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January 24, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 22nd January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Compassion on death row cases"

  • Compassion - a ​strong ​feeling of ​sympathy and ​sadness for the ​suffering or ​bad ​luck of ​others and a ​wish to ​help them
  • Conspire - make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act
  • Oral - spoken (relating to the mouth)
  • Inexhaustible - existing in very ​great ​amounts that will never be ​finished
  • Exception - someone or something that is not ​included in a ​rule, ​group, or ​list
  • Subsequent - coming after something in time / following
  • Curative - ​able to ​cure or ​cause to get ​better
  • Plea - a request made in an urgent and emotional manner
  • Declined - politely refused
  • Convict - to ​decide ​officially in a ​law ​court that someone is ​guilty of a ​crime
  • Verdict - Judgement
  • Apparent - clearly visible or understood
  • Tokenism - doing something (such as hiring a person who belongs to a minority group) only to prevent criticism and give the appearance that people are being treated fairly
  • Howsoever - in whatever way /  however
  • Dispute - arguement about (something)
  • Culminate - reach a climax or point of highest development
  • Liberal - respecting and ​allowing many different ​types of ​beliefs or ​behaviour
  • Clemency - kindness when giving a ​punishment
  • Constrained - forced to do something against ​your will
  • Disposal - the action or process of getting rid of something
  • Carved out - made or created
  • Integral - necessary
  • Plotting - secretly make plans to carry out an illegal or harmful action
  • Facilitate - to make something ​possible or ​easier
  • Audacious - showing a ​willingness to take ​risks or ​offend ​people
  • Enhancing - increasing
  • Wisdom - the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement (the quality of being wise)
  • Magnanimous - very ​kind and ​generous towards an ​enemy or someone you have ​defeated
  • Offenders - people who commit illegal acts
  • Stern - strict
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Condign punishment  - a punishment which is appropriate to the crime
  • Twinge - a ​sudden ​short ​feeling of ​physical or ​mental ​pain
  • Conscience - a person's moral sense of right and wrong
  • Gallows - hanging as a ​punishment
  • Persist -  ​continue to ​exist (unpleasant feeling / situation)
  • Abolish - formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

Topic 2 : "Grim reminder in Charsadda"

  • Grim - worried and ​serious or ​sad
  • Assault - a physical attack
  • Offensive - an attacking military campaign
  • Retains - continue to have something
  • Inflict - cause something unpleasant or painful to someone
  • Lethal - very harmful or destructive
  • Stormed -  suddenly attack and capture (a building or other place) by means of force
  • Massacre - an ​act of ​killing a lot of ​people
  • Crackdown - to ​start ​dealing with ​bad or ​illegal ​behaviour in a more ​serious way
  • Moratorium - a temporary prohibition of an activity
  • Neutralise - to ​stop something from having an ​effect
  • Reliant - to depend on something or someone in ​order to be able to do something
  • Vital - essential
  • Grassroots - the most basic level of an activity or organization
  • Radical - relating to the most ​important ​parts of something or someone
  • Adequate - enough or ​satisfactory for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Fertile - a land capable of producing large quantities of crops
  • Faction - a ​group within a ​larger ​group, ​especially one with ​slightly different ​ideas from the ​main ​group
  • Intact - complete (not damaged)
  • Swathe - a ​large ​area ​(especially of ​land)
  • Extremism - having ​beliefs that most ​people ​think are ​unreasonable and ​unacceptable
  • Flaw - fault / mistake / weakness
  • Consistent -  always ​happening in a ​similar way

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