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April 05, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 4th 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 4th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Welcome assurance: On the executive sharing judiciary's burden"

  • Assurance - a promise
  • Backlog - a large number of things that you should have done before and must do now
  • Radically - completely or in a way that is very noticeable
  • Executive - someone in a high position
  • Judiciary - the part of a country's government that is responsible for its legal system, including all the judges in the country's courts
  • Overemphasised - to give something too much importance or attention
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible
  • Burden - a serious or difficult responsibility that you have to deal with
  • Fraternity - a group of people who have the same job or interest
  • Underscored - to emphasize something, or to show that it is important
  • Anguish - extreme unhappiness caused by physical or mental suffering
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • With regard to - in connection with
  • Alarming - a warning of danger
  • Docket - a list of the cases that are waiting to be considered in a court of law
  • Chronic - very bad
  • Superior - higher in rank or social position than others
  • Subordinate - having a lower or less important position
  • A grinding halt - a situation in which something gradually stops operating completely
  • Reluctance - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Fill up - to make something full, or to become full
  • Spell out - to explain something in a very clear way with details
  • Expedite - to make something happen more quickly
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Incontestable - impossible to question because of being obviously true
  • Liquidate - to cause a business to close, so that its assets can be sold to pay its debts
  • Arrears - money that is owed and should already have been paid
  • Magnitude - the large size or importance of something
  • Collegium - an organization for people who have similar interests or who do similar work
  • Prolong - to make something last a longer time
  • Stand-off - a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible
  • Tidings - news

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Climbdown in Caracas: On Venezuela's top court reversing a legislature order"

  • Climbdown - an occasion when you change your opinion or admit that you were wrong
  • Legislature - the group of people in a country or part of a country who have the power to make and change laws
  • Nullifying - to make a legal agreement or decision have no legal force
  • Respite - a pause or rest from something difficult or unpleasant
  • Relentless - something bad that is relentless never seems to stop or improve
  • Initiated - to cause something to begin
  • Strip - to remove, pull, or tear the covering or outer layer from something
  • Contempt - a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Takeover - an act of taking control of a country or organization by an army, group etc, especially by force
  • Confrontation - a situation in which people or groups are arguing angrily or are fighting
  • Loyalist - someone who supports their government, especially during a revolution
  • Dissent -  strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Rescind - to state officially that something such as a law or an agreement has ended and no longer has legal authority
  • Rupture - an end to a friendly relationship or to a peaceful situation
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Far from - used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Empower - to give a person or organization the legal authority to do something
  • Emergency - an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary
  • Enforced - happening because of a situation that you cannot control or prevent
  • Expenditure - money spent by a government, organization, or person
  • Meanwhile - until something expected happens, or while something else is happening
  • Essential - completely necessary
  • Commodity - something that is useful or necessary
  • Grave - so serious that you feel worried
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Plummeting - to fall very quickly and suddenly
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Repression -  the use of force or violence to control people
  • Arbitrary - not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
  • Notorious - famous for something bad
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Condemnation - a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
  • Exhausted - extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else
  • Manoeuvre - an action or movement that you need care or skill to do
  • Exploit - to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Endorse -  to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Engulfing - to cover or surround something in a way that harms or destroys it
  • Hardly - used for saying that something is almost not true or almost does not happen at all
  • Autocrat - someone who has complete power in a country or organization
  • Nullify - to make something lose its legal effect
  • Flagrant - done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you break rules or offend people
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • To the tune of - used for emphasizing how large an amount is
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of being nervous or ashamed
  • Juncture - a stage in a process or activity
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