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October 08, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 8th October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 8th October 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "A Nobel push for peace in Colombia"

  • Strife - fighting or disagreement between people or groups
  • Silver lining - an advantage of difficult or unpleasant situation
  • Spoilt - destroy the value or quality
  • Landmark - a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible
  • Closure -  the end of something
  • Purported - said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true
  • Ambition - a strong wish to achieve something
  • Paved the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Negotiator - someone who tries to help two groups who disagree to reach an agreement with each other
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people for a prize or job
  • Volunteers - someone who offers to do something without being forced
  • War-ravaged - severely damaged by a long war, especially between different groups from the same country
  • Rescue - to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Stranded - left somewhere with no way of going anywhere else
  • Painstakingly - in a way that shows you have taken a lot of care or made a lot of effort
  • Negotiations - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement
  • Accord - a formal agreement between countries or groups
  • Winding down - to end, or to finish something gradually
  • Hostility -  opposition to something
  • Disbanding - if a group of people disbands or is disbanded, its members stop working together
  • Conceding - admiting
  • Inequity - an unfair situation
  • Dismantle - to separate the parts of something such as a machine so that they no longer form a single unit
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Ratified - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Turned out - to go somewhere in order to be present at an event or take part in an activity
  • Ruled out - to stop considering something as a possibility
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Broad-based - used to describe something that will affect many different places, activities, etc
  • Persuasive - good at making people agree to do or believe what you want them to
  • Militate against something -  to make something more difficult to do or less likely to happen
  • Durable - able to stay in good condition for a long time
  • Testimonial - an event that is organized as a formal way of thanking someone for their work
  • Complex - something that is complex has a lot of details or small parts that make it difficult to understand or deal with
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups

Topic 2 : "The lure of the exotic and esoteric"

  • Lure - he quality or power that something or someone has that makes it, him, or her attractive
  • Exotic - interesting or exciting because of being unusual or not familiar
  • Esoteric - known about or understood by very few people
  • Trigger - to make something happen
  • Laureate - a person who has been given a very high honour because of their ability in a subject of study
  • Switch - to change from one thing to another
  • Enthuse - to express excitement about something or great interest in it
  • Autophagy - a natural mechanism whereby unncecessary or dysfunctional cellular components are disassembled
  • Ventured into - to do something that is a risk
  • Paradigm-shifting - a time when the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely
  • Seminal - containing important new ideas and having a great influence on later work:
  • Vacuole - a space that contains air or liquid inside a living cell, often storing an important chemical or food substance
  • Embryo - an animal or human before it is born, when it is beginning to develop and grow
  • Countering - to take action in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effects
  • Frustrating - making you feel annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something
  • Prevailed - to get control or influence
  • Antithesis - the exact opposite
  • Precisely - exactly
  • Break new ground - to do something completely different from what has been done before
  • Severely - very seriously
  • Elegant - impressive because it is simple and effective
  • Endeavour - an effort to do something, especially something new or difficult
  • Primitive - at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology
  • Cog - someone considered as a minor part of a large organization
  • Crank - someone with ideas or behaviour that you think are very strange
  • Nanoscale - relating to structures that are less than 100 nanometres in length
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Predict - to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience
  • Exotic - interesting or exciting because of being unusual or not familiar
  • Superconductivity - the ability of some metals to allow electricity to pass through them without any resistance at very low temperatures
  • Beyond -  outside or after (a stated limit)

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