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September 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th September 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of Today's Hindu News Paper dated 29th September 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Hope in Darjeeling — On end of blockade"
  • Blockade - an official action that is intended to prevent people or goods from moving from one place to another
  • Tripartite - involving three people or organizations
  • Breakthrough - a discovery or achievement that comes after a lot of hard work
  • Forthwith - immediately
  • Consolidate - to combine several small things into one large unit
  • Truce - an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Livelihood - something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live
  • Agitation - an attempt to cause social or political changes by arguing or protesting, or through other activities
  • Appeal - a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way
  • Protester - someone who publicly shows their opposition to something such as a law or policy
  • Tentative -  not definite, or not certain
  • Turnaround - an important change in a situation that causes it to improve
  • Beleaguered - having a lot of problems or criticism to deal with
  • Severely - very seriously
  • Waning - if a feeling or power wanes, it becomes weaker or less important
  • Inclination - a feeling that you want to do something
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Cash in on - to use an opportunity to make a profit or gain an advantage
  • Defunct - not existing or working any more
  • Autonomous - independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Substantive - large in amount, degree, or strength
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Statehood -  the status of a place as an independent country
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is not possible because none of the people involved are willing to change their opinion or decision
  • Outcome -  the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Substantively - in a way that is important, meaningful, or considerable.
  • Devolve - to take power or responsibility from a central authority or government and give it to smaller and more local regions
  • Agitation - an attempt to cause social or political changes by arguing or protesting, or through other activities
  • Grievance - a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
  • Revive - to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again
  • Put together -  to produce or organize something using many different things
  • Maximalist - a person who holds extreme views and is not prepared to compromise
  • Agitator - someone who organizes and persuades people to join a protest or political activity
  • Ploy - a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want
  • Chauvinist - someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other
  • Stalemate - a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
  • Face-saver - something that you do in order to stop people losing respect for you
  • Averse to something - to dislike or not enjoy something
  • Empowerment - the official authority or the freedom to do something
  • Grievance - a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Tokyo dreams — On Japan snap polls"
  • Snap polls - elections that are called earlier than expected
  • Gamble - to do something that involves risks but may result in benefits if things happen as you hope they will
  • Breeze - to easily complete or win something
  • Vindicate - to prove that someone is right
  • Grit - determination to succeed, even in very difficult situations
  • Tenacity - the determination to continue what you are doing
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Trouncing - to easily defeat an opponent in a game, competition, election etc
  • Nominee - someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
  • Accustomed to something - to think/start to think that something is normal or natural because you have experienced it regularly over a period of time
  • Thriving - very successful
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Penchant - a feeling of liking something very much or a tendency to do something a lot
  • Spectacular - extremely impressive
  • Exploit - to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Merely - only / just
  • Mindful - careful about or conscious of something
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Abandoning -  to stop something that you are doing or planning to do, especially because it is too difficult to continue
  • Plunge - to fall quickly from a high position
  • Abdicate - to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have
  • Preparatory - done as preparation for something else
  • Abating - to gradually become less serious or extreme
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Contend with - to have to deal with problems or difficulties, especially in order to achieve something
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Intrusive - interrupting a peaceful situation
  • Privacy - the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing
  • Pacifist - someone who believes that violence is wrong and refuses to fight in wars
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Advocate - to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things

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