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April 18, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th 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 18th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "HIV/AIDS Bill: Legally enabling"
  • Enabling - making something possible or easier
  • Solid - strong
  • Empowerment - authority or power given to someone to do something
  • Anti-retroviral - antiretroviral drugs are used to treat certain types of virus, especially HIV (=the virus that causes AIDS)
  • Opportunistic - an opportunistic disease or infection is one that attacks people who are already ill and who have a very weak immune system
  • There's no denying - it is true
  • Understandably - as is reasonable or expected
  • Enjoin - to strongly advise or order someone to do something
  • Flaw - a fault, mistake, or weakness, especially one that happens while something is being planned or made
  • Contracted - to become infected with a disease
  • Discrimination - treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people
  • Ombudsman - someone whose job is to deal with complaints that people make about an organization or particular type of business
  • Violation -  an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Mandate - to give official permission for something to happen
  • Scrutinise - to examine something very carefully in order to discover information
  • On the decline - decreasing
  • Confined to somewhere - to exist only in a particular area
  • Sustainable development - the development of a country or region that does not use more natural resources than can be replaced and so does not harm the environment
  • Epidemic - a situation in which a disease spreads very quickly and infects many people
  • Scaling up - to increase
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Draw up - to prepare and write something such as a document or plan
  • Evidently - easily seen or understood
  • Compliance - to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
  • Exert - to use something such as authority, power, influence, etc. in order to make something happen
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Frivolous - lacking any real purpose or importance
  • Generic drug - a generic drug or other product does not have a trademark and is sold without a company’s name on it
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • On a firm footing -  the basic conditions in which something operates or develops
  • Folly - a way of thinking or behaving that is stupid and careless, and likely to have bad results
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Turkey referendum: Mr. Erdogan rising"
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Democracy - a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Presidential republic - a country that is ruled by a president or other leader that people vote for, rather than by a king or queen
  • Constitutional - relating to the constitution of a country or organization
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Gave the nod - agreed
  • Sweeping - affecting many things or people; large
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Irregularity - the quality of not being regular in shape or form, or an example of this
  • Incumbent - officially having the named position
  • Bridge the rift - to reduce the differences that separate two things or groups
  • Remarkable - unusual in a way that surprises or impresses you
  • Tryst - a secret meeting
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Elsewhere - at, in, from, or to another place or other places; anywhere or somewhere else
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed in the past
  • Accrue - to increase in number or amount over a period of time
  • Likely - probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Outcome - result
  • Abolition - the official end to a law, system, practice etc
  • Affiliation - connection with an organization, especially a political or religious one
  • Presage - to be a sign that something is going to happen, especially something bad
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Purge -  to remove people suddenly or violently from an organization, group etc
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Preacher - someone whose job is to give religious speeches or to lead religious ceremonies in some Christian churches
  • Aftermath - the effects and results of something bad or important
  • Coup - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Exaggerate - to make something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is
  • Not to mention - used for adding a comment that emphasizes the main idea of what you have already said
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Spats - short arguments
  • Harsh - unkind / unfair
  • Myriad - a very large number of something
  • Stemming from something - to be caused by something
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Enhance - to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable
  • Reconciling - to find a way in which two situations or beliefs that are opposed to each other can agree and exist together
  • Pluralist - a person who believes that the existence of different types of people, beliefs, and opinions within a society is a good thing
  • Liberalism - a belief in liberal (believing in social or political change if most people want it) ideas and principles, especially in political and social matters
  • Populist - representing or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
  • Nationalism - the belief that your nation is better than other nations
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