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December 30, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 30th 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 30th December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Violators must pay: on fire tragedies"
  • Violator - someone who breaks a law
  • Tragedy - a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die
  • Thoroughly - very carefully, so that nothing is missed
  • Probe - to try to find out the truth about something
  • Enforce - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Rooftop - the outside surface of the roof of a building
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • Relentless - determined, and never stopping your attempts to achieve something
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Migrant - someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Catastrophe - an event that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of people suffer
  • Befall - if something unpleasant befalls you, it happens to you
  • Upmarket - upmarket services or goods are designed for people who have a lot of money
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Exemplary - an exemplary punishment is extremely severe, so that other people will be afraid to commit a similar crime
  • Zero-tolerance - a policy of punishing people for even very minor offences by using the law in a very strict way
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Conscience - the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong
  • Impartial - not connected to or influenced by one particular person or group
  • Violate -  to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Deliberate - intended, not done by chance or by accident
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Mere - only / just
  • Leniency - a punishment that is not as severe as it could be
  • Igniting - to make something start to burn
  • Occupant - someone who uses a room, building, area of land, seat, bed, or other place during a period of time
  • Meticulous - very thorough and with careful attention to detail
  • Play out - to develop or end in a particular way
  • Prolong - to make something last longer
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Invoke -  to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Commendable - deserving praise or admiration
  • Indifference - lack of interest or sympathy
  • Tort - an action that harms someone and for which you can be judged legally responsible although it is not a crime
  • Rampant - existing, happening, or spreading in an uncontrolled way
  • Brazen - behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended
  • Benign - kind and nice
  • Blatant - done in an obvious way that shows you are not embarrassed or ashamed to be doing something bad or illegal
  • Complicit - involved in or knowing about something bad that happens
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A complex result: on the Catalan election"
  • Complex - something that is complex has a lot of details or small parts that make it difficult to understand or deal with
  • Catalan - a person from the Catalonia region of Spain
  • Outcome -  the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Snap election - a general election (= an election in which every adult can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament) that is called earlier than expected
  • Collectively - together, as a group
  • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Autonomous - independent and having the power to make your own decisions
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Exile - a situation in which you are forced to live in a foreign country because you cannot live in your own country, usually for political reasons
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Alignment -  support for a group, political party, or country
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Reckoning - a calculation or measurement
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Favourable - showing that you like or approve of someone or something
  • Minority - a smaller number or part
  • Significant - very important
  • In light of - because of
  • Dismal - making you feel unhappy and without hope or enthusiasm
  • It behoves someone to do something - used for saying that someone should do something because it is the right thing to do
  • Dialogue - a process in which two people or groups have discussions in order to solve problems
  • Facilitate - to make it possible or easier for something to happen
  • Expediency - the use of methods that produce an immediate result or solution to a problem, but may not be fair or honest
  • Divisive - likely to cause arguments between people
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