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July 08, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 5th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 5th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial. 

Topic 1 : "Baghdad in disarray"

  • Disarray - the state of being confused and having no organization
  • Deadliest - causing or able to cause death
  • String of - continuous
  • Boastfully - to say (something about oneself) in a proud way
  • Claimed - to say that something is true or is a fact,
  • Occurred - (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) happened
  • In the heart of - in the most important part of something (central point)
  • Carnage - the violent killing of large numbers of people
  • So-called - used to express one's view that something is inappropriate
  • Caliphate - an Islamic state, especially one ruled by a single religious and political leader
  • Territory - (an area of) land, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person
  • Setbacks - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Blunt - make something less sharp / useful
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Wounds - a damaged area of the body, such as a cut or hole in the skin or flesh
  • Triggered - caused something bad to start
  • Dominant - having power and influence over others
  • Moreover - (used to add information) also and more importantly
  • Worsening - to become worse or to make something become worse
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Threat - something that likely to cause damage / danger
  • Partly - to some extent; not completely
  • Structural -  relating to the way in which parts of a system or object are arranged
  • Invasion - an occasion when an army or country uses force to enter and take control of another country
  • Destroyed - damaged something so badly
  • Anarchy - a situation in which there is no organization and control, especially in society, because there is no effective government
  • Machinery - the structure and systems of an organization or process
  • Disbanded - to break a group
  • Mess - a situation that is full of problems
  • Suspicion - a belief or idea that something may be true
  • Sectarianism - strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Incumbent - the holder of an office or post
  • Incompetent - not having the ability to do something as it should be done
  • Reform - to make an improvement
  • Virtually - nearly / almost
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Exploit - make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource)
  • Stable - strong (not likely to change)
  • Terror - violent action that causes extreme fear
  • Tall order - something that is difficult to do
  • Luxury - great comfort

Topic 2 : "Look who’s stalking"

  • Stalking - the crime of illegally following and watching someone over a period of time
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Hacking - killing somebody with knife
  • In broad daylight - if a crime is committed in broad daylight, it happens during the day, when it could have been seen and prevented
  • Shone a harsh light on something - to show / say directly that something is very bad
  • Reinforced - to make something stronger
  • Nabbing - catching someone who did something wrong
  • Engage - involve
  • Tragic - very sad (often involving death and suffering)
  • Countless - so many to be counted
  • To address - to give attention to / to deal with a problem
  • Continuum - a continuous sequence
  • Extreme - very great
  • Cracking down - to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more serious way
  • Harassment - behaviour that annoys or upsets someone
  • Essential - necessary or needed
  • Definitively - surely (without any doubt)
  • Hindsight - the ability to understand a situation only after it has happened
  • Mildly - not seriously
  • Playful way - funny and not serious
  • Preventable - able to be stopped from happening
  • Mourned - to feel or express great sadness, especially because of someone's death
  • Corrosive - harmful and causing bad feelings
  • Potentially - possibly
  • Nudged-out - to force someone come out of something
  • Amendment - a minor change to improve something
  • Dignity - the importance and value that a person has, that makes other people respect them
  • Imprisonment - to put someone in jail
  • Offence - an illegal act / crime
  • Subsequent - happening after something else
  • Conviction - a formal diclaration by the court that someone is guilty of a criminal offence
  • Foster - to encourage the development or growth of feelings
  • Disinterest - lack of interest
  • Empowered - to give someone freedom / authority to do something

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