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February 20, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th February 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Marred by violence"
  • Marred - spoiled
  • Scupper - to cause something such as a plan or an opportunity to fail
  • Inexcusable - too bad to be accepted
  • Grace - the quality of being pleasantly polite, or a willingness to be fair and honest
  • Poise - a controlled and relaxed way of behaving, even in difficult situations
  • Imminent - coming or likely to happen very soon
  • Virtue -  a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of being morally good
  • Abysmal - extremely bad or low in quality
  • Confidence vote - a voting process in which people show support for a person or group in power
  • Resorted to something - to do or use something because it is the only thing available
  • Stall - to stop
  • Proceedings - a series of events that happen in a planned and controlled way
  • Citing - 1 to mention something as a reason
  • Excuse - a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong
  • Tore up - to destroy something such as a piece of paper or cloth by pulling it into pieces
  • Adjourning - to temporarily end something such as a meeting
  • Eviction - to force someone to leave a place
  • Ally - someone who helps and supports someone else
  • Protest - a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Admittedly - used when you are agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly
  • Constitute - to be or be considered as something
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Sorely - extremely; very much
  • Juncture - a particular point in time
  • Disqualification - a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules
  • Defection - the act of leaving a country, political party, etc. to go to another one
  • Sworn in - when someone is sworn in, they make a formal promise to be honest or loyal, when starting a new official job
  • Convening - to bring together a group of people for a meeting
  • Irregularity - a situation in which the rules, laws, or usual ways of doing things have not been followed
  • Aggrieved - unhappy and angry because of unfair treatment
  • Confined - to limit an activity, person, or problem in some way
  • Resort - a place where many people go for rest
  • Statutory - a law that has been formally approved and written down
  • Irrational - done or happening without clear or sensible reasons
  • Condoning -  accepting or allowing behaviour that is wrong
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Institutionally - within or outside of an organization or institution
  • Acertained - to find out something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Smoke on the water"

  • Wetland - low land that is often covered with water from the lake, river, or sea next to it
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • A plume of smoke - a tall, thin mass of smoke
  • Urban - of or in a city or town
  • Indifference - lack of interest in someone or something
  • Chronic - very bad
  • Baseline - an imaginary line used as a starting point for making comparisons
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Rampant - getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way
  • Encroachment - to take control or possession of something in a gradual way and often without being noticed
  • Catchment area - the area of land around a river or lake that it gets its water from
  • Exploitation - the use of something in order to get an advantage from it
  • Sewage - waste matter such as water or human urine or solid waste
  • Effluents - liquid waste that is sent out from factories or places where sewage is dealt with, usually flowing into rivers, lakes, or the sea
  • Blaze - a large fire that causes a lot of damage
  • Deliberate - intentional or planned
  • Ecologist - a person who studies the natural relationships between the air, land, water, animals, plants, etc
  • Inaction - failure to do anything that might provide a solution to a problem
  • Unliveable - not pleasant enough to live in
  • Outfall - the place where water or liquid waste flows out of a pipe
  • Revive - to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use
  • Demarcating - to show the limits of something
  • Land-grabbers - people who take land by force
  • Flooding - a situation in which an area is covered with water, especially from rain
  • Catastrophe - a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction (a bad situation)
  • Ornithology - the study of birds
  • Conservation - the protection of plants and animals, natural areas, and interesting and important structures and buildings, especially from the damaging effects of human activity
  • Tragic - very sad, often involving death and suffering
  • Survived - to continue to live or exist
  • Obviously - in a way that is easy to understand or see
  • Moreover - (used to add information) also and more importantly
  • Accumulation - the process by which something increases in amount or is collected together over time
  • For instance - for example
  • Pose - to cause a problem or difficulty
  • Severely - very seriously
  • Perilous - extremely dangerous

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