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April 11, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 11th April 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 11th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "RK Nagar bypoll cancellation: A damning indictment"

  • Bypoll - an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government's term of office
  • Damning - showing that something is wrong or bad, or that someone has done something wrong or bad
  • Indictment - something that shows how bad or wrong something is
  • Indulging - to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy
  • Electoral - relating to elections
  • Malpractice  careless or criminal behaviour by someone with a professional or official job
  • Constituency - the voters in a division of a country who elect a representative to parliament
  • Indicting - if a law court or a grand jury indicts someone, it accuses them officially of a crime
  • Exceed - to go above an official limit
  • Prescribed - decided by a law or a rule
  • Expenses - money that you spend on something
  • Incurring - to lose money, owe money, or have to pay money as a result of doing something
  • Campaign - a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election
  • Violation -  an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Defensive - intended to stop the other group from winning in a competition
  • Monitoring - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Disqualification - to stop someone from being in a competition or doing something because they are unsuitable or they have done something wrong
  • Postponed - to decide that something will not be done at the time when it was planned for, but at a later time
  • Citing - to mention something as a reason
  • Anguish - a feeling of great physical or emotional pain
  • Sordid - immoral, dishonest, or unpleasant
  • Bypass - to ignore a rule or official authority
  • Heavy hand - using too much force, or not considering people’s feelings enough when dealing with a situation
  • Tenor - what you say
  • Tone - how you say
  • Reveal - to let something become known
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • High-stakes - a high-stakes activity or situation involves a lot of risk or serious consequences
  • Desperate -  very worried and angry because you do not know how to deal with an unpleasant situation
  • Legitimacy - allowed by law
  • Systematically - done according to a careful plan and in a thorough way
  • Functionary - an official who works for a government or a political party, especially one with unimportant or boring office duties
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed in the past
  • Flying squad - a group of people, especially police officers, who can go quickly to a place to deal with a problem
  • Surveillance - the process of carefully watching a person or place that may be involved in a criminal activity
  • Deterrence -  the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result
  • Innovative - new, original, and advanced
  • Inducement - something that persuades someone to do something
  • Subscription - an agreement to pay an amount of money so that you will receive something such as a magazine or a service
  • No-frills - a no-frills product or a service is basic and has no extra or unnecessary details
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Allurement - something that tempt a person to do something wrong
  • Seizure - the action of taking something or taking control of something, especially using power or force
  • Vitiate - to make something less effective or legally acceptable
  • Irredeemably - impossible to change or make better
  • Democratic - based on the principle that all people are equal and should be able to share in making decisions
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Debar - to officially prevent someone from doing something
  • Swiftly - quickly or immediately

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : " Sheikh Hasina India visit: Transformative visit"

  • Transformative - causing great and positive change in someone or something
  • Assure - to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, especially in order to remove doubt about it
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Firmly - strongly
  • The elephant in the room - a serious problem that everyone is aware of but no one wants to talk about
  • To the fore - into a position of importance
  • Conclude - to end, especially by someone saying or doing something
  • Framework - a system of rules, laws, agreements etc that establish the way that something operates in business, politics, or society
  • Resolution -  a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Enclave - an area of a country or city where a particular group of people live
  • Territory - an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army
  • Bipartisanship - the fact of two political parties that usually oppose each other agreeing or working together
  • Prevail - to get control or influence
  • Expend - to use or spend time, effort, or money
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Credit - praise, approval, or honour
  • Essential - necessary or needed
  • Formalise - to make something official or decide to arrange it according to a fixed structure
  • Endorse - to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone
  • Line of credit - an amount of money a country is allowed to borrow during a particular period of time from another country
  • Context - the situation within which something exists or happens, and that can help explain it
  • Revive - to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use
  • Inland - in the middle of a country, away from the sea
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