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June 13, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 9th June 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated June 9th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "A big crack in the glass ceiling"

  • Glass ceiling - a point after which you cannot go any further, usually in improving your position at work
  • Blitzkrieg - a sudden attack that is intended to surprise and quickly defeat the enemy
  • Primary - a preliminary election to select the candidates for a principal, especially presidential, election
  • Delegates - a person sent or authorized to represent others (an elected representative)
  • Clinch - to finally get or win something
  • Convention - a large formal meeting
  • Superdelegate - (in the Democratic Party) an unelected delegate who is free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party's national convention
  • Backing - supporting
  • Bid - competetion
  • Ballot - a system of voting secretly
  • Ward off something - to prevent something unpleasant from harming or coming close to you
  • Stiff attack - serious / strong attack
  • Presumptive - believed to be something
  • Nominee - a person who is nominated as a candidate for election
  • Fire-breathing - very angry and emotional in speech, manner, or behavior
  • Puts in the shadow - to make you receive little attention because someone else is better known or more skillful
  • Rival - a person competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field
  • Consistently - in a way that does not change
  • Discourse - communication in speech or writing
  • Humane - showing kindness, care, and sympathy towards others
  • Bigoted - unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion
  • Unapologetically - not sorry about having caused someone problems or unhappiness, even though people might expect you to be sorry
  • Inequality - difference
  • Disenchanted - disappointed by someone or something previously respected
  • Credentials - qualifications
  • Stark - complete
  • Contrast - difference
  • Persuade - to make someone do or believe something by convincing them
  • Cohort - a group of people who support a particular person
  • Quintessentially - being the most important part of something
  • Persona - the particular type of character that a person seems to have and that is often different from their real or private character
  • Contend - to compete in order to win something
  • Vicious - deliberately cruel or violent
  • Differently abled - disabled
  • Soared - raised very quickly to a high level
  • Astonishing - extremely surprising
  • Shrunk - to become smaller
  • Deftly - cleverly
  • Quagmire - a difficult and dangerous situation

Topic 2 : "Never in Punjab"

  • Instances - examples
  • Rational - based on clear reason / logic
  • Violates - to break or act against something (especially a law / agreement)
  • Plot line - the story of a film
  • Anchored - presented
  • Addiction - the need or strong desire to do or to have something
  • Extensively - covering a large area / having a great range
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Expunged - removed completely
  • Depiction - the way that something is represented or shown
  • Caveat - a warning to consider something before taking any more action
  • Resemblance - to look like someone or something
  • Zeal - great enthusiasm or eagerness
  • Coalition -  the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time
  • Acutely - completely
  • Abuse - to use something for the wrong purpose in a way that is harmful (misuse)
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Inordinate - much more than usual or expected
  • Enthusiasm - interest
  • Spotlight - receiving a lot of public attention
  • Resistance - a force that acts to stop the progress of something or make it slower
  • Threats - warnings (suggestions that something unpleasant or violent will happen, if a particular action or order is not followed)
  • Assorted - consisting of various types mixed together
  • Negotiated - happening or existing as a result of formal discussions
  • Elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve
  • Autonomy - independence
  • Scissor-happy - using scissors and then cut something up that you shouldn’t
  • Categorising - to put people or things into groups with the same features
  • Intended - planned

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