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February 22, 2016

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

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

Topic 1 : "Apple stands up to surveillance"

  • Surveillance - close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
  • Revelation - a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others
  • Unprecedented - never done or known before
  • Pursuing - follow or chase (someone or something)
  • Jeopardising - to put (someone or something) into danger
  • Privileging - to give special importance to something
  • Former - the first of given two things (which were ​previously ​mentioned)
  • Latter- the first of given two things (which were ​previously ​mentioned)
  • Complied - met specified standards
  • Subpoena - a ​legal ​document ​ordering someone to ​appear in a ​law ​court
  • Warrant - an ​official ​document, ​signed by a ​judge or other ​person in ​authority, that gives the ​police ​permission to ​search someone's ​home, ​arrest a ​person, or take some other ​action
  • Protest - express an objection to something
  • Giants - very ​successful and ​powerful ​people or ​organizations
  • Defiance - behaviour in which you ​refuse to ​obey someone or something
  • Compliance - obeying an ​order, ​rule, or ​request
  • Peril - great danger
  • Inevitably - unavoidably (sure to ​happen and cannot be ​prevented)
  • Circumvent - to ​avoid something (especially ​cleverly or ​illegally)
  • Intend - to have as a ​plan or ​purpose
  • Discomfiture - a feeling of unease or embarrassment(​uncomfortable)
  • Lurking - hidden
  • Stirred up -  to ​cause an ​unpleasant ​emotion or ​problem to ​begin or ​grow
  • Entrusted - assign the responsibility for doing something to someone
  • Yielding - giving a product
  • Enforce - cause (something) to happen by force
  • Regimes - governments
  • Constrain - to ​control and ​limit something
  • Snooping - to ​try to ​find out about other people's ​private ​lives:
  • Adequate - enough or ​satisfactory for a ​particular ​purpose

Topic 2 : "The emperor’s new nationalism"

  • Nationalism - patriotic feeling
  • Agenda - a ​list of ​aims or ​possible ​future ​achievements
  • Discerned - recognize or find out
  • First flush - at the ​start of something
  • Pick fights - to start a fight or argument with someone on purpose
  • Unfolded - became ​clear to other ​people
  • Condemnable - deserving strong disapproval
  • Gravity - seriousness
  • Parody - to ​copy the ​style of someone or something in a ​humorous way
  • Unmoved - not affected by emotion or excitement
  • Obstinate - a ​problem / situation, that is ​difficult to ​deal with
  • Condemnation - the expression of very strong disapproval
  • Outrage - an extremely strong reaction of anger
  • Seditious - the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
  • Convicted - to ​decide ​officially in a ​law ​court that someone is ​guilty of a ​crime
  • Equivalence - the condition of being equivalent (equality)
  • virtually - nearly / almost
  • Essential - necessary or ​needed
  • Citizenry - the citizens of a place
  • Enforce -  to make ​people ​obey a ​law
  • Utterance - the action of saying or expressing something aloud
  • Anxiety - a feeling of worry
  • Touchstone - an ​established ​standard or ​principle by which something is ​judged
  • Dispensation - exemption from a rule (special ​permission)
  • Excess - an amount of something that is more than necessary
  • Insinuated - suggest or hint something bad in an indirect and unpleasant way
  • Curious - strange / unusual
  • Overlay - to cover something
  • Agitations - the ​situations in which ​people ​protest or ​argue in ​public, in ​order to ​achieve a ​particular ​type of ​change
  • Menace - something that is ​likely to ​cause ​harm
  • Instances - examples
  • Thin-skinned - sensitive to criticism (easily ​hurt by ​criticism)
  • Fend off somebody - to ​push or ​send away an ​attacker or other ​unwanted ​person
  • Speak up - to express one's opinions frankly and publicly

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