The Hindu Editorial Vocab (Pursuing post-poll truth) – 23 August, 2021

  1. Pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, take part in, take up (an activity).
  2. Blow (noun) – shock, surprise; setback/misfortune.
  3. (Strike) a blow against (phrase) – to act against something; to oppose something; reject, resist, stand against.
  4. Triumphalism (noun) – boastfulness, self-assertion, self-satisfaction.
  5. Due to (phrase) – because of, owing to, on account of, caused by.
  6. Empowerment (noun) – authorization, accreditation; authority, power provided to do something.
  7. Partisan (adjective) – biased, prejudiced, one-sided.
  8. Phenomenon (noun) – situation, occurrence, event, happening.
  9. Cause for concern/worry (phrase) – reason to worry.
  10. Stem from (phrasal verb) – originate from, arise/come from, emanate from.
  11. Entitlement (noun) – allowance, allocation, allotment, grant.
  12. Condemnable (adjective) – objectionable, censurable, lamentable, unjustifiable, discreditable, disgusting.
  13. Spontaneous (adjective) – unplanned, unpremeditated, impulsive; automatic, involuntary, instinctive.
  14. Confrontation (noun) – clash, fight, conflict, tussle, encounter.
  15. Break out (phrasal verb) – flare up, begin/start suddenly, erupt, burst out.
  16. Bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  17. Denouement (noun) – the end result of a situation; the very end of a story; outcome, consequence, end result, ending, climax.
  18. Fierce (adjective) – aggressive, cut-throat, intense, vehement, uncontrolled.
  19. Recrimination (noun) – a situation in which people are accusing each other; an act of accusing someone who has accused you; mutual accusation(s), counter-accusation(s), counter charge, counterattack, retaliation.
  20. State of affairs (phrase) – condition, situation, circumstances.
  21. Last (verb) – continue, go on, remain, persist, exist.
  22. To make matters worse (phrase) – to make a difficult situation even more difficult; aggravate, compound, exacerbate.
  23. Mayhem (noun) – disorder, turmoil, chaos, havoc, disorganization.
  24. Brook (verb) – tolerate, put up with, endure, allow/accept (something like dissent/difference of opinion).
  25. Yield (verb) – produce, provide, furnish.
  26. Widespread (adjective) – extensive, rampant/sweeping, prevalent.
  27. Adversary (noun) – rival, enemy, nemesis, opponent.
  28. Acting (adjective) – substitute, deputy; temporary, short-term.
  29. Hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, assign, transfer.
  30. Concrete (adjective) – definite, specific, definitive; factual, actual/real.
  31. Diluted (adjective) – weakened/reduced.
  32. Point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  33. Tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition, leaning, penchant.
  34. Downplay (verb) – play down, underemphasize, understate; make something to look less important/significant.
  35. Allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  36. Apathy (noun) – disregard, lack of interest, unconcern.
  37. Inaction (noun) – inactivity, negligence, disregard.
  38. Heinous (adjective) – horrible, disgraceful, shameful, contemptible, hateful, shocking.
  39. Appeal (verb) – call on, ask, petition.
  40. Cast (verb) – cause.
  41. Cast doubt on (phrase) – to cause something to be viewed with doubt or uncertainty.
  42. Commitment (noun) – allegiance, adherence, dedication, faithfulness.
  43. Impartial (adjective) – unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, equitable, without favouritism.
  44. Result in (phrasal verb) – cause, bring on, bring about, call forth, give rise to.
  45. Credible (adjective) – acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable; believable, plausible, reasonable.
  46. Prosecution (noun) – legal action, legal proceeding, legal case.

Source : The Hindu Newspaper

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