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March 09, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 8th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 8th 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 : "State of significance"

  • Significance - importance
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Transformative - causing great and positive change in someone or something
  • Draws to a close - to end
  • Fray - to worry or feel nervous about something
  • Campaign - a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election
  • Resonance -  an emotional effect produced by something that reminds you of something else
  • Blitz - a special effort to finish a job or to deal with a problem quickly and thoroughly
  • Retain - to keep someone or something
  • Accrued - to increase in number or amount over a period of time
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Suspicion - a feeling that someone has done something wrong
  • Splashy - attracting a lot of attention
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Deferred - delayed until a later time
  • On account of something - because of something
  • Aspiration - something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something
  • Pushing the envelope - to go to the limits of what you are allowed to do
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Demonstrably - clearly
  • Abandon - to leave someone / something
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Jettison - to get rid of something that is not useful or successful
  • Longstanding - having existed for a long time
  • Go-it-alone - to live, work, or make decisions on your own, without any help from other people
  • Defending - to protect someone or something from attack
  • Slogan - a short phrase that is easy to remember and is used to advertise something or to express the beliefs of a political party or other group
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Salience - the fact of being important to or connected with what is happening or being discussed
  • Pulling back - to decide not to do something that will probably have bad effects
  • Baseline - an imaginary line used as a starting point for making comparisons
  • For instance - for example
  • Either way - used for saying that it does not matter which of two things happens or is true, because the result will be the same

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Sparks in a tinderbox"

  • Tinderbox - a dangerous and uncontrolled situation in which violence is likely to happen
  • De-escalation - to decrease the size, scope, or intensity of something
  • Priority - something important that must be done first or needs more attention than anything else
  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Flashpoint - a place where violence is likely to develop
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Coastline - the land along a coast
  • Triggered - to make something happen
  • Renewed -  happening again after a pause
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal
  • Fortitude - a brave and determined attitude
  • Tactical - a tactical action is one that you do as part of a plan for achieving what you want
  • Capability - the ability to do something
  • Reins in - to limit or control something that has developed too much or has continued for too long
  • Ambition -  something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Wake-up call - a bad experience that warns someone to change something, usually the way that they behave
  • Regime - a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way
  • Assured - to tell someone confidently that something is true, especially so that they do not worry
  • Ironclad - very certain and unlikely to be changed
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Concur - to agree with someone or something
  • Intercontinental - going between continents, or happening between people who are in different continents
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Loom - if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon
  • Warhead - the front part of a bomb or missile that explodes
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Vicinity - the area near a particular place
  • Belligerence - anger and annoyance
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Consistently - in a way that does not vary
  • Commendable - deserving praise or admiration
  • The negotiating table - a situation or place in which people formally discuss something in order to reach an agreement
  • Derail -  to make a train come off its rails
  • Sanctions - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Isolation - a situation in which a country or group is alone and without support because other countries or groups stop dealing with it
  • Fuelling - to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant
  • Bravado - a brave and confident way of behaving, especially when you do not really feel like this
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Distinctly - in a clear or noticeable way
  • Trajectory -  the way in which a process or event develops over a period of time
  • Double-edged sword - a situation or decision that has both positive and negative aspects
  • Presumed - to believe something to be true because it is very likely, although you are not certain
  • Retaliatory - intended to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Glosses over - to ignore or avoid unpleasant facts
  • Overt - not hidden or secret
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Justifiable - if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it
  • Flashpoint - a place where violence is likely to develop

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