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December 05, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 5th December 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 5th December 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 4th December 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Due diligence, unsafe drugs"

  • Due diligence - the process of carefully examining something or someone
  • Intention - something that you want and plan to do
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Quashing - to stop something from continuing
  • Administer - to control the operation or arrangement of something
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Therapeutic - causing someone to feel happier and more relaxed or to be more healthy
  • Bona fide - real, not false
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Statutory - controlled by a law
  • Consultative - providing advice, information, or help on a particular subject
  • Off the shelf - available to buy without being ordered or designed for a particular customer
  • Antibiotic - a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
  • Resistance - the ability not to be affected or harmed by something, especially a disease or a drug
  • Refrained - to stop yourself from doing something (this word is often used in official announcements or signd)
  • Merits - advantages
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Haphazard - done in a way that does not seem to be carefully planned or organized
  • Panel - a group of people who make decisions or judgments
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Delegated - to choose someone to do a job for you or to represent you
  • Aspect - one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc
  • Ought to have - used when you realize that someone did not do the right thing in the past
  • Mindful - careful about or conscious of something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Indonesia’s blasphemy protests"

  • Blasphemy - something that is considered offensive to God or someone’s religious beliefs
  • Clad - dressed / covered
  • Ethnically - relating to a particular race of people
  • Riled - to make someone angry
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Koranic - related to the sacred text of Islam, considered by Muslims to contain the revelations of God to Muhammad
  • Verse - a group of words or sentences from a book
  • Ought - used to say that it is necessary
  • Convulsed - to shake violently with sudden uncontrolled movements
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Violent - used to describe a situation or event in which people are hurt or killed
  • Embattled - having a lot of problems or difficulties
  • Proximity - how near something is to another thing, especially in distance or time
  • Frontrunner - the person or thing considered the most likely to win a competition, game, election etc
  • Forge - to work hard to achieve something
  • Motive - a reason for doing something
  • Tenor - the general meaning, character, or pattern of something
  • Treason - the crime of helping your country’s enemies or of trying to destroy your country’s government
  • Founding father - someone who establishes an important organization or idea
  • Whip up - to encourage strong emotions or behaviour in people
  • Locus - the particular place or situation in which something exists or takes place
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
  • Slum - a poor area of a town where the houses are in very bad condition
  • Eviction - the process of forcing someone to leave the house they are living in
  • Orchestrated - with every detail very carefully planned, sometimes secretly
  • Defender - someone who supports something or who works to prevent it from being lost or taken away
  • Charity - money or food that is given to people who are poor or ill so that they can live
  • Neighbourhood - a particular area of a city or town
  • Ideology - a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Countryside - the area outside towns and cities, with farms, fields, and trees
  • Retrograde - returning to a condition or situation that is worse than the present one
  • Bulwark - ​something that protects you from dangerous or unpleasant situations
  • Extremism - the fact of someone having beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable
  • Secular - not having any connection with religion
  • Tolerance - willingness to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them
  • Minority - any small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race, religion, or political beliefs
  • Adventurism - a way of managing a business, government, or the armed forces that is considered dangerous and might have negative results
  • Endanger - to put someone or something into a situation where they might be harmed or damaged
  • Accommodating - helpful and easy to work with
  • Fabric -  the basic structure of a society or organization
  • Purge - to remove a bad or unpleasant condition or feeling from someone or something
  • Fundamentalist - someone who believes that original religious and political laws should be followed very strictly and should not be changed
  • In the context of something - in the circumstances under which something happens
  • Suspicion - a feeling that someone has done something wrong
  • Onus is on him - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it
  • Launching pad - something that helps a situation to initiate
  • Intolerant - not willing to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from your own
  • Ethos - the set of beliefs, ideas, etc. about the social behaviour and relationships of a person or group

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