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April 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th 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 15th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Assembly bypolls: Blunt pointers"

  • Bypoll - an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government's term of office
  • Blunt - saying what you think without trying to be polite or considering other people's feelings
  • Pointer - something that shows you an existing situation
  • Popular - used about something that many people want or like to have
  • Firm - strong
  • Trend-setter - someone or something that starts a new fashion / trend
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Inevitably - certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
  • Interpret - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Sitting pretty - in a good situation
  • Sweeping - a sweeping win or victory is an easy or complete win
  • Victory - an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc. or the fact that you have won
  • Larger-than-life - if someone is larger than life, that person attracts a lot of attention because they are more exciting or interesting than most people
  • Pit someone / something against someone / something - to make someone compete or fight against someone or something else
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Shocker - something that is likely to offend, especially something new or recently announced
  • Clout - power and influence over other people or events
  • Losing out - to not have an advantage that other people have
  • Gratifying - pleasing and satisfying
  • Ahead - having more points, votes, etc. than someone else in a competition, election, etc
  • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
  • At the top of the heap - in the highest position in a society or organization
  • Draw comfort - if you draw comfort from something good in a bad situation, it makes you feel less sad or worried
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Breathing space - a period of rest in order to increase strength or give you more time to think about what to do next
  • Retaining - to keep or continue to have something
  • Written off - to decide that a particular person or thing will not be useful, important, or successful
  • Indeed - used to add some extra information that develops or supports something you have just said

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : " Tensions in Korean peninsula: Cool minds"

  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Escalate - to become more serious
  • Extreme - very large in amount or degree / great
  • Wind down - to end, or to finish something gradually
  • Confrontation - a fight or argument
  • Heightened - increased
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Naval - belonging to a country's navy, or relating to military ships
  • Merely - just; only
  • Cautionary - warning someone that they should be careful
  • Armada - a large group of war ships
  • Ominously - making you think that something bad will happen
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want
  • Retaliation - the act of doing something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • So-called - used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct
  • Altitude - height above sea level
  • Entangling - to involve someone in a difficult or complicated situation that is hard to escape from
  • Emphasised - to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to
  • Apprehensive - feeling worried about something that you are going to do or that is going to happen
  • Inevitably - used for saying that something is certain to happen
  • Snooping - to look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something
  • Boycott - to refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Echo - to express the ideas or feelings that someone else has expressed
  • Leverage - power to influence people and get the results you want
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Consternation - a feeling of worry, shock, or confusion
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is fair and reasonable
  • Populist - representing or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
  • Isolationism - the political principle or practice of showing interest only in your own country and not being involved in international activities
  • Conventional - traditional and ordinary
  • For instance - for example
  • Eschew - to avoid something intentionally, or to give something up
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Manipulator - a person who controls people to their own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly
  • Emerging - starting to exist
  • Nuanced - a very slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound, etc
  • Volatile - likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry
  • Spectacular - especially great
  • Roll-back - an occasion when the influence of particular laws, rules, etc. is reduced
  • Sustained - continuing for a long time
  • Weigh in - to be officially weighed before competing in a sport, especially boxing or horse racing
  • Aggressively - behaving in an angry and violent way
  • Staring down - a confrontation between two parties in which neither side is prepared to back down
  • Adversaries - enemies
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