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September 19, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 19th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th September 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 18th September 2016

Topic 1 : "Political malady and legal remedy"

  • Malady - a disease / a serious problem
  • Remedy - a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty
  • Loophole - a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something
  • Plug - to fill a hole with a piece of suitable material
  • Aaya ram, gaya ram (hindi) - the situation of jumping from one party to another
  • Defection - to leave a country, political party, or organization and go to another one
  • Loyality - support that you always give to someone or something because of your feelings of duty and love towards them
  • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
  • Deterrent - something that makes people decide not to do something by making them realize that something unpleasant could happen to them
  • Restored -  to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position
  • Deserted - left alone in a difficult situation
  • Constituent - one of the parts that form something when they combine
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Adduced - to give reasons why you think something is true
  • Switchover - a change from one thing to another
  • Laughable - very silly, or unreasonable
  • Hurdles - a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress
  • Allied -  connected by a political or military agreement
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Play by the book - following the rules exactly
  • Unseating - to remove someone from a position of power
  • Realignment - to change the position of something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Disqualification - a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules
  • Split - to divide into smaller groups
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Engineered - to arrange for something to happen, especially in a useful and skilful way
  • Unscrupulous - willing to do things that are unfair, dishonest, or illegal
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Subvert - to attack or harm a government or established system of law, politics etc
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Cure - a solution to a problem
  • Adopted - to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or method
  • Inventive - good at thinking of new and original ideas or methods
  • Ideally - in the best possible way
  • Essential - necessary or needed

Topic 2 : "Coherence in the neighbourhood"

  • Coherence - the situation when the parts of something fit together in a natural or reasonable way
  • Neighbourhood - the people who live near each other
  • Host - a place or organization that arranges a special event and provides the area, buildings, equipment, or services needed for it
  • Cordial - friendly
  • Bitterness - feeling angry or upset because of a bad experience, especially when you think that you have been treated unfairly
  • Blockade - the situation in which a country or place is surrounded by soldiers or ships to stop people or goods from going in or out
  • Acutely - in a way that shows a clear understanding
  • Conscious - noticing that something exists or is happening and realizing that it is important
  • Shaky - not strong (very weak)
  • Tenure - 1 the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Narrow - limited / small
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Amendments - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Reconstruction - the process of building something again
  • Timeline - a plan of when something should happen or how much time something should take
  • Marginalised - to limit or control something or someone
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Maturing -  to become more developed
  • Stern - serious / difficult
  • Outreach - an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time
  • Even so - used for introducing a statement that seems surprising after what you said before
  • Wish list - a list of things you want, often things that you know you cannot have
  • Ammunition - bullets, bombs etc that can be fired from a weapon
  • Merely - just / only
  • Envisaged - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Muted - not as strong as usual (to become silent)
  • Scathing - criticizing someone or something in a very strong way
  • Think tank - a group of people who work together to produce new ideas on a particular subject
  • Landlocked - surrounded by the land of other countries and having no coast
  • Trade - the activities of buying and selling goods or services

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