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November 30, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th November 2016

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 29th November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Two-pronged war in Iraq"

  • Two-pronged - two sided
  • Pilgrims - people who make a journey, to a special place for religious reasons
  • Reinforces - to make something stronger
  • Potent - very powerful, forceful, or effective
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Holiest place - very religious place
  • Commemorate - to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event
  • Martyrdom - an occasion when someone suffers or is killed because of their religious or political beliefs
  • Troops - soldiers on duty in a large group
  • Aided - helped or supported
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations
  • Faraway - a long way away
  • Needless to say - used for saying that something is already known or understood
  • Pilgrimage - a journey that a religious person makes to a holy place
  • Worrisome - causing you to feel worried
  • Battlefield - a place where groups of people violently oppose each other
  • Conventional -  of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different
  • Unleashing - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Guerrilla - a member of an unofficial military group that is trying to change the government by making sudden, unexpected attacks on the official army forces
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Substantial - large in size, value, or importance
  • Territorial - (an area of) land, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country
  • Casualties - people injured or killed in a serious accident or war
  • Exploiting - to use something in a way that helps you
  • Feeble - weak and without energy, strength, or power
  • Credibility - qualities that someone has that make people believe or trust them
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Civilians - people who are not a member of the police or the armed forces
  • War-ravaged - seriously damaged by a long war, especially between different groups from the same country
  • Get a grip on something - to begin to understand a difficult situation and start to find a way of dealing with it

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Lessons from another jailbreak"

  • Jailbreak - an escape from prison
  • Daring - brave and taking risks
  • Self-styled - given a name or title by yourself without any official reason for it
  • Wake-up call - if something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realize that you need to take action to change a situation
  • Prisoner - a person who is kept in jail as a punishment
  • High-profile - attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc
  • Executed - to do or perform something, especially in a planned way
  • Aided - helped / supported
  • Gunned down - to shoot someone and kill or seriously injure them
  • Alleged - said or thought by some people to be the stated bad or illegal thing, although you have no proof
  • Nabbed - to catch or arrest a criminal
  • Mastermind - someone who plans a difficult or complicated operation, especially a crime
  • Dreaded - frightening or worrying
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Fool-proof - a foolproof method, plan, or system is so well designed that it cannot go wrong or is certain to succeed
  • Incarcerated -  to put or keep someone in prison
  • Conspiracy - the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal
  • Accomplices - a person who helps someone else to commit a crime or to do something morally wrong
  • Meticulous - very careful and with great attention to every detail
  • Overtones - something that is suggested, but is not clearly stated
  • Run-up - the final period of time before an important event
  • Suspicion - a belief or idea that something may be true
  • Connivance - to plan secretly, especially to do something that is illegal or immoral
  • Retaliatory - intended to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Ineffective - not producing the effects or results that are wanted
  • Breakdown - a failure to work or be successful
  • Complicity - involvement in a crime or some activity that is wrong
  • Probe - to try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly
  • Unravel - to make something known or understood
  • Laxity - not serious or strong enough
  • Shortcoming - a fault or a failure to reach a particular standard
  • Regimen - set of rules
  • Loophole - a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something

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