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March 24, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th March 2017.  Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Power of a symbol: EC had to freeze AIADMK’s ‘Two Leaves’"

  • Freeze - an act of holding something
  • Rival - a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • In the face of - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Denying -  to not allow someone to have or do something
  • Majority - the larger number or part of something
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists:
  • By-election - an election that happens at a different time from a main election
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Maintaining - to express strongly your belief that something is true
  • Formalise - to make something official or decide to arrange it according to a fixed structure
  • Veracity - the quality of being true, honest, or accurate
  • Unfair - not treating people in an equal way, or not morally right
  • Ideally - in the best possible way
  • Respective - relating or belonging to each of the separate people or things you have just mentioned
  • Critical - of the greatest importance to the way things might happen
  • Legitimise - to make something legal or acceptable
  • Raised the stakes - to make a situation more urgent or more difficult to ignore
  • Fielding - to use a person or group of people as your team, representatives
  • Nephew - a son of your sister or brother, or a son of the sister or brother of your husband or wife
  • Nominated - to officially suggest someone for an election, job, position, or honour
  • Deputy - a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organization
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations
  • Legitimacy - the quality of being legal
  • Prepare the ground - if you prepare the ground for an activity or a situation, you do something that will help it to happen
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Unseemly - unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Thwart - to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
  • Survival - the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Arc to West Asia: China's signal for deepening ties with the region"

  • Heavyweight - a person or thing that is important or serious and that other people notice
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Consecutive - consecutive events, numbers, etc. follow one after another without an interruption
  • Appetite - the feeling of wanting or needing something
  • Boost - to improve or increase something
  • Aerospace - producing or operating aircraft or spacecraft
  • Vowed - to make a determined decision or promise to do something
  • Crises - plural of crisis (urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation)
  • Hostility - an occasion when someone is unfriendly or shows that they do not like something
  • Ally - a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one, especially during a war
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Halt - to (cause to) stop moving or doing something or happening
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • Significance - importance
  • Unveil - if you unveil something new, you show it or make it known for the first time
  • Revival - the process of becoming more active or popular again
  • Fortify - to make something stronger, especially in order to protect it
  • Sphere - a subject or area of knowledge, work, etc
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country
  • Consistently - ​in a way that does not vary
  • Broker - to arrange something such as a deal, agreement, etc. between two or more groups or countries
  • Coexistence - the fact of living or existing together at the same time or in the same place
  • Urged - to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing
  • Reluctance - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Proactive - taking action by causing change and not only reacting to change when it happens
  • Sectarian - (a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Balancing act - a situation in which a person tries to give care and attention to two or more activities at the same time

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