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November 19, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th November 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Saying no to jallikattu, again"

  • Declined - to become less or worse
  • Bull-taming - to bring a bull under control
  • Alongside - next to, or together with
  • Harvest - the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields
  • Rural - relating to the countryside
  • Drawn on something - to use information or your knowledge of something to help you do something
  • Sound - complete
  • Conclude - to complete an official agreement or task, or arrange a business deal
  • Cruelty -  behaviour that deliberately causes pain to other people or animals, or that makes them unhappy or upset
  • Overrides - to be much more important than something else
  • Particularly - especially, or more than usual
  • Regulate - to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way
  • Repugnant - if behaviour or beliefs, etc. are repugnant, they are very unpleasant, causing a feeling of disgust
  • Legislation - a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament
  • Stringent - having a very serious effect, or being extremely limiting
  • Provisions - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done
  • Contended - to say that something is true or is a fact
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Injury -  physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack
  • Fatality - a death caused by an accident or by violence
  • Claim - to say that something is true or is a fact
  • Significance - important or noticeable
  • Construed - to understand the meaning, especially of other people's actions and statements, in a particular way
  • Macho - behaving forcefully or showing no emotion in a way traditionally thought to be typical of a man
  • Intrepid - extremely brave and showing no fear of dangerous situations
  • Valour - great courage
  • Pouncing - to jump or move quickly in order to catch or take hold of something
  • Fleeing - running to escape
  • Divine - connected with a god
  • Wrath - extreme anger
  • Baiting - to intentionally make somebody angry by doing things to annoy them
  • Significance - importance
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Purported - said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true
  • Invoke - to use a law in order to achieve something
  • Unfathomable - impossible to understand
  • Apart from - except for or not considering
  • Plea - an urgent and emotional request
  • Embarked on - to start something new or important
  • Misadventure - an accident
  • Verdict - judgement
  • Sticking to something - to limit yourself to doing or using one particular thing and not change to anything else
  • Scrutiny - the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
  • Like-minded - people who are described as like-minded share the same opinions, ideas, or interests
  • Espousing - to give your support to an idea, principle, or belief
  • Takeaway - an important piece of information to remember from a meeting, presentation etc
  • Futility - a lack of purpose, importance, or effectiveness
  • Pursuing - to try to achive something
  • Feudal tradition - a tradition in which people work fight for leaders who gave them protection and the use of land in return
  • In the teeth of something - if something happens or is done in the teeth of difficulties, the difficulties cause problems but do not stop it

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Justice beyond borders"

  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Undercurrents - a feeling that exists and affects how people behave, but is not obvious or stated directly
  • Ominous - suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen
  • Ramifications - the possible results of an action
  • Arbiter - a person or organization that has official power to settle disagreements
  • Pact - an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something
  • Impunity - freedom from punishment or from the unpleasant results of something that has been done
  • Transnational - involving several nations
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
  • Exhausted - extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else
  • Predictable - if something is predictable, it happens in the way that you would expect
  • Annexation - to take control of a country or region by force
  • Denied - to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of doing
  • Maintaining - to continue to say that something is true, even if other people do not believe you
  • Accession - the occasion on which someone formally takes a position of authority, especially as a king, queen, or president
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Belligerent - wishing to fight or argue
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Erstwhile - previous
  • Constraint - something that limits your freedom to do what you want
  • Initiating - to make something start
  • Punitive - intended as a punishment
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Diminishing - to be reduced in size or importance
  • Symbolises - to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something
  • Abdication - to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have
  • Hostage - a person who is the prisoner of someone who threatens to kill them if they do not get what they want
  • Machinations - secret, complicated, and clever plans and actions intended to achieve an aim
  • Warlord - a military leader
  • Subvert - to attack or harm a government or established system of law, politics etc
  • Squander - if you squander something such as money, time, or an opportunity, you do not use it in a sensible way
  • Regressive - (of tax) lower on large amounts of money, so that the rich are less affected
  • Proceedings - a series of events that happen in a planned and controlled way
  • Perpetrating - to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest
  • Heinous crime - a heinous act or crime is extremely evil
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Far cry from - to be very different from someone or something
  • Genocide - the murder of large numbers of people belonging to a particular race
  • Statute - a law passed by a government and formally written down
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Nascent - beginning or formed recently
  • Sorely - extremely; very much
  • Legitimacy - allowed by law
  • Anxiety- a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen
  • Amplified - to explain something more thoroughly or give it more emphasis
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Perpetrated - to commit a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Humanitarian - relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
  • Catastrophe - an event that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of people suffer
  • Enforce - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Noble - behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire
  • Resurgent - quickly becoming popular, important, or successful again

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