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July 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th 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 28th July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The shift in Bihar — on Mahagathbandhan break-up"
  • Break-up - if a relationship breaks up, it ends
  • Switches - to change from one thing to another
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you (friend)
  • Impending - an impending event or situation, especially an unpleasant one, is one that will happen very soon
  • Split - to separate from a group or organization
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Swiftness - lack of delay / happening quickly or immediately
  • Finality - the fact or feeling that something has ended and has no possible future
  • Embrace - to accept and include something
  • Proffer - to offer someone something such as an explanation or apology
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Deputy - someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization
  • Lacked - to not have any or enough of something
  • Conviction - a strong belief or opinion about something
  • Expediency - the use of methods that produce an immediate result or solution to a problem, but may not be fair or honest
  • Compulsion - a very strong feeling of wanting to do something, especially a feeling that you cannot control
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Naïve - showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Aversion - a strong feeling that you dislike someone or something
  • Ingenuous - someone who is ingenuous believes everything that people tell them, especially because they have not had much experience of life
  • Convicted - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Fodder - food, especially hay or straw, for animals such as cows and horses
  • Rallying cry - a particular word or phrase that you use for referring to an issue or situation in order to make people want to take action
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Overriding - more important than anything else
  • Realignment - the action of changing or restoring something to a different or former position or state.
  • Best-case scenario - the best posible thing that could happen in a situation
  • Constituency - the voters in a division of a country who elect a representative to parliament
  • Vulnerable - a thing, person, or place that is vulnerable is easy to attack
  • Forge - to work hard to achieve something
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Tactic - a particular method or plan for achieving something
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Durable - continuing to exist or work for a long time, even if the situation changes
  • Setback- a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Naïvely - in a way that shows a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement
  • At the heart of something - to be the most important part of something
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A crisis of trust"
  • Crisis - an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation
  • Drive a wedge between - to cause two people or groups to disagree or be unfriendly to one another, especially in order to gain an advantage for yourself
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Take a dim view of something - to disapprove of something
  • Resolutely - in an admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering manner.
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Disdain - the feeling that someone or something is not important and does not deserve any respect
  • Propriety - behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Murky - involving activities that are not clearly known and that people think are dishonest or morally wrong
  • Dates back to - to be made or begun at a particular time in the past
  • Recuse - to withdraw oneself from acting as a judge or other official in a court case because of possible conflicts of interest
  • Interfere - to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this
  • Notion - an opinion or belief, especially one that is wrong or silly
  • Recusal - to withdraw oneself from acting as a judge or other official in a court case because of possible conflicts of interest
  • Consistent - not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Impartiality - equal treatment of all rivals or disputants; fairness.
  • Abrupt - sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Bias - an attitude that you have that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Probing - trying to find out the truth about something
  • Conflict of interest - a situation in which someone cannot make fair decisions because they will be affected by the results
  • Anticipate - to think that something will probably happen
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Conservative - someone who is not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Checks and balances - a system that limits power within a political system, group, or organization in which no single part of it can become too powerful, because it needs the agreement of the other parts for its actions to be legal
  • Meddling - to become involved in a situation that you have no right to be involved in, in a way that is annoying
  • Fierce - involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate
  • Patriotism - strong feelings of love, respect, and duty towards your country
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Hamper - to prevent something from happening or progressing normally
  • Can ill afford (to do) something - used for saying that someone should definitely not do something because it will cause problems
  • Deficit - a lack of a quality, skill, or ability that you should have
  • For instance - for example
  • Transgender - relating to people whose sexual identity does not match traditionally accepted male and female genders

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