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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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Plunger in a Churn: Nitish Kumar and Bihar politics) – Dec 22, 2018
- 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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