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December 13, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th December 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 13th December 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial from the News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Starting over: On Rahul’s elevation"
  • Starting over - to begin to do something again
  • Elevation - the fact of being given a more important position
  • Predecessor -  the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Step up - to increase something
  • Unopposed - if someone does something unopposed, no one competes against them or tries to stop them
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Home turf - the place at which one has influence
  • Devastating - causing a lot of harm or damage
  • Haul - to succeed in reaching a higher position using a lot of effort
  • Undeterred - continuing to do something even though you are not successful or people do not support you
  • Pundit - someone who is an expert in a subject, and is often asked to talk to the public about that subject
  • Misstep - a mistake, especially one caused by bad judgment
  • Retreat - to change your ideas, opinion, or decision because of criticism or opposition from other people
  • Constitute - if several people or things constitute something, they combine to form it
  • Swiftness - the quality of moving at high speed.
  • Loyalist - someone who supports their government, especially during a revolution
  • Decisiveness - the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Cohesive - combining well to form a strong well-organized unit
  • Edge out - to beat someone in something such as a competition or election by a small amount
  • Terrain - an area of land, when considering its natural features
  • Obvious - clear to almost anyone
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Forge - to work hard to achieve something
  • Painstakingly - very carefully and thoroughly
  • Transitional - temporary, or in the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Offshoot - a company, group, or organization that has developed from a larger one
  • Articulate -  able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Outlook -  an idea about what a situation will be like in the future
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Spell out - to say or explain something very clearly because someone has not understood something
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Suffice - to be enough
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Unedifying campaign: On Gujarat polls"
  • Unedifying - unpleasant and without any useful or positive features
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Substance - the quality of being important, real, or useful, or something that shows this quality
  • Riddled with something - full of something
  • String of - a group of similar or connected things
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Deflect - to direct criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself towards someone else
  • Rash - careless or unwise, without thought for what might happen or result
  • Intemperate - unreasonable and showing a lack of control
  • Broadly - in a way that includes a large number of people or things
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Ironically - used for saying that a situation has developed in an unexpected and sometimes humorous way
  • Bizarre - strange and difficult to explain
  • Jarring - surprising, or slightly shocking
  • Accusing - intended to show someone that you think they have done something wrong
  • Colluding - to work secretly with someone to do something dishonest
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Laughable - very silly, or unreasonable
  • Clutch - to hold someone or something firmly
  • Diplomat -  an official whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
  • Collusion - the secret activities of people who work together to do something dishonest
  • Unseemly - unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Rancour - a feeling of hate or anger that lasts a long time
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Pollster - a person or organization that prepares a poll
  • Predict - to say what you think will happen in the future
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • In the face of something - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Cobble something together - to do or make something quickly and not very carefully
  • Spearheaded - to lead an organized effort or activity
  • Palpably - if a mood or feeling is palpable, it is so strong that you seem to feel it physically yourself
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