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June 28, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th 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 20th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "End the violence: On Darjeeling imbroglio"
  • Violence - actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Imbroglio - a difficult, complicated, or embarrassing situation
  • Empower -  to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Territorial - relating to the land of a particular country
  • Administration - the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution
  • Longstanding - having existed for a long time
  • Wished away - to do nothing and hope that a problem will disappear
  • Magic wand -  an immediate and easy way of solving a problem
  • Charisma - a strong personal quality that makes other people like you and be attracted to you
  • Tactic - a particular method or plan for achieving something
  • Tokenism - the practice of doing something in order to make people believe that you are being fair and including all types of people and issues when this is not really true
  • Autonomous - an autonomous state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Agitation - a feeling of being worried or upset
  • Rendering - the way that something is performed, written, drawn, etc
  • Notion - knowledge or understanding of something
  • Moot - no longer important, because a particular situation has changed or no longer exists
  • Indigenous - naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place
  • Stepping stone - a step in a process that helps you to move forward to another part of it
  • Legitimate - fair and reasonable
  • Grievance - a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
  • Lackadaisical - doing something in a lazy or careless way that shows that you are not really interested in it
  • Machiavellian - using clever tricks and dishonest methods to achieve an aim, especially in politics
  • Dovetailing - to fit together, or to work together well
  • Ad hocism - an organizations management style that doesn't plan ahead, responding to only urgent situations
  • Tokenism - the practice of doing something in order to make people believe that you are being fair and including all types of people and issues when this is not really true
  • In a bind - in a difficult, threatening, or embarrassing position
  • Sympathetic - kind to someone who has a problem and willing to understand how they feel
  • Allied - related because of having shared qualities or interests
  • Articulate - able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Proximate cause - something that is considered to be the direct cause of damage, loss, or injury
  • Flare-up -  to suddenly become angry or violent
  • Separatist - a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong
  • Ploy - a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Assuage - to make an unpleasant or painful feeling less severe
  • Ramp up - a large increase in activity or in the level of something
  • Agitation - a feeling of being worried or upset
  • Whipping up - to encourage strong emotions or behaviour in people
  • Chauvinism - a belief that your own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • Portend - to be a sign or warning of something that will happen
  • Tamping down - to reduce the amount, level, size, or importance of something
  • Abandon -  to leave
  • Intractable - very difficult or impossible to deal with

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Sunday revival: On Pakistan's victory in Champions Trophy"
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Overcame - to succeed in dealing with or controlling a problem
  • Glimpse -  an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only
  • Thumping - used for emphasizing how big or good something is
  • Shredded -  to destroy / cut something
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Unpredictable - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something
  • Pay the price - to experience the bad result of something you have done
  • High-stakes - a high-stakes activity or situation involves a lot of risk or serious consequences
  • Stifling - a stifling environment does not encourage a relaxed and happy existence, or the development of new ideas
  • Big-ticket - expensive
  • Opt - to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities
  • Potent - powerful, or effective
  • Emphatically - very firmly and clearly
  • Wobbling - to lose confidence about doing something
  • Precise - exact and accurate
  • Wilted - to have less energy, confidence, or enthusiasm
  • Outplay - to play much better than your opponent in a sport
  • Concede - to stop trying to win a war, competition, or argument because you realize that you cannot win it
  • Grapple - to fight with someone
  • Revolt - to say that you will not accept someone’s authority or leadership
  • Climactic - a climactic event, moment etc is the most exciting or important one in a series
  • Soar - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Abandoning - leaving
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Silverware - a large silver cup that is given as a prize in a sports competition
  • Significant - very important
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Redemption - an occasion when someone is saved from evil, suffering, etc
  • Pedigreed - having a lot of experience or a good reputation in a particular activity or job

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