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December 20, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th December 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 20th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Grappling with water disputes"

  • Grappling with something - to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Tribunal - a special law court organized to judge a particular case
    Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Adjudicate - to make an official decision about a problem or disagreement
  • Undoubtedly - used for saying that something is certainly true or is accepted by everyone
  • Vast - extremely large
  • Ad hoc - made for a particular purpose or need
  • Subsume - to include something in a larger group
  • Adjudication - to make an official decision about a problem or disagreement
  • Protracted - continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Inter-State - existing or taking place between states
  • Interlocutory - relating to the period in a civil case between the official start of the case and its end
  • Landmark - a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible
  • Verdict - judgement
  • Unfettered - without limits or controls
  • Interpret - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Elusive - difficult or impossible to achieve
  • Resolution - the action of solving a problem or dealing with a disagreement in a satisfactory way
  • Disincentive - something that makes you not want to do something
  • Litigation - use of the legal system to settle a disagreement
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Fiercely - in a frightening, violent, or powerful way
  • Apportion - to divide something between two or more people, organizations etc
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Adjudicatory - related to the official decision about something, especially about who is right in a disagreement
  • Reluctance - not willing to do something
  • Infusing - to give someone or something a particular quality
  • Helming - handling / controlling
  • At stake - likely to be lost or damaged if something fails
  • Merely - just / only
  • Riparian - relating to the legal rights of the owner of land on a river bank, such as fishing or irrigation
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Drought - a long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die
  • At the mercy of - in a situation that is controlled by someone or something with the power to harm you
  • Partisan - showing strong and usually unfair support for one particular person, group, or idea
  • Backed - supported

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Risks of Trump’s China policy"

  • Seizure - the action of taking something or taking control of something, especially using power or force
  • Flashpoint - a place or stage at which violence might be expected to begin
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Uncharted - not shown on any map
  • Territory - an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Protocol - a set of rules for the correct way to behave on formal occasions
  • Breakaway - consisting of people who have decided to separate from a larger group
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
  • Altered - changed
  • Escalated - to make something become more serious
  • Renegotiate - to try again to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Manipulation - controlling someone or something to your own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly
  • Bargaining - an agreement between two or more people or groups as to what each will do for the other
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Negotiable - able to be discussed or changed in order to reach an agreement
  • Apparent - easy to see or understand
  • Geopolitical - political activity as influenced by the physical features of a country or area of the world
  • Vulnerability - able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked
  • Seafront - the part of a town by the sea where there are houses, hotels etc
  • Painstakingly - done or doing something very carefully and slowly

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