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March 26, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 22nd March 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd March 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Back to the Hindutva basics"

  • Back to basics - returned to the main principles of something
  • Executive - someone in a high ​position, who makes ​decisions and puts them into ​action
  • Set the tone (for something) - to ​establish a ​particular ​mood or ​character for something
  • Deliberations - considering or ​discussing something
  • Battle line - a line defining the positions of opposing groups in a fight or controversy
  • Dissent - a ​strong ​difference of ​opinion on a ​particular ​subject
  • Slogans - a ​short ​easily ​remembered phrase (​especially used to ​promote an ​idea or a ​product)
  • Touch on something - to ​mention a ​subject ​quickly when ​speaking or writing about another ​subject
  • Primacy - importance
  • Nationalism - ​great love of ​your own ​country
  • Patriotism - the ​feeling of ​loving ​your ​country more than any ​others and being ​proud of it
  • Portraying - describing / showing
  • Solidarity - ​agreement
  • Allegedly - used to say that someone has done something ​illegal or ​wrong without giving ​proof
  • Hypocritical - behaving in a way that you have higher standards or more noble beliefs than you actually have
  • Imposed - to ​officially ​force a ​rule, ​tax, ​punishment, etc on someone
  • Emergency - a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
  • Resolution -  an ​official ​decision that is made after a ​group or ​organization has ​voted
  • Illustrious - well known / respected / famous
  • Pedigree -  ​family ​history
  • Swipe - to hit somebody
  • Aggressively - behaving in an ​angry and ​violent way
  • Setback - something that ​happens that ​delays or ​prevents a ​process from ​developing
  • Divisive - something that ​causes ​great and unfriendly ​disagreement within a ​group of ​people
  • Adopted - choose to take up or follow (an idea / method / action)
  • Upholding - confirm or support something
  • Reiteration - to say or do something again
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Pronouncement - a formal or authoritative announcement or declaration
  • Janus-faced- having two completely different characteristics
  • Seemingly - ​appearing to be something
  • Contradictory - different from each other
  • Polarise - to ​divide ​people into two ​completely ​opposing ​groups
  • Discourse - communication / debate
  • Plausible - seeming ​likely to be ​true / reasonable
  • Deniability - the ability to refuse something especially on the basis of being officially uninformed
  • Above the fray - not involved in a particular argument
  • Battle - fight
  • Beacon - signal
  • Messiah - a ​leader who is ​believed to have the ​power to ​solve the world's ​problems
  • Dog-whistle - a small political message which is aimed for, and can only be understood by a particular group
  • Invocation - to make someone have a ​particular ​feeling or ​remember something
  • Majoritarian - a person who supports government by a majority
  • Agenda - a ​list of ​aims or ​possible ​future ​achievements
  • Saffron - orange yellow colour
  • Stormtroopers - a group of specially trained and violent soldiers

Topic 2 : "Forging unity by force of crisis"
  • Forging - to make or ​produce something (especially with some ​difficulty)
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Hardly - only just / ​almost not
  • Contentious - causing disagreement
  • Controversial - causing ​disagreement or ​discussion
  • Stem - to ​stop something ​unwanted from ​spreading or ​increasing
  • Migrant - a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions
  • Refugee - a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
  • Shore - the ​land along the ​edge of a ​sea
  • Otherwise - in another way
  • Staunch - to ​stop something ​happening
  • Domestic - occurring inside a particular country
  • Despite - without being ​influenced by
  • Bid - an attempt or effort to achieve something
  • Bolstered - supported
  • Credentials - qualifications
  • Contiguity - in contact / in touch
  • Cordial - friendly
  • Exemplified - to be an example of something
  • Suppression - the ​act of ​ending something by ​force
  • Condemnation - the expression of very strong disapproval
  • Revive - restore to life or consciousness
  • Negotiations - discussion aimed at reaching an agreement
  • Aspect - a particular part or feature of something
  • Protracted - lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual
  • Accession - the attainment of a position of rank or power
  • Minor - very small (lesser in importance)
  • Paper over something - to cover something
  • Veto - an ​official ​power or ​right to ​refuse to ​accept or ​allow something
  • Accords - give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  • Reunification - an ​occasion when a ​country that was ​temporarily ​divided into ​smaller ​countries is ​joined together again as one ​country
  • Prospect - the possibility of some future event occurring
  • Curious - ​strange and ​unusual
  • Component - part
  • Advance - move forwards in a purposeful way
  • Liberalisation -  relaxation of government restrictions
  • Consequence - result
  • Unilateral - involving only one ​group or ​country
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of worry / shame / difficulty
  • Intended - planned
  • Fallout - the ​unpleasant ​results or ​effects of an ​action or ​event
  • Stance - a way of ​thinking about something (especially ​expressed in a ​publicly ​stated ​opinion)
  • Migration - moving from one country to another
  • Via - going through or ​stopping at a ​place on the way to another ​place
  • Criticised - indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way
  • Immoral - ​morally ​wrong
  • Contend - to ​compete / struggle in ​order to ​win something
  • Logistics - the ​careful ​organization of a ​complicated ​activity so that it ​happens in a ​successful and ​effective way
  • Explosive - likely to cause great anger or controversy
  • Tread - walk
  • Cautiously - more carefully
  • Strained - spoiled
  • Sagacity - having or ​showing ​understanding and the ​ability to make good ​judgments
  • Humanitarian - ​improving people's ​lives and ​reducing ​suffering

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