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July 04, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th 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 27th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In another court: men who transformed badminton in India"
  • Back-to-back - happening one after the other
  • Clinch - to manage to win or achieve something by doing one final thing that makes it certain
  • Domination - control or power over other people or things
  • Elite - the best or most skilful people in a group
  • Gauged - to make a judgment about something
  • Heartening - to make someone feel happier and more hopeful
  • Cohort - a group of people who share a characteristic
  • For instance - for example
  • Upstage - to do something so that you get more attention and admiration than someone else
  • Reigning - being the most recent winner of a competition
  • Bout - a short period when you are ill or you feel unhappy
  • Potential - someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed
  • Conqueror - someone who has taken control of land or people by force
  • Legendary -  very famous or well known for a long time
  • Successive - coming or happening one after another in a series
  • Formidable - very impressive
  • Nucleus - the central or basic part of something
  • Consistency - the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Competitiveness - the ability of people to compete successfully
  • Pay dividends - to bring you a lot of benefit
  • Refrain from - to stop yourself from doing something
  • At will - at any time that you want or choose
  • Backhand - in tennis and similar sports, a movement made to hit the ball in which the back of your hand moves towards the ball
  • Choking - to fail to achieve something, especially because you lose confidence
  • Illustrious - an illustrious person is famous and respected because of what they have achieved
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Significantly - in a way that is relevant or that has an important effect on something
  • Realistic - seeming to exist or be happening in fact
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Qatar crisis: mending the rift"
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Mending - to repair something that is broken or damaged
  • Rift - a disagreement between two people or groups
  • Push for something - to try hard to get or achieve something
  • Resolution - the action of solving a problem or dealing with a disagreement in a satisfactory way
  • Handed over - to give something to someone
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • On the face of it - used for saying that something appears to be true but might not be true when you have examined it in more detail
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is not possible because none of the people involved are willing to change their opinion or decision
  • Bargaining counter - something that you can use to persuade someone to give you what you want
  • Backroom - used for describing work that is important but is done in a private or secret way, or the people who do this work
  • Disown - to say that you no longer want to be connected with someone or something
  • Extremist - someone who has beliefs or opinions that are considered to be extremely unreasonable by most people
  • Thriving - very successful
  • Dissident - someone who disagrees publicly with a government, especially in a country where this is not allowed
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Bully - someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful, often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do
  • Prevail -  to exist at a particular time or in a particular situation
  • Playbook - a set of rules or suggestions that are considered to be suitable for a particular activity, industry, or job
  • Diplomacy - the ability to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them
  • Precursor - something that exists before something else, and is related to it or influences its development
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Remittance - a payment for goods or services that you send by post
  • Sanguine - confident and hopeful about what might happen, especially in a difficult situation


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