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June 10, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 6th June 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 6th June 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 5th June 2016
Topic 1 : "Mayhem in Mathura"

  • Mayhem - a violent situation in which there is no order or control
  • Throw up something - to produce new problems or ideas
  • Cult - something that has become very popular with a particular group of people
  • Timeline - a line that shows the time and the order in which events have happened
  • Land grab - the act of taking an area of land by force
  • Fateful - having an important and usually negative effect on the future
  • Indictment - a sign that a policy, system, society, etc. is bad or wrong
  • Administration - the management of public affairs / government
  • Lapse - a temporary failure
  • Evict - to force someone to leave somewhere
  • Recce -  the process of visiting and quickly looking around a place in order to find out information about it
  • Landing up - to finally be in a particular place, state, or situation
  • Tow - to pull a car, boat, etc. along, fastened behind another vehicle
  • Encroachment - entry to another's property without right or permission
  • Coercively - forcefully
  • On edge - nervous or worried
  • Mild - not serious
  • Botched - something that is done badly / carelessly
  • Provocation - action that makes someone angry
  • Cache - a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden place
  • Ferocity - being frightening and violent
  • Habitations - houses
  • Ostensibly - appearing to be one thing when it is really something else
  • Irrational - not logical or reasonable
  • Annulling - to officially announce that something no longer exists
  • Homage - special honour or respect shown publicly
  • Horticulture - the study or activity of growing garden plants
  • Fierce - very / extremely
  • Snoop - to look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something
  • Meantime - until something expected happens
  • Patronage - the support given to an organization by someone
  • Inquired - to ask for information

Topic 2 : "Punching above his heavyweight"

  • Punching above your weight - competing against someone who you are no match for
  • Heavyweight - a weight in boxing and other sports, typically the heaviest category (ranges from 81 to 91 kg)
  • Spectator - a person who watches at a show, game, or other event
  • Riveting - extremely interesting
  • Underdog - in a competition, the person or team considered to be the weakest and the least likely to win
  • Virtually - nearly / almost
  • Marshalling - combining / arranging in an order
  • Turn the tables on somebody - to change a situation so that you now have an advantage over someone who previously had an advantage over you
  • Fancied - expected to succeed
  • Embodied - to represent an idea exactly
  • Never-say-die - * said to encourage people to keep trying (to refuse to stop trying to do something)
  • Squared off - to prepare to fight, compete, or argue with someone
  • Reigning - ruling (being the most recent winner of a competition)
  • Critics - people who express an unfavourable opinion of something
  • Counterpunch - a punch thrown in return for one received
  • Rope-a-dope strategy - a boxing technique
  • Eventually - in the end
  • Wear out somebody - to make someone extremely tired
  • Pounding - repeated and heavy striking or hitting of someone
  • Knocked out - in boxing, the act of hitting the other fighter so that they fall to the ground and are unable to get up again within ten seconds
  • Rumble in the Jungle - a historic boxing event held in Kinshasa, Zaire (Congo) on October 30, 1974
  • Resilience - the quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems
  • Came in handy - to be useful
  • Rival - the person competing with you for the same thing
  • Thrilla in Manila - 3rd and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
  • Toll - suffering / damage
  • Debilitating - causing weakness
  • Endure - suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently
  • Showmanship - skill in making people feel entertained
  • Glib talk - speaking in a confident way, but without careful thought or honesty
  • Exploit - to use something in a way that helps you
  • Confronted - come face to face with something
  • Racism - the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own
  • Insistently - forcefully
  • Dignity - calm, serious, and controlled behaviour that makes people respect you
  • Polemic - a piece of writing or a speech in which a person strongly attacks or defends a particular opinion, person, idea, or set of beliefs
  • Reign - the period of time when you are in a top position
  • Draft - to select (a person or group of people) and bring them somewhere for a certain purpose
  • Relinquished - to give up something
  • Conscientious - putting a lot of effort into your work
  • Exhorting - strongly encouraging somebody to do something
  • Countrymen - people living or born in a rural area
  • Emergence - the process of coming into existence
  • Transcended - to go further, rise above, or be more important or better than something
  • Undisputed - accepted (everyone agrees about it)

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