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July 04, 2017

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Warm in Washington: Modi in U.S."
  • Muted - not as strong or extreme as usual
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Predecessor - the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Rested on something - to be based on something
  • Fuel - to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Bonhomie - a friendly happy feeling
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Territorial - relating to the land of a particular country
  • Sovereignty - the right of a country to rule itself
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar
  • Divergence - a difference in the way that two or more things develop from the same thing
  • Veiled - not direct or expressed clearly
  • On the front burner - getting or needing immediate attention
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Innovation - a new idea, method, piece of equipment etc
  • Articulate - able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Accord - a formal agreement between countries or groups
  • Handicap - something that makes it difficult for you to do something
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The Marawi siege: IS enters Philippines"
  • Siege - a situation in which a group of people surround a building in order to protest about something or to force the people inside to come out
  • Engulf -  to cover or surround something in a way that harms or destroys it
  • Armed - carrying a weapon, especially a gun
  • Death toll - the number of people who are killed on a particular occasion
  • Ceasefire - an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Emir - a male leader in a Muslim country
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Sniper - someone who shoots at people from a hidden place
  • Minaret - a tall tower that is traditionally part of a mosque (a Muslim religious building) where someone stands to call people to prayer
  • Mortar - a large short gun that is used for firing bombs and shells over short distances
  • Reportedly - used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true
  • Armament - weapons and military equipment used by an army, navy, air force etc
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Significance - the importance that something has because it affects other things
  • Echoed - to express the ideas or feelings that someone else has expressed
  • Foiled - prevented
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Traverse - to move over or across an area
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Extremism - a tendency to have beliefs or opinions that are considered to be extremely unreasonable by most people
  • Decisive - making the final result of a situation completely certain
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Hostility - unfriendly or threatening behaviour or feelings towards someone
  • Humanitarian - relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups


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