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July 18, 2016

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

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Topic 1 : "Theresa May’s challenges"

  • Majority - the greater number
  • Referendum - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Landscape - all the visible features of an area
  • Campaigner - a person who works in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • Backed off - to stop being involved in a situation, usually in order to allow other people to deal with it themselves
  • Brexiteer - supporter of Brexit (an exit by Britain from the European Union)
  • Conservative - not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
  • Chaos - a state of total confusion with no order
  • Seasoned - having a lot of experience of doing something and therefore knowing how to do it well
  • Invoke - to make people remember something
  • Oversaw - to watch or organize a job or an activity to make certain that it is being done correctly
  • Hard-line - extreme and serious and not likely to change
  • Immigration -  the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Cap - limit
  • Back - support
  • Pragmatic -  solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Euroscepticism - criticism of and strong opposition to the European Union (EU)
  • Doves - people in politics who prefer to solve problems using peaceful methods instead of force or violence
  • Hawks - people who strongly support the use of force in political relationships rather than discussion or other more peaceful solutions
  • Uncertainty -  not known or fixed / not completely sure
  • Unprecedented - never done or known before
  • Endorse - support
  • Equilibrium - a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced
  • Appease - to prevent further disagreement in arguments by giving to the other side an advantage that they have demanded
  • Tories - supporters of the Conservative Party
  • Fragile - damaged
  • Alarming - worrying or disturbing
  • Xenophobia -  extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc
  • Threatens - warns
  • Cohesion - the situation when the members of a group or society are united
  • Trigger - to cause something to start
  • Wrath - extreme anger
  • Invoke - to use a law in order to achieve something
  • Repercussions - the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect
  • Tall order - a task or job that is difficult to deal with

Topic 2 : "Learning to control crowds"

  • Crowd - a large group of people who have come together
  • Clash - fight or argument between people
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Spotlight -  receiving a lot of public attention
  • Violent - using force to hurt or attack
  • Protests - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Scores of - groups of (large number of)
  • Injury - physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack
  • Non-lethal - not deadly (not capable of causing death)
  • Pellets - small metal objects that are shot from some types of gun
  • Ammunition - objects that can be shot from a weapon, such as bullets or bombs
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Restraint - calm and controlled behaviour
  • Sustained - continuing for a long time
  • For instance - for example
  • Concluded - to judge or decide something after thinking carefully about it
  • Terrifying - to frighten someone very much
  • Dushed - done in a hurry
  • Valley - an area of low land between hills or mountains
  • Tragically -  very sad, often involving death and suffering
  • Excessive - an amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable
  • Limb - an arm or leg of a person
  • Equipped - supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose
  • Riot - a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd
  • Encased - covered completely
  • Deterrent - a thing that discourages someone from doing something
  • Maim - to injure a person so seriously that a part of their body will no longer work as it should
  • Life-inhibiting - something that causes death
  • Viable - able to work as expected or able to succeed
  • Lack of something - something is not available or that there is not enough of it
  • Ensure - to make something sure to happen
  • Disproportionately - too large or too small in comparison to something else
  • Holistic - dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part
  • Healing - to make or become well again, especially after a cut or other injury
  • Expeditiously - quickly
  • Administer -  to control the operation or arrangement of something
  • Adoption - accepting or starting to use something new
  • Humane - showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering

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