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May 11, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 11th May 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 11th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Karnataka’s political future: the power of two"

  • Hinge on something - if one thing hinges on another, the first thing depends on the second thing or is very influenced by it
  • Factionalism -  arguments between two or more small groups from within a larger group
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another
  • Intensify - if something intensifies, or if you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people for a prize or job
  • Pressuring - to try to make someone do something by forcing, threatening, or persuading them in a determined way
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Extricate - to get someone out of a difficult or unpleasant situation
  • Tangle - a situation that is difficult to deal with because things are not organized properly
  • Frontrunner - the person or thing considered the most likely to win a competition, game, election etc
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Strikes a chord - to cause people to approve something
  • Jettison - to get rid of something or someone that is not wanted or needed
  • Prominent - important and well known
  • Fiddle - to produce false results or records, in order to get money or other benefits
  • Upper hand - control or an advantage over a person or situation
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Defiant - refusing to obey a person or rule
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • Fissure - a long deep crack in something, especially the ground
  • Plaster - to cover a surface or an object with something
  • Supposedly - as some people believe or say, although you may not agree with this
  • Aspirant - someone who very much wants to achieve something
  • By-election - an election in one particular area to choose a new representative in parliament or on a council, or to replace someone who has died or left the job
  • Marauding - going from place to place in order to find people to attack or things to steal or destroy
  • Dynamics - the set of forces that exist in a situation
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Bring together - to create a situation in which people meet and do something together, especially when they would not usually do so
  • Reluctantly - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Hierarchy - a system in which people or things are arranged according to their importance

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "South Korea’s new president faces many challenges: A new day in Seoul"

  • Moderate - reasonable and avoiding extreme opinions or actions
  • Decisive - able to make choices or decide what to do quickly and confidently
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Unsettle - to make someone feel nervous, confused, or upset
  • Equilibrium - a situation in which there is a balance between different forces or aspects
  • Rival - a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Tenure -  the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Predecessor -  the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Oust - to force someone to leave a position of power, job, place, or competition
  • Impeachment - to make a formal statement saying that a public official is guilty of a serious offence in connection with their job
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • Emphasising - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Intention - a plan in your mind to do something
  • Veteran - someone who has a lot of experience doing a particular activity
  • Multilateralism - involving three or more groups, especially the governments of three or more countries
  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Apprehension - a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Alienate - to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Posturing - to do things only because you want people to notice you, admire you, or be afraid of you
  • Marginalising - to make someone or something seem not important or relevant
  • Regime - a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Defy - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Backed - supported
  • Interception - to stop, catch, or take control of someone or something before they can get to the place they are going to
  • Sophisticated - knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject
  • Concerns - a feeling of worry about something
  • Undermine -  to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Assuaging - to make an unpleasant or painful feeling less severe
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Premature - happening too soon or before the usual time
  • Accommodative - helpful and easy to work with
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Prevail - to exist at a particular time or in a particular situation
  • Peddling - to try to make people believe a story, explanation, or idea, especially when it is wrong
  • Scandal -  a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Eventual - happening or existing at the end of a process or period of time
  • Ouster - the removal of someone from an official position
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Transparent - open and honest, without secrets
  • Accountable - in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
  • Conventional - of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different
  • Unenviable - difficult and not at all enjoyable
  • Demonstrably - able to be proved
  • Vibrant - lively and exciting
  • Judiciary - the part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country
  • Smooth sailing - progress of a plan without difficulty or problems

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