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July 13, 2016

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

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 11th July 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 10th July 2016

Topic 1 : "Ending impunity under AFSPA"

  • Impunity - freedom from punishment or from the unpleasant results of something that has been done
  • Accountability - responsibility
  • Established - having existed or done something for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted
  • Acquired - to get something
  • Significance - the quality of being worthy of attention / importance
  • Armed forces - a country's army, navy, and air force
  • Excesse - an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable
  • Statutory - decided or controlled by law
  • Counter-insurgency - military or political action taken against the activities of revolutionaries
  • Provisions - the action of providing or supplying something for use
  • Purported - appear to be or do something, especially falsely
  • Immunity - a situation in which you are protected from legal action
  • Invincible - too powerful to be defeated or overcome
  • Yield - produce / provide something
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Retaliatory - harmful to someone who has done something to harm you
  • Preservation - the act of keeping something the same or of preventing it from being damaged
  • Casualties - people killed or injured in a war or accident
  • Extrajudicial - not legally authorized
  • Verdict - a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case
  • Context - situation
  • Repealed - if a government repeals a law, it causes that law no longer to have any legal force
  • Amended - make minor changes inorder to improve something
  • Circumstances - results of an event
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time; current
  • Consternation - a feeling of worry, shock, or confusion
  • Victims - people harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action
  • Dreaded - causing strong feeling of fear or worry
  • Insurgent - someone who is fighting against the government in their own country
  • Immune - not able to be punished or damaged by something
  • Notion - a belief or idea
  • Ipso facto - used to say that it is reasonable to state or believe something based on facts that are already known
  • Probed - enquire into something closely
Topic 2 : "Race in America"

  • Sniper - someone who shoots at people from a place where they cannot be seen
  • Racial - happening between people of different races (groups / castes)
  • Wound - a problem or great unhappiness
  • Picked at something - to select something from a group
  • Protest - an action expressing disapproval to something
  • Simmering - boiling
  • Disproportionately - too large or too small in comparison to something else
  • Institutionalised - to make something become part of a particular society, system, or organization
  • Tolerance -  willingness to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them
  • Racism -  the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own
  • Threatened - to be likely to cause harm or damage to something or someone
  • Gulf - difference between the ideas, opinions, or situations of two groups of people
  • Strived - make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
  • Mediating - 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
  • Reforms - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Deliberately - intentionally / on purpose
  • Potential - having the capacity to develop into something in the future
  • Assassin - a person who murders an important person for political or religious reasons
  • Agenda - a list of aims
  • Protesters - someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Grief - very great sadness, especially at the death of someone
  • Demon - evil spirit
  • Demented - unable to think or act clearly because you are extremely worried, angry, or excited by something
  • Viciously - cruelly (planning to hurt someone or something very badly)
  • Polarising - to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Unswerving - always strong and never becomes weaker
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is true (proof)
  • Negotiate -  to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Aftermath - the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes

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