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November 29, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th November 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 28th November 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 27th November 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Demonetisation and its discontents"

  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Discontent - the unhappy feeling that you have when you are not satisfied with something
  • Foes - enemies
  • Firmament - the most famous or important people in an area of activity
  • Allies - supporters
    The Hindu Vocabulary
  • Heaping - large
  • Embarking - to begin (a course of action)
  • Join hands - to get involved in an activity
  • Arch-rival - the main person, company etc that you compete with in sport, business etc
  • High-denomination - high value (especially money)
  • Trigger - to make something happen
  • Realignment - to change the position of something
  • Mundane - very ordinary and therefore not interesting
  • Cynical -  believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
  • Building bridges - to improve relationships between people who are very different or do not like each other
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Assiduously - very carefully
  • Cultivated - developed
  • Took a beating - to be damaged because of performing badly or being criticized
  • Pact - a formal agreement between two people or groups of people
  • Rule something out - to prevent something from happening
  • Merit - an advantage
  • Juncture - a stage in a process or activity
  • Prompted - encouraged
  • Realignment - to change the way in which something such as a system or institution is organized
  • On the ground - among the general public
  • Distance yourself from something - to become or seem less involved or connected with something
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Inconceivable - impossible to imagine or think of
  • Unpredictably - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Weed out something - to get rid of unwanted things or people from a group
  • Counterfeit - to make an illegal copy of a bank note, product, ticket etc
  • Shuttered - closed (not operating)
  • Pin somebody down - to force someone to make a decision about something
  • Ammunition - facts that can be used to support an argument
  • Reluctant - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Criticise - to express disapproval of someone or something
  • Labelled - to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true
  • Hoarder - a person or organization that collects a lot of money or objects, sometimes secretly
  • Shaken up something - to cause large changes in something such as an organization, usually in order to make improvements

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Cuba after Fidel"

  • Revolutionary - relating to or supporting a political revolution (change)
  • Towering - very great
  • Charismatic - a charismatic person has a strong personal quality that makes other people like them and be attracted to them
  • Imperialist -  wanting to take control of other countries
  • Torch-bearer - somebody who attracts people to do something (leader)
  • Signify - to show
  • Ideological - based on a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Hostilities - fighting between enemies in a war
  • Affordable - not expensive (able to be bought by people who do not earn a lot of money)
  • Hegemony - political control or influence, especially by one country over other countries
  • Endeared - to cause someone to be liked by another person
  • Majority - most of the people or things in a group
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Domestic - relating to the country being talked about
  • Played out - tired and no longer having power or effectiveness
  • Defiance - behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something
  • Outlasted - to continue to be successful for longer, than someone or something else
  • Radical - believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change
  • Invasion - an occasion when an army or country uses force to enter and take control of another country
  • Exile - a person who is sent or kept away from their own country
  • Overthrow - to defeat or remove someone from power, using force
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Pragmatic - solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Cold War - a state of extreme unfriendliness existing between countries
  • Hemisphere- one half of the Earth
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
  • Catastrophe - a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction
  • Misperception - a belief or opinion about something that is wrong or not accurate
  • Turned out - happened in a particular way (especially an unexpected one)
  • Rollback - an occasion when the influence of particular laws, rules, etc. is reduced
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Crippled - caused serious damage to someone or something
  • Clout - power and influence over other people or events
  • Non-Aligned - if a country is non-aligned, it does not support or depend on any powerful country or group of countries
  • Socialism - a political system that aims to create a society in which everyone has equal opportunities and in which the most important industries are owned or controlled by the whole community
  • Nationalisation - if a government nationalizes a large company or industry, it takes control of it and owns it
  • Appropriation - the act of taking something for your own use, usually without permission
  • Corporation - a large company or group of companies that is controlled together as a single organization
  • Deficiency- a state of not having, or not having enough, of something that is needed
  • Reliant - depending on someone or something
  • Commodity - something that can be bought and sold, especially a basic food product or fuel
  • Resumption - the start of something again after a temporary stop
  • Stewardship - the way in which someone organizes and looks after something
  • Designate - to choose someone officially to do a particular job
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Fragile - not very strong
  • Undertook - to do or begin something
  • Rapprochement - an agreement reached by opposing groups or people
  • Pursue - to follow someone or something
  • Rhetoric - speech (to be effective and influence people)
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Intention - a plan in your mind to do something
  • Step down - to leave an official position or job, especially so that someone else can take your place

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