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April 26, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th April 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th April 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Tale of two sections: On vexatious criminal prosecution"

  • Vexatious - vexatious legal action has no purpose other than to cause annoyance
  • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • Revisit - to consider or discuss something again
  • Intervene - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Ordeal - an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Likeness - the fact of being similar in appearance
  • Deity - a god or goddess
  • Quash - to stop something from continuing
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Deliberate - intended, not done by chance or by accident
  • Malicious - unkind and showing a strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone
  • Intended - to have as a plan or purpose
  • Outrage - a strong feeling of anger and shock at something that you feel is wrong or unfair
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Interpretation - an explanation of the meaning or importance of something
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Aggravated - an aggravated crime has features, such as the use of violence, that make it worse
  • Perpetrate - to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest
  • Stymie - to stop someone from achieving an aim, or to stop some process from continuing
  • Reflexive - a reflexive movement or action is one that you do without thinking
  • Cognisance - the process by which you recognize and understand something
  • Trivial - not very important, serious, or valuable
  • Offend - to make someone upset and angry by doing or saying something
  • In essence - used for emphasizing what is the most important feature of something
  • Thinly disguised -  in a way that makes it easy to recognize what the true situation really is
  • Blasphemy - something that is considered offensive to God or someone’s religious beliefs
  • Insofar as - used for talking about the degree to which something happens, or the situation in which something happens
  • Enmity - a feeling of hate
  • Prejudicial - harmful to someone or something
  • Harmony - a situation in which people live and work well with other people, or in a way that does not damage things around them
  • Harass -  to keep annoying or upsetting someone, for example by criticizing them, attacking them, or treating them in a way that is offensive to them
  • Cast a chill - to provoke an uneasy feeling
  • Inherently - in a permanent, essential, or characteristic way
  • Blatantly - done in an obvious way that shows you are not embarrassed or ashamed to be doing something bad or illegal
  • Contempt - a feeling that someone or something is unimportant and deserves no respect
  • Scandalise - to do something that shocks someone
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Vigilante - someone who tries to catch and punish criminals by themselves, without waiting for the police
  • Victimhood - the situation of someone who is a victim, or who thinks that they have been unfairly treated
  • Exploit -  to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Chauvinistic - believing or showing an unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "At war with itself: On Taliban advances in Afghanistan"

  • Advance - a forward movement towards someone or something, especially by an army
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Coherent - reasonable and sensible
  • Gritty - brave and determined
  • Roll back - to remove something, or to reduce the influence of something
  • Unarmed - not carrying a weapon
  • Speaks volumes - to provide a lot of information, especially in an indirect way
  • Ravage - to destroy something or damage it very badly
  • Oust - to remove someone from a position of power, especially in order to take that position
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Fortified - can be defended against enemies
  • Professionalism - the qualities and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have
  • Factionalism - refers to arguments or disputes between two or more small groups from within a larger group
  • Infighting - disagreements over who has power or control among the members of a group or organization
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Drawdown - the removal of some soldiers from an area where there has been fighting
  • Backers - supporters
  • Terror - violence used for making people very frightened in order to achieve political aims
  • Vow - a serious promise
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Casualty - someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action
  • Morale - the amount of enthusiasm that a person or group of people feel about their situation at a particular time
  • Erode -  to gradually reduce
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Erratic - changing often or not following a regular pattern, so that it is difficult to know what will happen next
  • Incoherent - badly organized or expressed and therefore difficult to understand
  • Conviction - a strong belief or opinion about something
  • Shambles - something that is very badly organized and that does not operate effectively
  • Stall - stop
  • Populace - the people who live in a particular country or area
  • Countryside - the area outside towns and cities, with farms, fields, and trees
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Counterproductive - having the opposite result to the one you intended
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Sustainable - capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
  • Theatrics - ways of behaving or of doing something that are intended to make people notice you rather than to achieve a particular aim
  • Mountainous - covered with mountains
  • Deter - to prevent someone from doing something

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