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January 02, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 2nd January 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 2nd January 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 1st January 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Split wide open"

  • Feud - an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time
  • Supremo - someone who is in charge of an organization or an activity involving many people
  • Evenly - in equal amounts
  • Loaves - parts of bread
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Engulfing - to  surround and cover something or someone completely
  • Debunking - to show that something is less important, less good, or less true than it has been made to appear
  • Revolt - to say that you will not accept someone’s authority or leadership
  • Implication - an occasion when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly
  • Perceives - to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
  • Subversion - the act of trying to destroy or damage an established system or government
  • Liberate - to help someone or something to be free
  • Feudal - outdated or old-fashioned
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Mobilisation - to encourage people to support an idea or plan
  • Communal - relating to a particular community
  • Perceived - to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
  • Arguably - used when stating an opinion or belief that you think can be shown to be true
  • Peril - great danger
  • Intervention - the act or fact of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Urbane - behaving in a pleasant, relaxed, and correct way in social situations
  • Savvy - practical knowledge and ability
  • Substantive - important, serious, or related to real facts
  • Brash - showing too much confidence and too little respect
  • Tainted - spoiled
  • Striking out - to start doing something new, independently of other people
  • Lathi - a long, heavy stick, especially one used as a weapon by police officers
  • Wielding - to hold a weapon or tool and look as if you are going to use it

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Obama’s parting shot at Russia"

  • Parting shot - a remark that you make when you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect:
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Sack - to remove someone from job
  • Diplomat - an official whose job is to represent one country in another
  • Flashpoint - a place where violence is likely to develop
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Cold war - unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other
  • Foes - enemies
  • Trigger - an event or situation, etc. that causes something to start
  • Cyberattack - an illegal attempt to harm someone's computer system or the information on it, using the internet
  • Deteriorate - to become worse
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Criticism - the act of saying that something or someone is bad
  • Decisively - able to make decisions quickly and confidently, or showing this quality
  • Ally - a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one
  • Annexed - to take possession of an area of land or a country, usually by force or without permission
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Spectator - a person who watches an activity, without taking part
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Multilateral - involving more than two groups or countries
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • Plunged - to fall quickly from a high position
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Mute - silent
  • Implication - the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future
  • Reignite - to make something such as a disagreement or worry that was disappearing grow stronger
  • Upping the ante - if you up the ante, you increase your demands or the risks in a situation in order to achieve a better result
  • Deftly - skillfully / cleverly / quickly
  • Tit-for-tat - actions done intentionally to punish other people because they have done something unpleasant to you
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Landscape - the main features of a situation or activity

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