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The Hindu Editorial Vocab 13 Dec, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Friends for polls: On Congress’s need for more allies) Vocab – 13 Dec, 2018

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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