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March 01, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 27th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 26th February 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Hate bubbles over"

  • Hate crime - a crime that is done by someone because they hate the group that the victim (person who is attacked) belongs to
  • Pose - to ask a question
  • Immigrant - a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
  • Writ large - if one thing is another thing writ large, it is similar to it but larger or more obvious
  • Diaspora - the spreading of people from one original country to other countries
  • Anxious - worried and nervous
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Tragic - very sad, often involving death and suffering
  • Veteran - someone who has been in the armed forces during a war
  • Reportedly - according to what many people say
  • Eyewitness - a person who saw something happen, for example, a crime or an accident
  • Yelled - shouted
  • Unleashing - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • A hail of something - a lot of similar things, thrown at someone at the same time
  • Injure - to hurt or cause physical harm to a person or animal
  • Intervene - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • Xenophobic - a strong fear and dislike of people from other countries and cultures
  • Racism - a way of behaving or thinking that shows that you do not like or respect people who belong to races that are different from your own and that you believe your race is better than others
  • Isolated - happening only once, or existing only in one place
  • Instance -  a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Shine a spotlight on something - to direct attention to someone or something
  • Refugee -  a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
  • Indefinitely - for a period of time that has no fixed end
  • Asylum - protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or because of war
  • Fear-mongering - the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue
  • Unconstrained - not restricted or limited.
  • Provenance - the place of origin of something
  • Bruising - damage to someone’s reputation or confidence
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Culminated in something - if an event or series of events culminates in something, it ends with it, having developed until it reaches this point
  • Provocative - causing an angry reaction, usually intentionally
  • Unsubtle - obvious
  • Poverty - the condition of being extremely poor
  • Absurd - stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Undocumented - not having any documents to prove that you are living or working in a country legally
  • Outrage - a feeling of anger and shock
  • For instance - for example
  • Condemn - to criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons
  • Explicitly - straightforward and easy to understand
  • Obstructionism - the act of intentionally stopping or slowing down an official process
  • Enacting - to put something into action, especially to make something law
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Proliferation - to increase a lot and suddenly in number
  • Intensifying - to become greater, more serious, or more extreme
  • Emigration - to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one
  • Alienating - to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Ways of sharing"

  • The time is ripe - it is the most suitable moment to do something or for something to happen
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Outpost - a military camp that is far away from the army
  • Inhospitable - an inhospitable place is unpleasant or difficult to visit or live in
  • Terrain - an area of land, when considering its natural features
  • Deficit - the amount by which something is too small
  • Conveyed - to express a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • On the table - if a plan or suggestion has been put/laid on the table, it has been made available for people to hear, read, or discuss
  • Speculation - the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain
  • Cementing - to make something such as an agreement or friendship stronger
  • Win-win - a win-win situation or result is one that is good for everyone who is involved
  • For instance - for example
  • Emotive - causing strong feelings
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Reach out to somebody - to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them
  • Accusing - suggesting that you think someone has done something bad
  • Empty-handed - without bringing or taking anything
  • Ceased - stopped
  • Meanwhile -  until something expected happens, or while something else is happening
  • Mistrust - to have doubts about the honesty or abilities of someone
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Joint venture - a business or business activity that two or more people or companies work on together
  • Enhanced - better than before
  • Prosperity - the state of being successful and having a lot of money
  • Opt - to make a choice

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