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July 18, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th July 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 17th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 16th July 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The past catches up"
  • Catches up - to reach the same quality or standard as someone or something else
  • Extra-judicial - not within the usual powers of the law
  • Overlook - to fail to notice or do something
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Lapse - a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Essential - most basic and necessary
  • Retaliatory - intended to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Rebuff - to refuse to talk to someone or do what they suggest
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Raked up - to mention something unpleasant that happened in the past and that someone else does not want to talk about
  • Mere - only / just
  • Take advantage of something - to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want
  • Inaction - the failure to do anything, especially when you should do something
  • Scuttle - to make a plan, agreement, attempt etc fail or stop
  • Citing - to mention something as an example, explanation, or proof of something else
  • Armed forces - a country’s army, navy, and air force
  • Excesses - cruel or violent actions, especially when committed by a government, army, or police force
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Attorney general - the most senior lawyer
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Unpalatable - unpleasant to think about or accept
  • Biased - preferring one person, thing, or idea to another in a way that is unfair
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment
  • Deprecating - showing that you do not approve of something or someone
  • Impunity - freedom from any risk of being punished for doing something wrong or bad
  • Repeal - to state officially that a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
  • Hostile - unfriendly and not liking something
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Perpetrator -someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Get to the bottom of something - to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation
  • Witness - someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen
  • Evidence - facts or physical signs that help to prove something
  • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Toothless tiger - having no real power and not effective
  • Understaffed - not having enough workers to do a job quickly or effectively
  • Directive - an official order
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something,
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A looming threat: on the TB crisis"
  • Looming - (of something unwanted or unpleasant) about to happen soon and causing worry
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Diagnose - to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them
  • Paediatric - relating to the part of medicine dealing with children and their diseases
  • Tuberculosis - a serious infectious disease affecting your lungs
  • Resistant - not harmed or affected by something
  • Prevalence - existing very commonly or happening often
  • Incidence - the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation
  • Drug-sensitive - the inability to tolerate the adverse effects of a medication
  • Drug-resistant - reduction in effectiveness of a medication
  • Grim - unpleasant, make you feel upset and worried
  • Household - the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit
  • Pulmonary - relating to your lungs
  • Prophylactic - intended to prevent disease or infection
  • Proactive - taking action and making changes before they need to be made, rather than waiting until problems develop
  • Transmission - the process by which a disease spreads from one person to another
  • Heed - to pay attention to something
  • Breach - a failure to do something
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • Dosage - the amount of a medicine or drug that you take at one time
  • Take into account - to consider something when you are trying to make a decision
  • Susceptible - easily influenced or affected by something
  • Adherence - the action of continuing to obey a rule, law, agreement etc
  • Paediatric - relating to the part of medicine dealing with children and their diseases
  • Unethical - morally wrong, or against accepted standards of behaviour

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