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We hope you are enjoying reading the series of  Editorials’ Difficult Words which helps you understanding the editorials of reputed newspapers. Today we have come up with explaining the difficult words/phrases of 4 editorials which range from elections in US & Bangladesh to Canadian detention in China to GST. Have a look, update your word power and general awareness by going through these editorials.

GST Shortfall: Difficult Words/Phrases and their Meanings

Word Meaning
Revenue the income of a government from taxation
Inflows Influx, something that flows in
Spate a sudden forceful flow
Rationalisation to remove unreasonable elements from
Persist to last or endure tenaciously
Electoral pertaining to elections
Threshold any place or point of entering or beginning
Forbearance a refraining from something
Disinvestment the withdrawal of invested funds
Populist a member of the People’s party
Credentials evidence of authority
Regime a mode or system of rule or government
Fiscal relating to financial matters
Compliance the act of conforming
Onset a beginning
Fervour great warmth
Revival strength
Elusive difficult to find

 

On detention of Canadians in China: Caught in a crossfire?: Difficult Words/Phrases and their Meanings

Word Meaning
diplomatic tactful
detention
the act of detaining
escalate magnitude
detriment loss
bilateral
affecting two or both sides
probe question closely
breach break or rupture
speculation
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject
punitive concerned with
aroused excite
suspicion act of suspecting
persistence
continued existence
indigenous inherent
apparently obvious
transgressions violation of a law
dispel disperse
conceivable imaginable

 

On Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. presidential bid: Democratic hope?: Difficult Words/Phrases and their Meanings

Word Meaning
Senator
A member of an Assembly possessing high legislative powers
candidacy campaign
front and center
If a topic is front and center, a lot of attention is being paid to it
top-tier
of the highest level
thin-skinned
sensitive to criticizm
epithets
defamatory word/phrase
smear
charge with malicious intent
antecedent
someone from whom you are descended
blip
a meaningless interruption
underscore
give extra weight to
multiracial
involving people of different races
deflect
draw others attention away from something
obstacle obstruction
formidable
impressive in strength
millenial
Someone who became or was a young adult around 2000; someone born between the early 1980s and late 1990s
fare get along
self-professed
announced about yourself
hypothetically tentatively
cut into loosen
deride
treat with contempt
nevertheless in spite of that
mooring
a line that holds an object in place
inconceivable totally unlikely
polarised
cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
liberalism
a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
dismay
cause to be unpleasantly surprised

 

Hasina’s triumph: on Bangladesh election resultsDifficult Words/Phrases and their Meanings

Word Meaning
triumph
the exultation of victory
boycott
refuse to participate in
coalition
Union of different political parties
farcial very silly
alleging blaming
rigging
arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
daunting
discouraging through fear
rattled
shake and cause to make a rattling noise
manipulated tampered
crackdown
severely repressive actions
run-up
a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time
unleashed turned loose
grave causing fear
level playing field
a situation in which everyone has a fair and equal chance of succeeding
authoritarian
expecting unquestioning obedience
mend
restore by putting together what is broken
inclusive
including everything

 

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