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March 04, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 4th March 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 4th March 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Reviving the politics of remission"

  • Revive - restore to life or consciousness
  • Convict - someone who is in ​prison because they are ​guilty of a ​crime
  • Assassination - the ​murder of someone ​famous or ​important
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party
  • Rival - a person  competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Perverse - ​strange
  • Disregard - ignore (pay no attention to)
  • Normative - ​relating to ​rules
  • Incarcerate - to put or ​keep someone in ​prison
  • Trump card - main advantage
  • Perspective - outlook
  • Recalled - remembered
  • Commuted - to ​change a ​punishment to one that is less ​serious
  • Conspirators - people who secretly ​plan to do something ​bad or ​illegal
  • Disposal - the action of getting rid of something
  • Leap - move quickly and suddenly
  • En masse - all together (in a group)
  • Intervened - to take part in something to prevent or alter the result
  • Substantive - having a separate and independent existence
  • Primacy - the ​state of being the most ​important thing
  • Remission - the cancellation of a penalty
  • Rescue - to save (someone) from a dangerous or difficult situation
  • Offenders - people who commit illegal acts
  • Compassion - a ​strong ​feeling of ​sympathy and ​sadness
  • On the other hand - *  used when you are ​comparing two different ​facts or two ​opposite sides of a ​situation
  • Instances - examples
  • Deemed - considered
  • Excessive - too much
  • Inadequate - not good enough or too ​low in ​quality
  • Evaluating - judging
  • Gravity - seriousness
  • Inhumanity - extremely cruel and brutal behaviour
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time or longer than usual / lengthy
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Sliver - very small / thin
  • Mere - * used to say when something is not important
  • Accessory - someone who ​helps another ​person to ​commit a ​crime but does not take ​part in it
  • Masterminds - people who plan a difficult activity (crime)
  • Omnibus - comprising several items
  • Regime - government
  • Explore - to ​search and ​discover (about something)
  • Remedy - a ​successful way of ​dealing with a ​problem or ​difficulty
  • Invoking - to use a ​law in ​order to ​achieve something
  • Clemency - mercy (kindness when giving a ​punishment)
  • Discredit - to ​cause ​people to ​stop ​respecting someone

Topic 2 : "Welcome release, strange remarks"

  • Interim - temporary
  • Sedition - the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
  • Intense - very serious
  • Embarked - to begin (a course of action)
  • Uwarranted - not justified or authorized
  • Allegedly - * something is said but proof has yet to be produced
  • Unsubstantiated - not supported or proven by evidence
  • Allegation - a ​statement, made without giving ​proof, that someone has done something ​wrong or ​illegal
  • Unreliable - not ​able to be ​trusted or ​believed
  • Inaudible - unable to be heard
  • Untenable -  not able to be defended / justified
  • Unpatriotic - not showing ​love for ​your ​country
  • Infestation - the act of attacking / ​causing ​problems in ​large ​numbers
  • Cleansing - used to ​describe something that ​cleans or is used for ​cleaning
  • Pro-active - controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens
  • Curious - strange / unusual
  • Essential - important
  • Ingredients - parts of something
  • Mainstream - the way of ​life or set of ​beliefs ​accepted by most ​people
  • Furnish - provide
  • Undertaking - a formal written promise to do something
  • Vague - not ​clearly ​expressed
  • Stipulation - to say ​exactly how something must be or must be done
  • Restraining - to prevent (someone or something) from doing something / keep under control or within limits
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person
  • Discourse - a ​speech or ​piece of writing about a ​particular, usually ​serious, ​subject
  • Radical - expressing the ​belief that there should be ​great or ​extreme ​social or ​political ​change
  • Notion - belief about something
  • Backing - supporting
  • Counterposition - opposite position
  • Imprimatur - authoritative approval
  • Bogus - not genuine or true
  • Binary - consisting of two ​parts
  • Portray - to describe / represent
  • Martyred - person who has been ​killed because of ​their ​religious or ​political ​beliefs
  • Contrarian - a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion
  • Incitement - to ​encourage someone to do or ​feel something ​unpleasant or ​violent
  • Subversive - trying to ​destroy or ​damage something

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