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March 02, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 28th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The IS challenge"

  • Striking roots - to become fixed or established / to increase and spread
  • Suspected - a suspected criminal is one who the courts have not yet proved guilty
  • Coincidentally - used for saying that something happens by chance
  • Drone strike - an occasion when a place is hit by a bomb dropped from a drone (an aircraft that does not have a pilot but is controlled by someone on the ground)
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Handful - a very small number of people or things
  • Thrives - to become very successful
  • Jihadist - a Muslim who is fighting for Islam, especially a radical (= someone with extreme views) who believes in using violence to achieve religious and political aims
  • Caliphate - an Islamic state, especially one ruled by a single religious and political leader
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Urging - to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
  • Sympathisers - someone who approves of and supports someone or something
  • Stronghold - a place where people fighting an enemy can defend or organize themselves
  • Allegiance - loyalty and support for a ruler, country, group, or belief
  • Caliph - a Muslim ruler
  • Insulate - to protect someone from harmful experiences
  • Puritanical - having strict moral and religious beliefs and not approving of pleasure, for example in sexual activity, entertainment, or eating and drinking
  • One-size-fits-all - a one-size-fits-all system or solution is considered to be suitable for a wide range of situations or problems
  • Resonance - an emotional effect produced by something that reminds you of something else
  • Syncretic - combining different and often contradictory beliefs in philosophy or religion
  • Lone- wolf - a terrorist who prepares and commits violent acts alone
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Madrasa - a college where students are taught about Islam
  • Propaganda-  information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one part of an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions
  • Significant - very important
  • Desperate - very worried and angry because you do not know how to deal with an unpleasant situation
  • Outreach - the extent or length of reaching out.
  • Foothold - a position from which you can improve your status or become more successful in an organization, profession, or market
  • Coordination - the process of organizing people or things in order to make them work together effectively
  • Countering - to reply to a criticism or statement that you disagree with
  • Radicalisation - the process by which a person or group comes to hold more extreme views
  • Isolated - happening only once, or existing only in one place
  • Blow something out of proportion - to treat a particular event or problem far too seriously
  • Bigotry - the practice of having very strong and unreasonable opinions, especially about politics, race, or religion, and refusing to consider other people’s opinions

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Moonlit reality"

  • Aptly - suitably
  • Reflect - to show, express, or be a sign of something
  • Ceremony -  a formal public event with special traditions, actions, or words
  • A whiff of something - a slight sign of something
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Mop up - to win, or succeed in doing something
  • Retro - similar to styles, fashions, etc. from the past
  • Technicolor - having a lot of bright colours
  • Eventual - happening or existing at the end of a process or period of time
  • Beast -  an animal, especially a large or wild one
  • Slip away - if something slips away, you stop having it
  • Plea - an urgent or emotional request for something
  • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Benignity - kindness or tolerance toward others
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Racial - happening between people of different races
  • Racial discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their race
  • Gay - sexually attracted to people of the same sex and not to people of the opposite sex
  • Turned out - to have a particular result
  • Underestimate - to think that someone has less power or ability than they really have
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Recreate - to make something exist or happen again
  • Cocoon - something that keeps you safe, but may stop you from learning to deal with problems
  • Devastated - feeling very shocked and upset
  • Assassination - the murder of a famous or important person, especially for political reasons
  • Riot - a violent protest by a crowd of people
  • Tragic - causing or involving great sadness, because someone suffers or dies
  • Disciple - someone who admires a famous person such as a political or religious leader and is influenced by them
  • Balm - something that makes you feel calm and relaxed
  • Catastrophe - an event that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of people suffer
  • Reassuring - making you feel less worried
  • Fantasy - a pleasant, exciting, or unusual experience that you imagine is happening to you
  • Turned out - to be discovered to be something, have something etc
  • Kept at bay - to prevent something serious, dangerous, or unpleasant from affecting you
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Disrespect - to treat someone without respect
  • Inhumane - treating people or animals in a very cruel way
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Grim - grim news, situations, or events are unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried

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