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March 20, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th March 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Wag the dog: On Yogi Adityanath as UP CM"
  • Wag the dog - this phrase is used to indicate that attention is purposely being diverted from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Fringe - the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity
  • Tail wags the dog - a situation in which a large group has to do something to satisfy a small group
  • Altogether - completely / in total
  • Vociferous - someone who is vociferous expresses their opinion loudly and with force
  • Firebrand - a person who causes political or social trouble by opposing authority and encouraging others to do so
  • Ceded - to allow someone to take something such as power or land away from you
  • Faction - a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group
  • Fiercely - in a frightening, violent, or powerful way
  • Autonomous - an autonomous state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Defiant - proudly refusing to obey authority
  • Exploiting - to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage
  • Divisive - used to describe something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Prominent - very well known and important
  • Willy nilly - if something happens willy-nilly, it happens even if the people who are involved do not want it to happen
  • Discourse - serious spoken or written discussion of a particular subject
  • Indeed - really or certainly, often used to emphasize something
  • Conversion - a process in which someone changes to a new religion or belief
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person
  • Baiting - to deliberately try to make someone angry
  • Implicated - to show that someone is involved in a crime or partly responsible for something bad that has happened
  • Rioting - crimes involving violence or damage to property
  • Enforcement - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Tact - the ability to say or do the right thing without making anyone unhappy or angry
  • Triumphalism - an unpleasant show of pleasure and satisfaction because you have won or done better than someone
  • Opt - make a choice from a range of possibilities
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Persuasion - the process of making someone agree to do or believe something
  • Unlikely - not likely to happen
  • Outflanked - to do better than an opponent by winning an advantage over him or her
  • Alter ego - a very close friend
  • At the helm - officially controlling an organization or company
  • Beholden - feeling you have a duty to someone because they have done something for you
  • Clout - power and influence over other people or events
  • Hardliner - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Mend your ways - to begin to behave well, having until now behaved badly
  • Last gasp - the end of something
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Requisite - necessary for a particular purpose
  • Legislative - relating to laws or the making of laws
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Compensation - money that is paid to someone in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Ratify - (especially of governments or organizations) to make an agreement official
  • Rollout - the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time
  • Respective -  relating or belonging to each of the separate people or things you have just mentioned
  • Draft - something such as a plan, letter, or drawing that may have changes made to it before it is finished
  • Buffer - something or someone that helps protect from harm
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Commodity - something that can be bought and sold, especially a basic food product or fuel
  • Trickiest - difficult to deal with
  • Nuance - a slight difference that may be difficult to notice but is fairly important
  • Susceptible - easily influenced or harmed by something
  • Lobbying - to try to influence politicians or people in authority on a particular subject
  • Excel - to be extremely good at something
  • For instance - for example
  • Ceiling - an upper limit, usually relating to money
  • Aerate - to add a gas to liquid, especially a drink
  • Sin goods - the products which are harmful to the society (alcohol and tobacco, candies, drugs, soft drinks, fast foods, coffee, sugar, and gambling etc)
  • Friction - disagreement or unfriendliness caused by people having different opinions
  • Reform - improvement
  • Fortnight - a period of two weeks
  • Heckling - criticism and disapproval
  • Profiteering - making an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally
  • Clause - a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done

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