The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Revolving door: On Manipur politics | 20 June 2020

The Hindu Editorial Article of 20 June 2020- Revolving door: On Manipur politics.

Words Meaning
1. defections (noun) the desertion of one’s country, or party or cause in favour of an opposing one.
2. churn (verb) to move something with great force,
3. turmoil (noun) a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
4. probably (adverb) used to mean that something is very likely
5. cabinet (noun) a small group of the most important people in government, who advise the President or Prime Minister and make important decisions
6. intervened (verb) to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
7. stripping (present participle of strip) to remove, pull, or tear the covering or outer layer from something
8. banned (past simple and past participle of ban) to forbid (= refuse to allow) something, especially officially
9. disputed (adjective)
used to describe something that is the subject of disagreement, especially official or legal disagreement
10. whimsical (Adjective)
unusual and strange in a way that might be funny or annoying
11. loyalties (noun) the quality of being loyal
12. stake (noun)
a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business
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13. shenanigans (noun)
secret or dishonest activities, usually of a complicated and humorous or interesting type
14. curbing (verb) to control or limit something that is not wanted
15. brazen (adjective) obvious, without any attempt to be hidden
16. subversion (noun)
the act of trying to destroy or damage an established system or government
17. mandates (noun)
the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country
18. legislators (noun)
a member of a group of people who together have the power to make laws
19. lure (noun)
the quality or power that something or someone has that makes it, him, or her attractive
20. berths (noun)
a bed in a boat, train, etc., or a place for a ship or boat to stay in a port
21. adhered (verb) to stick firmly
22. in letter if not spirit (idiom)
When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, one is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the “letter”) of the law, but not necessarily the intent of those who wrote the law.
23. outright (adverb) completely or immediately
24. amendments (noun) a change or changes made to the words of a text
25. patronage (noun)
the power of a person to give someone an important job or position
26. emboldening (verb) to make someone brave
27. immoral (Adjective)
morally wrong, or outside society’s standards of acceptable, honest, and moral behaviour
28. machinations (noun)
complicated and secret plans to get power or control or to gain an advantage

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