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April 27, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th April 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th April 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : " Murder at noon: On Maoists attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma"

  • Ambush - an attack from a hidden position
  • Battalion - a large group of soldiers that consists of three or more smaller groups
  • Tragic - causing or involving great sadness, because someone suffers or dies
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Neighbouring -  near each other
  • Precaution - something done to protect people or things against possible harm or trouble
  • Insurgents - someone who belongs to a group of people fighting to take control of their country by force
  • Swooped - to make a sudden attack on a place or group of people in order to surround and catch them
  • Presume - to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain
  • Eyewitness - someone who has seen something happen, especially a crime or an accident
  • Account - a detailed description of how or why something happens
  • Ambush - to attack someone after hiding and waiting for them
  • Sway - to move slowly from side to side
  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Double down - increase one's efforts or focus
  • Isolation -  the state of being separated from other people
  • Morale - the amount of enthusiasm that a person or group of people feel about their situation at a particular time
  • Spate - a large number of things of the same type, usually bad things, that suddenly happen in a very short period of time
  • Breakdown - a situation in which something has failed or is beginning to fail
  • Possibly - likely to happen or be true, but not certain
  • On account of - because of someone or something
  • Coordination - the process of organizing people or things in order to make them work together effectively
  • Paramilitary - a paramilitary group is organized like an army but is not official and often not legal
  • Averting - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Vacant - if a job is vacant, someone is needed to do it
  • Lapse - a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way
  • Amplify - to increase the size or effect of something
  • Inadequacy - a fault in someone or something that prevents them from reaching the standard that is needed or expected
  • Grave - used for emphasizing how serious something is
  • Oversight - something that you do not notice or think of that causes problems later
  • Abdicate - to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have
  • Persuade - to cause someone to do something by being a good reason for doing it
  • Murderous - extremely dangerous and likely to commit murder
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Extractive - the process of removing something from a particular place

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A call for reform: On IMF's quota system"

  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Irrelevant - not important or not relevant to what you are discussing or doing
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Controversial - a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • Quota - an amount of something that someone is officially allowed to have or do
  • Shedding light - to provide an explanation for a situation
  • Determine - to officially decide something
  • Contingency - something done in order to prepare for a possible bad event
  • Disposal - the process of getting rid of something
  • Rapidly - quickly
  • Context -  the general situation in which something happens, which helps to explain it
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Credibility - qualities that someone / something has that make people believe or trust them
  • Erode - to gradually reduce the strength or importance of something
  • At stake - likely to be lost or damaged if something fails
  • Potency - strength, influence, or effectiveness
  • Keeping up with something - to continue to do or pay something
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Albeit - used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it
  • Biased - preferring one person, thing, or idea to another in a way that is unfair
  • For instance - for example
  • Focal point -  the most important, interesting, or attractive part of something, that you concentrate on or pay particular attention to
  • Equitable - fair and reasonable because everyone is treated in the same way
  • Superficially - in a small way; slightly
  • Tinker - to make small changes to something, especially in an attempt to repair or improve it
  • Outdated - old and no longer suitable for modern purposes, methods, or situations
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Diversify - to develop into something different
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Favouring - supporting / liking / preferring

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