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March 06, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 3rd March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 3rd March 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 stakes in Manipur"

  • Blockade - the situation in which a country or place is surrounded by soldiers or ships to stop people or goods from going in or out
  • Constituency - the voters in a division of a country who elect a representative to parliament
  • Shaping up - to develop
  • Defend - to prevent something from failing, stopping, or being taken away
  • Fancies - to want to have or do something
  • Discourse - a long and serious speech or piece of writing on a particular subject
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Victory - an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc
  • Contest - a competition
  • Grassroots - the ordinary people in a society or an organization, especially a political party
  • Defected - to leave a country, political party, etc., especially in order to join an opposing one
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Accusations - a statement saying that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind, or the fact of accusing someone
  • Blame game - a situation in which people try to blame each other for something bad that has happened
  • Momentous - very important because of effects on future events
  • Intensification - the action of making something more serious, or more extreme
  • Severely - very seriously
  • Persistence - the attitude or behaviour of someone who continues to do, or try to do, something in a determined way
  • Disaffection - the state of no longer feeling loyal towards a group or organization
  • Owing to - because of
  • Bring something to an end - to make something finish
  • Punitive - intended as a punishment
  • Summarily - immediately, and without following the usual official methods or processes
  • Prevailing - existing in a particular place or at a particular time
  • Precipitating - to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Insurgent - someone who is fighting against the government in their own country
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote
  • Run-up - the final period of time before an important event

Hindu Editorial Topic2 : "Conciliatory, sketchy"

  • Conciliatory - intended to show that you care about the feelings or opinions of someone who is angry or upset with you
  • Sketchy - not completely safe or not completely honest
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Concern - a worried or nervous feeling about something
  • Unusual - different from others of the same type in a way that is surprising, interesting, or attractive
  • Insofar as - used for talking about the degree to which something happens, or the situation in which something happens
  • Adopted - to accept or start to use something new
  • Distinctly - in a clear or noticeable way
  • Combative - ready to fight, argue with, or oppose someone
  • Refrained - to avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something
  • Melodramatic - showing much stronger emotions than are necessary or usual for a situation
  • Oratorical - relating to the art or practice of public speaking
  • Striking - more attractive than usual
  • Tenor - the general meaning, character, or pattern of something
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Detain - to force someone officially to stay in a place
  • Deport - to force someone to leave a country, especially someone who has no legal right to be there or who has broken the law
  • Undocumented - not having any documents to prove that you are living or working in a country legally
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Blunt - to make a feeling less strong
  • Impact - to have an influence on something
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Apparently - used when the real situation is different from what you thought it was:
  • Demographics - the particular features of a population, for example people’s age or race
  • Likely - probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Deterred - to prevent someone from doing something
  • Xenophobic - extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc
  • Alluding to someone / something - to mention someone or something in a brief or indirect way
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Subsequent - happening after something else
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Penchant - a liking for, an enjoyment of, or a habit of doing something, especially something that other people might not like
  • Flirting with something - to consider doing something, but not seriously, or to be interested in something for a short time
  • Protectionist - a system in which a country helps its own industries by putting taxes on foreign goods
  • Alarm - a warning of danger
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Distinguish - to notice or understand the difference between two things, or to make one person or thing seem different from another
  • Bluster - to speak in a loud, angry, or offended way, usually with little effect
  • Portend - to be a sign that something bad is likely to happen in the future
  • Fact-checker - someone whose job is to make sure that facts are correct, especially in something that is published
  • Predecessor - the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Apparent - an apparent quality, feeling, or situation seems to exist although it may not be real
  • Factual - using or consisting of facts
  • Specificity - the quality of being specific (clear and exact)
  • Glossing over something - to avoid considering something, such as an embarrassing mistake, to make it seem not important, and to quickly continue talking about something else
  • Precisely - exactly
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Tolerate - to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them
  • Purposeful - showing that you know what you want to do
  • Equivocation - to avoid making a clear statement by saying something that has more than one possible meaning
  • Inflection - the way that the sound of your voice goes up and down when you speak
  • Conciliatory - intended to show that you care about the feelings or opinions of someone who is angry or upset with you
  • Ethos - the set of beliefs, ideas, etc. about the social behaviour and relationships of a person or group

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