The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes) Vocab – 02 Feb, 2019

As election-eve budgets go, Interim Budget 2019-20 must rank as one of the most politically expedient ones this country has seen.

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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes: on the Interim Budget 2019-20) – Feb 02, 2019.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes: on the Interim Budget 2019-20) – Feb 02, 2019


  • Interim (adjective) अन्तरिम
    Meaning – In or for the intervening period
    Synonyms – provisional, transitional, temporary.
    Sentence – An interim arrangement.
  • Cast away (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – discard/reject, abandon, leave behind.
  • Convention (noun) – सम्मेलन
    Meaning – An agreement between states covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty.
    Synonyms – protocol, custom/practice, agreement.
    Sentence – International conventions and the rule of law must be observed.
  • Sop (noun) शराबी, घूस
    Meaning – something insignificant given to stop criticism; 
    Synonyms – compromise, adjustment.
    Sentence –My agent telephones as a sop but never finds me work.
  • Expedient (noun) उपाय
    Meaning – (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
    Synonyms – convenient, advantageous, beneficial; tactical/strategic.
    Sentence – This is a very warped, although certainly expedient ‘analysis.’
  • Shadow (noun) – प्रतिफल
    Meaning – The slightest trace of something.
    Synonyms – hint, faint sign, trace/glimmer.
    Sentence – She knew without a shadow of a doubt that he was lying.
  • Squarely (adverb) – वर्गाकार
    Meaning – Directly, without deviating to one side.
    Synonyms – precisely, exactly, directly.
    Sentence – The nail was hit, but perhaps not as squarely as it could have been.
  • Hustings (noun) चुनाव
    Meaning – election platform
    Synonyms – campaign.
    Sentence – He could hold his own in an election hustings.
  • There is no denying (phrase)
    Meaning – it is undoubtedly true.
  • Distress (noun) संकट
    Meaning – Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    Synonyms – anguish, suffering
    Sentence – Her fingers flew to her throat in distress.
  • Reel under (phrase)
    Meaning –  to suffer (due to a burden). 
  • Rebate (noun) – छूट
    Meaning – A partial refund to someone who has paid too much for tax, rent, or a utility.
    Synonyms – refund, repayment, deduction.
    Sentence – Utility rebates can be obtained to make the financial deal even sweeter.
  • Statute (noun) – क़ानून
    Meaning – A written law passed by a legislative body.
    Synonyms – law, regulation, rule.
    Sentence – Rules are written to reflect the statutes passed in legislation.
  • Leg-up (noun) 
    Meaning – support provided to improve one’s situation; 
    Synonyms – contribution, allowance, benefaction.
    Sentence – To do so would mean giving a leg-up to the political opponents they defeated yesterday.
  • Glide-path (noun) – उडान पथ
    Meaning – a series of actions taken to get the expected result.
    Synonyms – trajectory, approach
    Sentence – If it’s too much sink, it’s time to alter your glide path to get out of the sink.
  • Spur (verb) – प्रेरणा
    Meaning – A thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
    Synonyms – stimulate, galvanize, encourage/motivate.
    Sentence – Wars act as a spur to practical invention.


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