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April 25, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd 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 22nd April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "AIADMK impasse: Divided they stand"

  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Unmistakable - not likely to be confused with something else
  • Resentment - an angry unhappy feeling that you have when you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Nephew - a son of your sister or brother, or a son of the sister or brother of your husband or wife
  • Folly - the fact of being stupid, or a stupid action, idea, etc
  • Brazen - behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable
  • Liability - the fact that someone is legally responsible for something
  • Freezing - a temporary stopping of something
  • Reunification - the process of joining together parts of a country / organization / political party that were divided so that they form one country again
  • Splinter - small
  • Essential - necessary or needed
  • Survival - the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist
  • Putting up - to suggest that someone should be elected to a particular position
  • Stiff - strong
  • Resistance - the ability not to be affected or harmed by something
  • Ouster - the process of removing someone from an important position or job
  • Perceived - to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
  • Whimper - to make small sounds of pain, fear, or sadness
  • Suspicion - a feeling that someone has done something wrong
  • Circumstance - a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
  • Transpired - to happen
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Retreat - 1 to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it
  • Irrevocable - impossible to change or stop
  • Exile - the condition of someone being sent or kept away from their own country, village, etc., especially for political reasons
  • Handful - a very small number of people or things
  • Diehard - someone who refuses to accept change or new ideas
  • Loyalists - someone who supports their government
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Narrow - small / limited
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Beholden - feeling an obligation to do something for someone who has helped you in the past
  • Antagonise - to make someone feel angry with you, so that they start to dislike you or have a negative attitude towards you
  • Benefactor - someone who helps a person or organization by giving them money
  • Strive - to make a lot of effort to achieve something
  • Reconciled -  find a way to make ideas, beliefs, needs etc that are opposed to each other capable of existing together
  • Sideline - to prevent someone from being involved in something that they would normally expect to be involved in
  • Clan - a big family
  • Ward off - to prevent someone or something unpleasant from harming or coming close to you
  • Rupture - an end to a friendly relationship or to a peaceful situation
  • Patch-up - to become friends with someone again after a disagreement
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with anothe
  • Dilemma - a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision
  • Swamp - to affect someone in a major way
  • Suicidal - very dangerous, and likely to lead to serious problems
  • Merge - if two organizations merge, or if you merge them, they combine to form one bigger organization
  • Afoot - being planned, or starting to happen
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "French elections: At the crossroads"

  • At the crossroads - to be at a stage when you have to make a very important decision
  • Profound - very great
  • Defied - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Prediction - a statement about what you think will happen in the future, or the process of making such a statement
  • Conservative -  not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Holocaust - a war in which very many ordinary people are killed
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people for a prize or job
  • Face off - if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • Socialist - a member of a socialist political party
  • Marine - relating to the sea
  • Opinion poll - an attempt to find out what people in general think about a subject by asking some people questions about it
  • Mired - caught in an unpleasant situation that you cannot easily escape from
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done
  • Gradual - happening or changing slowly over a long period of time
  • Reform - an improvement
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Radical - believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change
  • Overhaul - to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
  • Sacking - an act of removing someone from a job
  • En masse - if a group of people do something en masse, they do it together and at the same time
  • Eurosceptic - a person, especially a politician, who opposes closer connections between Britain and the European Union
  • Consolidating - to become, or cause something to become, stronger, and more certain
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Globalisation - the increase of trade around the world, especially by large companies producing and trading goods in many different countries
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Surge - a sudden and great increase
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Substantial -  large in size, value, or importance
  • Chunk - a part of something
  • Brexit - an exit (= act of leaving) by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Besides - in addition to; also
  • Paramount - more important than anything else
  • Volatile - likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Profound - felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way
  • Implication - the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future
  • Uncertain - not known or fixed, or not completely certain
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