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May 19, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th May 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 18th 2016. Happy reading :)

  • Ghost - the spirit of a dead person
  • Sykes-Picot - a secret agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic
  • Tatters - irregularly torn pieces of something
  • Virtually - nearly / almost
  • Territory - an area of land, that is considered as belonging to a particular country or person
  • Autonomous - having the freedom / ability to be independent and govern itself
  • Several - some (more than two but not many)
  • Fractured - divided
  • Triggered - to cause something bad to start
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Colonial - relating to  a colony or colonies
  • Diplomats - an official representing a country abroad
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Contradictions - a combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another
  • Unaddressed - not considered or dealt with
  • Coincidence - an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time, especially in a way that is surprising
  • Ideologies - a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based
  • Emerged - came out
  • Transcend - to go further, rise above, or be more important or better than something, especially a limit
  • Collapsed - suddenly fall down 
  • Conspiracy - the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal
  • Resemblance - to look like or be like someone or something
  • Legacy - something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
  • Interventions - the act of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Exacerbate - to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
  • Resist - to fight against something or someone that is attacking you
  • Reform - change
  • Oppressive - cruel and unfair
  • Conservatism - the quality of not usually liking or trusting change
  • Patronage - the support given to an organization by someone
  • Authoritarianism - demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish
  • Rivalry - competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field
  • Elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve
  • Unleashed - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Demons - evil spirits
  • Battlefield - a place where a battle is being fought or has been fought in the past
  • Rival - opponent (a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity)
  • Interventionists - people / countries who often becoming involved in the problems of others
  • Warring - at war with each other
  • Haunt - to cause repeated suffering or anxiety
  • Legislative - having the power to make laws
  • Concluded - ended
  • Cluster - a group of similar things
  • Varied - containing or changing between several different things or types
  • Landscape - all the visible features of an area of land
  • Hiatus - a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
  • Ballot -  system of secret voting
  • Turnout - the number of people who are present at an event (especially the number who go to vote at an election)
  • Provisional - for the present time but likely to change
  • In tune with someone/something - having a good understanding of someone or something
  • Certainly - surely
  • Enhanced - better than before
  • Outreach - an effort to bring services or information to people where they live
  • Various - different
  • Electioneering - the activity of trying to convince people to vote for a particular political party
  • Witnesses - evidences / proofs
  • Marginalise - to treat someone or something as if they are not important
  • In contrast to - opposite to 
  • Gerrymandering - to divide an area into election districts (areas that elect someone) in a way that gives an unfair advantage to one group or political party
  • Disenfranchise - to take away power or opportunities, especially the right to vote, from a person or group
  • Initiative - a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Deprived - not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life (money, food etc)
  • Segments - parts
  • Affirmation - to publicly show your support for an opinion or idea
  • Perceive - become aware or conscious of (something)
  • Tangible - real and not imaginary
  • Transiently - temporaryly
  • Compact - closely and neatly packed together
  • Reposed - to keep 

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