Sometimes, it is impossible to make new friends without making new enemies. In reaching an early agreement on seat-sharing in Uttar Pradesh for this year’s Lok Sabha election, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have thrown a serious challenge to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in a State that could well determine which political formation forms the next Central government.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Sharing, and not Caring: on the SP, BSP tie up) – Jan 14, 2019
- Tie-up (noun) – गठजोड़
Meaning – A link or connection, especially one between commercial companies.
Synonyms – link, association, relationship.
Sentence – He added that in India, the marketing tie-up is beginning to pay off.
- Alienate (verb) – हस्तांतरित करना
Meaning – Make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.
Synonyms – set/drive apart, separate, disunite.
Sentence – An urban environment which would alienate its inhabitants.
- Footprint (noun) – पदचिह्न, पता
Meaning – the area occupied by something.
Sentence – It’s going to be very important to maintain the regimental footprints in the these areas.
- Carve out (phrasal verb)
Meaning – create, establish, take out (something with effort from a whole).
- Forlorn (adjective) – अनाथ, असहाय
Meaning – Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
Synonyms – deserted, abandoned/neglected; hopeless/sad.
Sentence – There the Empress stands today, a somewhat forlorn figure.
- Strike out (phrasal verb)
Meaning – be unsuccessful, fail.
- Sheer (adjective) – निरा, महीन, परिपूर्ण
Meaning – Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis)
Synonyms – utter, complete, out and out.
Sentence – It may come to that, but that’s going to take some sheer brute cash.
- Desperation (noun) – निराशा
Meaning – A state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.
Synonyms – hopelessness, despair; riskiness, audacity/boldness.
Sentence – She wrote to him in desperation
- By no means (phrase)
Meaning – not at all, in no way, certainly not.
- Revival (noun) – पुनः प्रवर्तन
Meaning – An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.
Synonyms – improvement, betterment; restoration.
Sentence – A revival in the fortunes of the party.
- Heartland (noun) – गहरा पीछा
Meaning – the most important part of a field of activity; the central part of something.
Sentence – Wildlife sites in the heartland of Russia.
- Give up (phrasal verb)
Meaning – abandon, forgo, renounce.
- Bank on (phrasal verb)
Meaning – rely on, depend on, count on.
- Room (noun) – अवसर
Meaning – Opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done.
Synonyms – scope, opportunity, chance.
Sentence – A policy which left the government with very little room to manoeuvre.
- Beat back (phrasal verb)
Meaning – repel, fight off, repulse/drive away.
- Resurgent (adjective) – फिर उठ खडा होने वाला
Meaning – rising again; increasing or reviving after a period of little activity/dullness.
Sentence – A resurgent president soon had his popularity bolstered by a soaring economy.
- Disparate (adjective) – मुक़्तलिफ़, भिन्न
Meaning – Essentially different in kind; not able to be compared.
Synonyms – contrasting, different, dissimilar.
Sentence – They inhabit disparate worlds of thought.
- Aversion (noun) – घृणा
Meaning – A strong dislike or disinclination.
Synonyms – opposition, hostility, resentment.
Sentence – They made plain their aversion to the use of force.
- On the ground (phrase)
Meaning – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
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