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THE HINDU EDITORIAL VOCABULARY

THE HINDU EDITORIAL VOCABULARY

Resounding

  • शानदार
  • Emphatic
  • The resounding defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

 

Enchantment

  • आकर्षण
  • The state of being under a spell; magic.
  • AAP’s second consecutive victory is not an electoral enchantment of a start-up

 

Endorsement

  • समर्थन
  • The action of endorsing someone or something.
  • AAP’s second consecutive victory is not an electoral enchantment of a start-up, but an endorsement of its track record.

 

Succour

  • परेशानी में सहायता
  • Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • His governance brought succour to Delhi’s poorest and the most vulnerable in the form of better and accessible education, health care and water in particular.

 

Maverick

  • जो बहुत अनुभवी ना हो
  • An unorthodox or independent-minded person.
  • It is clear that they voted with their feet, and reinvested their faith in the maverick

 

Dexterity

  • निपुणता
  • Skill in performing tasks.
  • On a strong footing on the administrative front, Mr. Kejriwal deployed his characteristic dexterity to sidestep the BJP’s landmines with their aim of communal polarisation.

 

Tacitly

  • मौन रूप से
  • In a way that is understood or implied without being directly stated.
  • In the process, he narrowed politics to the efficient delivery of public services and either skirted around all contemporary issues of wider import or tacitly sided with the majoritarian sentiments on them.

 

Hyperventilating

  • अधिक उत्साहित होना
  • Be or become overexcited.
  • The BJP is likely to learn from Delhi is that hyperventilating on nationalist causes is not a sufficient condition for victory

 

Hitherto

  • अब तक
  • Until now or until the point in time under discussion.
  • Repeated electoral upsets might spur some voices of dissent in the BJP, hitherto

Sway

  • प्रभावित करना
  • Control or influence (a person or course of action).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah may have to rework their political idiom in order to hold sway.

 

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