1) PUMMELED: She was pummeled, but it didn’t matter.
Strike, usually with the fist; “The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators”
2) STASHED : The last issue it tried to frame to draw a popular response concerned black money stashed overseas, but it didn’t take off then and is now past its expiry date.
To hide or store away in a secret place.
1. A secret place where something is hidden or stored.
2. Something, such as money or an illegal drug, that has been hidden or stored.
3) BIPARTITE: days after taking charge in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had managed to deliver a bipartite agreement and claimed to have “solved” the “Gorkhaland problem”.
1. Having or consisting of two parts.
a. Having two corresponding parts, one for each party: a bipartite contract.
b. Having two participants; joint: a bipartite agreement.
3. Botany Divided into two portions almost to the base, as certain leaves.
4) PILFERAGE : Lack of modernization, poor operation and maintenance practices and pilferage ensure that 30-40 per cent of electricity generated is lost and do not produce any revenue.
To steal (a small amount or item). To steal or filch.
1. the act or practice of stealing small quantities or articles
2. the amount so stolen
5) STRIDENCY: I have, more than once, felt uneasy about the stridency and hyperbole deployed from the podium.
Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant
Having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound