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June 16, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 13th June 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated June 13th 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 12th June 2016

Topic 1 : "Voting to defeat"

  • Defeat - to cause someone or something to fail
  • Victory - an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition
  • Throw up - to produce new problems or ideas
  • Dissension - arguments and disagreement, especially in an organization, group, political party, etc.
  • Extraneous - not directly connected with or related to something
  • Dubious - feeling doubt
  • Jolts - shocks
  • Strategy - a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim
  • Drawn up something - to prepare something, usually something official, in writing
  • Naught - nothing
  • Ensured - to make sure about something
  • Nominees - a person who is nominated as a candidate for election
  • Blinkered - unable to understand other people's beliefs
  • Overwhelming - very great in amount
  • Sponsored by - supported by
  • Baron - an extremely powerful person in a particular area of business
  • Adopted - choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or course of action)
  • Joining hands (with somebody) - to unite with other people or groups
  • Instance - an example of something
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Intent - determined to do something
  • To draw battlelines - to clearly show the differences between two ideas or opinions
  • Rebel - a person who rises in opposition against an established government or leader
  • Deliberately - consciously and intentionally / on purpose
  • Invalidated - to officially stop something acceptable
  • Backing - support
  • To pay heed - to pay attention to something (especially advice or a warning)
  • Beneficiary - a person who derives advantage from something
  • Bickering - to argue about things that are not important
  • Dissidence - protest against official policy
  • Entrepreneur - someone who starts their own business
  • Reinforcing - strengthening or supporting

Topic 2 : "On the brink"

  • On the brink - at the point where a new or different situation is about to begin
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Aggravates - to make a bad situation worse
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Fragility - the quality of being easily broken or damaged
  • Plagued - to cause continual trouble
  • Populism - political ideas and activities that are aimed to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want
  • Afloat - floating (not sinking)
  • Plunging - dropping suddenly
  • crude - natural mineral oil
  • Lethal - extremely dangerous
  • Hyperinflation - a condition where the price of everything in a national economy goes out of control and increases very quickly
  • Threatening - expressing a threat of something unpleasant or violent
  • Chaos - complete disorder and confusion
  • Snaky - angry
  • Crippling - causing serious harm
  • Blackouts - a period when all lights must be turned out
  • Oft-repeated - frequent (here Oft means often)
  • Grievance - an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair
  • Charismatic - having a special power to influence other people and attract their attention and admiration
  • Hand-picked - selected carefully with a particular purpose in mind
  • Successor - someone that comes after you
  • Victim - somebody harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action
  • Massive - large and heavy
  • Accumulated - gathered
  • Boom -  a period of sudden economic growth
  • Default - to fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do
  • Surge - a sudden powerful movement
  • Protests - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.
  • Break out - start suddenly
  • Buoyed by something - to feel happier or more confident about a situation
  • Fraudulent - dishonest and illegal
  • Pliant - easily influenced or directed
  • Endorsed - declare one's public approval or support of
  • Merely - just / only
  • Patience are wearing thin - to become less and less patient
  • Apparent - clearly visible or understood
  • Isolate - to keep a person separate from other people
  • Traitor - a person who cheats someone
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Jingoism - the extreme belief that your own country is always best
  • Imperative - having great importance / crucial
  • Mediation - to talk to two separate people or groups involved in a disagreement to try to help them to agree or find a solution to their problems
  • Temper - to suddenly become angry
  • Anarchy - a situation in which there is no organization and control

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