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December 02, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 1st 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 1st December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Provocation at Nagrota"

  • Provocation - an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry
  • Graphic - very clear and powerful
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
  • Armed forces - a country's military forces, usually an army, navy, and air force
  • Amidst - in the middle of or surrounded by
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  • Escalating - to become or make something become greater or more serious
  • Storm - a very angry reaction from a lot of people
  • Corps - a military unit trained to perform particular duties
  • Armed - using or carrying weapons
  • Regiment - a large group of soldiers
  • Premises - the land and buildings owned by someone
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Reportedly - used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true
  • Scaled - to climb
  • Hostage - someone who is taken as a prisoner by an enemy in order to force the other people involved to do what the enemy wants
  • Unarmed - not having any weapons
  • Exemplary - excellent
  • Personnel - people who are employed in a company, organization, or one of the armed forces
  • Ceasefire - an agreement, usually between two armies, to stop fighting in order to allow discussions about peace
  • Consolidated - to combine several things
  • Surgical strike - a type of military attack that is made in an exact way on a particular place
  • Attrition - gradually making something weaker and destroying it, especially the strength or confidence of an enemy by repeatedly attacking it
  • Vis-à-vis - in comparison with
  • Insurgency - an occasion when a group of people attempt to take control of their country by force
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Casualty - a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war
  • Installation - a place where there are buildings and equipment that have a particular, especially military, purpose
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Nosedived -a fast and sudden fall
  • Unilaterally - involving only one group or country
  • Lingering - to take a long time to leave or disappear
  • Intensity - strength
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Appraisal - to examine someone or something in order to judge their qualities, success, or needs
  • Breakdown - a failure to work or be successful
  • For instance - for example
  • Crossfire - bullets fired towards you from different directions
  • Routinely - a regular series of movements
  • Territory - an area of land, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "India’s missing girl children"

  • Irony - a strange situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Fewer and fewer - very less
  • Parental - involving parents
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar way
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is true or not true
  • Census - a count for official purposes, especially one to count the number of people living in a country and to collect information about them
  • Horror - an extremely strong feeling of fear and shock
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Scourge - something that causes a lot of trouble or harm
  • Prompted - to cause something to happen or be done
  • Take note of something - to give attention to something, especially because it is important
  • Convey - to express a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people
  • Survival - the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist
  • Socio-cultural - related to the different groups of people in society and their habits, traditions, and beliefs
  • Mindset - a person's way of thinking and their opinions
  • Burden - something difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about
  • Shrink - to become smaller
  • Crisis - an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation
  • Campaign - a planned group of activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Prevention - to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
  • Assessment -  the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Intensively - involving a lot of effort or activity in a short period of time
  • Cradle - a small bed for a baby that you can move gently from side to side
  • Anonymously - without revealing your name
  • Adoption - the process of making a child legally part of your family
  • Persistence - a situation in which something unpleasant continues to exist
  • Abandoned - left alone by someone who should stay with you and look after you
  • Beyond - outside
  • Tangible - important and noticeable
  • Enforcement - to make people obey a law
  • Prohibit - to officially refuse to allow something
  • Determination - the process of controlling, influencing, or deciding something
  • Foetus - a developing baby human or animal, before it is born
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • Investment - the process of spending money in order to improve something or make it more successful
  • Long-term - continuing to exist, be relevant, or have an effect for a long time in the future
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen,
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Continuum - a series of events, changes, features etc that all have a particular quality to different degrees
  • Half-measure - something that is done in a way that is not complete or is only partly effective
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising or easy to notice
  • Reversal - a change in something, so that it becomes the opposite of what it was
  • Shameful - so bad that you feel ashamed of it

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