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May 19, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th May 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 19th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Upheld at The Hague: Pakistan must act responsibly"

  • Upheld - confirm or support (something which has been questioned)
  • Responsibly - with good judgment and the ability to act correctly
  • Consular - relating to the government official sent to live in another country and look after their own country’s citizens and business interests there
  • Preliminary - coming before a more important action or event
  • Carrying out - to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do
  • Execution - the legal punishment of killing someone
  • Perception -  a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
  • Outline - to give the main facts about something
  • Provisional - for the present time but likely to change
  • Enjoin - to legally force someone to do something or stop doing something
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Naval - belonging to a country's navy, or relating to military ships
  • Death sentence - a legal punishment of a crime by death
  • Adjudication - to make an official decision about a problem or disagreement
  • Binding - (especially of an agreement) that cannot be legally avoided or stopped
  • Obligation - something that you must do for legal or moral reasons
  • Urgency - the need to deal with something quickly
  • Jurisdiction - the authority of a court or official organization to make decisions and judgments
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Preclude - to prevent something or make it impossible, or prevent someone from doing something
  • Humanitarian - kindness
  • Irreparable - impossible to repair or make right again
  • Prejudice - an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge
  • violate - to break or act against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Convention - a formal agreement between country leaders, politicians, and states on a matter that involves them all
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Prima facie - at first sight (= based on what seems to be the truth when first seen or heard)
  • Purview - the limit of someone's responsibility, interest, or activity
  • Protocol - the system of rules and acceptable behaviour used at official ceremonies and occasions
  • Dispute - an argument or disagreement, especially an official one
  • Interpretation - an explanation or opinion of what something means
  • Espionage - the discovering of secrets, especially political or military information of another country or the industrial information of a business
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Clemency - kindness when giving a punishment
  • Undermine - to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
  • Credibility - the fact that someone can be believed or trusted
  • Leverage - power to influence people and get the results you want
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Abide by something - to follow a rule, decision, or instruction

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Where the jobs are : on the unemployment rate"

  • Attuned - especially able to understand or deal with
  • Underperformance - to operate in a less successful way than other things of the same type
  • Sector - one of the areas into which the economic activity of a country is divided
  • Labour-intensive - Industries and methods that are labour-intensive need a lot of workers
  • Downplay - to make something seem less important or less bad than it really is
  • Gloomy - unhappy and without hope
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Underemployment - not having enough work, or not having a job in which you can use your skills
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Task force - a group of people who are brought together to do a particular job, or a large military group who have a military aim to achieve
  • Obtain - to get something
  • Reliable data - reliable data can be trusted to be accurate
  • Aid - help or support
  • Policymaking - the activity of deciding on new policies, especially by a government or political party
  • Obviously - in a way that is easy to understand or see
  • Vital - necessary for the success or continued existence of something; extremely important
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Extensive - covering a large area; having a great range
  • Stagnation - to stay the same and not grow or develop
  • Exhausted - extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else
  • On the other hand - in a way that is different from the first thing you mentioned
  • Substantial -  large in size, value, or importance
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Indeed - really or certainly, often used to emphasize something
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Boost - to improve or increase something
  • Mobility - the ability to move freely or be easily moved
  • Bring down something - to reduce the level of something
  • Barriers - something that separates one thing from another
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Investment - the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Formulate - to develop all the details of a plan for doing something

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