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November 16, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th November 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 16th November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Back to the collegium"

  • Collegium - a system under which appointments and transfers of judges are decided by a forum of the Chief Justice of India and the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court
  • Judiciary - the part of a country's government that is responsible for its legal system
  • Amidst - in the middle of or surrounded byGr8 Ambition English Hindu Vocabulary
  • Perception - a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Threatening - warning
  • Cripple - to cause serious damage to someone or something
  • Disconcerting - making you feel worried, confused, or surprised
  • Reconsideration - to think again about a decision or opinion and decide if you want to change it
  • Contend -  to compete in order to win something
  • Take cue from - to be strongly influenced by something or someone
  • Remark - something that you say, giving your opinion about something
  • Obliged - to force someone to do something
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Unsparing - showing no kindness and no wish to hide the unpleasant truth
  • Criticism - the act of saying that something or someone is bad
  • Grim - worrying, without hope
  • Grappling - to fight, especially in order to win something
  • Enormous - extremely large
  • On the one hand ... on the other hand - used when you are comparing two different facts or two opposite ways of thinking about a situation
  • Docket - a list of cases to be dealt with in a law court
  • Unattended - not being watched or taken care of
  • Undercurrent - an emotion, belief, or characteristic of a situation that is hidden and usually negative or dangerous but that has some effect
  • Memorandum - an informal legal agreement
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Avert - to prevent something bad from happening
  • Flashpoint - a situation in which serious problems are likely to develop
  • Dilute - to make something less strong or effective
  • Primacy - the state of being the most important thing
  • Stalling - stopping
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Gathering Team Trump"

  • Protests - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Swirl - to move quickly
  • Embarked -  to begin a journey
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Transitioning - changing
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done
  • Significance - importance
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Constituency -  division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Segments - parts
  • Anxiety -a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen
  • Irresistible - strong or powerful and impossible to control or defeat
  • Backers - supporters
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Messy - complicated, difficult, and unpleasant to deal with
  • Primary - an election in which people in a particular state in the US choose their candidate for president
  • Nominee - someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
  • Healing - the process of becoming well again, or recovering from an unhappy experience\
  • Stab - an action or remark that attacks someone's reputation
  • Astute - able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • Desire -  strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something
  • Nastiness - unpleasant or upsetting
  • Longstanding - having existed for a long time
  • Walk a tightrope - if you walk/tread a tightrope, you have to deal with a difficult situation, especially one involving making a decision between two opposing plans of action
  • Fraying - to slowly become upset or annoyed
  • Heavyweight - a person or thing that is important or serious and that other people notice
  • Acumen - the ability to make good quick decisions and judgments
  • Loyalty -  support that you always give to someone or something because of your feelings of duty and love towards them
  • Negotiating - to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • High-profile - attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public
  • Harder to swallow - difficult to believe
  • Alt-right - a group of people with racist opinions who are active especially online
  • Strategist - someone who develops and carries out a plan, especially a business, military, or political plan
  • Counsellor - someone whose job is to give advice and help to people with problems
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Racist - someone who does not like or respect people who belong to races that are different from their own and who believes their race is better than others
  • Anti-Semitic - to show a feeling of hate towards Jewish people
  • Misogynist - a person who hates or strongly dislikes women, or who thinks they are generally less able than men
  • Prone - likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Theorising - to develop ideas to explain something
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Tilt - to move something so that one side is lower than the other

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