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April 26, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 25th April 2017

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Hello I am Harsh and sharing English Vocabulary from the Editorial Section of THE HINDU News paper dated 25th April 2017. Happy Reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The best laid plans: On NITI Aayog"
  • DISDAIN - consider to be unworthy of one's consideration,
  • ERSTWHILE - former,
  • EMPHASIS - special importance, value, or prominence given to something
  • FEDERALISM - the federal principle or system of government
  • SUCCESSOR -  A person or thing that succeeds another.
  • RELEGATED - assign an inferior rank or position to
  • AGENDA - a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting
  • ENVISIONED - imagine as a future possibility; visualize
  • ENSURE - make certain that (something) will occur or be the case
  • JUXTAPOSING - place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
  • RECKONS - establish by calculation
  • MOTHERHOOD STATEMENT - A vague, feel - good platitude, especially one made by a politician, that few people would disagree with.
  • OPTIMISTIC -  A person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.
  • ABSTRACT -  existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.
  • EVALUATE - form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.
  • REVERT  - return to (a previous state, practice, topic, etc.).
  • VACUUM - A space entirely devoid of matter.
  • APPARENT - clearly visible or understood; obvious
  • PUMPPRIMING - to prepare it for working
  • RECIPE - something which is likely to lead to a particular outcome
  • BREAKDOWN - a failure of a relationship or system
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A stark choice: On French presidential polls"
  • CLICHE -  a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought
  • OUTCOME -  the way a thing turns out; a consequence
  • UNEXPECTED -  not expected or regarded as likely to happen
  • REPUBLIC  - a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
  • MAINSTREAM -  the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are shared by most people and regarded as normal or conventional
  • ANTI ESTABLISHMENT -  against the establishment or established authority
  • SENTIMENT -  a view or opinion that is held or expressed.
  • CENTRIST -  having moderate political views or policies
  • SUBSTANTIAL  - of considerable importance, size, or worth
  • CAMPAIGNED -  work in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • IMMIGRATION  - the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
  • PREDICT -  say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.
  • MASSIVE -  large and heavy or solid
  • INCUMBENT  - necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
  • SPECTRUM -  used to classify something in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme points
  • CONSERVATIVES  - averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
  • LEFTIST  -  a person with left - wing political views
  • HOLOCAUST -  destruction or slaughter on a mass scale,
  • FRINGES  - an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material
  • MAINSTREAM  - the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are shared by most people and regarded as normal or conventional.
  • DETOXIFYING -  remove toxic substances from, become free of harmful substances
  • TONING  - a particular quality, way of sounding, modulation, or intonation of the voice as expressive of some meaning, feeling, spirit,
  • RACIST  -  a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
  • RHETORIC -  the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
  • BROADENING -  become larger in distance from side to side; widen
  • NATIONALISM -  patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts
  • RESONATED  -  produce or be filled with a deep, full, reverberating sound.
  • LANDSCAPE -  all the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
  • POLARISED -   to restrict in one direction
  • STARK CHOICE -  an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid. stark choice
  • PROFOUND  -  very great or intense.
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