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March 07, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 6th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 6th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 5th March 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Saving the Ghats"

  • Determine - to discover the facts or truth about something
  • Ecologically - relating to the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
  • Sensitive - easily influenced, changed, or damaged
  • Hesitation - a pause before doing something, or a feeling that you should not do it
  • Totality - the whole of something
  • Fragile - easily damaged, broken, or harmed
  • Mountainous - very big
  • Unsustainable - causing damage to the environment by using more of something than can be replaced naturally
  • Exploitation - the act of using someone unfairly for your own advantage
  • Sustainable - causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time
  • Inhabit - to live in a place
  • Landscape - a large area of countryside, especially in relation to its appearance
  • Lost sight of - to not consider something, esp. because you have forgotten about it
  • Unscientifically - not considered, examined, or tested using methods that scientists think are necessary
  • Conservation - the protection of plants and animals, natural areas etc
  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Baseline - an imaginary line used as a starting point for making comparisons
  • For instance - for example
  • Irreplaceable - valuable or rare and impossible to replace if used, lost, or destroyed
  • Mediating - to influence or cause a process or event
  • Monsoon - the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries
  • Biodiversity - the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world generally, or the problem of protecting this
  • Endemic - very common, or strongly established in a place or situation
  • Vegetation - plants in general, or plants that are found in a particular area
  • Hotspot - a popular and exciting place
  • Emphasised - to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to
  • Resistance - a force that acts to stop the progress of something or make it slower
  • Mutually - by, to, or for each of two or more people equally
  • Demarcate - to decide the limits of something, especially the borders of an area
  • Sanctuaries - a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from being hunted or dangerous conditions
  • Corollary - something that results from something else
  • Exploit - to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage
  • Deforestation - the cutting down of trees in a large area, or the destruction of forests by people
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Rampant - (of something bad) getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground
  • Assessment -  the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Peculiar - belonging to, relating to, or found in only particular people or things
  • Imbuing - to fill someone or something with a particular quality or emotion
  • Insight - the ability to notice and understand a lot about people or situations
  • Consultative - a consultative group or document gives advice about something
  • Called for something - to make something necessary or suitable

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Elusive reconciliation"

  • Elusive - difficult or impossible to achieve
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Wake-up call - if something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realize that you need to take action to change a situation
  • Concern - a worried or nervous feeling about something
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Threaten - to be likely to cause harm or damage to something or someone
  • Lasting - continuing to exist for a long time or for ever
  • Excessive - too much
  • Arbitrary - using unlimited personal power without considering other people's wishes
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country
  • Isolation - to put a person, country, or organization in a situation where they are seen as being separate
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Dominant - more important, strong, or noticeable
  • Undeniably - true, definite and based on facts
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Hybrid - something that is a mixture of two very different things
  • Domestic - relating to the country being talked about
  • Occupied - an occupied place is being controlled by an army or group of people that has moved into it
  • Tangible -  real and not imaginary
  • Displace - to force something or someone out of its usual or original position
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Wary - not completely trusting or certain about something or someone
  • Leeway - freedom to act within particular limits
  • Revive - to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use
  • Alienating - to cause someone or a group of people to stop supporting and agreeing with you
  • Allies - people who help and support you
  • Eroding - slowly reducing or destroying something
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Seize the moment - to make use of an opportunity

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