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April 24, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st 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 21st April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : " Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again"

  • Demolition - the act of destroying something, such as a building or other structure
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Breathes new life into something - to provide something with new ideas, new energy etc, so that it improves and is more likely to be successful again
  • Moribund - not active or successful
  • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • A new lease of life - a change to something that makes it more modern or useful
  • Reinforce - if something reinforces an idea or opinion, it provides more proof or support for it and makes it seem true
  • Resolution - the act of solving or ending a problem or difficulty
  • Horribly - extremely, especially in a very bad or unpleasant way
  • Mere - only / just
  • Technicality - a minor detail of the law that can lead to an unfair result
  • Numberless - too many to be counted
  • Inciting - to encourage people to be violent or commit crimes by making them angry or excited
  • Ill-will - a strong feeling that you dislike someone and wish them harm
  • Hatred - a very strong feeling that you dislike someone or something very much
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Regrettable - making you feel sad or sorry because something happened that you wish had not happened
  • Communal - relating to a particular community
  • Disharmony - a situation in which people are angry and arguing with each other
  • Had a bearing on something - to have an influence on something
  • Reprisal - something unpleasant that is done to punish an enemy or opponent because of something bad that they have done to you
  • Mired - caught in an unpleasant situation that you cannot easily escape from
  • Stagnation - a situation in which there is no progress or development
  • Apathy - a feeling of having no interest in or enthusiasm about anything, or of not being willing to make any effort to change things
  • Reinforce - if something reinforces an idea or opinion, it provides more proof or support for it and makes it seem true
  • Revive - to come or bring something back to life, health, existence, or use
  • Conspiracy - the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal
  • Significant - very important
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Pull down -  to destroy a building
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you
  • Has a hollow ring - to not seem sincere or real
  • Fast-tracking - to make something happen, develop, or progress more quickly than usual
  • Draws a curtain - to end something
  • Nursed - to spend a lot of time on something
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Continuance - the process of continuing
  • Charge-sheet - to accuse someone officially of committing a crime and ask them to reply to the charge or defend themselves
  • Predicament - a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
  • Propriety - behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards
  • Fateful - having an important and usually negative effect on the future
  • Immunity - a situation in which you are protected against disease or from legal action
  • Gubernatorial - relating to a governor
  • Demit - to resign from (an office)
  • Compulsion - a very strong feeling of wanting to do something repeatedly that is difficult to control
  • Waxe eloquent - to speak or write in the stated way
  • Probity - complete honesty

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Beacons curb: Red, blue, ordinary"

  • Beacon - lights on the top of the vehicles of VIPs
  • Curb - to control or limit something
  • Assault - a strong criticism / attack
  • Disallow - to say officially that something cannot be accepted because it is illegal or not allowed by the rules
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Dignitary - someone who has an important official position
  • Privilege - a special benefit that is available only to a particular person or group
  • Exalted - an exalted position is an important position in an organization or in society
  • Sporting - showing
  • Amend - to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document
  • Distinction - a difference between two similar things
  • Depict - to represent or show something
  • Hierarchy - a system in which people or things are arranged according to their importance
  • Denial - the fact of not allowing someone to do or have something
  • Low-hanging fruit - something that can be achieved very easily
  • Regime - a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Street cred - respect or admiration among young fashionable people, especially in a city
  • For instance - for example
  • Hue - a different type or group
  • Dismantle - to get rid of a system or organization, usually over a period of time
  • Doing away with something - to get rid of something or stop using something
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Overhang - to have a negative effect on a situation
  • Enforcing - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Pat-down - to search someone for weapons, drugs, etc. by touching their clothes
  • Numerous - many
  • Entitlement - something that you have a right to do or have, or the right to do or have something
  • Assert - to do something to show that you have power
  • Feudal - relating to the social system, in which land belonged to powerful lords and the people they allowed to live on the land had to work and fight for them
  • Proximity - how near something is to another thing, especially in distance or time
  • Intimately - in a close and personal way
  • Requisite - necessary or needed for a particular purpose
  • Sloth - unwillingness to work or make any effort
  • Bullying - behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker
  • A level playing field - a situation in which everyone has the same chance of succeeding
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