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January 13, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 11th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 11th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Mehbooba Mufti’s tough task"

  • Vacuum - lack of something
  • Mainstream - considered ​normal
  • Coalition -  group of people who join together for a common cause
  • Succession - a ​process in which someone ​automatically ​takes an ​official ​position or ​job after someone ​else
  • Murmurs - to ​complain about something that you ​disagree with or ​dislike, but not in a ​public way
  • Dissent - a difference of opinion
  • Conciliatory - compromising
  • Reluctance - ​unwillingness to do something
  • Cross-section - something that has been ​cut in ​half so that you can ​see the inside
  • Enormous - very large in size
  • Mourning - the expression of sorrow for someone's death.
  • Take over/up the reins - to take ​control of something
  • Spike - a ​narrow, ​thin ​shape with a ​sharp ​point at one end
  • Stronghold - a ​place where a ​particular ​belief or ​activity is ​common
  • Slain -  to ​kill in a ​violent way
  • Fallout - to ​argue with someone and ​stop being ​friendly with them
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit
  • Allies - people associated with others for some common cause or purpose
  • Rivals - people competing with ​others for the same thing or in the same ​area
  • Slightest - smallest
  • Misstep - mistake
  • Temper - hardness (the ​tendency to ​become ​angry very ​quickly)
  • Afloat - out of debt or difficulty.
  • Assertiveness - quality of being confident to say what you want / believe
  • Diplomacy - the ​management of ​relationships between ​countries
  • Flock - group of people

Topic 2 : "Sri Lanka’s historic opportunity"

  • Drafting - to prepare a preliminary version of a document
  • Constitution - the set of ​political ​principles by which a ​state or ​organization is ​governed (​especially in ​relation to the ​rights of the ​people it ​governs)
  • Renew - to ​begin doing something again
  • Owing to - because of
  • Ethnic - ​relating to a ​particular ​race of ​people
  • Extremism - unreasonable and ​unacceptable political / religious views
  • Entrenched - fixed for so long (you can't change now)
  • Invocation - to make someone have a ​particular ​feeling or ​remember something
  • Candid - frank / straightforward
  • Protracted - lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • Laced with something - a small amount has been added to it
  • Apprehension - anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
  • Impediments - anything that slows or blocks progress
  • Bogey - something that ​causes ​fear among a lot of ​people (without ​reason)
  • Asserted - to say that something is ​certainly ​true
  • Indigenous - naturally ​existing in a ​place or ​country ​rather than ​arriving from another ​place
  • Reform - to make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Turn the clock back -  ​to make things to be the way they were in the past
  • Contour - an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something
  • Abolishing - to end something
  • Regime - government
  • Substantive - having a separate and independent existence
  • Pitfalls - hidden or unsuspected dangers or difficulties
  • Emergence - the process of coming into existence
  • Conflict - fighting between two or more ​groups of ​people or ​countries
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing ​intended to be ​effective and ​influence ​people
  • Plantation Tamils - Tamil People who permanently settled in Sri Lanka

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