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December 23, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 19th December 2015

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated December 19th 2015. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Unseemly turn in Arunachal Pradesh"

  • Aspect - a particular part or feature of something
  • Turmoil - disturbance / confusion
  • Revived - to get energy / strength
  • Unedifying - unpleasant and ​causing ​people to ​feel no ​respect
  • Dissident - disagreeing
  • Rivals - Opponents
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party
  • Revolting - unpleasant / nasty
  • Brooked - to tolerate something
  • Legitimate  - logically correct / valid
  • In a bid (to do something) - in an attempt
  • Convening - come together for a meeting or activity
  • Dissident - a person who opposes official policy
  • Defection - withdrawing support or help
  • Revoked - officially canceled
  • Abeyance - suspension
  • Nevertheless - in spite of that
  • Travesty - a false representation of something

Topic 2 : "The challenge from France’s far-right"

  • Triumphalism - an attitude or feeling of victory
  • Alarming - worrying / disturbing
  • De facto - in fact / whether by right or not
  • Turnout - the number of people attending or taking part in an event
  • Tactical voting - the ​act of ​voting for a ​political ​party or ​person that you would not usually ​support in ​order to ​prevent another ​party or ​person from ​winning
  • Undiminished - not reduced
  • Xenophobic - showing a dislike against people from other countries / areas (similar to Caste feeling)
  • Fringe - the ​outer or less ​important ​part of an ​area
  • Took the reins - took the control of something (here Party)
  • Isolated - kept apart from others
  • Overtly - openly
  • Racist - a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another
  • Conflict - serious disagreement / argument
  • Crippling - to disable / to cause (someone) to become unable to walk or move properly
  • Austerity - a ​difficult ​economic ​situation ​caused by a ​government ​reducing the ​amount of ​money it ​spends
  • Commendable - praiseworthy
  • Persist - to continue in an opinion in spite of difficulty or opposition
  • Endangering - put (something) at risk or in danger
  • Fraternity - friendship and mutual support within a group
Note : Vocabulary of 21st, 22nd and 23rd will be available soon


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