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September 13, 2016

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

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "State of the Congress campaign"
  • Campaign - work in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • Roll through - to be at attendance at an event
  • In advance of something - before something
  • Keep the spotlight on something - to attract attention to something
  • Flutter - a short period of excited activity
  • Rural Folk - people of the countryside
  • Sit around - to spend time sitting down and doing nothing
  • Informally - not officially
  • Took off - to remove something
  • Subsequent - happening after something else
  • Wisecrack - a joke or clever remark that upsets or annoys you
  • Flight - an act of escape, running away, or avoiding something
  • Dovetailed - to fit together, or to work together well
  • Acute - very serious
  • Distress - a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain
  • Amplify - to increase the size or effect of something
  • Freebie - something that is given to you as a free gift, especially as a way of attracting your support for or interest in something
  • Charpoy - a bed used especially in India consisting of a frame strung with tapes or light rope
  • Flamboyant - very confident in behaviour, and liking to be noticed by other people, for example because of the way you dress, talk, etc
  • Dupe - to deceive / cheat someone
  • Defaulters - peopple who does not pay interest or other money that they owe
  • Pot shot - a criticism that is rather unfair or that is made only to make someone look bad
  • Indiscriminate - done without considering who or what you harm or damage
  • Foes - enemies
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport
  • Calibrated - adjusted
  • Succeeding - to achieve something that you have been aiming for
  • Avowed - publicly claimed or promised
  • Backing - supporting
  • Primary - most important
  • Spokesperson - someone whose job is to officially represent an organization, for example in dealing with journalists
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
  • Aspiration - something that you want to achieve
  • Roadshows - a series of public events, each of which happens in a different place
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Mobilisation - a group of people coming together in order to achieve something
  • Uncertain - not clearly known or understood
  • Fare better - performed better
  • For instance - for example
  • Giant - a very successful and powerful person or organization
  • Witless - stupid or showing no intelligence
  • Moderating - to make something less serious
  • Unveil - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Cohesive - combining well to form a strong well-organized unit
  • Inclusive - an inclusive group or organization tries to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equally
  • Manifesto - a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organization, especially a political party

Topic 2 : "They are the world"

  • Finding - a piece of information that is discovered during an official examination of a problem, situation, or object
  • Uprooted - to remove a person from their home or usual environment
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Refugee - someone who leaves their country, especially during a war or other threatening event
  • Migrant - someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Grimmer - unpleasant and worrier
  • Displaced - to force something or someone out of its usual or original position
  • Fled - to escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear
  • Starkness - seriousness
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Impact - an effect / influence
  • Segment - part
  • Little - a small amount (almost nothing)
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Vulnerable - weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Landmark - a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible
  • Ruling - an official decision made by a court or by someone in a position of authority
  • Conscription - the process of making people join the armed forces
  • Tribunal - a special court or group of people who are officially chosen, especially by the government, to examine (legal) problems of a particular type
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Armed group - a group of people carrying weapons, especially guns
  • Conviction - a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Warlord - a military leader who controls a country or, more often, an area within a country
  • Against the backdrop of something - to describe what’s going on in the background or surrounding context when something else happens
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising
  • Halving - to reduce something to half its original size, number, or amount
  • Infant mortality - the death of children under the age of one year
  • Trafficking - the activity of buying and selling goods or people illegally
  • Exploitation - unfair treatment of someone
  • Overshadowed - to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something
  • Portending - to be a sign or warning of something that will happen
  • Paradoxically - used for saying that something is strange because it is the opposite of what you expect
  • Comprehensive - including many details of something
  • Swift - happening quickly or immediately
  • Sweeping - affecting many things or people; large
  • Unlikely - not going to happen
  • Yield - to produce
  • Tangible - important and noticeable
  • Scarce - not easy to find or get
  • Underlying - used to describe something on which something else is based
  • Compelling - interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely
  • Realpolitik - politics based on practical ideas rather than moral ideas
  • Impede - to make it more difficult for someone to do something
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Combating - to do something in order to try to stop something bad from happening or a bad situation from becoming worse
  • Delineation - to describe something in a simple way
  • Antecedents - someone or something existing or happening before, especially as the cause or origin of something existing or happening later:
  • Dispense - to provide something such as a service, especially officially
  • Pragmatic - involving practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Prima facie - based on what seems to be true, before a situation has been examined in detail
  • Imperative - extremely important or urgent

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