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December 14, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 14th 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 14th December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

  • Adultery - sex that takes place between a married person and someone who is not their husband or wife
  • Reconsider - to think again about a decision or opinion and decide if you want to change it
  • Long overdue - if something is long overdue, it should have been done before now
  • Prosecute - to officially accuse someone of a crime and ask a court of law to judge them
  • Discriminate - to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Unconstitutional - not allowed or not legal according to the constitution (set of official rules or principles) of a particular country or organization
  • Observe - to make a written or spoken comment about someone or something
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Archaic - old and no longer used
  • Liable - legally responsible for causing damage or injury, so that you have to pay something or be punished
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Absolve - to state officially that someone is free of any blame or responsibility in a particular matter
  • Gender neutrality - policies or ideas that seek to avoid or remove obvious distinctions between males and females
  • Consent - permission to do something
  • Connivance - the act of doing something illegal or immoral, especially by knowing that something bad is happening and allowing it to continue
  • Subordination - the fact of having less power or authority than someone else
  • Create a dent in something - to reduce the amount of something
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Author - the person who is responsible for something
  • Discriminatory - treating a particular group of people unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Disloyal - not loyal to someone who you have a close relationship with or to an organization that you belong to
  • Spouse - a husband, or a wife
  • Matrimonial - relating to marriage
  • Aggrieved - feeling angry and unhappy because you think you have been treated in an unfair way
  • Culpability - deserving to be blamed or considered responsible for something bad
  • Implicit -  not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying
  • Subordination -  the fact of having less power or authority than someone else
  • Merely - used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant
  • Posit - to say that something is true or that something should be accepted as true
  • Consensual - agreed to by all the people involved
  • Archaic - old and no longer used
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Era - a period of time that has a particular quality or character
  • Repeal - to state officially that a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
  • Incarceration - to put someone in prison
  • Travesty - a situation, action, or event that shocks you because it is very different from what it should be or because it seems very unfair
  • Empowering - to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Ambit - the range within which something, especially a rule or law, is effective or has power
  • Dispense with - to no longer use someone or something because you no longer want or need them
  • Statute - a law passed by a government and formally written down
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "IS was ?: On Islamic State’s defeat"
  • Territory - an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army
  • Fleeing - to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly
  • Regrouping - to prepare to make a new attempt to achieve something after having failed or been stopped
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Cautious - careful to avoid problems or danger
  • Gradualist - slow
  • Troops - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Suburb - an area or town near a large city but away from its centre, where there are many houses, especially for middle-class people
  • Offensive - used for attacking
  • Capturing - to catch someone so that they become your prisoner
  • Militia - a group of ordinary people who are trained as soldiers to fight in an emergency
  • Liberated - behaving in the way that you want and not accepting traditional rules about behaviour
  • Arguable - if something is arguable, you are not completely certain whether it is true or correct
  • Ousting - to remove someone from a position of power, especially in order to take that position
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Accomplishment - something difficult that you succeed in doing, especially after working hard over a period of time
  • Simplistic - treating something in a way that makes it seem much simpler than it really is
  • Conclude - to decide that something is true after looking at all the evidence you have
  • Rid of - make someone or something free of an unwanted person or thing
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Heal - to make or become well again
  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • War-stricken - affected by war
  • Alienated - feeling that you do not belong in a particular society, place, or group
  • Autonomous - an autonomous state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Drift -  o move somewhere slowly as though you do not know where you are going
  • Anarchy - a situation in which there is no government or no social control in a country
  • Breeding ground - a situation or place in which bad things can easily begin to develop
  • Footing - a firm position for your feet on a surface, especially one that is difficult to stand on or walk across
  • For instance - for example
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another
  • Regroup - to prepare to make a new attempt to achieve something after having failed or been stopped
  • Reach out - to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them
  • Disaffected - a disaffected member of a group or organization no longer feels any loyalty towards it
  • Resurrection - act of making something exist again or of starting to use something again after it has disappeared
  • Extremist - someone who has beliefs or opinions that are considered to be extremely unreasonable by most people
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