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October 26, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th October 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The Samajwadi meltdown"

  • Meltdown - a sudden and complete failure of a company, organization, or system
  • Peacemaking - to stop people from arguing or fighting
  • Intent - giving all your attention to something
  • Patriarch - the oldest man in a family or organization, who is respected because of this
  • Summons - an order to do something
  • Warring - arguing or fighting with each other
  • Gathering - a group of people meeting together
  • Lapsed - no longer involved in an activity or organization
  • Tawdry - cheap and of bad quality
  • Spectacle - an unusual or unexpected event or situation
  • Blame-calling - the act of saying insulting things about someone
  • Weepy - if you feel weepy, you want to cry
  • Confessional - an acknowledgement that one has done something shameful or embarrassing
  • Airing - an occasion when people discuss a subject or idea
  • Grievances - complaints about being treated in an unfair way
  • Petulantly - easily annoyed and complaining in a rude way like a child
  • Faithful - continuing to support someone or be their friend, even in a difficult situation
  • Hurtling - to move very quickly, especially in an uncontrolled way
  • Inexorably - impossible to stop
  • Split - to divide into smaller groups
  • Blaze - a large fire that causes a lot of damage
  • Sackings - an act of forcing someone to leave their job
  • Accusations - a statement saying that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Restoration - the act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position
  • Dramatis personae - all the characters in a play
  • Feud - an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time
  • Foreclosed - to prevent something
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Polarise - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • In the shadow of - in the influence of someone or something powerful or famous
  • Stalwarts - supporters
  • Instinct - a natural tendency to behave in a particular way
  • Overbearing - an overbearing person always tries to control other people’s behaviour and ignores their opinions and feelings
  • Alibi - proof that someone who is thought to have committed a crime could not have done it
  • Continuance - the process of continuing
  • Resistance - the act of refusing to accept something
  • Patronage - the support given to an organization by someone
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Aspirational - wanting to be successful
  • All but - almost
  • Determine - to control what something will be
  • Ironic - the opposite of what you would expect
  • Pragmatic - solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Left no bridge unbuilt - tried all possible ways to joine something
  • Presiding - to be in charge of an official meeting, ceremony, or other event
  • Grab - to take hold of something in a rough or rude way
  • Legacy - something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
  • Guarantor - a person who makes sure that something happens or that something is protected
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Fellow-traveller - someone who supports a political party, but is not a member of it
  • Feud - an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time
  • Constructive - intended to be useful or helpful
  • Take stock of something - to spend some time thinking about the situation that you are in before you decide what to do next
  • Loyalty - support that you always give to someone or something because of your feelings of duty and love towards them

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Dealing with the Maoists"

  • Outlawed group - a group of people who has broken the law and who lives separately from the other parts of society because they want to escape legal punishment
  • Deploy -  if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them
  • Counter - an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Greyhound - a special commando force of Andhra Pradesh
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Diminished - reduced in amount, size, or importance
  • Desertion - the act of leaving the armed forces without permission
  • On the back foot - in a worse situation than other people or groups
  • Cadre - a small group of people within a larger organization such as a political party or an army
  • Plenary - a meeting at which all the members of a group or organization are present, especially at a conference
  • Examine - to look at something carefully in order to discover something about it
  • Morass - a complicated and confusing situation that is difficult to deal with
  • Remote - far away from other cities, towns, or people
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • Disavow - to say strongly that you have no connection with someone or something or no responsibility for them
  • Insurgent - someone who belongs to a group of people fighting to take control of their country by force
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Pursue - to try to achieve something
  • Avowed - publicly claimed or promised
  • Ambition -  something that you very much want to do
  • Guarding - protecting
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Buoyed - encouraged
  • Unification - the forming of a single group by bringing together separate groups
  • Outfit - an organization, especially a small one
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Subordinate - to put someone or something into a less important position
  • Militarism - the belief that a country needs strong armed forces if it wants to have political power or influence
  • Empowerment - to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Attrition - the process of making an enemy physically and mentally weaker by continuously attacking them
  • Faltered - to stop being effective or making progress
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • Unevenly - not the same in size or length
  • Repression - the use of force or violence to control people
  • Shortcoming - a fault or problem that makes someone or something less effective

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