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January 04, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 4th January 2018

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 4th January 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Citizen count: on Assam's draft NRC"
  • Draft - something such as a plan, letter, or drawing that may have changes made to it before it is finished
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Prod - to persuade or encourage someone to do something
  • Unrelenting - used for describing someone who continues to do something with a lot of determination
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Panic - a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly
  • Anxiety - a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen
  • Contour - the shape of the outside edge of something
  • Consolidate - to combine several small things, especially companies or organizations, into one large unit
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Protracted - continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary
  • Contestation - the act of arguing or disagreeing about something
  • Vexed - full of difficulties
  • Trigger - to make something happen
  • Agitation - an attempt to cause social or political changes by arguing or protesting, or through other activities
  • Roil - to seriously disturb; to throw into confusion
  • Expulsion - an occasion when someone is officially forced to leave an organization or activity permanently because of their bad behaviour
  • Alien - someone who is not a citizen of the country they are living in
  • Propel - to cause someone to do a particular thing or to cause something to happen
  • Debatable - something that is debatable is not certain because it is possible for people to have different opinions about it
  • Turn a blind eye - to pretend you do not notice something, because you should do something about it but you do not want to
  • Cultivate - to grow crops or plants, especially in large quantities
  • Cut-and-dried - if something is cut and dried, it is already clearly decided or settled
  • Elapsed - passed
  • Sneak - to go somewhere secretly, or to take someone or something somewhere secretly
  • Confine - to exist only in a particular area or group of people
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Deportation - to force someone to leave a country, especially someone who has no legal right to be there or who has broken the law
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Migrant - someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Manifesto - a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organization, especially a political party
  • Undermine -  to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Denominational - relating to a particular religious group
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Transparent - simple, clear, and easy to understand
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Money talks: on U.S.-Pakistan ties"
  • Aid - money, food, or other help that an organization or government gives to a country or area where people need i
  • Withhold - to deliberately not give something to someone
  • Downgrade - to treat something in a way that shows that you think it is now less important than it was
  • Ambassador - a senior official who lives in a foreign country and represents his or her own country there
  • Harbouring - to protect someone who has done something wrong
  • Troops - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Temperate -  not extreme in behaviour or language
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Deceit - dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone
  • Convene - to arrange a formal meeting, or to gather for a meeting
  • Outlay - an amount of money spent for a particular purpose
  • Tranche - a part of an amount or total, especially a sum of money
  • Alarming - frightening or worrying
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Ultimatum - a statement that orders someone to do something and threatens to punish or attack them if they do not
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Mindful - careful about or conscious of something
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Bilateral - a bilateral agreement or activity is one that involves two groups or countries
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Ensnare - to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them
  • Triangulate - the method of using other people’s opinions about something to help you to decide what your opinion is

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