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September 26, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 24th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "Jaw-jaw at the General Assembly"

  • Jaw-jaw - talking, especially lengthy and pointless discussion
  • Possibly - used when something is not certain
  • Castigation - to criticize someone or something seriously
  • Asserted - to speak or behave in a strong, confident way
  • Proxies - people authorized to act on behalf of another
  • Toxic - harmful
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Hypocritical - saying that you have particular moral beliefs but behaving in a way that shows these are not sincere
  • Sermon - a long talk in which someone advises other people how they should behave in order to be better people
  • Proliferation - to increase a lot and suddenly in number
  • Deception - the act of hiding the truth, especially to get an advantage
  • Deceit - dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone
  • Hardly - used for saying that something is almost not true or almost does not happen at all
  • Championing - to publicly support or defend a set of beliefs, political aims, or a group of people
  • Intifada - a violent act of oppostion by the Palestinian people to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Sponsor - to support a person, organization, or activity by giving money, encouragement, or other help
  • Inaccuracy - a statement, detail, or measurement that is not accurate
  • Including - used for mentioning that someone or something is part of a particular group or amount
  • Plebiscite - a vote by everyone in a country about a very important issue
  • Annals - the official records of an organization, arranged according to their date
  • Troops -  soldiers
  • Vacate - to leave a place
  • Territory - an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army
  • Contention - an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
  • Principal - main
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Sympathetic - supporting a plan, action, or person
  • Affirmation - an action of support or approval
  • Compounded - to make a problem or difficult situation worse
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Devote - to spend a lot of time or effort doing something
  • Bilaterally - involving two groups / countries
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Elicited - to make someone react in the way that you want
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Retort - to reply immediately in an angry or humorous way to something that someone has said
  • Echoed - repeated
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Diplomats - officials whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
  • High-pitched - higher than usual
  • Keep its powder dry - remain cautious and ready for a possible emergency
  • Sober - serious and calm
  • Lapse - a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening

Topic 2 : "Raiders of hidden arks"

  • Raiders - someone who attacks a place using force
  • Ark - a box containing treasure
  • Ancient - very old
  • Sculptures - statues (stone, metal, or wood)
  • Milestone - great achievement
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Waged - paid regularly for work
  • Repossess - to take back something
  • Smuggler - someone who secretly and illegally takes goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money
  • Provenance -  the place where something first came from
  • Artefacts - an object that was made a long time ago and is historically important
  • Evidently - to say that something is easily seen or understood
  • Sandstone - a type of pale yellow stone, made from sand that has become hard over many years
  • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • Isolated - to separate something from other things
  • Instances - examples
  • Formally - officially
  • Trove - a store of valuable things
  • Unearthed - to find something that is buried in the ground
  • Emerges - comes out
  • Heritage - the art, buildings, traditions, and beliefs that a society considers important to its history and culture
  • Insight - a chance to understand something or learn more about it
  • Antiquity - an object or building that existed in ancient times and still exists
  • Questionable - not certain, or wrong in some way
  • Credentials - documents that prove who you are or that show your qualifications or status
  • Underscore - to highlight something
  • Repository - a place where large quantities of things are stored or kept safe
  • Unimpeachable - impossible to doubt or criticize
  • Forensic - relating to the use of scientific methods to solve crimes and to find out who committed them
  • Provenance - a list of the people who have owned a work of art, used for proving that it was really made by the artist that people claim it was made by
  • Prohibition -  a law or rule that stops people from doing something
  • Providentially - happening exactly when needed but without being planned

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