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April 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th April 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 17th April 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 16th April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Justice Karnan's outrageous defiance"
  • Outrageous  - shocking and morally unacceptable
  • Defiance - behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something
  • Continuance - the process of continuing
  • Mockery - something that makes a system, organization etc seem stupid or useless
  • Judiciary - the part of a country's government that is responsible for its legal system, including all the judges in the country's courts
  • Disrepute - the state of not being trusted or respected
  • Flout - to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom
  • Conduct - behaviour
  • Democracy - the belief in freedom and equality between people
  • Curious - unusual and interesting
  • Disgraceful - extremely bad or shocking
  • Intolerable - impossible to bear or deal with
  • Summoning - to officially order someone to come to a place, especially a court of law
  • Affront - a remark or action intended to insult or offend someone
  • Apex - top or highest
  • Foster - to help something to develop over a period of time
  • Harmonious - friendly and peaceful
  • Regret - to feel sorry or sad that something has happened
  • Suo motu - on its own motion
  • Erroneous - wrong or false
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Misconduct - unacceptable or bad behaviour by someone in a position of authority or responsibility
  • Contempt - a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something
  • Denigrating - to say that someone or something is not good or important
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Apparent - able to be seen or understood
  • Recalcitrant - (of a person) unwilling to obey orders or to do what should be done, or (of an animal) refusing to be controlled
  • Accusing - suggesting that you think someone has done something bad
  • Discrimination - treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality,etc
  • Invoking - to make someone have a particular feeling or remember something
  • Peer - a person who is the same age or has the same social position or the same abilities as other people in a group
  • Pertaining to something - to relate to or have a connection with something
  • Barged into - to walk into a room quickly, without being invited
  • Hearing - an official meeting that is held to collect the facts about an event or problem
  • Hurling - to shout insults or rude language at someone angrily
  • Volley - a lot of questions, insults etc all spoken or made at the same time
  • Invective - insulting language or swearing
  • Hauled up - to force someone to go somewhere or see someone in order to be punished or to answer questions about their behaviour
  • Contempt - a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something
  • Restrain - to control the actions or behaviour of someone by force
  • Impeachment - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Give full play - to develop and use emotions or ideas completely
  • Alleged - to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof
  • Grievance - a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Vividly - clearly
  • Inadequacy - the fact that something is not good enough or is too small in amount
  • Infusion - the act of adding one thing to another to make it stronger or better
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Army personnel using 'human shield': The rights thing"
  • Personnel - the people who are employed in a company, organization, or one of the armed forces
  • Shield - something or someone used as protection or providing protection
  • Swift - happening or moving quickly
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • Viral - used to describe something that quickly becomes very popular
  • Bonnet - the metal cover over the part of a car where the engine is
  • Escort - to go with a person or vehicle, especially to make certain that he, she, or it leaves or arrives safely
  • Constituency - one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature
  • Threatening - showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Stone-pelters - people who throw stones with force at someone or something
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Embroider - to decorate cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures consisting of stitches that are sewn directly onto the material
  • Humiliation - something that makes you feel very embarrassed and ashamed
  • Hardly - only just; almost not
  • Indeed - used to express that something is correct
  • Forcibly - with physical power or violence
  • Gross - total
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Called out - to criticize someone or ask them to explain their actions
  • Cynically - in a distrustful way that expresses a belief that people are motivated purely by self-interest
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country
  • Abduct - to force someone to go somewhere with you, often using threats or violence
  • Hostage - someone who is taken as a prisoner by an enemy in order to force the other people involved to do what the enemy wants
  • Potentially - possibly true
  • In harm’s way - in a dangerous situation
  • Blend in - to look or seem the same as surrounding people or things and therefore not be easily noticeable
  • Unenviable - unpleasant or difficult
  • Hybrid - something that is a mixture of two very different things
  • Surfaced - appeared
  • Exercising - an action or actions intended to improve something or make something happen
  • Admirable - deserving to be respected
  • Restraint - calm and controlled behaviour
  • Ironic - expressing the opposite of what you really think
  • Hypocritical - claiming to have certain moral principles or beliefs but behaving in a way that shows you are not sincere
  • Defending - to protect someone or something against attack or criticism
  • Indefensible - too bad to be protected from criticism
  • Hostile - unfriendly and not liking something
  • Abysmally - very badly
  • Turnout - the number of people who are present at an event, especially the number who go to vote at an election
  • Alienation - to cause someone or a group of people to stop supporting and agreeing with you
  • Intimidation - to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do
  • Bandobast - protection of a person, building, or organization against crime or attack
  • Precisely - exactly
  • Binary - consisting of two parts
  • Expedite - to make something happen more quickly
  • Erring - to make a mistake or to do something wrong
  • Affirm - to state something as true
  • Vis-à-vis - ​in relation to
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation

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