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February 10, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 7th 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 7th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Backroom to the front-stage"

  • Backroom - used for describing work that is important but is done in a private or secret way, or the people who do this work
  • Evidently - easily seen or understood
  • Manoeuvre - an action or movement that you need care or skill to do
  • Ceremonial - used for formal public events
  • Elaborate - containing a lot of careful detail or many detailed parts
  • Orchestrated - with every detail very carefully planned, sometimes secretly
  • Functionary - a person who has official duties, especially in a government or political party
  • Entreating - to keep asking someone to do something in a way that shows you are worried and serious
  • Outgoing - leaving a job
  • Advancing - moving forwards or progressing
  • Pawn - a person who does not have any real power but is used by others to achieve something
  • En passant - if you say something en passant, you mention it while you are talking about something else
  • Disproportionate - too large or too small in comparison to something else
  • Asset - something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Juncture - a particular point in time
  • Ill-advised - not wise, and likely to cause problems in the future
  • Inappropriate - unsuitable
  • Leniency - a punishment that is not as serious as it could be
  • Administrative - relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution
  • Efficiency - the good use of time and energy in a way that does not waste any
  • Below par - worse than usual, or below the expected standard
  • Conviction - the fact of officially being found to be guilty of a particular crime
  • Standstill - a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped
  • Predecessor - someone who had a job or a position before someone else
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Regarded - considered
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Virtue - a good moral quality in a person
  • Mandate - the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country
  • By-election - an election that happens at a different time from a main election
  • Overthrow - to force a leader or government out of their position of power
  • Intrigue - to plan secretly, especially in order to harm or cheat someone
  • Awkwardly - in a worried or embarrassed way
  • Resistance - the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Perilous U-turn on Iran"

  • Perilous - extremely dangerous
  • U-turn - a complete change from one opinion or plan of action to an opposite one
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Hostile - unfriendly and not liking something
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
  • Moored - controlled
  • Reach out to somebody - to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them
  • Clinch - to finally get or win something
  • Far-sighted - having good judgment about what will be needed in the future and making wise decisions based on this
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Acquiring - to get something
  • Visceral - based on deep feeling and emotional reactions rather than on reason or thought
  • Mend - to do something to end an argument or disagreement
  • Domestically - in a way that relates to a person's own country
  • Moderate - a person whose opinions, especially their political ones, are not extreme and are therefore acceptable to a large number of people
  • Hostility - opposition to something (unfriendly behaviour)
  • Repeal - if a government repeals a law, it causes that law no longer to have any legal force
  • Multilateral - involving more than two groups or countries
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Curb - a limit on something that is not wanted
  • D├ętente - an improvement in the relationship between two countries that in the past were not friendly and did not trust each other
  • Containment - the act of controlling or limiting something or someone harmful
  • Pragmatism - a practical way of thinking or dealing with problems that emphasizes results and solutions more than theories
  • Pursue - to try to discover information about a subject
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Restoring - to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position
  • Bipolar - involving two completely opposing parts or groups
  • Ally - a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one
  • Hostility - an occasion when someone is unfriendly or shows that they do not like something
  • Destabilisation - to make a government, area, or political group lose power or control, or to make a political or economic situation less strong or safe, by causing changes and problems
  • Prompt - to make someone decide to say or do something
  • Liberating - making you feel free and able to behave as you like
  • Chaotic - happening in a confused way and without any order or organization

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