Post-poll alliances between parties, shaped as they are by intractable realities, are easier to form than pre-poll alliances that have to reconcile competing expectations of the prospective partners.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Friends for polls: On Congress’s need for more allies) – Dec 13, 2018.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Friends for polls: On Congress’s need for more allies) – Dec 13, 2018
- Intractable (adjective) – असभ्य
Meaning – Hard to control or deal with.
Synonyms – unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable.
Sentence –Now it represents one of the world’s most intractable economies.
- Reconcile (verb) – समाधान करना
Meaning – Restore friendly relations between.
Synonyms – make compatible, harmonize, adjust.
Sentence – She wanted to be reconciled with her father.
- Prospective (adjective) – भावी
Meaning – Expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future.
Synonyms – potential, possible/probable, likely.
Sentence – She showed a prospective buyer around the house.
- Play hard to get (phrase)
Meaning – pretend to be uninterested; the idea of not displaying interest when you have it.
- Short of (phrase)
Meaning – less than.
- Reap (verb) – काटना, कटाई
Meaning – Harvest the crop from (a piece of land)
Synonyms – receive, obtain/get, acquire.
Sentence – Many men were employed to reap the harvest.
- Materialise (verb) – अमल में लाना
Meaning – Become actual fact; happen.
Synonyms – happen, occur, take place.
Sentence – The forecast rate of increase did not materialise.
- First-past-the-post (phrase)
Meaning – it is an electoral system in which a candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins and becomes the MP/MLA for that seat.
- Beat back (phrasal verb)
Meaning – repel, fight off, repulse/drive away.
- Stake (noun) – दाँव, बाजी
Meaning – A situation involving competition in a specified area.
Synonyms – competition, contest, challenge/rivalry; interest, involvement, concern.
Sentence – We will keep you one step ahead in the fashion stakes.
- Accommodative (adjective) – उदार
Meaning – Fit in with the wishes or needs of.
Synonyms – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
Sentence – Any language must accommodate new concepts.
- Swing (noun) – झूला, अस्थिरता
Meaning – A discernible change in opinion, especially the amount by which votes or points scored change from one side to another.
Synonyms – change, drift, move.
Sentence – A five per cent swing to Labour.
- Forestall (verb) – अनुमान करना
Meaning – Prevent or obstruct (an anticipated event or action) by taking advance action.
Synonyms – pre-empt, obstruct, prevent.
Sentence – Concentrated oil wealth at the top has forestalled political change.
- Yield (noun) – प्राप्ति
Meaning – Produce or generate (a result, gain, or financial return)
Synonyms – gain, return, dividend.
Sentence – This method yields the same results.
- Squeeze (verb) – निचोड़, दबाव
Meaning – Firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one’s fingers.
Synonyms – compress, squash/crush; pressurize/pressure, exploit.
Sentence – He wrapped his arms around her back and squeezed her tight.
- Nose ahead (phrasal verb)
Meaning – get into a favourable winning position in front of someone.
- Persuade (verb) – राज़ी करना, समझाना
Meaning – Cause (someone) to believe something, especially after a sustained effort; convince.
Synonyms – convince, influence, coax/prompt.
Sentence – Health boards were finally persuaded of the desirability of psychiatric units.
- Add to (phrase)
Meaning – increase, boost/enhance, reinforce.
- Deploy (verb) – तैनात, फैलाना
Meaning – Move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
Synonyms – use, utilize, employ, bring into play.
Sentence – Forces were deployed at strategic locations.
- Indifferent (adjective) – उदासीन
Meaning – Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.
Synonyms – mediocre, ordinary, average, casual.
Sentence – He gave an indifferent shrug.
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