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July 19, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th 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 18th July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Easing the rhetoric: on the India-China stand-off"
  • Easing - the action or process of making something less severe or difficult
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Stand-off - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Briefing - a meeting or document in which people receive information or instructions
  • Ongoing - still happening or being done
  • Overdue - if something is overdue, it should have been done before now
  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • Gravity -  the seriousness or importance of something
  • Bipartisan - involving two political parties with different ideas or policies
  • Heightened - to become stronger
  • Threefold - three times as much
  • Troop - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Upholding - to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do
  • Pursue -  to follow a course of activity
  • Diplomatic - dealing with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Insistence - a very strong statement that something must happen or that something is true
  • Dialogue - a process in which two people or groups have discussions in order to solve problems
  • Counterpart - someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Run-up - to make something very quickly
  • Bear fruit -  to have a successful result
  • Panellist - a member of a panel of people who give opinions or judgments
  • Desire - a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something
  • Emanating - to express a quality or feeling through the way that you look and behave
  • Restraining -  to prevent someone or yourself from doing something
  • Excitable - someone who is excitable becomes excited or angry very easily
  • Advocate - to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone
  • Posture - an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people
  • Resolve - to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement
  • Belligerence - very unfriendly and angry nature
  • Amplify - to increase the size or effect of something
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Dispute - an argument or disagreement, especially an official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countries with a common border
  • Fragile - easy to break or damage
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way, often something that is intended to cause such a reaction
  • Spotlight - a situation in which you get a lot of public attention
  • Compelling - to force someone to do something
  • Consultation - discussion between people or groups before they make a decision
  • Dictate - to influence or control how something is done
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Forever young: on Roger Federer's longevity"
  • Longevity - the fact of having a long life or existence
  • Major - a well-known and important competition
  • Illusion - a false or wrong belief or idea
  • Timelessness - not affected by time
  • Evoke - to bring a particular emotion, idea, or memory into your mind
  • Fortnight - a period of two weeks
  • Hallowed - considered very special and treated with great respect
  • Pull off - to succeed in doing something that is difficult
  • Scruffy - looking a little dirty (lack of neatness)
  • Ponytail - long hair that is tied at the back of the head and hangs down
  • Upstart - a new person in an organization or group who behaves as if they are more important than the people who are already there
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Maestro - someone very skilled who people admire and respect a lot
  • Limp off - to walk with difficulty because of an injured leg or foot
  • Injury - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Bleak - without any reasons to feel happy or hopeful
  • Far-sighted - able to imagine what effects an action will have in the future so that you make good decisions
  • Altering - changing (to become different)
  • Opted - to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities
  • Undergo -  to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
  • Exertion - great physical or mental effort
  • Grinding - extreme: used for emphasizing how bad a situation is
  • Uncompromising - very determined, and not willing to change your opinions, plans, or actions
  • Tilt - to influence a situation in a particular way
  • Survive -  to manage to deal with something difficult or unpleasant
  • Astuteness - ability to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it
  • Apparent - easy to see or understand
  • Rested - feeling healthy, strong, or full of energy again because you have had a rest
  • Genius - a very high level of skill or ability
  • Opportunistic - using a situation to get power or an advantage
  • Exquisite - extremely beautiful
  • Artillery - power
  • Cunning - someone who is cunning uses their intelligence to get what they want, especially by tricking or cheating people
  • Finesse - a delicate and skilful quality in the way you move or handle something
  • Sturdy - strong and not easily hurt, damaged, or affected by what happens
  • Haggard - looking very tired, worried, or ill
  • Joie de vivre - a feeling of pleasure and excitement that comes from enjoying life
  • Reminiscent - reminding you of people or experiences in your past
  • Resilience - someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem
  • Cold-blooded - deliberately cruel and showing no emotion
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Sympathy - a natural feeling of kindness and understanding that you have for someone who is experiencing something very unpleasant
  • Versatile - having a wide range of different skills and abilities
  • En route - on the way
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Racquet - tennis racket (bat)
  • Recast - to change the way that someone or something is or appears to be
  • Privilege - a special benefit that is available only to a particular person or group
  • Precise - exact and accurate
  • Footwork - the way that you move your feet when you are dancing or playing sports
  • Reliant - depending on someone or something
  • Athleticism - physical strength and the ability to do sports and physical exercises well
  • Vulnerable - weak or easy to hurt
  • Decay - to become gradually worse in quality, or weaker in power or influence
  • Enchant - to attract or please someone very much

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