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December 12, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 12th December 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 12th December 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 11th December 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Arrest of a military chief"

  • Chief - leader of a group or organization (highest in authority, position, or rank)
  • Former - used for describing someone that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
    Vocabulary from English News Papers
  • Bureau - a government organization
  • Sobering - making you feel serious or think about serious matters
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Serving - employed at the present time in a particular organization, especially the armed forces
  • Charge - to make a formal statement saying that someone is accused of a crime
  • In connection with something - relating to something
  • Alleged - to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof
  • Irregularity - something that is not correct or acceptable
  • Procurement - the process of buying supplies or equipment for a government department or company
  • Consortium - a group of companies or people with similar interests or aims who have agreed to work together
  • Conspiracy - the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal
  • Accused - someone, who has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Emerged - to become known
  • Embattled - having a lot of problems or difficulties
  • Swiftly - quickly
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Evidence - facts, statements, or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime
  • Substantially - to a large degree
  • Twists and turns - complicated dealings or circumstances
  • Overturned - to change a legal decision
  • Sentenced - gave a punishment (by a judge in court)
  • Scandal -  a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Accusing - suggesting that you think someone has done something bad
  • Middleman - someone who communicates or makes arrangements between two people or groups
  • Concrete - real / practical
  • Kickback - an amount of money that is paid to someone illegally in exchange for secret help or work
  • Extensive - covering a large area; having a great range
  • Corroborate - to support what someone says by giving information or evidence that agrees with them
  • Conviction - the fact of officially being found to be guilty of a particular crime, or the act of officially finding someone guilty
  • Ramification - a complicated or unexpected way in which a decision, process, or event affects other things
  • Plays out - to develop or end in a particular way

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A brutal victory in Aleppo"

  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Troops - soldiers on duty in a large group
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Regime - a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Battlefield - a place where a battle (war) is being fought or has been fought in the past
  • Recapture - to use force to take control of an area again
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Broke out - if something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts
  • Population centre - an area where a lot of people live
  • On the brink of something - if something is on the brink of a bad situation, it is likely that the situation will happen soon
  • Collapse - to fall down suddenly
  • Intervention - the act of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Morale - the amount of confidence felt by a person or group of people, especially when in a dangerous or difficult situation
  • Pay a heavy price for something - to experience very bad result of something you have done
  • Triumph - a very great success, achievement
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport etc
  • Decisively - to make decisions quickly and confidently
  • Priciest - expensive
  • Revolution - a situation in which people completely change their government or political system, usually by force
  • Backing - support
  • Relentless - something bad that is relentless never seems to stop or improve
  • Humanitarian - caring about someone who is in a very bad situation or receiving unfair treatment
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Indiscriminate - not showing careful thought or planning, especially so that harm results
  • Scorched - slightly burned, or damaged by fire or heat
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Retreat - to go to a quiet safe place in order to avoid a difficult situation
  • Fleeing - to escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear
  • Bloodshed - killing and violence
  • Rechannell - to re-use something for a particular purpose

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