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July 20, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th July 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 20th July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Resignation drama: on Mayawati and BSP's struggle"
  • Resignation - the act of leaving a job permanently
  • Retrieve - to get something back
  • Viability - ability to work successfully
  • High drama - a very exciting and dramatic event or events
  • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India
  • Inadvertently - not deliberately, and without realizing what you are doing
  • Fightback - a situation in which you end by defeating an opponent who was winning before
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Relevance - the quality of being directly connected with and important to something else
  • Successive - coming or happening one after another in a series
  • Squeeze - to make someone have financial trouble
  • Presume - to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain
  • Beneficiary - someone who gets an advantage from a situation
  • Blowback - negative reactions or results that were not intended, such as criticism, protest, or anger
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Predicament - a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
  • Sought - to ask for something, or to try to get something
  • Procession - a line of people or vehicles moving in a slow and formal way as part of an event
  • Segment - a separate part of anything
  • Fiery - becoming angry very easily and quickly
  • Assertion - to do something to show that you have power
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Crafting - to make or produce something skilfully
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Oppressed - suffering from unfair and cruel treatment by a more powerful person or government
  • Accommodate - to provide enough space for something or someone
  • Handout - something such as food, clothing, or money that is given free to someone who has a great need for it
  • Progress - to continue to develop or move forward
  • Aspiration - something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Aggression - an angry feeling that makes you want to attack or defeat someone else
  • Cherry-pick - to choose only the best things or people out of a group
  • Rely - to trust someone or something to do something for you
  • Modernising - to make something use the most recent ideas and methods
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Target Tehran: on USA's sanctions on Iran"
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Administration - the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Stability - a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
  • Compliant - used to describe something that obeys a particular rule or law
  • Strategic -     carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Tactical - a tactical action is one that you do as part of a plan for achieving what you want
  • Dilemma - a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision
  • Curbing - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Renegotiate - to discuss an agreement again in order to change it
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Pact - a formal agreement
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Reluctant - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Ballistic missile - a type of missile that travels long distances and cannot be controlled after it has been launched
  • D├ętente - an improvement in the relationship between two countries that in the past were not friendly and did not trust each other
  • Unquestionably - in a way that cannot be doubted
  • Overstretched - not having enough money, people, equipment, etc
  • Set the stage for something - to make it possible for something else to happen
  • Overhaul - to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
  • Endorse - to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone
  • Isolate - to separate something from other things with which it is connected or mixed
  • Align with - if you align yourself with an organization or person, you agree with and support their aims
  • Undermine - to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
  • Backfire - (of a plan) to have the opposite result from the one you intended
  • Substantial - large in size, value, or importance
  • Geopolitical - relating to politics, especially international relations, as influenced by geographical factors
  • Clout - power and influence over other people or events
  • Long-lasting - continuing for a long period of time
  • Reciprocate - to share the same feelings as someone else, or to behave in the same way as someone else
  • Mediator - to talk to two separate people or groups involved in a disagreement to try to help them to agree or find a solution to their problems
  • Take sides - to support one person or group rather than another, in an argument or war
  • Destabilising - to make a government, area, or political group lose power or control
  • Cold war - unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other


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