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June 18, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 14th June 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 14th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A shattered peace: On Darjeeling hills unrest"
  • Shattered - extremely upset
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Temper - a tendency to get angry very quickly
  • Protest - something such as a meeting or public statement by people who strongly disagree with a policy, law etc
  • Suspicion - a feeling that someone has done something wrong
  • Mandatory - ordered by a law or rule
  • Spiralled into - to continuously become worse, more, or less
  • Indefinite - continuing into the future with no fixed end
  • Agitation - a feeling of being worried or upset
  • Decree - an official decision or order made by a leader or government
  • Stone-pelting - to throw stones with force at someone or something / somebody
  • Called out - to ask a person or organization that provides a service to come and deal with something for you
  • Semblance - a situation in which something only appears in a small amount
  • Purview - the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has
  • Harvesting - to collect a crop from the fields
  • Eyeball-to-eyeball - very close together and looking at each other, especially in an angry or threatening way
  • Confrontation - a situation in which people or groups are arguing angrily or are fighting
  • Survival - the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions
  • Indefinite - continuing into the future with no fixed end
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Intervene - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Violence - actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Sole - only / single
  • Agenda - a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Refrain - to stop yourself from doing something
  • Make inroads in something - to take or use a large part of something
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Sidelines - a situation in which you watch something that is happening but are not involved in it or cannot influence it
  • Firm - strong
  • Quell - to get rid of unpleasant thoughts or feelings, or to prevent them from becoming stronger
  • Dweller - someone who lives in a particular type of place
  • Protest - a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
  • Contain - to control or hide an emotion
  • Scramble - to compete with other people for something there is very little of
  • Turmoil - a state of excitement or uncontrolled activity
  • Trigger - to cause someone to happen
  • Gruesome - involving or describing death or injury in a very unpleasant way
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Mediterranean - relating to the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, the people who live there, or their culture
  • Restive - someone who is restive is not willing or able to keep still or be patient and is becoming difficult to control, especially because they are bored or dissatisfied
  • Catalyst - someone or something that causes something to happen or change
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Marginalisation - the process of controlling or limiting something
  • Culminating - to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation
  • Detention - the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave
  • Scores of - large number of
  • Activist - someone who takes part in activities that are intended to achieve political or social change, especially someone who is a member of an organization
  • Normalcy - a situation in which everything is normal
  • Hampered - to prevent something from happening or progressing normally
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Threatening -  showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Monarchy - a type of government in which a country is ruled by a king or queen
  • Contending - to compete against someone, for example for a victory or for power
  • Fallout - the unpleasant effects of something that has happened
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Backed - supported
  • Backdrop - the situation or place in which something happens
  • Onerous - something that is onerous is something that you dislike or worry about because it is very difficult to deal with
  • Restoring - to cause a particular situation to exist again
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Paradoxically - used for saying that something is strange because it is the opposite of what you expect
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is not possible because none of the people involved are willing to change their opinion or decision
  • Stalemate - a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
  • Scepticism - doubts that someone has about something that other people think is true or right
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Assertiveness - confident and forceful behaviour
  • Elites -  the best or most skilful people in a group
  • Monarchy - a type of government in which a country is ruled by a king or queen
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Upheaval - a sudden or violent change, especially one that affects people’s lives
  • Calibrated - measured and careful
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Thriving - very successful
  • Stark - used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
  • Atrocity - a cruel and violent act, often in a war
  • Unleash - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Sagacity - good judgment based on practical knowledge and experience
  • Stewardship - the way in which someone organizes and looks after something
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Restraint - the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion
  • Facilitate - to make it possible or easier for something to happen
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people

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