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December 23, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 23rd 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 23rd December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Affirmative vote: on US' move on Jerusalem"
  • Affirmative - relating to a statement that shows agreement or says "yes"
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other
  • Merely - only / just
  • Abstain - to not do something
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Ambassador - a senior official who lives in a foreign country and represents his or her own country there
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Defy - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Named and shamed - to publicly say that a person, group, or business has done something wrong
  • Aid - money, food, or other help that an organization or government gives to a country or area where people need it
  • Exact - doing things very carefully
  • Revenge -  something that you do to hurt or punish someone because they have hurt you or someone else
  • Derision - the opinion that someone or something is stupid, unimportant, or useless
  • Envoy - an official who represents their country in another country, with a rank below an ambassador
  • Epithet - a word or phrase that describes the main quality of someone or something
  • Diplomacy -  the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Churlish - impolite and unfriendly, especially towards someone who does not deserve to be treated in this way
  • Bully - to frighten or hurt someone who is smaller or weaker than you
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Acknowledge - to know or recognize that someone or something is important
  • Mandate - the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action
  • Uphold - to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Doublespeak - a way of saying things that makes it impossible for people to understand, used by people in official positions when they want to hide the truth
  • Affirm - to state that something is true or that you agree with it, especially in public
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Contour - a way in which something varies
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • In the face of something - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Impending - an impending event or situation, especially an unpleasant one, is one that will happen very soon
  • Dilute -  to make something less strong or effective
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Missing the pulse: on policies for farmers"
  • Investor - a person or organization that invests money
  • Predictability - the state of knowing what something is like, when something will happen, etc
  • Coherence - the state of being reasonable and sensible
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Read into - to find an extra meaning in someone’s words or actions that is not obvious or does not exist
  • Slap on - to add something as an extra cost
  • Import - a product from another country, that is bought with money from your country
  • Domestic - relating to the country being talked about, and not other countries
  • Pulses - seeds that you can cook and eat, for example beans, peas
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Stockpile - a large collection of things that may be neede
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Upsurge - a sudden increase in something
  • Disaggregate - to separate something into separate parts
  • Cool off - if sales, prices etc cool off, they become lower
  • Moderation - a reduction in the amount or strength of something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Reflexive - a reflexive movement or action is one that you do without thinking
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Warrant - a reason for doing something
  • Counterproductive - having the opposite result to the one you intended
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Pact - an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something
  • Diplomacy - the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Prop up -  to stop something from falling
  • Curb - to control or limit something
  • Consumption - the act of using, eating, or drinking something
  • Hiking - increasing
  • Duty - a tax that you must pay on something that you buy, or on something that you bring into one country from another country
  • Better-off -  in a better situation
  • Accumulate - to get more and more of something over a period of time
  • Devise - to invent a method of doing something
  • Shore up - to support or improve an organization, agreement, or system that is not working effectively or that is likely to fail
  • Stirring up - to make someone / something upset
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Cultivate - to develop a friendship or relationship with someone, usually in order to get an advantage from it


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