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January 08, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 8th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 8th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "North Korea’s provocative move"

  • Apparently - you have ​read or heard something ​although you are not ​certain it is ​true
  • Aggravated - to make a ​bad ​situation ​worse
  • Unpardonable - too ​bad to ​forgive or be ​accepted
  • Provocation - an ​action or ​statement that is ​intended to make someone ​angry
  • Cross-border - between different ​countries
  • Threat - a ​suggestion that something ​unpleasant or ​violent will ​happen
  • Condemned - expressed complete disapproval
  • Punitive - ​punishment
  • Sanction - penalty for disobeying a law or rule
  • Jeopardise - to put something into a situation in which there is a danger of loss
  • Regime - government
  • Sinister - making you ​feel that something ​bad will ​happen
  • Paranoid - suffering from a ​mental ​illness in which you ​believe that other ​people are ​trying to ​harm you
  • Flexed -  ​tightened
  • Tangible - real
  • Escalated - increased rapidly
  • Artillery - very ​large ​guns that are ​moved on ​wheels or ​metal ​tracks
  • Up the ante - to ​increase ​your ​demands or the ​risks in a ​situation in ​order to ​achieve a ​better ​result:
  • Execution - the ​legal ​punishment of ​killing someone
  • Speculation - ​to guess
  • Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser
  • High-stakes - high risk
  • Arsenal - a collection of weapons and military equipment
  • Hostilities - an unfriendly attitude
  • Diplomacy - the ​management of ​relationships between ​countries
  • Pose - to ​cause a ​problem or ​difficulty
  • Portent - a sign of something about to happen
  • Persuade - convince
  • Daunting - discouraging through fear
  • Ally - a ​country that has ​agreed ​officially to give ​help and ​support to another one
  • Peninsula - an area of land surrounded by water on three sides

Topic 2 : "For justice in equal measure"

  • Possession - to own something
  • Contrast - ​difference
  • Peers - people who are the same ​age or has the same ​social ​position
  • Legion - very ​large in ​number
  • Impending - an event, which is going to be happen
  • Generous - more than expected
  • Furlough - a ​period of ​time that a ​prisioner is ​allowed to return ​temporarily to ​their home
  • Reinforced - to make something ​stronger
  • Acquittal - the ​decision of a ​court that someone is not ​guilty
  • Trite - repeated too often
  • Depicted - represented
  • Succumb - to ​lose the ​determination to ​oppose something
  • Solely - only
  • Scrutiny - critical observation
  • Remission - the cancellation of a penalty
  • Scrupulous - extremely ​honest
  • Dispel - to ​remove ​fears / doubts
  • Protracted - lasting longer than ​necessary
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Septuagenarian - a person who is between 70 and 79 years old

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