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January 21, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th January 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 19th January 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "More than symbolic"
  • Symbolic - representing something else
  • Foes - enemies
  • Dispute - an argument or disagreement
  • Ensure - to make something certain to happen
  • Paved the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Principal - first in order of preference (main)
  • Rival - a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
  • Unfamiliar - not known to you
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
  • Affidavit - a legal document containing a written promise that something is true
  • Office-bearer - a person who holds a position of authority and responsibility in a government or other organization
  • Perceive - to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
  • Letting somebody down - to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or were expected to do
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Avert - to prevent something bad from happening
  • Eventuality - something unpleasant or unexpected that might happen or exist in the future
  • Gesture - an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect
  • Accommodate - to give what is needed to someone
  • Self-destruct - to do something to harm yourself or to make yourself fail
  • Playing their cards - to behave in a way that gives them an advantage or allows them to succeed at something
  • Hot-head - someone who does things or reacts to things quickly and without thinking carefully first
  • Impulse - a sudden strong wish to do something
  • Retention - the continued use, existence, or possession of something or someone
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Credibility - the fact that someone can be believed or trusted
  • Shortcoming - a fault or a failure to reach a particular standard
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Averse - strongly disliking or opposed to
  • Tie-up - a connection or agreement that joins two things or organizations
  • Rapport - a good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them
  • Loyalist - a person or group that strongly supports the government or ruler in power
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Merely - used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant
  • Bank on somebody / something - to expect something or depend on something happening

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The hard road to Brexit"

  • Intent - giving all your attention to something
  • Contradictions - a difference in two or more statements, ideas, stories etc that makes it impossible for both or all of them to be true
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Oversight - something that you do not notice or think of that causes problems later
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Calamitously - causing serious damage, or causing a lot of people to suffer
  • Incentives - something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this
  • Investor - a person / organization who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Make the most of something - to use or enjoy something as much as possible
  • Harbour - to think about or feel something, usually over a long period
  • Illusion - an idea or belief that is not true
  • Imports - goods bought by one country from another
  • Exports - to send goods to another country for sale
  • Overwhelmingly - very great or very large
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Reiterate - to say something again, once or several times
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected

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