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October 01, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 30th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "Heed the boundary"

  • Heed - pay attention to
  • Adopt - to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or method
  • Administrative - relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution
  • Reform - to make an improvement
  • Quandary - a state of not being able to decide what to do about a situation in which you are involved
  • Office-bearer - a person who holds a position of authority and responsibility in a government or other organization
  • Relinquish - to give up your power, position, or an advantage, especially when you do not want to do this
  • Proposed - offered formally as an idea or plan
  • Elite - a small group of people who have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way
  • Firm - strong
  • Stricture - a statement of severe criticism or disapproval
  • Slew - turn violently or uncontrollably
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Green-lighted - to give your approval for something
  • Caveat - a warning of the limits of a particular agreement or statement
  • Discarded - to get rid of something that you no longer want or need
  • Retrospective - relating to or considering things that happened in the past
  • Gaze - to look at something or someone for a long time
  • Cite - to mention something
  • Status quo - present situation
  • Piquant - interesting and exciting, especially because of being mysterious
  • Elbow room - freedom to do what you want:
  • Chastised - to criticize someone
  • Inopportune moment - an inopportune moment is not convenient, suitable, or right
  • Bounty - money offered as a reward
  • Imminent - likely or certain to happen very soon
  • Disarray - a situation in which people are very confused or things are not organized, especially because something unexpected has happened
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Generous - larger or more expensive than usual or expected
  • Embrace - to completely accept something such as a new idea
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Emblematic - generally accepted as being a symbol of a quality, idea, or principle
  • Officialdom - government departments, or the people who work in them [This word usually shows that you dislike these people, because you think they are not helpful]
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Intention - a plan in your mind to do something
  • Precipitate - to make something happen or begin to exist suddenly and quickly, especially something bad
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

Topic 2 : "Crossing the Line of Control"

  • Surgical strike - a military attack, especially by air, that is designed to destroy something specific and to avoid wider damage
  • Uncharted - an uncharted place or situation is completely new and therefore has never been described before
  • Terrain - an area of land, usually one that has a particular physical feature
  • Abandoning - to leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever
  • Self-proclaimed - used for saying what a particular person, organization etc describes themselves as, even though other people might not agree
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Restraint - the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way
  • Backed - supported
  • Early hours - the period of time between midnight and the very early morning
  • Claimed - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Injury - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Para-commando - a soldier trained to jump out of planes wearing a parachute
  • Evidently - used for showing that a statement is based on known facts
  • Pre-emptive - if something is pre-emptive, it is done before other people can act, especially to prevent them from doing something else
  • Convey - to communicate ideas or feelings indirectly
  • Poised - about to do or achieve something after preparing for it
  • Wreak - to cause very great harm or damage
  • Shelling - attacks by soldiers who are firing shells
  • Counterpart - someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Escalate - to make something become greater or more serious
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Briefings - a meeting or document in which people receive information or instructions
  • Envoy - an official who represents their country in another country, with a rank below an ambassador
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Pulled out - to stop being involved in an activity, event, or situation
  • Articulate - able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Dissuade - to make someone not to do something

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