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April 10, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th April 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 10th April 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 9th April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "SC order on liquor ban: None for the road"

  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Amend - to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Res extra commercium - a stated principle of roman law
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Discretion - the right or ability to make a judgment or decision
  • Concomitant - happening at the same time as something else
  • Underscore - to emphasize something, or to show that it is important
  • Ought to - used to say that it is necessary or desirable to perform the action expressed
  • Imposing - to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received
  • Outlet - a shop or place where a particular product is sold
  • Vend - to sell something
  • Standalone - not connected to anything else, or not depending on anything else
  • Lax - not severe or strong enough
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Ill-considered - made or done without careful thought
  • Wholly - completely
  • Outrage - a strong feeling of anger and shock at something that you feel is wrong or unfair
  • Fatality - a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease
  • Patrolling - to move regularly around a place in order to prevent trouble or crime
  • Sledgehammer - a way of doing something that uses a lot more power or force than seems necessary
  • Hospitality - food, drink, and entertainment given to customers by a company or organization
  • Potential - someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed
  • Inventive - used about new and original ideas, methods etc
  • Absurd - completely stupid, unreasonable, or impossible to believe
  • Downgrading - to treat something in a way that shows that you think it is now less important than it was
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Fraught with - full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Enterprising - willing to try or think of new ideas or methods
  • Maze - a set of many small streets, paths etc that is easy to get lost in
  • Denounce - to criticize someone or something severely in public
  • Laugh away - to joke about something in order to show that you think it is not important or serious
  • Circumvent - to find a way of avoiding a rule or law that limits you, especially using a clever trick that does not break the law
  • Wisdom - the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience
  • Humility - a way of behaving that shows that you do not think that you are better or more important than other people
  • Amend - to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "US missile attack on Syria: A reckless intervention"

  • Reckless - not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions
  • Intervention - the act or fact of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Air strike - an attack in which one or more planes drop bombs on a place
  • Legality - the fact that something is legal
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire
  • War-ravaged - severely damaged by a long war, especially between different groups from the same country
  • Confrontation - a situation in which people or groups are arguing angrily or are fighting
  • Backing - supporting
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Intended - to have as a plan or purpose
  • Escalating - to become much worse or more serious, or to make something do this
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Brouhaha - a lot of complaints or criticism
  • Deterrence - the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result
  • Mitigate - to reduce the harmful effects of something
  • Self-defence - actions that you take or force that you use in order to protect yourself
  • On the ground - in the place being discussed, especially a place where there is a war or another serious situation
  • Cement - to make a relationship, idea etc stronger or more certain
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Former - used for referring to the first of two people or things that you have mentioned
  • Mediterranean - relating to the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, the people who live there, or their culture
  • Threatening - showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Deconfliction - reduce the risk of fight
  • Hot line - a special direct phone connection for emergencies
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Rein in - to limit or control something that has developed too much or has continued for too long
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Concrete - practical
  • Quick fix - something that can be done quickly in order to solve a problem
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Purposeful - determined to achieve an aim
  • Displacement - the situation in which people are forced to leave the place where they normally live
  • Triggering - to make something happen
  • Refugee - a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war

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