic (adjective) – definite, strong, conclusive/decisive (of a result).
  3. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  4. right-wing (adjective) – alt-right, conservative, rightist (section of a political system).
  5. revel in (verb) – celebrate, enjoy, delight in.
  6. blurry (adjective) – not clearly visible, fuzzy, indistinct.
  7. intimidating (adjective) – threatening, forbidding, frightening.
  8. xenophobic (adjective) – racist, hyper-nationalist, jingoistic.
  9. rhetoric (noun) – heroics, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  10. anoint (verb) – nominate, choose, consider.
  11. ring out (phrasal verb) – signal, announce, proclaim.
  12. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude/prohibit, bar/ban, deny access to.
  13. anti-semitism (noun) – prejudice, partiality, hostility (against Jews).
  14. contain (verb) –  restrain, curb, repress.
  15. tamper with (verb) – damage, ruin, vandalize.
  16. polarise (verb) – separated into opposing groups.
  17. wary (noun) – cautious, careful, suspicious/dubious.
  18. Brussels (noun) – figurately “The European Union” (as Brussels is the headquarters of the European Union).
  19. dynamic (noun) – a force (that stimulates change/progress).
  20. a shot in the arm (phrase) – boost, fillip, stimulus.

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

Word List-2-Learn English-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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