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February 24, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 23rd February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 23rd February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Referendum gamble for Britain"

  • Referendum - a ​vote in which all the ​people in a ​country or an ​area are ​asked to give ​their ​opinion about an ​important ​political or ​social ​question
  • Gamble - take risky action in the hope of a desired result
  • Counterparts - people who have the same job or purpose as you
  • Let it be - leave the situation alone as it is
  • Stitch something together - to ​create or ​form something ​quickly
  • Immense - extremely large or great
  • Significance - importance
  • Ravage - to ​cause ​great ​damage to something
  • Compelling - very ​exciting and ​interesting
  • Transnational - multinational
  • Sovereign - having the ​highest ​power or being ​completely ​independent
  • Confront - come face to face with each other
  • Perspective - point of view
  • Cumulative - increasing
  • Realities - facts
  • Overshadowed - to ​cause someone or something to ​seem less ​important
  • Midst - in the middle of
  • Influx - inflow
  • Immigrants - a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
  • Precise - exact / accurate
  • Safeguards - safety measures
  • Significant - important or ​noticeable
  • Wary - not ​completely ​trusting something / someone
  • Stance - a way of ​thinking about something
  • Reconcile - to restore friendly relations
  • Clout - influence or power
  • Implicit - something is understood but not clearly stated
  • Prospect - the possibility of some future event occurring
  • Bode - to be a ​sign of something that will ​happen in the ​future
  • Severely - very ​seriously
  • Dent - a reduction in amount or size
  • Diminish - to ​reduce in ​size or ​importance
  • Conversely - * used to introduce something that is different to something you have just said
  • Integration - to combine
  • Sceptics - people who ​doubts the ​truth or ​value of an ​idea or ​belief
  • Outright - wholly and completely
  • Concede - to agree that something is true after first denying it
  • Retention -  the ​continued use of something
  • Uncertainty - a ​situation in which something is not ​known
  • Notwithstanding - without being prevented by something
  • Frenzied - uncontrolled and ​excited (sometimes ​violent)

Topic 2 : "Stark reminder in Jammu & Kashmir"

  • Stark - complete
  • Ember - a piece of wood or coal, etc. that continues to burn after a fire has no more flames
  • Flare up - a situation in which something such as violence, pain, or anger suddenly starts or gets much worse
  • Determination - the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult
  • Stand-off - a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
  • Heavily armed - carrying a lot of weapons
  • Convoy - a group of vehicles or ships that travel together, especially for protection
  • Entrepreneurship -  skill in starting new businesses, especially when this involves seeing new opportunities
  • Grave -  a place in the ground where a dead person is buried
  • Casualties - a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war
  • Top brass -  the people with the highest positions of authority, especially in the armed forces
  • Elite -  most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society
  • Dreary - depressingly dul or repetitive
  • Dwindle - to become smaller in size or amount, or fewer in number
  • Pace - the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes
  • Progressive -  developing or happening gradually
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Exploit - to use something in a way that helps you
  • Ebbing -  gradually decreasing
  • Militancy -  the state or condition of being disposed to fight
  • All-out -  complete and with as much effort as possible
  • Breakthrough - an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem
  • Entail - to make something necessary, or to involve something
  • Grievances - a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Deployment - to move soldiers or equipment to a place where they can be used when they are needed
  • Sewed up - to gain complete control of something
  • Coalition -  the ​joining together of different ​political ​parties or ​groups for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Determination - the ​ability to ​continue ​trying to do something, ​although it is very ​difficult:
  • Floundered - to ​experience ​great difficulties
  • Home-grown - local
  • Infiltrating - to ​secretly ​become ​part of a ​group in ​order to get ​information
  • To keep the pot boiling - to make people exited or impressed
  • Drift - a continuous slow movement
  • Hammer out - to ​reach an ​agreement or ​solution after a lot of ​argument or ​discussion
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit
  • Alienation - the ​feeling that you have no ​connection with the ​people around you

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