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May 26, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th 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 26th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Bail or jail: on bail law reforms"

  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Deserves - if a thing deserves something such as your time or attention, you should give time or attention to doing it
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with
  • Exception - someone or something that is not included in a rule, group, or list or that does not behave in the expected way
  • Affluent - rich enough to buy things for pleasure
  • Influential - able to influence the way other people think or behave
  • With ease -  the ability to do something easily
  • Languish -  to remain in a difficult or unpleasant situation for a long time
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Grimly - in a very serious or depressing manner
  • Inadequate - not good enough or too low in quality
  • Inefficient - not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way
  • Accomplish - to succeed in doing something
  • Administer - to be responsible for making certain that something is done according to the rules
  • Evidence - facts or physical signs that help to prove something
  • Custody - a situation in which someone is kept in prison until they go to court for trial
  • Detriment - harm caused to something as a result of something else
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Ethnicity - a large group of people who have the same national, racial, or cultural origins, or the state of belonging to such a group
  • Undertrial - a person who is appearing in a law court because they have been accused of committing a crime
  • Inconsistency - something that does not match something else
  • Onerous - difficult to do or needing a lot of effort
  • Avail - to use / get something
  • Bemoan - to complain or say that you are disappointed about something
  • Poverty - a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Significant - very important
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Languishing - to remain in a difficult or unpleasant situation for a long time
  • Decongest - to make something un blocked or less crowded
  • Overcrowded - containing too many people or things
  • Stipulate - to say what is allowed or what is necessary
  • Undergone - to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
  • Remission -  the reduction of a prison sentence because the prisoner has behaved well
  • Cautions - warns
  • Magistrate - a judge in a court for minor crimes
  • In lieu of - instead of
  • Surety - someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe
  • Advocate - to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
  • Panacea - something that people think will solve all their problems
  • Unjust - an unjust decision, judgment, or action is not fair or reasonable, or is not done according to accepted legal or moral standards
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Expedite - to make something happen quickly or easily
  • Injustice - failure to treat someone fairly and to respect their rights

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Maduro’s excesses"

  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • Volatile - a volatile situation can suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Brutally - in extremely violent way
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Plunge - to fall quickly from a high position
  • Prosperous - rich and successful
  • Paralysis - the state of being completely unable to operate normally or effectively
  • Mend your ways - to improve your behaviour after you have been behaving badly for a long time
  • Controversial - a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • Nullify - to make something lose its legal effect
  • Rebuke - to tell someone that they have behaved badly.
  • Allies - supporters
  • Abort - to stop something before it is finished
  • Dissolution - the process of officially ending the existence of a group or organization
  • Rethink - to consider something such as an idea, plan, or system again in order to change it
  • Coldly - in an unfriendly way and without emotion
  • Disqualify - to stop someone from being in a competition or doing something because they are unsuitable or they have done something wrong
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people to try to win something
  • Reminiscent - similar to something else
  • Regime - asa particular government or a system or method of government
  • Unfazed - not surprised or worried
  • Groundswell - a growth of strong feeling among a large group of people
  • Resistance - the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something
  • Dictatorial - telling people what to do and refusing to listen to their opinions
  • Persist - to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way
  • Unleash - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Terrorise - to make someone feel very frightened by threatening to kill or hurt them
  • Protester - someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Abduction - the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will
  • Activist - a person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Legion - very large in number
  • Contempt - a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something
  • Emergency - an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary
  • Ruthless - not thinking or worrying about any pain caused to others; cruel
  • Clampdown - a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
  • Constitutionally - according to the rules in a constitution
  • Enshrine - to officially record something such as an idea or principle in a document so that it cannot be ignored
  • Loyalist - a person or group that strongly supports the government or ruler in power
  • Culminating in something - if an event or series of events culminates in something, it ends with it, having developed until it reaches this point
  • Unsavoury - unpleasant, or morally offensive
  • Inflation - a general, continuous increase in prices
  • Chronic - (especially of a disease or something bad) continuing for a long time
  • Spotlight - if something spotlights a particular situation, it directs public attention to it
  • Ruinous - causing great harm and destruction
  • Counteract - to reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect
  • Collapse - to reduce suddenly
  • Overdue - not done or happening when expected or when needed; late
  • Ironical - happening the opposite of what you really think
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Essential commodities - necessary or needed products for dailyi life
  • Turmoil - a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
  • Determined - wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you
  • Brazen something out - to act confidently and not admit that a problem exists
  • Intransigence - an unreasonable refusal to change your ideas or behaviour
  • Caracas - the capital and largest city of Venezuela
  • Unequivocal - total, or expressed in a clear and certain way
  • Criticism - the act of saying that something or someone is bad
  • Autocratic - ruling with complete power
  • Defiance - refusal to obey a person or rule
  • Isolation -  a situation in which a country or group is alone and without support because other countries or groups stop dealing with it
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
  • Semblance - a situation or condition that is similar to what is wanted or expected, but is not exactly as hoped for
  • Normality - a situation in which everything is normal

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