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September 14, 2016

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

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Sharing without caring"

  • Trump - any advantage held in reserve until needed
  • Cauvery - a river in south India (Kaveri)
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement
  • Turning out - developing in a perticular way
  • Irrigation - to supply land with water so that crops and plants will grow
  • Linguistic Chauvinism - a belief that your own language is best and more important than any other language
  • Mindless - mindless people do not think about what they are doing
  • Former - used for referring to the first of two people or things that you have mentioned
  • Latter - used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Deficit - a lack of a quality (very less than you needed)
  • Perpetuated - to make something such as a situation or process continue, especially one that is wrong, unfair, or dangerous
  • Chauvinistic - someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other
  • Fringe - the less important part of an area, group, or activity
  • Farming - the activity of a being a farmer
  • Insufficient - not enough
  • Fulfil - to reach a particular standard, or to have the qualities that are necessary for something
  • Portray - to show or describe something in a particular way
  • Pits - to make you have very strong unpleasant feelings or in which something bad is happening
  • Indeed - used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said
  • To take different stands - to publicly express different opinions
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • Defusing - to make a difficult or dangerous situation calmer by reducing or removing its cause
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Inflame - to make a situation worse by making people more angry or excited
  • Passions - a powerful emotion such as love or anger
  • Inter-State - existing or taking place between states
  • Raging - happening with a lot of force or violence
  • Controversy - a lot of disagreement or argument about something, usually because it affects or is important to many people
  • Confrontation - a fight or argument
  • Linguistic - related to the language
  • Stipulated - to say what is allowed or what is necessary
  • Tribunal - a special law court organized to judge a particular case
  • To monitor - to watch and check a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it
  • Plaything - an object used for pleasure or enjoyment, such as a child's toy:
  • Marauding - going from one place to another killing or using violence, stealing, and destroying
  • Mobsters - someone who is a member of a criminal organization
  • Laid down - to state officially what someone must do or how they must do it
  • Hostage - a person who is the prisoner of someone who threatens to kill them if they do not get what they want
  • Parochial - not interested in things that do not affect your local area directly

Topic 2 : "The ceasefire in Syria"

  • Ceasefire - an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Regime - a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Statehood - the status of a place as an independent country
  • Sceptical - having doubts about something
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Escalating - to become much worse or more serious, or to make something do this
  • Full-blown - in its most complete and developed form
  • Albeit - although (used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it)
  • Bolstered - to make something stronger or more effective
  • On the verge of something - about to do something or experience something
  • Collapse - to suddenly fail or stop existing
  • Stronghold - a place where the majority of people have the same political or religious beliefs
  • Shrunk - to become smaller in size
  • Unbeatable - impossible to defeat in a competition
  • Bloodshed - a situation in which people are killed or injured, especially during fighting
  • Prompted - to cause something to happen or be done
  • Play down - to try to make a problem or difficult situation seem less important than it is
  • Prospects - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Staunch - loyal, and showing strong belief in something or strong support for something
  • Transitional - temporary
  • Halt - a temporary or permanent stop in a process
  • Uneasiness - worry or anxiety
  • Stubbornness - difficult to deal with
  • Unified - behaving or treated as one group
  • Affiliate - to have a connection with or support a larger organization or group
  • Singled out - to choose one person or thing from a group for special attention, especially criticism or praise
  • Uncertain - not clearly known or understood
  • Overshadow - to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something
  • Significance - importance
  • Established - having existed for a long time, and therefore recognized as good or successful
  • Horror - a very strong feeling of shock, fear caused by something extremely unpleasant

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