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New words and phrases — No.1

Hobnob … It is well known that young, upcoming actresses from Bollywood hobnob with renowned cricketers in social functions with a view to getting some publicity.

The MLA failed to get the Congress party’s ticket this time, because he was suspected to be hobnobbing with BJP stalwarts of the area covertly.

Extol .. The Vice Chancellor extolled the talent of  the young Physics lecturer who had won a research scholarship from the Cambridge University at the age of just 23.

Obviate .. Mass vaccination in the whole district obviated the risk of spread of Cholera.

Making the crop insurance scheme robust and efficient can go a long way to obviate farmer distress that often leads to suicides.

Burnish .. First use .. Before ceremonial parades, NCC cadets burnish the brass parts of their uniform to make them shine bright.

Second use .. The Election Commission of India put a curb on the airing of NamoTV, because the opposition alleged that it helped to burnish Modi’s image just before the election.

Scoff at .. During the televised debate before the last U.S. presidential election, Trump used to scoff at each of Hillary Clinton’s suggestions on economy and defense policy.

In the Mahabharat, Duryodhana scoffed at Lord Krishna’s well-meaning suggestion to part with some minimum land for the Pandavas.

Trials and tribulations .. Thomas Edison, the iconic American inventor faced many trials and tribulations in his early days. At times, he had no money to buy a cup of coffee.

Detractors .. In democracy, an ideal leader never becomes rude and disdainful towards their detractors

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