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March 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 14th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 14th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Assembly election results: U.P. and away"

  • UP and away -  up into the air
  • Landslide - a situation in which a person or political party wins an election by a very big majority
  • Interpret - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Endorsement - an occasion when someone gives official or public support to a particular person or thing
  • Denominational - relating to a particular religious group
  • Populous - a populous nation, city, area etc has many people living in it
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Witnessed - to see / experience something
  • Clutch of - a small group of
  • Marshalled - to bring people or things together and organize them so that they can be used in an effective way
  • Sundry - sundry things or people are all different from each other and cannot be described as a group
  • Sweep - to win something easily
  • Magnitude - great size, importance, or effect
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • For instance - for example
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Fading - to become less famous or less important
  • Turned out - to develop in a particular way, or to have a particular result
  • Eerily - making you feel afraid
  • Tap into something - to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes
  • Disgruntlement - unhappy, annoyed, and disappointed about something
  • Forged - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Debacle - something that fails completely in an embarrassing way
  • Tactical - a tactical action is one that you do as part of a plan for achieving what you want
  • Revolting - to say that you will not accept someone’s authority or leadership
  • Patriarch - the oldest man in a family or organization, who is respected because of this
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
  • Patronage - help or money that is given to a person or organization
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Abstract - existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Expediency - the use of methods that produce an immediate result or solution to a problem, but may not be fair or honest
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Ambivalent - feeling two different things about someone or something at the same time, for example that you like them and dislike them
  • Majoritarianism - the fact that a majority (sometimes categorized by religion, language, social class, or some other identifying factor) of the population is being more powerful or important
  • Divisive - likely to cause arguments between people
  • Adhere to something - to continue to obey a rule or have a belief
  • Escalation - the process of becoming greater or more serious, or a particular situation when this happens
  • Denominational - relating to a particular religious group
  • Subvert - to attack or harm a government or established system of law, politics etc

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "End of a chapter"

  • Mobilisation - the action of a country or its government preparing and organizing troops for active service
  • Enforce - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • High and mighty - talking or behaving as if you think you are better or more important than other people
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Upholding - if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Herald -  a sign that something is going to happen soon
  • Unthinkable - impossible to imagine
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Immunity - a situation in which someone is not affected by something such as a law because they have a special job or position
  • Proceeding - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Complicit - involved in or knowing about something bad that happens
  • Nefarious - evil, or dishonest
  • Confidante - a woman who you trust and can discuss your secrets and private feelings with
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Solicit - to ask someone for something such as money or support
  • Dodgy - dishonest, criminal, or not reliable
  • Questionable - probably not good, honest, or worth admiring
  • Protest -  something such as a meeting or public statement by people who strongly disagree with a policy, law etc
  • Influence-peddling - the use of position or political influence on someone's behalf in exchange for money or favours
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Autocratic - ruling with complete power
  • Whimsical - made or done for fun, not seriously
  • Fierce - involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate
  • Smear - to try to damage someone’s reputation by telling lies about them
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Escalating - to make a worse situation more serious
  • Retaliated - to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Detractor - someone who publicly criticizes someone or something
  • Intergenerational - relating to more than one generation (=group of people who were born at about the same time)
  • Harbour - to think about or feel something, usually over a long period
  • Moderniser - the person who makes something more modern
  • Dictator - someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Consolidation - to become, or cause something to become more stronger
  • Chaebol - one of the several large, powerful groups of companies in South Korea that are involved in various different types of business
  • Conglomerate - a large business organization formed when several different businesses join together
  • Patronage - help or money that is given to a person or organization
  • Ascendency - a position of power, strength, or success
  • Cosy - comfortable / making you feel relaxed
  • Untenable - impossible to continue because of serious problems, opposition, or criticism
  • Institutionalised - to give something a formal or official structure
  • Tycoon - a rich and powerful person who is involved in business or industry
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Emulation - to pretend to be someone else
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places

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