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June 27, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th June 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th June 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 18th June 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Contest vs. consensus: on selecting a presidential candidate"

  • Contest - a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Default - the way that something will appear or be done if you make no other choice
  • Enlightened - someone who is enlightened has attitudes that are considered modern and reasonable
  • Overture - a suggestion or offer that you make to someone
  • Exploratory - done in order to learn more about something
  • Unfruitful - not producing good results
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Contestation - the act of arguing or disagreeing about something
  • Realm - a particular area of knowledge, experience, interest etc
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Dispensation - official permission to do something
  • Conducive - creating a situation that helps something to happen
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Eminent - important, respected, and admired
  • Widespread - happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Homogenising -  to make conditions, people, or things the same or similar, often so that the result is boring
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Determined - not willing to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do
  • Supremacy - a situation in which one person, group, or thing has more power or influence than any other
  • Edge - advantage
  • Backing - support
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Likely - probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Partisan - showing strong and usually unfair support for one particular person, group, or idea
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Counsel - to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
  • Envision - to have something as a plan or an intention

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Helmut Kohl — the unifier"

  • Unify - to bring together; combine
  • Instrumental - involved in an important way in making something happen
  • Cold War - unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other
  • Staunch - loyal, and showing strong belief in something or strong support for something
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Steely - showing a calm and firm attitude
  • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
  • Wilderness - a period of time when you are not as successful as you were previously
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Anonymous - used about something that is done, written etc by someone whose name is not known
  • Austere - strict and serious in manner
  • Prominence - the state of being important or well known
  • Emerged - to become known
  • Catapult - to suddenly put someone into an important position
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Concentration camp - a place like a prison where ordinary people are kept during a war and where they have to live in very unpleasant conditions
  • Cemetery - an area of ground where dead people are buried
  • Pivotal -  extremely important and affecting how something develops
  • Culminate - to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Momentous - very important because of having an effect on future events
  • Scepticism - doubts that someone has about something that other people think is true or right
  • Dominance - a situation in which one person or thing has more influence or power than any other
  • Instinct - a natural ability to know what to do in a particular situation
  • Apprehension -  a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Embrace - to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life
  • Adoption - the decision to use or accept a particular idea, method, law, or attitude
  • Counterpart - someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Concrete - practical
  • Forging - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Reluctant - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Concomitant - happening at the same time as something else
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Legacy -  something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
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