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July 24, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th 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 24th July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd July 2017 (Sunday)
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The boycott ban: on Maharashtra's law against social boycott"
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event / to completely avoid a person from a group
  • Criminalising -  to make an activity illegal by making a new law
  • Ostracism - exclusion from a society or group
  • Template - something that is used as a pattern or an example for something else
  • Prohibiting -  to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal
  • Informal - relaxed and friendly
  • Council - the elected officials who govern a local area such as a city or county
  • Pervasive - spreading through the whole of something and becoming a very obvious feature of it
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Assent - approval
  • Pernicious - very dangerous or harmful, especially to someone’s moral character
  • Dominant - a dominant person or animal is stronger than others in a group and wants to control them
  • Enforcing - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Conformity - behaviour that is acceptable because it is similar to the behaviour of everyone else
  • Prevention - to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
  • Prohibition - the act of officially not allowing something, or an order that does this
  • Redressal - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Imprisonment - to put someone in prison (jail)
  • Custom - something that people do that is traditional or usual
  • Funeral - a ceremony that takes place after someone dies
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Takes into account - to consider or remember something when judging a situation
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Morality - principles of right or wrong behaviour
  • Inclination - a feeling that you want to do something
  • Obstacle - a difficulty or problem that prevents you from achieving something
  • Enact -  to make a proposal into a law
  • Excommunication - the action of officially excluding someone from something
  • Violate -  to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
  • Vulnerable - easily damaged by something negative or harmful
  • Informal - not official and has no fixed rules
  • Conformity - behaviour that is acceptable because it is similar to the behaviour of everyone else
  • Diktat - an official rule that people are forced to obey
  • Supposedly - used to show that you do not believe that something you have been told is true
  • Mountaineer - someone who climbs high or dangerous mountains
  • Notorious - famous for something bad
  • Conquered - to succeed in climbing a tall mountain
  • Repugnant - extremely unpleasant or offensive
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Abhorrent - if something is abhorrent to you, you dislike it very much, usually because you think it is immoral
  • Ought - used to say that it is necessary or desirable to perform the action
  • Controversial - causing disagreement or discussion
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Awkward - difficult to deal with and embarrassing
  • Tightening the purse-strings - reduce  the amount of money that is available
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Meddling - to become involved in a situation that you have no right to be involved in, in a way that is annoying
  • Separatist - someone who is a member of a particular race, religion, or other group within a country and who believes that this group should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people
  • Veteran - someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war
  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Earmark - to decide to use something, especially money, for a particular purpose
  • Expenditure - money spent by a government, organization, or person
  • Unconstitutional - not allowed or not legal according to the constitution of a particular country or organization
  • Recourse - the use of something so that you can get what you want or need in a difficult situation
  • Seemingly -  in a way that appears to have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Predictably - as expected
  • Flak - criticism and argument
  • Embittered - angry and unhappy about things that have happened to you in the past
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Statehood -  the status of a place as an independent country
  • Overwhelming - very strong
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Determined - not willing to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do
  • Proposed - offered formally as an idea or plan
  • Contemplating - to consider doing something in the future
  • Invocation - to use a law in order to achieve something
  • Worst-case scenario - a situation that is the worst one that you can imagine
  • Violative - against or breaking a law or rule
  • Legalese - formal language used by lawyers and in legal documents that ordinary people find difficult to understand
  • Inevitably - used for saying that something is certain to happen
  • Upheaval - a sudden or violent change, especially one that affects people’s lives
  • Deflected - to make someone change their plans or stop what they are doing
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Clamping down - to make a determined attempt to stop people doing something bad or illegal
  • Sobering - making you think about things in a serious way
  • Count on - to depend on
  • Rational - based on sensible practical reasons rather than emotions
  • Sway - to influence or change someone’s opinion
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have that a person, place, or thing is good
  • Premiership - the position of being Prime Minister, or the period of time that someone is Prime Minister
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • For instance - for example
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Soothe - to make something less sore or painful
  • Accommodation - a change in behaviour or attitude that helps people work together or end a disagreement

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