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February 15, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 14th February 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 14th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Rebel factor, minority choices"

  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Minority - any small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race, religion, or political beliefs
  • Carved out - to create / develop
  • Bipolar - involving two completely opposing parts or groups
  • Contest - competition
  • Muddied - not clear or pure
  • Spoiler - someone who spoils someone else’s performance or success in an election or competition
  • By virtue of something - because of; as a result of
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Billed as something - to advertise or describe someone or something in a particular way, especially in order to make them sound interesting or important
  • Referendum - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Disaster - an event that results in great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty
  • Reconstruction - the process of building or creating something again that has been damaged or destroyed
  • Declin - to gradually become less, worse, or lower
  • Productivity - the rate at which goods are produced, especially in relation to the time, money, and workers needed to produce them
  • Margin - the profit made on a product or service
  • Instead - in place of someone or something else
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Pronounced - very noticeable or certain
  • Abstract -  existing as an idea
  • Calling cards - evidence that someone or something has been to a place
  • Contrasting - very different
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations
  • Door-to-door - going to all the houses in a particular area, for example in order to sell something or to ask for information or votes
  • Grassroots - the ordinary people in a society or an organization, especially a political party
  • Constituency - the people who live and can vote in a particular area
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Merely - just; only
  • Secular - not having any connection with religion
  • Disservice - an action that harms something or someone
  • Abysmal - very bad
  • Socio-economic - related to the differences between groups of people caused mainly by their financial situation
  • Small-scale - smaller or less important than other things of the same kind
  • Unorganised - without any particular plan, structure, or order
  • Severely - very seriously
  • Impact - a powerful effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person
  • Unpredictability - the quality of being impossible to predict
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "North Korea lobs a missile challenge"
  • Lob - to throw something so that it goes high into the air
  • On the face of it - used when you are describing how a situation seems on the surface
  • Bballistic missile - a missile (= flying weapon) that has power in order to direct it on its flight, but that continues and falls towards its target without power
  • Reckless - doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results
  • Provocation - an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Vowed - to make a determined decision or promise to do something
  • Intercontinental - going between continents (=main divisions of the world such as Europe or Asia)
  • Triggered - to cause something to start
  • Anxious - worried and nervous
  • Impose - to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received
  • A host of - a large number of something
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Neither ... nor - used when you want to say that two or more things are not true
  • Impact - a marked effect or influence.
  • Bellicose - wishing to fight or start a war
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person
  • Posturing - behaviour or speech that is intended to attract attention and interest, or to make people believe something that is not true
  • Frequent - happening often
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Hosting - to organize and be in charge of a meal or party for guests, especially an official one
  • Weapon - any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc
  • Hardline - very serious / strict
  • Stormed into - to enter or leave a place in a way that shows that you are angry
  • Foreign policy - a government's policy on dealing with other countries, for example in matters relating to trade or defence
  • Measured - careful and controlled, or not fast
  • Restraint - calm and controlled behaviour
  • In contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Administration - the arrangements and tasks needed to control the operation of a plan or organization
  • Stake - a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business
  • Predecessor - someone who had a job or a position before someone else
  • Isolated - used about countries and organizations that others refuse to deal with
  • Out of the question -     to be an event that cannot possibly happen
  • Ally - a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one, especially during a war
  • Apparently - based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
  • Feasible - possible or likely to succeed
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Diplomatically - in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend anybody
  • Erratic - changing often or not following a regular pattern, so that it is difficult to know what will happen next
  • Carrot-and-stick - a system in which you are rewarded for some actions and threatened with punishment for others
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Yield - produce
  • Hardly - only just; almost not
  • Dividend - profit

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