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May 09, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 9th 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 9th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Poverty and the death row"

  • Poverty - the state of being extremely poor
  • Death row - in prison and waiting to be killed as a punishment for a crime
  • Opposition - strong disagreement
  • Penalty - punishment
  • Rooted in something - to be based on something or caused by something
  • Irreversibility - not possible to change (impossible to return to a previous condition)
  • Victims - people harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action
  • Context - piont of view (the situation within which something exists or happens)
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Linguistic - connected with language or the study of language
  • Affinity - a liking or sympathy for someone or something, especially because of similar characteristics
  • Clemency - mercy (kindness when giving a punishment)
  • Compelling - if a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong
  • Offender - a person who commits an illegal act
  • Juvenile - a young person
  • Salutary - causing improvement of behaviour or character
  • Execution - the legal punishment of killing someone
  • Vulnerable - weak
  • Bias - the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way
  • Digressed - to leave the main subject temporarily
  • Prejudice - an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge
  • Instance - incident (example)
  • Commuting - to change a punishment to one that is less serious
  • Doctrine - a belief or set of beliefs, especially political or religious ones, that are taught and accepted by a particular group
  • Mob - a large angry crowd (group of people)
  • Frenzy - uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion that is sometimes violent
  • Cognisant - having knowledge or awareness
  • Inescapable - unable to be avoided
  • Remedy - a successful way of dealing with a problem or difficulty
  • Abolished - to officially end something
  • Reinforce - strengthen or support
Topic 2 : "Bangladesh’s battle for its future"

  • Liberals - people who respect and allow many different types of beliefs or behaviour
  • Secularists - people who believe that religion should not be involved with the ordinary social and political activities of a country
  • LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
  • Contested - to oppose an action as mistaken or wrong
  • Isolation - to separate something from other things
  • Trial - a formal examination of evidence by a judge
  • Hegemony - leadership or dominance
  • Stark - complete
  • Contrast - difference
  • Rendered - to cause someone or something to be in a particular state
  • Delegitimise - withdraw authority from
  • Dictatorship - government by a dictator (a leader who has complete power in a country and has not been elected by the people)
  • To stall - to stop
  • Assassin - a person who murders an important person for political or religious reasons
  • Blowback - the unexpected and negative results of a political action or situation
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Articulate - able to express thoughts and feelings easily and clearly
  • Abdication - failure to fulfil a responsibility or duty
  • Extremism - the holding of extreme political or religious views
  • Jeopardising - to put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure
  • Rally - recover
  • Emboldened - to get the courage or confidence to do something

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