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January 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Lessons from a floating armoury"

  • Armoury - a ​place where ​weapons and other ​military ​equipment are ​stored
  • Conviction - the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence
  • Crew member - a ​member of a ​group of ​people who ​work together, ​especially on a ​ship
  • Vessel - a ship or large boat
  • Ammunition - objects that can be ​shot from a ​weapon (bullets or ​bombs)
  • Throw light on something - ​to provide explanation for something that makes it ​easier to ​understand
  • Convicted - declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the judge in a court
  • Rigorous - strict
  • Despite - without influenced by something
  • Vigorous - strong / forceful
  • Sentence - a ​punishment given by a ​judge in ​court to a ​person or ​organization after they have been ​found ​guilty of doing something ​wrong
  • Verdict -  ​decision made by the Court, after ​judging the ​facts that are given
  • Maritime - connected with the sea
  • Contradicted - ​opposite to something
  • Armaments - weapons or ​military ​equipment
  • Distress - extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain
  • Exempts - to ​excuse someone or something from a ​duty, ​payment, etc
  • Cache - a ​hidden ​store of things
  • Ought to be -  it should be
  • Eye-opener - something that shows or teaches you something in a surprising way
  • Deploying - bring into effective action
  • Adequate - enough

Topic 2 : "Growing crackdown on activists"

  • Crackdown - to ​start ​dealing with ​bad or ​illegal ​behaviour in a more ​serious / painful way
  • Audacious - showing a ​willingness to take ​risks or ​offend ​people
  • Unprovoked - occurring without motivation
  • Resentment - painful anger you feel when someone does something wrong to you
  • Accountability -  ​completely ​responsible
  • Mob - a large crowd of people causing trouble or violence
  • Assailant - a person who physically attacks another (attacker)
  • Probed - to ​try to ​discover ​information that other ​people do not ​want you to ​know
  • Innocuous - not harmful or offensive
  • Grievances - complaints
  • Heed - careful attention
  • Unsavoury - unpleasant
  • Offenders - people who do something wrong or causes problems
  • Isolation - ​separate (not ​connected to other things)
  • Hound - ​to chase someone (because you ​want to get something from them)
  • Surmise - to ​guess something, without having any ​proof
  • Temper - to ​suddenly ​become ​angry
  • Nuance - a very ​slight ​difference
  • Overarching - most ​important
  • Regime - government
  • Hostile - unfriendly
  • Aversion - a strong dislike
  • Intimidation - to ​frighten someone, in ​order to ​make them to do something that you ​want them to do
  • Disparaging - criticizing
  • Legitimising - to make something ​legal or ​acceptable
  • Sphere - an area of knowledge / work etc

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