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November 01, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 1st November 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 1st November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Caught in the crossfire"

  • Crossfire - gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area.
  • Rendered - to cause someone or something to be in a particular state
  • Fragile - easy to break or damage
  • Destroyed - to damage something so severely that it no longer exists or can never return to its normal state
  • Inflicted - to cause something unpleasant to happen
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  • Casualties - people who re injured or killed in an accident or military action
  • Mutilated - to damage someone’s body permanently by cutting it or removing part of it
  • Fled - escaped
  • Thereafter - after a particular time that has been mentioned
  • Atrocity - a cruel and violent act, often in a war
  • Escalation - to become much worse or more serious
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Surgical strikes - a military attack, especially by air, that is designed to destroy something specific and to avoid wider damage
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Scale-up - to make something larger in size, amount etc than it used to be
  • Peacetime - the time when a country is not involved in a war
  • In contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Brunt - the main force of something unpleasant
  • Density - the amount of something in a place
  • Resultant - happening as a result of something that has just been mentioned
  • Farming - the activity or business of a being a farmer
  • Threatens - warns
  • Infiltration - the process of secretly becoming part of a group in order to get information or to influence the way that a group thinks or behaves
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Functionary - a person who has official duties, especially in a government or political party
  • Domestic - local
  • Underscores - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Initiative - an important action that is intended to solve a problem
  • Brutality - extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel
  • Reprisal - something unpleasant that is done to punish an enemy or opponent because of something bad that they have done to you
  • Reins - control of a company, government, or organization
  • To address - to deal with a problem
  • Restore - to return to earlier good condition

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Reign in Spain"

  • Reign - the period of time when a king or queen rules a country
  • Caustically - hurtfully, critically, or intentionally unkind
  • Conservative - not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed in the past
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
  • Endured - suffered something difficult, unpleasant, or painful
  • Uncertainty - a situation in which something is not known
  • Inability - the fact of not being able to do something
  • Put together - to produce or organize something using many different things
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Inconclusive - not producing a definite result or complete proof of something
  • Prospects - something that you expect to happen in the future
  • Fade away - to disappear slowly
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Instinct - a natural tendency to behave in a particular way
  • Survival - something that has continued to exist from a previous time
  • Absolute - very great, or complete
  • Mandate -  the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Reforms - changes to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair
  • Bust - a complete failure / loses so much money that it is forced to close down
  • Minority - a smaller number or part
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Centrist - having moderate political views or policies
  • Gridlock - a situation in which no progress can be made
  • Backing - support
  • Fiscal deficit - a fiscal deficit occurs when a government's total expenditures exceed the revenue that it generates, excluding money from borrowings
  • Threat -  a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Trump card - an advantage that makes you more likely to succeed than other people
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Woes - big problems or troubles
  • Eat humble pie - to admit that you were wrong about something
  • Abstain - to not do something that is likely to cause serious problems
  • Candidacy - the fact of being a candidate in an election
  • Breathe life into something - to provide something with new ideas, new energy etc, so that it improves and is more likely to be successful again
  • Salvage - to try to make a bad situation better
  • Pursued - followed something
  • Austerity - an economic policy by which a government reduces the amount of money it spends by a large amount
  • Dominance - a situation in which one person or thing has more influence or power than any other
  • Consolidation - to make the something more stronger
  • Distinct - separate and different in a way that is clear
  • Reminiscent - similar to something else
  • Imbroglio - a difficult, complicated, or embarrassing situation
  • Autonomy - a situation in which a state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Fragmentation - the process of breaking into many pieces or separate parts
  • Inescapable - impossible to avoid or ignore
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent

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