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May 09, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 9th 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 9th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election: The centre holds"

  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition or battle, or an occasion when someone wins
  • Potent - powerful, or effective
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Decisive - making the final result of a situation completely certain
  • Elicit -  to make someone react in the way that you want
  • A sigh of relief - a feeling of comfort after worrying about something
  • Centrist - supporting the centre of the range of political opinions
  • Brexit - an exit (= act of leaving) by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Perspective - a particular way of considering something
  • Ripe - developed to a suitable condition for something to happen
  • Widespread - existing or happening in many places and/or among many people
  • Discontent - a feeling of wanting better treatment or an improved situation
  • Mainstream - considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
  • Elite - the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society
  • In the wake of - if something happens in the wake of something else, it happens after and often because of it
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Virulent - virulent feelings or actions are extremely strong and angry
  • Remarkable - unusual or special and therefore surprising and worth mentioning
  • Barring - except if a particular thing happens
  • Stint - a fixed or limited period of time spent doing a particular job or activity
  • Outgoing - leaving a job
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Apparent - easy to see or understand
  • Tumultuous - involving a lot of noise, excitement, activity, or violence
  • Outsider - a person who is not liked or accepted as a member of a particular group, organization, or society and who feels different from those people who are accepted as members
  • Status quo - the present situation
  • Labour - workers, especially people who do practical work with their hands
  • Reform - change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Take over the reins - to take control of something, especially an organization or a country
  • Uncertain - not knowing what to do or believe, or not able to decide about something
  • Start-up - something that just has been started (business / organization)
  • Overlook -  to fail to notice or do something
  • Fringe - unofficial
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Marginalise -  to make someone or something seem not important or relevant
  • Has powder dry - stay alert, be careful

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Law against torture: being humane"

  • Humane - caring about the quality of people’s or animal’s lives and trying to be kind to them
  • Ratification - to make an agreement official
  • Convention - a formal agreement between governments of different countries about how they should behave towards each other or towards the people in their country
  • Inhuman - extremely cruel, and not caring when other people are suffering
  • Degrading - causing you to have less respect for yourself or for someone else
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
  • Urgency -  the need to deal with something quickly
  • Extradition - the return of someone accused of a crime to the country where the crime was committed
  • Stand-alone -  to not depend on other people or things, or to not be influenced by them
  • Enactment - the making of a law, or a particular act of making a law
  • In accordance with - following or obeying a rule, law, wish, etc
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Apprehension - the act of arresting someone
  • Ill-treat - to treat a person or animal in a cruel or unkind way
  • Adhering to something - to continue to obey a rule or have a belief
  • Treaty - a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders
  • Grievous - extremely serious or severe
  • Extracting - to get something from someone who does not want to give it to you
  • Confession - a spoken or written statement in which you admit that you have committed a crime
  • Confinement - a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave
  • Tangible - important and noticeable
  • Concrete -  based on facts and information / practical
  • Enacting - to make a proposal into a law
  • Exhaustive - thorough or complete
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Consistent -  not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Authoritative - based on the best, most complete, and most reliable information
  • Pervasive - spreading through the whole of something and becoming a very obvious feature of it
  • Custodial - relating to putting or keeping someone in prison
  • Policing - the control of an area or a problem by police
  • Framework - a set of principles, ideas etc that you use when you are forming your decisions and judgments
  • Obviously - in a way that is clear for almost anyone to see or understand
  • Inadequate -  not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Stringent - strict
  • Perpetrator - someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Rehabilitate - to help someone who has been ill or in prison to return to a healthy, independent, and useful life

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