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December 26, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 26 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 26th December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

  • Churn - the number of loyal voters who decide to stop voting a political party and vote another party
  • Bypoll - an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government's term of office
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Battlefront - the place where opposing armies engage in combat
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Split - to divide into smaller groups, or to divide people into smaller groups
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Obvious - clear to almost anyone
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Forfeiting - to lose something valuable by making a mistake or by doing something wrong
  • Runaway victory - something good that happens very quickly or easily
  • Sow the seeds of something - to do something that makes a process or feeling start to develop
  • Faction -  a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Allegiance - strong loyalty to a person, group, idea, or country
  • Back - support
  • Worst-case scenario - the most unpleasant or serious thing that could happen in a situation
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Desertion - the act of leaving someone behind in a difficult situation
  • Feeble - not strong enough to be seen or heard clearly (because you are old)
  • Electioneering - things that politicians say and do to persuade people to vote for them in an election, often things that do not seem sincere or fair
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "On the line: on India-China boundary talks"
  • On the line - at risk
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Troop - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Stand-off - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Elevated - more important or higher in status
  • Poised -  about to do or achieve something after preparing for it
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Formulate - to develop a plan, system, or proposal carefully, thinking about all of its details
  • Framework - a system of rules, laws, agreements etc that establish the way that something operates in business, politics, or society
  • Demarcation - the process of establishing borders or limits between areas, groups, or things
  • Mandate - an official order to do something
  • Remit - a particular area of work that someone is responsible for
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Infer - to form an opinion about something that is based on information that you already have
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Transgression - an action that breaks a law or rule
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Foray - a sudden quick attack on an enemy
  • Contestation - the act of arguing or disagreeing about something
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Vitiate - to destroy or damage something
  • Assault - an attack by the armed forces
  • Bid - to compete for a job / position
  • In turn - as a result of something that is part of a connected series of events
  • Quadrilateral - involving four groups
  • Resolve - to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement


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