The Hindu Editorial (Plunger in a Churn: Nitish Kumar and Bihar politics) Vocab – 22 Dec, 2018

If politics in Bihar is in continual churn, then the plunger in the barrel is Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister and leader of the Janata Dal (United). 

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  • Plunger (noun) – सवार, डुबकी लगाने वाला
    Meaning – a person who gambles or spends money recklessly.
    Synonyms – gamester, staker, speculator, risk-taker, better
    Sentence – He is a plunger when it comes to spending money for news.
  • Churn (verb) – मंथन
    Meaning – Shake (milk or cream) in a machine in order to produce butter.
    Synonyms – 
    shaking, agitate, stir

    Sentence – The cream is ripened before it is churned.
  • Ditches (verb) – खाइयों, नाली
    Meaning – Get rid of or give up.
    Synonyms – gutters, throw away, discard, get rid of, dispose of
    Sentence – Plans for the road were ditched following a public inquiry.
  • Ally (noun) – मित्र, संबद्ध करना
    Meaning – A state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.
    Synonyms – associate,  friend, confederate, partner, supporter
    Sentence – Debate continued among NATO allies.
  • Squeezed (verb) – निचोड़ा हुआ
    Meaning – Firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one’s fingers.
    Synonyms – Compressed, press, crush, squash, pinch, nip, grasp
    Sentence – Kate squeezed his hand affectionately.
  • Contested (verb) – चुनाव लड़ा
    Meaning – Engage in competition to attain (a position of power).
    Synonyms – 
    Compressed, contend for, vie for, challenge for, fight for, fight over

    Sentence – She declared her intention to contest the presidency.
  • Retain (verb) – प्रतिधारित करना, रखे रहना
    Meaning – Continue to have (something); keep possession of.
    Synonyms – 
    keep, keep possession of, keep hold of, hold on to, hold fast to

    Sentence – Labour retained the seat.


  • Accommodated (verb) – समायोजित
    Meaning – (of a building or other area) provide lodging or sufficient space for.
    Synonyms – adapted, house, put up, billet, quarter, board, take in, provide shelter for
    Sentence – The cottages accommodate up to six people.
  • Bargaining (verb) – सौदा करना
    Meaning – Negotiate the terms and conditions of a transaction.
    Synonyms – deal, discuss terms, hold talks, deal, wheel and deal
    Sentence – He bargained with the local council to rent the stadium.
  • Steadfastly (adverb) – लगातार
    Meaning – In a resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering manner.
    Sentence – The manager steadfastly refused the offer.
  • Sorts (noun) – प्रकार
    Meaning – A category of things or people with a common feature; a type.
    Synonyms – types, kind, variety, class, category, classification, style
    Sentence – If only we knew the sort of people she was mixing with.
  • Conceded (verb) – स्वीकार किया
    Meaning – Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
    Synonyms – approved, acknowledge, accept, allow, grant, recognize
    Sentence – I had to concede that I’d overreacted.
  • Manoeuvre (noun) – पैंतरेबाज़ी, कुशलता
    Meaning – A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.
    Synonyms – trick, exercise, activity, move, movement, action
    Sentence – Snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes.


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