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June 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st 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 21st June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Macron once more: On LREM's victory in National Assembly elections"
  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition or battle, or an occasion when someone wins
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Heal - to make people stop fighting and have a better relationship
  • Rift - a serious disagreement that separates people who have been friends and stops their friendship continuing
  • Ambitious - an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Ally -  a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Landslide - a situation in which a person or political party wins an election by a very big majority
  • Predict - to say what you think will happen in the future
  • Crowded out - to become stronger or more successful than another group so that they fail or can no longer compete with you
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Charismatic - a charismatic person has a strong personal quality that makes other people like them and be attracted to them
  • Retain -  to keep someone or something
  • Attenuating - to reduce the strength, amount, or size of something
  • Xenophobic - related to a strong fear and dislike of people from other countries and cultures
  • Nativist - the person who thinks people who were born in a country are more important than people who have come to live in the country from somewhere else
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Insofar as - used for talking about the degree to which something happens, or the situation in which something happens
  • Sizeable - fairly large
  • Cornerstone - the basic part of something, on which everything depends
  • Openness -  an honest way of talking or behaving in which you do not try to hide anything
  • Ideology - a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Legislator - someone who has the power and authority to create new laws
  • Moralising - to tell people how they should behave, because you believe that your own opinion of right and wrong is the correct one
  • Probity - a very moral and honest way of behaving
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Abstention - a decision not to vote in an election or meeting
  • Voyage - a long journey, especially by boat or into space
  • Grounded - confident and sensible, because you like yourself and you know what is important in life
  • Enhancing - to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Let bygones be bygones - to decide to forget about a disagreement or something unpleasant that has happened in the past
  • Diaspora - the movement of a large group of people from their home country to other countries in the world
  • Interlocutor - someone who you are having a conversation with
  • Taken for granted - to expect something always to happen or exist in a particular way, and to not think about any possible problems or difficulties
  • Adher - to stick to something
  • Ceremony - a formal public event with special traditions, actions, or words
  • Hazard - something that could be dangerous or could cause damage or accidents
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Accord - a formal agreement between countries or groups
  • Priority - something important that must be done first or needs more attention than anything else
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Reportedly - used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Maritime - involving ships or the business of moving people and goods in ships
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Firming up - to make something more certain or less likely to change
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Presumably - used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently

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