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July 16, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 14th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 14th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Topic 1 : "Turning back the clock"

  • Turning back the clock - to make things the same as they were at an earlier time
  • Unseated - to remove someone from power
  • Rebellion - violent action organized by a group of people who are trying to change the political system
  • Backing - support
  • Regime - government
  • Status quo ante - the situation that existed before
  • Dissident - a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government
  • Floor test - a floor test is done to prove some type of majority (usually by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament for a crucial decision
  • Verdict - an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given
  • Rebuff - to refuse to accept a helpful suggestion or offer from someone, often by answering in an unfriendly way
  • Misadventure - an accident or bad luck
  • Reinstatement - the act of giving someone back their job
  • Unseemly - not proper or appropriate
  • Intervened - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • Apparently - as far as one knows or can see
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party
  • Advancing - move forwards in a purposeful way
  • Legislature - the group of people in a country who have the power to make and change laws
  • Behest - a person's orders or command
  • Makeshift - temporary and of low quality, but used because of a sudden need
  • Subsequent - coming after something in time / following
  • Propriety - correct moral behaviour or actions
  • Significance - importance
  • Disputes - a disagreement or argument
  • Conscience-keeper - a superior, who by his influence makes his dependants act as he pleases
  • Discretionary - decided by officials and not fixed by rules
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Improprieties - behaviour that is dishonest, socially unacceptable, or unsuitable for a particular situation
  • Adjudicating - make a formal judgement on a disputed matter
  • Defection - the act of leaving a country, political party, etc. to go to another one
  • Lawfully - allowed by the law
  • Reinstated - restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.

Topic 2 : "Law and diplomacy on South China Sea"

  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • Unanimous - (of two or more people) fully in agreement
  • Tribunal - a special court or group of people who are officially chosen, especially by the government, to examine (legal) problems of a particular type
  • Claim - to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it and other people might not believe it
  • Enforce - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Resolution - an official decision that is made after a group or organization has voted
  • Dispute -  an argument or disagreement
  • Verdict - a decision made after judging the facts that are given
  • Sovereignty - the power of a country to control its own government
  • Trigger - an event or situation, etc. that causes something bad to start
  • Backlash - a strong feeling among a group of people in reaction to a change or recent events in society or politics
  • Breach - an act of breaking a law / agreement
  • Convention -  a large formal meeting
  • Boycott - to refuse to take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval
  • Proceedings - legal action
  • Asserting - to say that something is certainly true
  • Negotiations -  the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Compelling - if a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Juncture - a particular point in time
  • Bolster - to support or improve something or make it stronger
  • Ambition - a strong wish to achieve something
  • Accorded - agreed
  • Looms - something seems likely to happen soon and causes worry
  • Insists - to say strongly or demand forcefully, especially when others disagree with or oppose what you say
  • Overwhelmingly - very great or very large
  • Non-binding - not legally necessary to obey or follow
  • Levies - imposes a tax, fee, or fine
  • Tariffs - taxes
  • Mitigate - make (something bad) less serious
  • Supposedly - according to what is generally assumed or believed
  • Unfairly - not treating in an equal way
  • Confrontation - a fight or argument
  • Adverse - harmful / unfavourable
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Fallout - the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event
  • For instance - for example
  • Concerted - jointly arranged or carried out / coordinated
  • Insurgents - people fighting against a government
  • Exert - to use something such as authority, power, influence, etc. in order to make something happen
  • Ratified - (especially of governments or organizations) to make an agreement official
  • Conversely - from a different and opposite way of looking at this
  • Comply - to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
  • Litigation - the process of taking a case to a court of law so that a judgment can be made

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