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March 21, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st March 2017.  Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In Uttarakhand, a mandate for renewal"

  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Renewal - the process of starting something again after a pause
  • Concerted - involving a lot of people or organizations working together in a determined way
  • Edge - an advantage that makes someone or something more successful than other people or things
  • Turmoil - a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
  • Intervention - the act or fact of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • 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
  • Tribulation - a problem or difficulty
  • Defend - to protect someone or something against attack or criticism; to speak in favour of someone or something
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Graft - dishonest or illegal activities in politics or business that involve giving people money or advantages in exchange for their help or support
  • Constituency - vone of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Decisive - a decisive victory or defeat is one in which the winner does much better than the loser
  • Verdict - an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given
  • Reap - to get something as a result of something that you do
  • Incumbency - the fact of having an official position
  • Migration - movement from one region to another and often back again
  • Plain - a large area of flat land
  • Adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Persisting - continues to exist
  • Pitch - the things that you say to convince someone to support you
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Conversely - used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
  • Lament - to express sadness and feeling sorry about something
  • Adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
  • Apart from - except for someone or something
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Formidable -  causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult
  • Take something into account - to consider or remember something when judging a situation
  • Defector - a person who leaves his or her own country or group to join an opposing one
  • Empower - to give someone official authority or the freedom to do something
  • Loyal - willing to support, work for, or be a friend to someone, even in difficult times
  • Overwhelming - very great or very large
  • Uphill battle - difficult to do or to achieve
  • Bifurcation - the fact that something is divided into two parts or the act of dividing something into two parts
  • Devastating - causing a lot of damage or destruction
  • Impact - a powerful effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person
  • Decline - to gradually become less, worse, or lower
  • Agrarian - relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
  • Consequent - happening as a result of something
  • Concerted effort - concerted effort or attempt is determined and serious

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Pakistan’s headcount: a necessary exercise despite resistance"

  • Headcount - the act of counting how many people are present in a place
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Resistance - the act of fighting against something, or refusing to accept something
  • Census - an occasion on which government officials count the people who live in a country and record other information about them
  • Formulate - to develop all the details of a plan for doing something
  • Federal - relating to the central government
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country
  • Delimitation - the process of establishing the limits or boundaries
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Demographic - relating to the study of populations and the different groups that make them up
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Undergo - to experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • Influx - the fact of a large number of people or things arriving at the same time
  • Diminish - to reduce or be reduced in size or importance
  • Refugee - a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
  • Provincial - in or from the parts of the country that are not the capital city
  • Merely - used to emphasize that you mean exactly what you are saying and nothing more
  • Obsolete - no longer used because of being replaced by something newer and more effective
  • Composition - the way that something is formed from separate parts or people
  • Stable - not changing frequently and not likely to suddenly become worse
  • Existential - an existential danger threatens the very existence of something
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Realistic -  accepting things as they are in fact and not making decisions based on unlikely hopes for the future

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