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March 15, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th 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 : "Fresh start in Punjab"

  • Lifeline - something, especially a way of getting help, that you depend on to lead your life in a satisfactory way
  • Nudge - to encourage someone in a gentle way to do something
  • Empower - to give someone official authority or the freedom to do something
  • Regional - relating to or coming from a particular part of a country (local)
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Bagging - to win something
  • Beleaguered - having a lot of problems or difficulties
  • Feisty - active, forceful, and full of determination
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Fend off somebody - to push or send away an attacker or other unwanted person
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Foray - an attempt at doing something new or something that you do not usually do
  • Incumbency - an official position
  • 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
  • Distaste - a dislike of something that you find unpleasant or unacceptable
  • High-handedness - using power or authority more forcefully than is needed, without thinking about the feelings or wishes of other people
  • Disenchantment - the feeling of being disappointed and no longer enthusiastic about someone or something
  • Made a play for something / somebody - to try to get something, or start a relationship with someone, sometimes by using a plan
  • Infighting - competition between people within a group, especially to improve their own position or to get agreement for their ideas
  • Grassroots - the ordinary people in a society or an organization, especially a political party
  • Substantially - to a large degree
  • Chunk - a part of something, especially a large part
  • Formidable - very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Agrarian - relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Ravage - to cause great damage to something
  • Devastating - causing a lot of damage or destruction
  • Nourishing - if you nourish a feeling, belief, or plan, you think about it a lot and encourage it
  • Trafficking - to buy and sell goods illegally
  • Nexus - an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things
  • Constraint - something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits
  • Revival - the process of becoming more active or popular again
  • Groom - to prepare someone for a special job or activity
  • Momentum - the force that keeps an object moving or keeps an event developing after it has started

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "On the rocks"

  • On the rocks - likely to fail soon
  • 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
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Coincided - to happen at or near the same time
  • Adoption - accepting or starting to use something new
  • Landmark - an important stage in something's development
  • Excise - to remove something
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
  • Resounding - very great
  • Overwhelmingly - used for emphasizing the amount or strength of something (very great or very large)
  • Surge - a sudden and great increase
  • Receded - to move back from a high point or level
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Futile - having no effect or achieving nothing
  • Speculate - to consider or discuss why something has happened or what might happen
  • Assuage - to make unpleasant feelings less strong
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Negotiations - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
  • Counterpart - a person or thing that has the same purpose as another one in a different place or organization
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Coherent - clear and carefully considered
  • Apparently - based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
  • Slump - (of prices, values, or sales) to fall suddenly
  • Mounting - gradually increasing
  • Deficit - the total amount by which money spent is more than money received
  • Rational - based on clear thought and reason
  • Divisive - used to describe something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected
  • Rip apart - to destroy something completely
  • Sovereignty - the power of a country to control its own government
  • Devolution - the moving of power or responsibility from a main organization to a lower level, or from a central government to a local government
  • Proponent - a person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action
  • Short-sighted - not thinking enough about how an action will affect the future
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Sensitivity - an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful and kind to them
  • Undermining - to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
  • Sovereignty - the power of a country to control its own government

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