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January 23, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd January 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 23rd January 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 22nd January 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In fruitless pursuit of permanence"

  • Fruitless - failing to achieve the desired results (useless)
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Ordinance - a law or rule made by a government or authority
  • Surge - a sudden increase of an emotion
  • Taming - to control something dangerous or powerful
  • Enormous - extremely large
  • Momentum - the force that keeps an event developing after it has started
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Exempt - allowed to ignore something such as a rule, obligation, or payment
  • Purview - the limit of someone's responsibility, interest, or activity
  • Implacable - used to describe (someone who has) strong opinions or feelings that are impossible to change
  • Litigation - the process of taking a case to a court of law so that a judgment can be made
  • Incur - to experience something, usually something unpleasant, as a result of actions you have taken
  • Wrath - extreme anger
  • Consent - permission or agreement
  • Promulgating - to announce something publicly, especially a new law
  • Protest - a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
  • Spearhead - to lead something such as an attack or a course of action
  • Fructify - to produce a good or useful result
  • Obviously - in a way that is easy to understand or see
  • Intend - to have as a plan or purpose
  • Convene - to bring together a group of people for a meeting, or to meet for a meeting
  • Scrutiny -  the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
  • Repugnant - if behaviour or beliefs, etc. are repugnant, they are very unpleasant, causing a feeling of disgust
  • Inherently - in a permanent way
  • Contrary - the opposite
  • Invalidate - to make something such as a document, contract, or process no longer legally effective
  • Meanwhile - until something expected happens, or while something else is happening
  • Uprising - an act of opposition, sometimes using violence, by many people in one area of a country against those who are in power
  • Gone beyond something - to be more than something
  • Attained - succeed in achieved something, especially after a lot of effort
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Metamorphosed - to change into something very different
  • Mainstream - considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
  • Tragically - very badly
  • Injured - hurt or physically harmed
  • Legitimise - to make something legal or acceptable
  • Mindless - stupid and meaning nothing

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "America’s era of anger"

  • Era - a period of time that has a particular quality or character
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Belligerence - anger (in very unfriendly way)
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Inaugural address -  a speech made by someone to celebrate the start of an important new job
  • Divisive - likely to cause arguments between people
  • Trumped - to win or to succeed
  • Omission - someone or something that has not been included, either deliberately or because someone forgot
  • Stark - used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
  • Humility - a way of behaving that shows that you do not think that you are better or more important than other people
  • Embrace - to accept something enthusiastically
  • Emphasis - the particular importance or attention that is given to something
  • Predecessor - someone who had a job or a position before you
  • Vowing - promising
  • Carnage - the violent killing of large numbers of people, especially in war
  • Eradicate - to get rid of something completely or destroy something bad
  • Radical - believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change
  • Terror - violent action that causes extreme fear
  • Roll back - to remove something, or to reduce the influence of something
  • LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
  • Put something together - to put the parts of something in the correct places and join them to each other
  • Buttress - to make support for an idea or argument stronger by providing a good reason for it
  • Protectionism - the actions of a government to help its country's trade or industry by taxing goods bought from other countries
  • Liberalism - to make laws, systems, or opinions less severe
  • Crisis - an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation
  • Thronged - to be or go somewhere in very large numbers
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Disdain - the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect
  • Multilateralism - a situation in which several different countries or organizations work together to achieve something or deal with a problem
  • Confrontational - causing or involving angry disagreement
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • Anxious - worried and nervous
  • Unleashed - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Bygone era - belonging to or happening in a past time

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