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April 12, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 12th April 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 12th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Kulbushan Jadhav death sentence: Risky, ill-considered"

  • Death sentence - a legal punishment of a crime by death
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
  • Escalate - to make something much worse or more serious
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Fraught with - full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers
  • Can ill afford - used for saying that someone should definitely not do something because it will cause problems
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Glaring - used to say that something bad is very obvious
  • Confession - the act of admitting that you have done something wrong or illegal
  • Spliced - to join two pieces of rope, film, etc. together at their ends in order to form one long piece
  • Transcript - an exact written copy of something
  • Contradict - to say that the opposite of what someone has said is true
  • Admissible - allowed or able to be used
  • Corroborative - to add proof to a statement, idea, etc. with new information
  • Back up - to support
  • Claim -  say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Plotting - to make a secret plan with other people to do something bad
  • Consular - a government official sent to live in another country and look after their own country’s citizens and business interests there
  • Criticise - to say what you think is wrong or bad about something
  • Retrial - a second trial in a court of law that takes place because the first trial was considered not to be fair or ended without a verdict
  • Preferably - used for saying what someone would like or prefer
  • Recourse - the use of something so that you can get what you want or need in a difficult situation
  • Step up - to take action when there is a need or opportunity for it
  • Keep something on the back burner - to decide not to deal with something until later
  • Confining - limiting
  • Fruitless - producing no good results, especially despite a lot of work
  • Pursue - to try to achieve something
  • Context - the general situation in which something happens
  • Dispel - to get rid of unpleasant feelings or false beliefs
  • Moreover - also and more importantly
  • Consequence -  a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Breakdown - a failure to work or be successful
  • Dialogue - formal talks between opposing countries, political groups, etc
  • Sort out - to do what is necessary to deal with a problem, disagreement, or difficult situation successfully
  • Sober - with a serious attitude
  • Hangs in the balance -  you do not know whether it will succeed or fail
  • Proactive - taking action by causing change and not only reacting to change when it happens
  • Flawed - not perfect, or containing mistakes
  • Interlocutor - someone who is involved in a conversation
  • Backchannel - to communicate or take part in discussions in a way that is not direct or made public
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Bypolls in Kashmir: A prolonged protest"

  • Bypoll - an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government's term of office
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Indifference - lack of interest or sympathy
  • Violent - involving the use of physical force, with the deliberate intention of causing damage to property or injury or death to people
  • Marring - to spoil something
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Resulting in something - to cause something, or to produce something
  • Turnout - the number of people who are present at an event, especially the number who go to vote at an election
  • Put something off - to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date
  • Perforce - in a way that is necessary or that cannot be avoided
  • Conducive - creating a situation that helps something to happen
  • Certainly - used for emphasizing that something is definitely true or will definitely happen
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way, often something that is intended to cause such a reaction
  • Injure - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Disrupt - to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem
  • Heeded - to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Farcical - something that is farcical is so badly organized, unsuccessful, or unfair that it seems silly
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is fair and reasonable / legal
  • Unfold - if a situation or story unfolds, it develops or becomes clear to other people
  • Set off - to cause something to operate, especially by accident
  • Stone-pelting - to throw stones with force at someone or something
  • Pellet - a small round piece of a substance
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Ideally - in the best possible way
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