The Hindu Editorial (Time after time: on TRS victory) Vocab – 14 Dec, 2018

In continuing with its politics of regional identity, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won a second term in office in India’s newest State, pushing the national party, the Congress, to a distant second.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Time after time: on TRS victory) – Dec 14, 2018


  • Time after time (phrase)
    Meaning –  frequently, often, repeatedly.
  • Bank on (phrasal verb)
    Meaning – rely on, depend on, count on.  
  • Swear in (verb) – शपथ लेना
    Meaning – to take an oath while starting a new official job (in an official ceremony).
    Synonyms – instate, induct, invest, inaugurate, introduce, admit into office
    Sentence – He was sworn in as president on 10 July.
  • Calculated (adjective) – परिकलित, उपयुक्त
    Meaning – (of an action) done with full awareness of the likely consequences.
    Synonyms – deliberate/purposeful, premeditated, pre-planned.
    Sentence – Victims of vicious and calculated assaults.
  • Pay off (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – be successful, be effective, get results.
  • Handsomely (adverb) – खूबसूरत, उदारता के साथ
    Meaning – Thoroughly and impressively.
    Synonyms – substantially, to a large extent; impressively.
    Sentence – He took a vital wicket as England won handsomely.
  • Capitalise on (verb) – पूँजी के रूप में बदलना
    Meaning – take advantage of, exploit, benefit from.
    Synonyms –  profit from, turn to account, make capital out of, make the most of
    Sentence – Their emboldened foreign rivals will be working just as hard to capitalize on their gains.
  • Carve out (phrasal verb)
    Meaning –  create, establish, take out (something with effort from a whole).
  • Runaway (adjective) – आपत्ति से भागनेवाला
    Meaning – A person who has run away, especially from their family or an institution.
    Synonyms – effortless, decisive, overwhelming/landslide.
    Sentence – A teenage runaway finds herself on the road to perdition after she gets involved in crime.
  • Credit (noun) – श्रेय, आकलन करना
    Meaning – Public acknowledgement or praise, given or received when a person’s responsibility for an action or idea becomes apparent.
    Synonyms – praise, commendation, acknowledgement/recognition.
    Sentence – The Prime Minister was quick to claim the credit for abolishing the tax.


  • Bring into being (phrase)
    Meaning –  create, originate, establish.  
  • Bifurcation (noun) – द्विभाजन
    Meaning – The division of something into two branches or parts.
    Sentence – The bifurcation of the profession.
  • Concede (verb) – स्वीकार करना
    Meaning – Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
    Synonyms – give up, relinquish, hand over/surrender.give up, relinquish, hand over/surrender.
    Sentence – I had to concede that I’d overreacted
  • Breakaway (noun) – तितर-बितर हो जाना
    Meaning – A divergence or radical change from something established or long-standing.
    Synonyms – separatist, secessionist, dissenting group.
    Sentence – This is a breakaway from the traditional five-night run so be sure to book your seat before it is too late.
  • Entrench (verb) – मोरचा करना, मोरचाबंदी करना
    Meaning –  Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.
    Synonyms – establish, root/set, anchor.
    Sentence – Ageism is entrenched in our society.
  • Parallel (adjective) – समानांतर
    Meaning – (of lines, planes, or surfaces) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.
    Synonyms – similar, corresponding, equivalent.
    Sentence – The road runs parallel to the Ganga River.
  • Slip (verb) – चूक
    Meaning – (of an object) accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone’s grasp.
    Synonyms – fall, drop, slide.
    Sentence – Her bag slipped from her grasp, spilling its contents across the tiled floor.
  • Attribute (verb) – गुण
    Meaning –  Regard something as being caused by.
    Synonyms – ascribe, hold responsible for connect/associate with.
    Sentence – His resignation was attributed to stress.
  • Cynical (adjective) – निंदक
    Meaning – Believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
    Synonyms – sceptical, doubtful, distrustful.
    Sentence – He was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun.
  • Implications (noun) – निहितार्थ, उलझाव
    Meaning – The conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
    Synonyms – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
    Sentence – Someone certainly wanted that implication to be made.
  • Wary (adjective) – सावधान
    Meaning – Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
    Synonyms – cautious, careful, circumspect.
    Sentence – He was truly despairing, but the muted female voice was firm, but understandably wary.
  • Facilitate (verb) – सुविधा प्रदान करना
    Meaning – Make (an action or process) easy or easier.
    Synonyms – enable, assist, help.
    Sentence – Schools were located in the same campus to facilitate the sharing of resources.
  • Terrain (noun) – इलाक़ा, भू-भाग
    Meaning – A stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features.
    Synonyms – territory, ground, area/sphere.
    Sentence – They were delayed by rough terrain.


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