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February 18, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 15th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 14th February 2016.

Topic 1 : "State overreach on the campus"
  • Overreach - reach out too far (crossing the limits)
  • Betray - do not do what you promised
  • Disquieting - causing ​worry
  • Intent - determined to do something / aim
  • Rationale - The fundamental reasons for something
  • Execution - the ​legal ​punishment of ​killing someone
  • Convict - a person who is in ​prison because he did something wrong (crime)
  • Alleged - claimed (said without proof)
  • Sovereignty - the ​power of a ​country to ​control ​its own ​government
  • Incitement - to ​encourage someone t feel something ​unpleasant
  • Swoop down - attack
  • Slap - a ​gentle ​warning or ​punishment
  • Sedition - speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state
  • Conspiracy - an agreement to perform together an illegal act
  • Cue - A signal for action
  • Tolerated - allowed
  • Draconian - strict
  • Constitution - supreme law
  • Affiliated - officially connected to an organization
  • Inexplicable - cannot be explained / Strange
  • Antipathy - strong dislike
  • Separatism - the belief of a particular group of people that they should be independent and have their own government
  • Disassociated - to ​consider as ​separate and not ​related
  • Like-minded - having similar tastes or opinions
  • Invoked - to use a ​law in ​order to ​achieve something
  • Cautioning - to say something as a warning
  • Pernicious - having a harmful effect
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Disorder - a state of confusion
  • Nurture - to care and protect something while it is growing
  • Legitimate - allowed by ​law
  • Dissent - a ​strong ​difference of ​opinion on a ​particular ​subject
  • Locus - center or focus of an activity
  • Inevitable - unavoidable
  • Eyesore - an ​unpleasant or ​ugly ​sight in a ​public ​place
  • Roiled - to ​cause something to ​stop ​working in the ​usual way
  • Upsurge - a ​sudden and large ​increase in something
  • Dispensation - exemption from a rule
  • Wielding - having a lot of ​influence or ​power over other ​people
  • Misconceived - fail to understand (something) correctly
  • Commemorated - to ​remember ​officially and give ​respect to a person or ​event
  • Provocation - action or speech that makes someone angry
  • Tarring - to cover
  • Treason - (the ​crime of) ​showing no ​loyalty to ​your ​country (especially by ​helping ​its ​enemies)
  • Distinguish - to ​​understand the ​difference between two things
  • Junked - to get ​rid of something because it is of no use or ​value

Topic 2 : "War and possible peace in Syria"

  • Cessation - ending or ​stopping something
  • Hostilities - fighting in a ​war
  • Geopolitical - political ​activities ​influenced by the ​physical ​features of a ​country
  • Proxies - one appointed or authorized to act for another
  • Triggering - causing something (especially bad)
  • Unprecedented - never happened or known before
  • Humanitarian - involved in or ​connected with ​improving people's ​lives and ​reducing ​suffering
  • Crisis - a time of extreme difficulty or danger
  • To paint a picture (of something) - to ​describe or show something in a ​particular way
  • Graver - seriously ​bad
  • Life expectancy - the average period that a person may expect to live
  • Catastrophic - causing sudden great damage
  • Backing - helping / supporting
  • Regime - government
  • Allies - supporters
  • Sustained - to allow something to ​continue for a ​period of ​time
  • Common ground - opinions or interests shared by two or more groups (who ​disagree about most other ​subjects)
  • Intervention - to ​intentionally ​become ​involved in a ​difficult ​situation in ​order to ​improve
  • Consistently - doing something in a systemati manner
  • Pushing for something - to ​demand something ​repeatedly
  • Eventual - happening at the end of something (as a result)
  • Mellowed - relaxed
  • Hardline stand - uncompromising / strict attitude on a particular issue
  • Ouster - the ​process of ​removing someone from an ​important ​position or ​job
  • Ceasefire - an ​agreement between two ​armies, to ​stop ​fighting in ​order to ​allow ​discussions about ​peace
  • Set the stage for something - ​conditions have been made ​right for something to ​happen (something is ​likely to ​happen)
  • Negotiations - the ​process of ​discussing something with someone in ​order to ​reach an ​agreement with them
  • Substantial - important
  • On the ground - among the ​general ​public
  • Escalate - increase rapidly
  • Emboldened - to make someone ​brave
  • Concession - the ​act of ​admitting ​defeat
  • Vowed - to make a ​determined ​decision to do something
  • Delusion - belief in something that is not ​true

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