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March 13, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 12th March 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic : "2017 Assembly elections: First among unequals"

  • Among - in the middle of or surrounded by other things
  • Emerged - to become known
  • Possibly - used when something is not certain
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote
  • Debate - serious discussion of a subject in which many people take part
  • Inevitably - used for saying that something is certain to happen
  • Detractor - someone who criticizes something or someone, often unfairly
  • Takeaway - a main message or piece of information that you learn from something
  • Pan - all
  • Propagation - the process of communication
  • Muscular - powerful
  • Peaked - rising to a point
  • Probably -likely to be true or likely to happen
  • Plateau - a period during which there are no large changes
  • Dipped - to go down to a lower level
  • Marginally - slightly
  • Allies - supporters
  • Former - the first of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned
  • Stroll in the park - something that is very easy to do
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Infighting - competition between people within a group, especially to improve their own position or to get agreement for their ideas
  • Owing to - because of
  • Shed - to get rid of something that is not wanted or is no longer necessary
  • Incumbency - an official position
  • Baggage -  problems that someone’s past experiences might cause in new situations
  • Distance yourself from something - to become or seem less involved or connected with something
  • Came across - to behave in a way that makes people believe that you have a particular characteristic
  • Buy into something - to completely believe in a set of ideas
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Shortcoming - a fault or a failure to reach a particular standard
  • On account of something - because of something
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Unthinkable - so shocking that it cannot be imagined as possible
  • Supremo - the person in charge of an organization or who is considered to have most skill and authority in a particular type of activity
  • Averse - strongly disliking or opposed to
  • Tie-up - a connection or agreement that joins two things or organizations
  • Unseemly - not seemly (= socially suitable and polite)
  • Align - to give your support publicly to a group, political party, or country
  • Ideological - based on, or relating to, an ideology
  • Compunction - a slight guilty feeling about something you have done or might do
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Rival - a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
  • Squander - to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage
  • Misstep - mistake
  • Disastrous - extremely bad or unsuccessful
  • Implication - the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future
  • Thanks to somebody / something - because of someone or something
  • Boasted - to have or own something to be proud of
  • Charismatic - a charismatic person has a strong personal quality that makes other people like them and be attracted to them
  • Appeal - the quality in someone or something that makes him, her, or it attractive or interesting
  • Insular - interested only in your own country or group and not willing to accept different or foreign ideas
  • Coterie - a small group of people with shared interests, often one that does not want other people to join them
  • Replicate -  to make or do something again in exactly the same way
  • Elsewhere - at, in, from, or to another place or other places; anywhere or somewhere else
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Undesirable - not wanted, approved of, or popular
  • Altered - changed
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Pit somebody against somebody - to cause one person, group, or thing to fight against or be in competition with another
  • Inclined - feeling that you want to do something
  • Back - to support
  • Substantially - to a large degree
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something
  • Lacklustre - without energy and effort
  • Steep fall - sudden and straight fall
  • Flash in the pan - something that happened only once or for a short time and was not repeated

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