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October 15, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th October 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A return to Cold War tensions"

  • Cold War - unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other
  • Foreign policy - a government's policy on dealing with other countries, for example in matters relating to trade or defence
  • Frosty - unfriendly
    News Papers Vocabulary
  • Resurgent - becoming popular again
  • A thing of the past - something that no longer happens
  • Throwback - a person or thing that is similar to an earlier type
  • Proxy war - a war caused by a major power which does not itself become involved
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Host of - a lot of
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Came to a head - if something comes to a head, a situation reaches a point where something must be done about it
  • Pulled out - to stop being involved in an activity, event, or situation
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Abandoned - left
  • Disarmament - a process by which a country reduces or gets rid of its weapons or armed forces
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Belligerence - very unfriendly and angry
  • Intransigence - refusing to change your opinions or behaviour
  • Murky - used to describe a situation that is complicated and unpleasant
  • Escalation - the process of becoming more serious
  • Mistrust - to have doubts about the honesty or abilities of someone
  • Friction - disagreement
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Pursue - if you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, you try to do it or achieve it
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone
  • Regard - consider or think of in a specified way
  • Coercive - using force or threats to make someone do something
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • Rift - a disagreement between two people or groups
  • Negated - to make something have no effect
  • Shadow of something - the problems, sadness, trouble etc caused by a particular situation or event
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Slump - to be suddenly reduced to a much lower level
  • Free fall - an occasion when a price or value suddenly becomes much lower
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Consequential - happening as an indirect result of something
  • Key player - an important person, company, etc. in a particular area of activity
  • Crises - difficult or dangerous situations
  • Rogue - dishonest
  • Isolate - to keep someone in a place away from others
  • Counterproductive - having the opposite result to the one you intended
  • Ideally - preferably (in the best possible way)

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Time to decongest our prisons"

  • Decongest - to make something wider so that people can move freely
  • Overcrowding - unpleasant conditions caused by too many people or things being in the same place
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Seldom - not often (almost never)
  • Reform - to make an improvement
  • Sporadic - not regular or frequent
  • Half-hearted - done with no real interest or enthusiasm
  • Bemoaning - to complain or say that you are disappointed about something
  • Occupancy - the number of things, such as rooms, that are being used, in relation to the total number available
  • Bleaker - if a situation is bleaker, there is no hope for the future
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
  • Spelt out - to say or explain something very clearly
  • Cramped - small and crowded
  • Militate against something - to make something less likely to happen or succeed
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you
  • Hygiene - the practice of keeping yourself and the things around you clean, in order to prevent illness and disease
  • Sanitation - conditions and processes relating to people’s health, especially the systems that supply water and deal with human waste
  • Unedifying - unpleasant and without any useful or positive features
  • Augment - to increase the size, amount, or value of something
  • Ad hoc - done only when needed for a specific purpose, without planning or preparation
  • Disquiet - a feeling of being very worried or nervous
  • Undertrial - a person who is appearing in a law court because they have been accused of committing a crime
  • Poverty -  a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs
  • Surety -  someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something

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