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June 30, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd June 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 22nd June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Jailing a judge: On Justice Karnan arrest"
  • Imprisonment - the punishment of being put into prison (jail)
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Contempt - a failure to show appropriate respect for something that other people consider to be important
  • Culmination - the final result of a process or situation
  • Offence -  a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Unsubstantiated - an unsubstantiated argument, claim etc is one for which you have no evidence
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Intimidation - to deliberately make someone feel frightened, especially so that they will do what you want
  • Hallowed - considered very special and treated with great respect
  • Portal - the entrance to a building where a particular group of people meet
  • Adopt - to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or method
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Under a dark cloud - with your reputation damaged because you may have done something wrong
  • Dishonour - a state in which people no longer respect you because of something bad that you have done
  • Evaluate - to think carefully about something before making a judgment about its value, importance, or quality
  • Sentence - when a judge sentences someone, they officially state what someone’s punishment will be
  • Impeachment - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Disdainful - the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect
  • Waywardness - doing only what you want and often changing your behaviour in a way that is difficult to control
  • Introspection - the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas
  • Ill-suited - not suited
  • Inadequacy - a fault in someone or something that prevents them from reaching the standard that is needed or expected
  • Recalcitrant - refusing to obey orders
  • Glaring - a glaring mistake is very obvious
  • Lacuna - an empty space where something is missing, for example from a piece of writing
  • Long-winded - using more words and taking more time than necessary to say something
  • Cumbersome - not simple, fast, or effective enough and difficult or annoying to use
  • Refractory - difficult to control; unwilling to obey
  • Amenable - willing to do something or to agree with someone
  • Restraint - an act of limiting or controlling something
  • Chastening - to make someone feel ashamed or less confident
  • Victimise - to treat someone in a deliberately unfair way
  • Remission - the reduction of a prison sentence because the prisoner has behaved well
  • Grudge - a feeling of anger towards someone because they have done something to you that does not seem right or fair
  • Play to the gallery - to say what you think people want to hear in order to gain popularity
  • Portray someone as something - to show or describe someone in a particular way
  • Martyr - someone who suffers or is killed because of their religious or political beliefs
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Kumble’s farewell: On Team India coach exit"
  • Farewell - used for saying goodbye to someone when you do not expect to see them again for a long time
  • Graceful - showing good manners and respect for other people
  • Shows the mirror - to show the reality / truth
  • Ghastly - shocking in a way that frightens or upsets you
  • Fissure - a state of disagreement.
  • Inevitable - impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Skipper - someone who is in charge of a team (captain)
  • Duo - two people who work together or who often do things together
  • Oversaw - to watch something in order to check that it works or happens in the way that it should
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Blip - a minor problem
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Amiss - likely to cause difficulties or problems
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Rift - a disagreement between two people or groups
  • Apparent - easy to see or understand
  • Untenable - impossible to continue because of serious problems, opposition, or criticism
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Endorsing - to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Drawn into - to involve someone in a conversation or situation, often when they do not want to be involved
  • Induce - to persuade someone to do something
  • Swift - happening quickly or immediately
  • Precision - the quality of being very accurate and exact
  • Discord - disagreement between people
  • Precedent - an action or event in the past that is used as an example or reason for a present action or event
  • Spat - a short argument
  • Tussle - a short fight
  • Transpire -  come to be known; be revealed
  • Feud - an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time
  • Obvious - clear to almost anyone
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Disastrous - causing a lot of damage or harm
  • Stint - a period of time spent doing something
  • Rebellion - a refusal to obey your leader
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Prima donna - someone who thinks that they are very important or special, and who is very difficult to please
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Curtail - to reduce or limit something
  • Bad blood - angry feelings that people still have towards each other because of something that happened in the past


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