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May 10, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th May 2017

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Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Shared by KANI
 
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Justice Karnan, the recalcitrant judge"
  • Recalcitrant -  refusing to obey orders
  • Judicious - having or showing reason and good judgment in making decisions
  • Restraining - to control the actions or behaviour of someone by force, especially in order to stop them from doing something
  • Singularly - in a noticeable way
  • Contempt - a failure to show appropriate respect for something that other people consider to be important
  • Ridicule - unkind words or actions that make someone or something look stupid
  • Aberrant - different from what is typical or usual, especially in an unacceptable way
  • Defence - protection or support against attack, criticism, or infection
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Unexceptionable - not bad
  • Flung - to say something angrily
  • Irresponsible - not thinking enough or not worrying about the possible results of what you do
  • Purported - to claim or seem to be something or to do something, especially when this is not possible or true
  • Abysmally - very badly
  • Pertinent - relating directly to the subject being considered
  • Imminent - coming or likely to happen very soon
  • Sound - in good condition
  • Atrocity - an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act
  • Threatening - showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Prosecute - to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a law court
  • Decline - to refuse
  • Gone so far - to behave in a way that upsets or annoys people
  • Soundness - the fact of being in good condition
  • Pragmatic - solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Chasten - to make someone understand that they have failed or done something wrong and make them want to improve
  • Martyr - a person who suffers very much or is killed because of their religious or political beliefs, and is often admired because of it
  • Portray - to show or describe someone or something in a particular way
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Speaks volumes - if something speaks volumes, it makes an opinion, characteristic, or situation very clear without the use of words
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job, especially in the US
  • Contumacious - refusing to obey or respect the law
  • Gag - to prevent a person or organization from talking or writing about a particular subject
  • Purported - that has been stated to be true or to have happened, although this may not be the case
  • Unease - a feeling of being worried about something
  • Vexing - making you feel annoyed, confused, or worried

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Chasing peace in Syria"

  • De-escalation - to (cause to) become less dangerous or difficult
  • So-called - used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country
  • Ceasefire - an agreement, usually between two armies, to stop fighting in order to allow discussions about peace
  • Collapse - to fail suddenly
  • Hostility - an occasion when someone is unfriendly or shows that they do not like something
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Wreaked - damaged
  • Aerial - in or from the air, especially from an aircraft
  • Unhindered - not limited
  • Negotiation - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
  • Rein in something - to control an emotion, activity, or situation to prevent it from becoming too powerful
  • Restraint - calm and controlled behaviour
  • Facilitator - someone who helps a person or organization do something more easily
  • Humanitarian - relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Shared by HARSH
 
EDITORIAL TOPIC 1  THE RECALCITRANT JUDGE
  • Recalcitrant - having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline
  • Ridicule - the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour
  • Aberrant - departing from an accepted standard.
  • Flung -  to throw or cast with force, violence, or abandon
  • Purported - appear to be or do something, especially falsely
  • Abysmally - in an extremely bad way; appallingly
  • Pertinent - relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite
  • Imminent - about to happen.
  • Atrocities - an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
  • Pragmatic - dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
  • Chasten - (of a reproof or misfortune) have a restraining or moderating effect on.
  • Contumacious - (especially of a defendant's behaviour) stubbornly or wilfully disobedient to authority.
  • Collegiums -  An executive council or committee of equally empowered members
  • Vexing - make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
EDITORIAL TOPIC 2 CHASING PEACE
  • De-escalation -  behavior that is intended to escapeescalations of conflicts.
  • Wreaked - cause (a large amount of damage or harm).
  • Humanitarian - concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.
  • Unhindered - not hindered or obstructed
  • Rein - check or guide
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