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October 20, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th October 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A closure of the Indian mind"

  • Closure - an act of closing something
  • Pledging - to promise seriously and publicly to do something
  • Talent - a person or people with a natural ability for being good at a particular activity
  • Neighbouring - near each other
    English Vocabulary from News Paper
  • Obviously - in a way that is easy to understand or see
  • Last-ditch - a final try at achieving something difficult, when other attempts have already failed
  • Salvage - to try to make a bad situation better
  • Forthcoming - happening soon
  • Rorschach test - a test of someone’s personality
  • Pitch  - the level or degree of activity or of someone’s emotions
  • Divergent - different from each other
  • Outright - without hiding your feelings
  • Capitulation - to accept something or agree to do something unwillingly
  • Mob - a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control
  • Intolerance - disapproving of or refusing to accept ideas or ways of behaving that are different from your own
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a way of expressing strong disapproval
  • Enforced - happening because of a situation that you cannot control or prevent
  • Intimidated - feeling nervous or frightened of someone or something
  • Diminishing - to become less important
  • Uphold - to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do
  • Liberal - respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • For instance - for example
  • Crackle - to be full of something such as nervousness or excitement
  • Averring - to say that something is certainly true
  • Counterpart - a person or thing that has the same purpose as another one in a different place or organization
  • Syncretic - the combining of different religions, cultures, or ideas
  • Legacy -something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Persuading - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Renders - to make
  • Vulnerable - able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked
  • Scatter - separate and move quickly in different directions
  • Bullying - behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker
  • Ambivalent - feeling two different things about someone or something at the same time, for example that you like them and dislike them
  • Liberalism - the act of making laws, systems, or opinions less serious
  • Secularism - the belief that religion should not be involved with the ordinary social and political activities of a country
  • Syncretism - the combining of different religions, cultures, or ideas
  • Unrelenting - used for describing someone who continues to do something with a lot of determination
  • Enmity - a feeling of hate

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A decisive battle for Mosul"

  • Decisive - able to make decisions quickly and confidently
  • Territory - an area of land that is officially part of a country
  • Significant - very important
  • Bastion - a place where an army has strong defences
  • Caliphate - an Islamic state, especially one ruled by a single religious and political leader
  • Symbolised - to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something
  • Combat - fight
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Coalition - the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed
  • Peshmerga - a nationalist Kurdish fighter
  • Militias - a group of ordinary people who are trained as soldiers to fight in an emergency
  • Barricade - to prevent people from getting into a city or an area
  • Counter-terrorism - the actions and methods of a country that are aimed to stop the activities of people who use violence to achieve political aims
  • Dislodge - to force someone out of a position of power
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things
  • Armoured - an armoured vehicle, such as a tank or a car, is covered with layers of hard metal to protect it from attack
  • Suffice - to be enough
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Complication - something that makes a process or activity more difficult to do, deal with, or understand
  • Threaten - to be likely to cause harm or damage to something or someone
  • Transgression - to do something that is not allowed by a law, custom, or religion
  • Sovereignty - the right of a country to rule itself
  • Refugee - someone who leaves their country, especially during a war or other dangerous event
  • Humanitarian - relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Reconstruction- the process of putting a country back into a good condition after a war

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