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February 19, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th 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 18th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Massacre in Sehwan"

  • Massacre - an act of killing a lot of people
  • Shrine - a place for worship that is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object
  • Composite - made up of several parts or elements
  • Horrific - very bad and shocking
  • Province - the parts of a country that are not the capital city
  • Venerate - to honour or very much respect a person or thing
  • Subcontinent - a large area of land that is part of a continent, often referring to South Asia
  • Flocked - a large group of people gathered in a place
  • Prominent - important and well known
  • Syncretism - the combining of different religions, cultures, or ideas; an instance of this
  • Thereby - because of, or by means of, what has just been mentioned
  • Potent - very powerful, forceful, or effective
  • A string of - a set of / number of
  • Sect - a religious group that has separated from a larger religion and is considered to have extreme or unusual beliefs or customs
  • Promptly - immediately
  • Methodically - in a careful and cautious way
  • Mystical - relating to or involving mysterious religious or spiritual powers
  • Moderate - neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree
  • Loathe - to dislike someone or something very much
  • Fundamentalist - someone who believes that original religious and political laws should be followed very strictly and should not be changed
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Devotee - someone who follows a particular religion or religious leader
  • Mobilising - to organize or prepare something, such as a group of people, for a purpose
  • Whip up something - to encourage or cause people to have strong feelings about something
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Caliphate - an Islamic state, especially one ruled by a single religious and political leader
  • Align yourself with something / somebody - if you align yourself with an organization or person, you agree with and support their aims
  • Ferocious - frightening and violent
  • Breakaway - an act of separating from a group, especially because of disagreement
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Reportedly - according to what many people say
  • Tactical - a tactical action is one that you do as part of a plan for achieving what you want
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Turned against - to start not to like or agree with someone or something
  • Dismantle -to get rid of a system or organization, usually over a period of time
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Coming forward - to offer to give help or information
  • Vicious - extremely violent
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Tragedy - a very sad event or situation, especially one involving death or suffering
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Action plan - a detailed set of instructions to follow in order to solve a problem or achieve something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Champions’ league"

  • League - a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other
  • Pick up the thread - to start again after an interruption
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another
  • Duel - a close competition between two people or teams
  • Replete - well supplied
  • Anecdote - a story that you tell people about something interesting or funny that has happened to you
  • Build-up - a gradual increase in the amount or level of something
  • Intensity - the quality of being felt strongly or having a very strong effect
  • Inferior - not good, or not as good as someone or something else
  • Folklore - the traditional stories and culture of a group of people
  • Amplified - to increase the size or effect of something
  • Riveting - extremely interesting
  • Played out - tired and no longer having power or effectiveness
  • Ticked all the boxes - to satisfy all of the requirements for success
  • Mighty - very large, powerful, or important
  • Oscillating - to continuously change your feelings, opinions, or decisions from one extreme position to the other
  • Skipper - the captain of a sports team
  • Legacy - something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
  • Helmed - controlled
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Asserting - to do something to show that you have power
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Frontier -  a border between two countries
  • Emphatic - done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
  • Validation - to officially prove that something is true or correct
  • Underpin - to be an important basic part of something, allowing it to succeed or continue to exist
  • Consistency - the quality of always behaving or performing in a similar way
  • Augmented - to increase the size or value of something by adding something to it:
  • Resolute - determined in character, action, or ideas
  • Astute - able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it
  • On balance - after thinking about all the different facts or opinions
  • Triumph - a very great success, achievement
  • Evoked - to make someone remember something or feel an emotion
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something
  • Adaptability - ability or willingness to change
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person
  • Under-cooked - to not cook something enough
  • Written off - to decide that someone or something will not succeed and so to stop giving them your attention and energy
  • Tie - to finish at the same time or score the same number of points, etc. in a competition as someone or something else
  • Tussle - to have difficult disagreements or strong arguments

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