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December 30, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th 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 30th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sasikala rising"

  • Nominated - to officially suggest that someone should be given a job
  • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject, to represent a particular group, or to run a particular organization
  • Elevation - the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
  • Entreaties - a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Cult - extreme admiration for someone or something
  • Fractious - easily upset or annoyed, and often complaining
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people to try to win something
  • Backed - supported
  • Prominent - very well known and important
  • Rely on - depend on
  • Enthused - to express excitement about something or great interest in it
  • Lacks - to not have enough of something that is needed or wanted
  • Orchestrated - with every detail very carefully planned, sometimes secretly
  • Backroom - used for describing work that is important but is done in a private or secret way
  • Helm - officially controlling an organization or company
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Imposing - large and impressive
  • Undermined - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Ascent - the process of becoming more important or famous
  • Urged - to strongly advise someone to do a particular thing
  • Backing - support
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Resistance - refusal to accept something new such as a plan, idea, or change
  • Accused - the person who is on trial in a law court (for doing something wrong / committing a crime)
  • Disproportionate - if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a crime
  • Conviction - a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Directorate - a part of a government department that deals with a particular area of activity
  • Reinforce - to make something stronger
  • Baron - an extremely powerful person in a particular area of business
  • Possession - the fact that you have or own something
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Unwise - stupid and likely to cause problems
  • Improper - dishonest and against a law or a rule
  • Emerged - to become known
  • Fragile - not very strong or healthy
  • Restraint - calm and controlled behaviour
  • Haste - great speed in doing something because of limited time

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Peace on track in Colombia"

  • There's many a slip twixt cup and lip - said to emphasize that many bad things might happen before something is finished
  • Referendum - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official
  • Painstakingly - in a way that shows you have taken a lot of care or made a lot of effort
  • Negotiated - happening or existing as a result of formal discussions
  • Insurgent - someone who is fighting against the government in their own country
  • Piecemeal - not done according to a plan but done at different times in different ways
  • Ambitious - if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a great amount of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Unanimous - if a group of people are unanimous, they all agree about one particular matter or vote the same way
  • Amnesty - a fixed period of time during which people are not punished for committing a particular crime
  • Immunity - a situation in which you are protected from legal action
  • Prosecution - the act of saying someone did a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • Hurdle - a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress
  • Accord - agreement
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Tribunal - a special court or group of people who are officially chosen, especially by the government, to examine (legal) problems of a particular type
  • Intransigence - an unreasonable refusal to change your ideas or behaviour
  • Vigorous - very forceful or energetic
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official
  • Abstained - to not do something
  • Lenient - if a person or system is lenient, they punish someone less seriously than they could
  • Reassure - to make someone feel less worried about something
  • Demobilisation - to send members of military forces home, especially after a war has ended
  • Breakthrough - an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem
  • Ballast - support
  • Agrarian - relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Civilian - a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces
  • Culminating - to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation
  • Negotiation - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves

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