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January 26, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 26th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Grand words, but sobering reality"

  • Sobering - making you feel serious and thoughtful
  • Optimism - hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
  • Emphasising - giving special importance or value to (something) while speaking or writing
  • Convergence - the act of coming closer
  • Collaborative - involving two or more ​people (groups) ​working together for a ​special ​purpose
  • Even keel - regular and ​well-balanced and not ​likely to ​change ​suddenly
  • Notwithstanding - in spite of something
  • Kerfuffle - noise, ​excitement, and ​argument
  • Wrinkle - a ​problem, usually a ​small one
  • Disruptive - causing ​trouble and ​therefore ​stopping something from ​continuing as ​usual
  • Detention - keep (someone) in official custody (for questioning about a crime or in a politically sensitive situation)
  • Bonhomie - cheerful friendlines
  • Diverse - very different
  • Counterterrorism - political or military activities designed to prevent terrorism
  • At the helm - officially ​controlling an ​organization
  • Trilateral - involving three parties
  • Emanating - spreading out from a source
  • Paralysed - unable to ​move or ​act
  • Brawls - fight in a rough or noisy way
  • Spiralling -  a ​situation gets ​worse and is ​difficult to ​control because one ​bad ​event ​causes another
  • Hostility - fighting in a ​war
  • Chasm - a very ​large ​difference between two ​opinions or ​groups of ​people
  • Suspicion - a feeling or thought that something is possible
  • Mandarins - a ​person who has a very ​important ​job in the ​government (powerful)
  • Perceived -  come to realize or understand something
  • Travesty - a false representation of something
  • Complicity - involvement in a ​crime or some ​activity that is ​wrong
  • Chastise - to ​criticize someone ​severely
  • Conundrum - a confusing and difficult problem
  • Stemming - to take origins
  • Legitimate - allowed by ​law
  • Hangs over something -  ​a problem exists at something (India)
  • Signatory - someone who signs an agreement (person / organization / country)
  • Spate - a ​larger ​number of ​events (​especially ​unpleasant ​ones) ​happening at the same ​time
  • Squabbles - an ​argument over something that is not ​important
  • Dispute - a disagreement or argument
  • Accurate - correct in all details (exact)

    Topic 2 : "A debate beyond ‘clicktivism’"

    • Clicktivism - to use social media and the Internet to influence public openions (politics / religion / other social issues)
    • No-holds-barred - without ​limits or ​controls
    • Spat - a ​short ​argument, usually about something that is not ​important
    • Giant - a very ​successful and ​powerful ​person or ​organization
    • Concerned - ​involved in something or ​affected by it
    • Unabashed - without any ​worry about ​possible ​criticism or ​embarrassment (not ashamed)
    • Enthusiasm - interest
    • Exploit - make full use of something
    • Drum up something - to creat something very cleverly
    • Scathing - criticizing someone or something very badly
    • Lobbying - to ​try to ​convince a ​politician / ​government that a ​particular thing should ​happen
    • Minced - to  speak in an affected way
    • Accused - to say that someone has done something ​​wrong / illegal
    • Crudely - rudely and ​offensively
    • Orchestrate - to ​arrange something ​carefully, and unfairly, to ​achieve a ​wanted ​result
    • Campaign - a ​planned ​group of ​activities that are ​intended to ​achieve a ​particular ​aim
    • Collating - collecting and combining (texts, information, or data)
    • Accusation - a ​statement saying that someone has done something ​​wrong / illegal
    • Provoke - to ​cause a ​reaction (​negative one)
    • Confrontation - a ​fight or ​argument
    • Stand-off - a ​situation in which ​agreement in an ​argument does not ​seem ​possible
    • Efficacy - the ability to produce a desired result
    • Clout - influence or power
    • Impact - influence
    • Imprudent - not showing care for the results of an action (rash)
    • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
    • Tenable - able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
    • Facilitating - make (an action or process) easy or easier
    • Procured - to get something with care or effort
    • Articulation - clarity
    • Arrogate - to take something without having the ​right to do so
    • Deflected - diverted

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