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July 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 18th July 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 17th July 2016

Topic 1 : "Lessons from Arunachal Pradesh"

  • Albeit - although
  • Semblance - resemblance / similarity
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Retained - continue to have (something); keep possession of
  • Backing - supporting
  • Evident - clearly seen or understood
  • Credit - praise, approval, or honour
  • Primarily - mainly
  • Reinstating - to give someone back their previous job or position
  • Regime - government
  • Propriety - correct moral behaviour or actions
  • Commanded - control over someone or something
  • Majority - in an election, the difference in the number of votes between the winning person or group and the one that comes second
  • Legislature - the legislative body of a country or state
  • Tale - story
  • Disqualified - declare (someone) ineligible for something (especially for a competition)
  • Game-plan - a plan for achieving success
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Merged - to combine or join together
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business etc
  • Defection - the act of leaving a country, political party, etc. to go to another one
  • Verdict - judgement
  • Floor test - a test to prove some type of majority (usually by head-count) on the floor of the House that is the Parliament for a crucial decision regarding the country
  • Impending - used to refer to an event, usually something unpleasant or unwanted, that is going to happen soon
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of shame or uncomfortableness
  • Goaded - to make a person or an animal react or do something by continuously annoying or upsetting them
  • Lethargy - ​the feeling of having little energy or of being unable or unwilling to do anything
  • Salvaged - to try to make a bad situation better
  • Dissident - a person who opposes official poli
  • Grievances - a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Intervened - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • Arrogating - to take something without having the right to do so
  • Convened - to bring together a group of people for a meeting, or to meet for a meeting
  • Unfolding - (of events or information) slowly develop or be revealed
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Cynical - used to say that someone's feelings or emotions are used to your own advantage
  • Opportunism - behaviour in which you use every situation to try to get power or an advantage
  • Backing - supporting
  • Overreach - o fail by trying to achieve, spend, or do more than you can manage
  • Reemphasised - to say again that something is very important
  • Abundance - a very large quantity of something
  • For instance - for example
  • Propriety - correct moral behaviour or actions

Topic 2 : "Turmoil in Turkey"

  • Turmoil - a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty
  • Autonomous - having the freedom to act independently
  • Toppled - to (cause to) lose balance and fall down
  • Elite - the richest, most powerful group in a society
  • Stable - strong / fixed
  • Coup - a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
  • Unfolded - if a situation or story unfolds, it develops or becomes clear to other people
  • Foresee - to know about something before it happens
  • Instability - uncertainty caused by the possibility of a sudden change in the present situation
  • Exposes - to show something
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Revolt - if a large number of people revolt, they refuse to be controlled or ruled, and take action against authority, often violent action
  • Uprising - an act of opposition, sometimes using violence, by many people in one area of a country against those who are in power
  • Troops - soldiers on duty in a large group
  • Coherence - the quality of being logical
  • Weakening - make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength
  • Disastrous - causing great damage
  • Contradiction - the fact of something being the complete opposite of something else or very different from something else, so that one of them must be wrong
  • Coup-plotters - people who makes a secret plan to attack the government
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Crackdown - a situation in which someone starts to deal with bad or illegal behaviour in a more serious way
  • Thriving - very successful
  • Mobilising - to organize or prepare something, such as a group of people, for a purpose
  • Thronged - a crowd or large group of people
  • Fiercest - physically violent and frightening
  • Critics - someone who says that they do not approve of someone or something
  • Denounced - to criticize something or someone strongly and publicly
  • Fissure - a state of disagreement
  • Impact - a marked effect or influence
  • Dictatorial - of or typical of a ruler with total power
  • Revolt - take violent action against an established government or ruler
  • Pretext - a dummy reason for doing something that is used to hide the real reason
  • Purge - to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with them
  • Executive - relating to or having the power to put plans or actions into effect
  • Presidency - the job of being president, or the period when someone is a president
  • Democracy - a political system in which citizens can elect people to represent them

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