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May 07, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 6th 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 6th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "All for one ? : On Congress' strategy to contest in presidential poll"

  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • Reach out to somebody - to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them
  • Foe - an enemy
  • Putting up - to suggest that someone should be elected to a particular position
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Inclination - a feeling that you want to do something
  • Accommodative - willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
  • Bypassing -  to avoid dealing with someone or something,
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Minority - a small number of people or things that are part of a larger group but different in some way from most of the group
  • Disguising -  to hide something such as your feelings or intentions
  • Initiate - to make something start
  • Barring - unless the thing mentioned happens or exists
  • Likelihood - the chance that something might happen
  • Enviable - if someone is in an enviable situation, you wish you were also in that situation
  • Window of opportunity - an opportunity to do something that will only be available to you for a short time
  • Former - used for referring to the first of two people or things that you have mentioned
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Compel - to force someone to do something, or to get something from someone using force
  • Bandwagon - an idea or activity, especially in politics or business, that suddenly becomes very popular or fashionable, so that a lot of people want to be involved in it
  • Ill-disposed - feeling unfriendly or not sympathetic towards someone
  • Stand a chance - to be likely to achieve something
  • Enlisting - if you enlist someone or enlist their help, you ask them to help or support you
  • Staunch - loyal, and showing strong belief in something or strong support for something
  • Onus is on someone - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Put cricket first: On BCCI being forced to name team for Champions Trophy"

  • Allure - the quality of being attractive, interesting, or exciting
  • Charm - a personal quality that attracts people to you and makes them like you
  • Defending champion - someone who has won an important competition
  • Nostalgia - thoughts about happy times in your past, often mixed with the wish to be back in the past
  • Riveting - extremely interesting or exciting
  • Quarter-final - one of four games played between the eight players or teams still left in a competition. The winners of the quarter-finals play each other in the semi-finals.
  • Context - the general situation in which something happens, which helps to explain it
  • Travesty - a situation, action, or event that shocks you because it is very different from what it should be or because it seems very unfair
  • Bargaining - an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else
  • Retrieve - to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find
  • Scuttle - to make a plan, agreement, attempt etc fail or stop
  • Tantrum - an occasion when someone suddenly behaves in a very angry and unreasonable way, often screaming, crying, or refusing to obey someone
  • Leverage -  the power to make someone do what you want
  • Clout - the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events
  • Consistently - in a fair and impartial way.
  • Obstinate -  not willing to be reasonable and change your plans, ideas, or behaviour
  • Mandate - an official order to do something
  • Sportsmanship - fair and honest behaviour in sport
  • Squad - a sports team
  • Emphatic - said or shown in a very strong clear way
  • Paramount - more important than all other things
  • Agenda -  all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Priority - something important that must be done first or needs more attention than anything else
  • Obfuscating - to deliberately make something confusing or difficult to understand
  • Evasive - not talking or answering questions in an honest way
  • Insensitivity - not feeling or showing sympathy for other people's feelings, or refusing to give importance to something
  • Kick-start -  to make something improve or become more active after it has stopped or slowed down
  • Defend - to prevent something from failing, stopping, or being taken away

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