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September 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials.

Topic 1 : "Responding to Uri"

  • Gathering - the process or activity of collecting information
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is true or not true
  • Stormed - to use force to enter a place and take control of it
  • Army base - a centre from which military activities are coordinated
  • Explicitly - fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated
  • Establishment - organization
  • Persistent - lasting for a long time or difficult to get rid of
  • Reportedly - according to what many people say
  • Probability -  a measure of how likely something is to happen
  • Line of Control - the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Kashmir and Jammu
  • Grenade -  a small bomb that someone throws or fires from a gun
  • Markings - a pattern of marks painted on the surface of something
  • Statecraft - the skill of governing a country
  • Unleashed - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Attain - to succeed in achieving something
  • Objective - something that you plan to achieve
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way
  • Manoeuvrability - ability to be moved easily in situations that need care or skill
  • Restrained - controlled and not emotional
  • Firm - strong / hard
  • Reckless - not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions
  • Condemning - to criticize something or someone strongly
  • Cowardly - lacking courage
  • Unpunished - not punished for having done something wrong or illegal
  • Heavy-lifting - difficult work that needs a lot of effort
  • Diplomatically - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Emerged - to become known
  • Comprehensive - complete
  • Domestic Militancy - violent acts committed by citizens or permanent residents of a place against their own people or property
  • Cross-border - between different countries, or involving people from different countries
  • Inconsistent - not always behaving in the same way or producing the same results
  • Adversary - an enemy or opponent
  • Exploit - to use a situation so that you get benefit from it, even if it is wrong or unfair to do this
  • Poke fun at - to make unkind jokes about someone or something
  • Robust - strong
  • Doctrine - a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones
  • Sophisticated - knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Blame game - a situation in which one party blames others for something bad or unfortunate rather than attempting to seek a solution
  • Infiltration - the process of secretly joining an organization or go into a place in order to find out information about it or damage it
  • Went up in flames - to burn or be destroyed by fire
  • Gradual - slowly (step by step)
  • Decline - to become less or worse
  • Violence -  actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Strife - fighting or disagreement between people or groups
  • Bias - to influence someone’s opinions, decisions etc so that they behave or think in an unfair way
  • Myopia - lack of intelligence, understanding or careful thought
  • Assuring -  to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, especially in order to remove doubt about it

Topic 2 : "The road from Bratislava"

  • Unity - a situation in which people, groups, or countries join together or agree about something
  • Cohesion - a situation in which people or things combine well to form a unit
  • Conspicuously - very noticeable or easy to see
  • Absent - missing from a place or situation
  • Harbouring - keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly
  • Illusion - a false or wrong belief or idea
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries (Germany / Australia)
  • Existential - relating to human existence and experience
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Symptom - a sign of a larger problem
  • Discontent - the unhappy feeling that you have when you are not satisfied with something
  • Fuelled -  to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant
  • Migrant - related to the people who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Islamophobia - hatred or fear of Muslims and Islam
  • Woes - problems and worries
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal
  • Diagnose - to find out where the problem is
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Bloc - a group of countries or people with the same political aims
  • Split - divided
  • Factions - small parts / groups
  • Road map - a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something
  • Counter-terrorism - the actions and methods of a country that are intended to stop the activities of people who use violence to achieve political aims
  • Backing - support
  • Jenga - a game of physical and mental skill
  • Precision - the quality of being very accurate and exact
  • Preserve - to take care of a place or building in order to prevent it from being harmed or destroyed
  • Integrity - the quality of behaving according to the rules and standards
  • Tenuous - weak and likely to change
  • Acquiring - to get something
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Humane - showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others, especially those who are suffering
  • Refugee - a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
  • Pooling - to share something such as money, ideas, equipment etc with a group of people, especially so that they can work more effectively together
  • Centralising - to give control of a country, organization, or industry to one central group of people
  • Procurement - the process of obtaining something, especially with effort or difficulty
  • Disenchanted - disappointed and no longer enthusiastic about someone or something
  • Overreach - to fail by trying to achieve, spend, or do more than you can manage
  • Big picture - the most important facts about a situation and the effects of that situation on other things
  • Comparative - judged in comparison to something such as a previous situation or state
  • Rigorously - thoroughly and carefully
  • Outcome - the final result of a process
  • Feedback - comments about how well or how badly someone is doing something, which are intended to help them do it better
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