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January 28, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 28th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 28th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "A message in Amit Shah"

  • Aide - an assistant to an important person (political leader)
  • Crafted - arranged / designed
  • Campaign - work in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • Momentum - the ​force that ​keeps an ​event ​developing
  • Proximity - nearness / closeness
  • Conjunction - the ​situation in which ​events or ​conditions ​combine or ​happen together
  • Indeed - really or ​certainly (used to ​express that something is ​correct)
  • Patriarch - the ​male ​leader of a ​family / group
  • Stare down - to overcome something
  • Triumph - a great victory or achievement
  • Replicating - repeating / to make an exact copy of something
  • Three-fold - by three times
  • Debacle -  a ​complete ​failure (​especially because of ​bad ​planning and ​organization)
  • Revive - regain life / strength.
  • Rally the base - to get support from the people
  • Polarisation - to ​divide people into ​completely ​opposing ​groups
  • Overarching - most ​important
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing ​intended to ​influence ​people
  • Outright - completely
  • Mobilisation - assembling and making ready for an action
  • Communally - belonging to the people of a community
  • Divisive - causing ​great and ​unfriendly ​disagreement within a ​group of ​people
  • Rabble-rousers - people who makes ​speeches that make ​people ​excited or ​angry (usually ​intentionally in ​order to make them ​act in a ​particular way)
  • Contrast - difference
  • Lynching - to punish a person without legal process or authority
  • Conformity - behaviour that ​follows the ​usual ​standards that are ​expected by a ​group or ​society

Topic 2 : "Denmark’s absurd law on refugees"

  • Absurd - stupid and ​unreasonable
  • Confiscate - to take someone's property with authority
  • Asylum - ​protection or ​safety, given by a ​government to ​people who have been ​forced to ​leave ​their own ​countries because of ​war
  • Refugees - people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war or natural disaster
  • Danes -  native people of Denmark
  • Starker - simpler
  • In line with - similar to
  • Seizing - to take something ​quickly and ​keep it
  • Upkeep - the process of keeping something in good condition
  • Fleeing - run away from a place of danger
  • Perilous - full of danger or risk
  • Mediterranean - the ​sea ​surrounded by ​southern ​Europe, ​North ​Africa, and ​Western ​Asia
  • Shore - the land along the edge of a sea
  • War-devastated - destroyed by war
  • Prosperous - wealthy
  • Shattered - broken into very ​small ​pieces / very upset
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Wall something off - to ​build a ​wall around a ​place
  • Combative - ready to fight / argue
  • Intruders - someone who ​enters a ​place without ​permission in ​order to ​commit a ​crime
  • Ethical - ​relating to ​beliefs about what is ​morally ​right and ​wrong
  • Destabilised - to make a ​government lose ​power or ​control
  • Waging - to carry on something
  • Invasion - the process of an ​army or ​country using ​force to ​enter and take ​control of another ​country
  • Chaos - complete disorder and confusion
  • Turn your back on someone / something - to ignore someone / something by turning away from them

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