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May 20, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th 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 20th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial. 
  • Victory - an occasion when you win a competition
  • Defeat - to cause someone or something to fail
  • Favour - the support or approval of something or someone
  • Equitably - treating everyone fairly and in the same way (equally)
  • Coalition - the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose
  • Ceded - to allow someone else to have or own something (especially unwillingly or because you are forced to do so)
  • Rival - a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Incongruous - unusual or different from what is around or from what is generally happening
  • Alliance - a group of political parties who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Enthuse - to make someone interested
  • Devious - dishonest (but clever and successful)
  • Opportunistic - using a situation to get power or an advantage
  • Revival - an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something
  • Yielded - produced or provided 
  • Dividend - profit
  • Take heart - to feel encouraged
  • Stitch together - to create or form something quickly or roughly
  • Victors - people who defeat an opponent in a competition
  • Debut - a person's first appearance or performance 
  • Emerge - to become
  • Incumbency - the period during which someone has a particular official position
  • Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser
  • Retained - continued to have something
  • Despite - without being affected by
  • Polarisation - to divide into two completely opposing groups
  • Supplanted - replaced
  • Allies - supporters
  • Retains - to keep or continue to have something
  • Sapping - to make someone weaker or take away strength or an important quality from someone
  • Prohibition - the act of officially not allowing something
  • Scaling down - to make something smaller than it was
  • Populist - representing or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
  • Contend - to compete in order to win something
  • Conscious - knowing what is happening around you
  • Unforgiving - not willing to forgive people for things they do wrong
  • Devastated - completely destroyed or ruined
  • Fared - performed
  • Indices (plural form of Index) - lists and catalogues 
  • Leverage - power to influence people and get the results you want
  • Prosperous - successful 
  • Perfected - perfectly formed
  • Knack - a skill or an ability to do something easily and well
  • Aggressively - seriously (determined to win or succeed and using forceful action to win or to achieve success)
  • Mobilising - to organize or prepare something
  • Tally - score
  • Astonishingly - very surprisingly
  • Fewer - very low (small number of something)
  • Sliding - to go into a worse state, often through lack of control or care
  • Reinvent - to change so much that it appears to be entirely new
  • Peasantry - people who are not well educated 
  • Launchpad - a foundation or starting point
  • Consolidation - make (something) physically stronger or more solid
  • Disheartened - to lose confidence, hope, and energy
  • Consolation - something that makes someone who is sad or disappointed feel better
  • Boasts - to have or own something to be proud of
  • Vastly - extremely big
  • Exaggerated - to make something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is
  • Face-off - a direct fight / argument between two people or groups
  • Diminishing - reducing in size or importance
  • Marginal - very small in amount or effect:
  • Retain - continue to have something
  • Well-nigh - almost
  • Heartland - the central or most important part of a country / area
  • Headway - forward movement or progress, especially when this is slow or difficult
  • Regarded - considered
  • Pan-Indian - relating to the whole of India

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