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August 25, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th August 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 19th August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death: Politics of probe"
  • Inquiry - an official examination of a crime, accident, problem etc, in order to get information or the truth
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Set piece - an impressive part of a play, film, book
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Put forward - to offer an idea, opinion, reason etc, especially so that people can discuss it and make a decision
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Memorial - a structure built to remind people of a famous person or event
  • Backroom - used for describing work that is important but is done in a private or secret way
  • Bargaining - an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else
  • Acceding -  to do what someone wants or agree with what they say
  • By all accounts - according to what people say
  • Inheritor - a person who has been given something by someone who is dead
  • Legacy - money or property that you receive from someone after they die
  • Yield - to make a profit
  • Dividend - a share of the profits of a company / organization
  • Shortcoming - a fault or problem that makes someone or something less effective
  • Administering - to give someone a drug or medical treatment
  • Opted for - to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities
  • Scenario - a situation that could possibly happen
  • Sacrifice - to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Barcelona horror"
  • Horror - a very strong feeling of shock, fear or disgust caused by something extremely unpleasant
  • Vehicular - relating to vehicles
  • Casualty - someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action
  • Panic - a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly
  • Plough into someone / something - to crash into someone or something with force
  • Pedestrian - someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Lone wolf - a person who likes to do things on their own without other people
  • Meticulous - very thorough and with careful attention to detail
  • Ripped through something - if something such as a fire, storm, or bomb rips through a place, it damages or destroys the place very quickly
  • Resort - a place that many people go to for a holiday
  • Grappling with something - to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Counterpart - someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Thwart - to prevent someone from doing something that they want to do
  • Weaponisation - to supply with weapons or deploy weapons
  • Extremist - someone who has beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable
  • Agenda - a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Beefed up - to increase or improve something
  • Multitude - a large crowd of people
  • Fumbling - to do something awkwardly
  • Paradigm - a typical example or model of something
  • Low-tech - low-tech equipment is simple and usually old-fashioned
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Suboptimal - not of the highest standard or quality
  • Culminated in something - to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation
  • Foil -  to prevent someone from doing something that they are trying to do
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Not to mention - used for adding a comment that emphasizes the main idea of what you have already said
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Unenviable - difficult
  • Evolving - to gradually develop
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Dispersed - if a crowd of people disperses, or if someone disperses it, the people separate and go in different directions
  • Determined - not willing to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do

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