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In the series of articles on Editorials’ Difficult Words, we have come up with words of 4 editorials today. Have a look and stay updated with your word-power as well as general awareness.

Bring in the experts: on Jayalalithaa’s death: DIFFICULT WORDS/PHRASES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Word / Phrase Meaning
murky unclear
sinister
wicked or dishonorable
notion vague idea
breeding
production of something
conspiracy
A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act
tenure term
intervention
care provided to improve a situation
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
debilitating making weak
deposition
the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
perplexing
causing confusion
collusion
secret agreement
elusive
difficult to describe

 

Removing fear: on literary freedom: DIFFICULT WORDS/PHRASES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Word / Phrase Meaning
afresh
again but in a new or different way
pulped reduced to pulp
sanitised
make less offensive or more acceptable by removing by ojectionable features
resurrected
restored from an inactive state
invoked resorted to
espouse
choose and follow
punitive
inflicting punishment
blasphemy
blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
malicious
marked by deep ill-will
hound
chase relentlessly
curtail
place restrictions on
imputation
a statement attributing something dishonest
proscribing
command against
tweak
a fine adjustment to a mechanism or system.
inhibit limit the extent of

 

A global slowdown?: DIFFICULT WORDS/PHRASES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Word / Phrase Meaning
bust attack
recessionary
pertaining to the decline of an economy
gloom
an atmosphere of depression
grinding halt
to stop working or moving forward
dampening leesen in effect
momentum
enough activity to continue going
lagged confined
faltering
the act of pausing uncertainly
unwinding
sell a purchase position that was previously bought
ramp up strengthen
leeway
allowing some freedom to move within limits
mired entangled
diminishing returns
a situation in which the increase in production, profits, or benefits resulting from something is less than the money or energy that is invested
imminent about to occur

 

Left out, abused: on the state of child Care institutions: DIFFICULT WORDS/PHRASES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Word / Phrase Meaning
revelations
astonishing disclosures
inmate
one of several residents of a dwelling
predation
an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
rot a state of decay
lacunae a missing part
semblance
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
vent give expression
grievance
resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
underscore
give extra weight to
empanelled selected
sans without
distress
a state of adversity
bare make visible
imperative
requiring attention or action

 

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for helping us i would like to download above words as in pdf format. You should work on that and enable downloading options so that we can optimize the use of world in absence of interest.

  2. We would like to get editorials of Business Line/Economic times too because passages are mainly coming from financial topics especially in bank exams

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