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May 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st 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 21st 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Against all odds"
  • Against all odds - If you achieve something against all odds, you achieve it although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed
  • To turn the tide - to reverse the trend of events
  • Consecutive - following each other continuously
  • Term - the fixed period of time that something lasts for
  • Defying - refuse to obey
  • Incumbent - the person who has a particular official position
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Allies - supporters
  • Adopted - choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or an action)
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success
  • Relied - depended
  • Disunity - disagreement within a group
  • Collapse - to fall down suddenly 
  • Absolute - very great or to the largest degree possible
  • Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser
  • Charismatic - having the special power that makes you able to influence other people 
  • Revealed - to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret
  • Shrewd - having or showing sharp powers of judgement
  • Strategist - someone with a lot of skill and experience in planning (especially in military, political, or business matters)
  • Dispelled - make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear
  • Rival - a person competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Stitch together - to create or form something quickly or roughly
  • Viable - capable of working successfully
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Triumph - a great victory or achievement
  • Incumbency - the period during which someone has a particular official position
  • Mitigated - to make something less harmful, unpleasant, or bad
  • Clutch - grasp (something) tightly
  • Mandate - official permission for something to happen
  • Subsidised - to pay part of the cost of something to keep the selling price low
  • Maternity - the period during pregnancy and shortly after childbirth
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Hobble - to limit something 
  • Spotlight - public attention
  • Recriminations - arguments between people who are blaming each other
  • Verdict - Judgement
  • Unresolved - not solved or ended (a problem or difficulty)
  • Debates - serious discussions
  • Forge - to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty
  • Firm - strong
  • Air is thick with something - the situation is completely filled with something 
  • Misgiving - a feeling of doubt or worry about a future event
  • Excuse-making - giving reasons to explain why you did something wrong
  • Disaster - a sudden accident that causes great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty
  • Praxis - the process of using a theory or something that you have learned in a practical way
  • Realpolitik - a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
  • Significant - sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote
  • Cynicism - believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
  • Alliance - a group of political parties who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Scared - frightened or worried
  • Utter - to say
  • Quibble - a slight objection or criticism
  • Conviction - a strong opinion or belief
  • Expedient - helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Contradiction - a combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another
  • Floundering - to experience great difficulties or be completely unable to decide what to do or say next
  • Firmness - the quality of being strong 
  • Pivot - the central or most important thing in a situation
  • Incumbency - the holding of an office or the period during which one is held
  • Essential - absolutely necessary / extremely important
  • Defend - to protect someone or something against attack or criticism
  • Squeamish - easily upset or shocked by things that you find unpleasant
  • Have your back to the wall - to have very serious problems that limit the ways in which you can act
  • Retained - continue to have something
  • Knitting together - joining together of different parts
  • Customises - modify (something) to suit a particular task
  • Outreach - the extent or length of reaching out
  • Stipend - a particular amount of money that is paid regularly to someone
  • Cornering - to force so
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