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March 30, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th March 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 30th March 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The modern way: mental health law can be used to strengthen primary care"
  • Passage - the process by which a bill is discussed in a parliament and becomes law
  • Repealing - to state officially that a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Catch up with - to begin to have an effect on someone / something
  • Advance - progress
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Sketchy - not detailed or complete
  • Grossly - very, or extremely
  • Inadequate - not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Psychiatrist - a doctor who treats people with mental illnesses
  • Marginally - by only a very small amount
  • Practitioner - someone who works in a particular profession, especially medicine or law
  • Massive - very large in amount or degree
  • Deficiency - a fault in someone or something that makes them not good enough
  • Meagre - smaller or less than you want or need
  • Decriminalisation - to change the law so that something that was illegal becomes legal
  • Explicit - said or explained in an extremely clear and direct way
  • Prohibition - a law or rule that stops people from doing something
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Diagnose - to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them
  • Concerted - involving a lot of people or organizations working together in a determined way
  • Mild - a mild illness or injury is one that is not serious
  • Severe - a severe problem is very serious and worrying
  • Anxiety - a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen
  • Disorder - an illness or medical condition
  • Psychoses - a serious mental illness that affects your ability to know what is real and changes your personality and behaviour
  • Substance abuse - the practice of drinking too much alcohol or of taking illegal drugs
  • Counselling - advice and help that you give someone with their problems, especially as your job
  • Step forward - to offer help to someone who needs it
  • Sphere - a particular area about which you are talking about
  • Ailment - an illness, usually not a serious one
  • Seclusion - a situation in which someone stays apart or is kept apart from other people
  • Resorted to - to do something extreme or unpleasant in order to solve a problem
  • Asylum - a mental hospital
  • Electro-convulsive therapy - a medical treatment for serious mental illness in which electricity is passed through your brain
  • Weed out - to get rid of unwanted things or people from a group
  • Shady - secret and probably dishonest or illegal
  • Rehabilitation - to help someone to give up drugs or alcohol, so that they can return to a healthy, independent, and useful life
  • Restive - unwilling to be controlled or be patient
  • Repression - the use of force or violence to control people
  • Ouster - the removal of someone from an official position
  • Dictator - someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country
  • Protester - someone who publicly shows their opposition to something such as a law or policy
  • Detention - the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave
  • Associate - someone who is closely connected to another person as a companion, friend, or business partner
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Embezzlement - to secretly take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for
  • Overturned - to say officially that something such as a decision or law is wrong and change it
  • Acquitted - to state officially that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Conspiring - to secretly plan with someone to do something bad or illegal
  • Paving the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Ironic - being very different from what you would usually expect
  • Rule with iron fist - to control a group of people very firmly, having complete power over everything they do
  • Toppled - to make someone in authority lose their power
  • Contemporary - modern, or relating to the present time
  • Lenient - if a person or system is lenient, they punish someone less severely than they could
  • Cracking down - to start dealing with someone or something much more strictly
  • Gauge - to make a judgment about something
  • Regime - a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way
  • Existential - relating to existence
  • Threat - warning / a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
  • Misery - the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Guarantor - someone who makes an official agreement to be responsible for money that someone else owes, or for someone else’s behaviour
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Sustainable - able to continue over a period of time
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Back to square one - to be forced to think of a new course of action because your first course of action failed
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