Words & Phrases 11

Broadside, Paean, Condescend, Bigot, Galvanize, Moribund

 

Broadside ..As soon as the session started, the opposition leader launched a broadside on the government for its failure to protect the minorities.

Paean .. In the election meeting a follower of the prime minister sang a paean in his praise that embarrassed both the leader and many in the audience.

Condescend .. The Pakistanis get justifiably angry when Indian leaders talk to them in a condescending manner. They feel it to be an affront to their pride.

Bigot .. The contrast between Aurangzeb and Akbar is stark. While the former was a bigot, the latter was a liberal in his attitude towards religion.

Galvanize .. No doubt, despite so many flaws, President Trump manages to galvanize his core supporters each time he is faulted by his critics.

Moribund … Meaning 1 .  The maid was rescued from her 15-day confinement by the police. She was found to be moribund and dehydrated at the hospital.

Meaning 2 .. The credit for breathing some life into the moribund Congress Party goes to Rahul Gandhi, but his critics in his own party don’t subscribe to this view.

 

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