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June 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 9th 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 9th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The next President"
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Window of opportunity - an opportunity to do something that will only be available to you for a short time
  • Tame - something that is tame is slightly boring because it is not exciting, interesting, powerful, or dangerous enough
  • Predictable - if something is predictable, it happens in the way that you would expect
  • Exception - something that is different in some way from other things and so cannot be included in a general statement
  • Humdrum - having no excitement, interest, or new and different events
  • Conscience - the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong
  • Sizeable - large
  • Legislator - someone who has the power and authority to create new laws
  • Stacked - covered or filled with a large amount of things
  • Ally -  someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Back - support
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Scares away - to make someone feel so frightened or worried that they do not do something that they had planned to do
  • Put up - to suggest that someone should be elected to a particular position
  • Revolve around - to have something as a very important part or purpose
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Count on - to depend on someone to do what you want or expect them to do for you
  • Eminent - important, respected, and admired
  • Certain - having no doubts that something is true
  • Throw up - to produce something new or unexpected
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Terror in Tehran: On IS attacks in Iran"
  • Heighten - if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or if a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger
  • Significant - very important
  • Tomb - a grave where a dead person is buried
  • Insulate - to protect someone from unpleasant knowledge or harmful experiences
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Formidable - very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with
  • Elite - a small group of people who have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence
  • Breach - to get through something such as a wall or fence
  • Adversary - an enemy or opponent
  • Thrive - to become very successful, happy, or healthy
  • Sectarianism - strongly supporting a particular religious group and not willing to accept other beliefs
  • Persistently - continuously
  • Embodiment - someone or something that is the best possible example of a particular idea, quality, or principle, especially a good one
  • Forefront - a leading or important position
  • Liberated - behaving in the way that you want and not accepting traditional rules about behaviour
  • Propping up - to help a government, system, organization etc to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support
  • Regime - a government that controls a country
  • Overthrow - to force a leader or government out of their position of power
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Escalating - increasing
  • Isolate - to prevent a country or group from communicating with, doing business with, or getting support from other countries or groups
  • Endorse - to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Align yourself with something / somebody - if you align yourself with an organization or person, you agree with and support their aims
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Face-off - if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • Exploit - to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Stand down -  to leave a job or position, especially an important one
  • Hostility - opposition to something

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