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June 02, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 1st 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 1st June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Politics and propriety: on Uma Bharti's continuance as Minister"

  • Propriety -  correct moral behaviour or actions
  • Continuance - the process of continuing
  • Untenable - impossible to continue because of serious problems, opposition, or criticism
  • Invoke -  to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Extraordinary - very unusual and surprising
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Decree -  an official decision or order made by a leader or government
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Inordinate - much more than you would usually expect
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Incite - to encourage people to be violent or commit crimes by making them angry or excited
  • Demolish - to deliberately destroy a building
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Mob - a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control
  • Communal -  relating to a particular community
  • Riot - a violent protest by a crowd of people
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something
  • Unexceptional - not unusual, exciting, or especially good
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Harmony - a situation in which people live and work well with other people, or in a way that does not damage things around them
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Twilight - bad stage
  • Wielding -  to have and be able to use power or influence
  • Pretend - to behave in a particular way because you want someone to believe that something is true when it is not
  • Underplay - to make something seem less important or serious than it really is
  • Significance - the importance that something has because it affects other things
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Absurd - completely stupid, unreasonable, or impossible to believe
  • Draw the line - to say that you will definitely not allow or accept something
  • Defend - to say things to support someone or something that is being criticized
  • Implicate - to show or suggest that someone is involved in something illegal or morally wrong
  • Probity - a very moral and honest way of behaving
  • Show someone the door - to tell someone to leave

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Uncertain times: on the security situation in Afghanistan"

  • Uncertain -  not feeling sure about what to do, whether something is true etc
  • Rapidly - quickly / suddenly
  • Deteriorating - to become worse
  • No stranger to something - to have a lot of experience of something
  • Fortified - having strong walls that can be defended against enemies
  • Mounting - increasing, especially in a way that makes a situation worse
  • Casualty - someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action
  • Massacred - killed (a lot of people)
  • Proximity - how near something is to another thing, especially in distance or time
  • Embassy - a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country / the building where such officials work
  • Explosive - a substance or an object that can cause an explosion (bombs etc)
  • Detonate - to make something such as a bomb explode
  • Diversified - consisting of many different parts or people
  • Splinter - to break into small, sharp pieces
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • A modicum of something - a small amount of something, especially a good quality
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Writ - an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Reportedly - used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true
  • Pervasive - spreading through the whole of something and becoming a very obvious feature of it
  • Streamline - to improve
  • Diplomatic - able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Demoralise - to make someone lose confidence or hope
  • Contingent - a group of soldiers, police, vehicles etc from a particular place, forming part of a larger group
  • Backers - supporters
  • Stabilise - to reach a state where there are no longer any major changes or problems
  • Accord - agree
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess

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