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February 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 11th February 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 11th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Israel’s continuing land grab"

  • Land grab - the act of taking an area of land by force, for military or economic reasons
  • Passage - the official approval of something, especially a new law
  • Legislation - a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament
  • Flies in the face of someone / something - to challenge someone or something
  • Occupied - an occupied place is being controlled by an army or group of people that has moved into it
  • Territory - (an area of) land, or sometimes sea, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person
  • Urged - to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Disregard - the fact of showing no care or respect for something
  • Expropriate - to take away money or property especially for public use without payment to the owner, or for personal use illegally
  • Compensate - to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Annexation - to take possession of an area of land or a country, usually by force or without permission
  • Overturn - to change a legal decision
  • Judiciary - the part of a country's government that is responsible for its legal system, including all the judges in the country's courts
  • Attorney-General - the top legal officer in some countries, whose job is to provide legal advice to the government and to represent the government
  • Defend - to protect someone or something against attack or criticism
  • Unconstitutional - not allowed by the constitution (= set of rules for government) of a country or organization
  • Violate - to break or act against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Ideology - a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based
  • Criticism - the act of saying that something or someone is bad
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Lobby - an action such as a protest or meeting which is intended to influence politicians
  • Coalition - the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time, or a government that is formed in this way
  • Survival - the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist
  • Played along - to do what someone asks you to do, for a limited period of time
  • Relevant - connected with what is happening or being discussed
  • Come up - to happen, usually unexpectedly
  • Resuming - to start again after a pause
  • Negotiation - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
  • Allies - supporters
  • Boasting - to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own
  • Sovereignty - the power of a country to control its own government
  • Biblical - in or relating to the Bible
  • Emboldened - to make someone brave
  • Embassy - the group of people who represent their country in a foreign country
  • Disputed - a disputed area is one that different countries claim belongs to them, so that there is a disagreement or war between them
  • Veto - an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something
  • Resolution - an official decision that is made after a group or organization has voted
  • Controversial - causing disagreement or discussion
  • Status quo - the present situation:
  • Provided - only if a particular thing happens or is done
  • Campaign - a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election
  • Distant - far away from the place where you are

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "As unpredictable as it gets"

  • Unpredictable - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Populous - a populous country, area, or place has a lot of people living in it
  • Fringe - the outer or less important part of an area
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Legislator - a member of a group of people who together have the power to make laws
  • Diverse - including many different types of people or things
  • Fancy - to want to have or do something
  • Riot - a noisy, violent, and uncontrolled public meeting
  • Communal - belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Alliance -  a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Reliance - the state of depending on or trusting in something or someone
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Peasantry - peasants, considered as a social class
  • Decline - to gradually become less, worse, or lower
  • Viable - able to work as intended or able to succeed
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • Favourable - showing that someone likes or approves of someone or something
  • Agrarian - relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
  • Harvest - the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields
  • Well-disposed - friendly and helpful
  • Struck a chord with something - to cause people approve / agree to something
  • Consolidate - to combine several small things
  • Minorities - any small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race, religion, or political beliefs, or a person who belongs to such a group
  • Combat - fight
  • Trader - a person who buys and sells things
  • Dog-whistle - used for referring to political messages that are aimed at particular groups and will only be fully understood by them
  • Romeo - a man who tries to have sexual relationships with many different women
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Pay off - if something you have done pays off, it is successful
  • Dynamic - having a lot of ideas and enthusiasm
  • Prediction -  a statement about what you think will happen in the future

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