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July 13, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th July 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 10th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 9th July 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A dangerous turn: on the violence in Basirhat"
  • Violence - actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Commonplace - not unusual
  • Fiercely - in a frightening, violent, or powerful way:
  • Contest - to compete for a job or for success in a competition
  • Escalating - to become much worse or more serious
  • Communal - relating to a particular community
  • Rioting - to protest violently about something
  • Inflammatory - likely to make people feel angry
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Provoke - to deliberately try to make someone angry
  • Wanton - causing harm or damage for no reason
  • Orchestrate - to plan and organize a complicated event or course of action
  • Radical - someone who believes that important political or social changes are necessary
  • Outfit - an organization / group
  • Halt - a temporary or permanent stop in a process
  • Vandalisation - the act of deliberately destroying or damaging public or private property
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Recrimination - a situation in which people are accusing or criticizing each other
  • Fanning - to make a feeling or belief stronger
  • Spilled over - to spread to other areas
  • Spat - a short argument
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Name-calling - the act of saying insulting things to or about someone
  • Functionary - an official who works for a government or a political party, especially one with unimportant or boring office duties
  • Mileage - an advantage or opportunity that you get from something
  • Defuse -  to make a situation more relaxed by making people feel less angry or less worried
  • Transpire - to happen
  • Alacrity - quickly and with enthusiasm
  • Worrisome - causing you to feel worried
  • Erupt -  to start suddenly with a lot of violence or noise
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Demolition - the deliberate destruction of a building
  • Discourse - serious spoken or written discussion of a particular subject
  • Contestation - the act of arguing or disagreeing about something
  • Patronage - used in a negative way for talking about help, especially in the form of a job, that is given to people in return for their support
  • Peasantry - the people who own a small piece of land and grow crops, keep animals, etc (farmers)
  • Abandoned - left alone by someone who should stay with you and look after you
  • Fallout - the unpleasant effects of something that has happened
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Agitation - a feeling of being worried or upset
  • Assiduous - showing hard work, care, and attention to detail
  • Consolidate -  to combine several small things into one large unit
  • Blatantly - done in an obvious way that shows you are not embarrassed or ashamed to be doing something bad or illegal
  • Pander to someone / something - to do or say what someone wants in order to please them, even though you know it is not right
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Reactionary - strongly opposed to any social or political change
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Reunification - the process of joining together parts of a country that were divided so that they form one country again
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Backed - supported
  • Dialogue - a process in which two people or groups have discussions in order to solve problems
  • Breakaway - consisting of people who have decided to separate from a larger group
  • Deadlocked - if a situation is deadlocked, or if people are deadlocked, there is a serious disagreement and neither person or group involved in it is willing to change their opinions or position
  • Stalemate - a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
  • Interlocutor - someone who takes part in talks as a representative of another person or organization
  • 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
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Invade - to enter a country by force with large numbers of soldiers in order to take possession of it
  • Annexing - to take control of a country or region by force
  • Restitution - the act of returning something that was lost or stolen to the person it belongs to
  • Cypriot - someone from Cyprus
  • Fled - to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Rotating - used to describe a job that is done at different times by different people
  • Sooth - to make someone more calm and more relaxed when they are feeling nervous, worried, or upset
  • Troops - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Insist -  to say very firmly that something must happen or must be done
  • Indefinite - continuing into the future with no fixed end
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Diplomatic - able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Vis-à-vis - compared to or relating to someone or something
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Overwhelmingly - used for emphasizing the amount or strength of something
  • Enhanced - improved
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Elusive - difficult or impossible to achieve
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Compelling - interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely
  • Immense - extremely large
  • Exploitation - unfair treatment of someone, or the use of a situation in a way that is wrong, in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Offshore - in the sea but near the coast
  • Mediterranean - relating to the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, the people who live there, or their culture
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Reliant - depending on someone or something
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