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August 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th August 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 26th August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials
  • Decriminalising -  to change the law so that something that was illegal becomes legal
  • Gay - sexually attracted to people of the same sex (This word is mainly used about men)
  • Consensual - agreed to by all the people involved
  • Flagrant - done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you break rules or offend people
  • Undo - to remove the good or bad effects of an action
  • Upheld - if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct
  • Retrograde - returning to a condition or situation that is worse than the present one
  • Verdict -  an official judgment made in a court
  • Strident - holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Explicit - said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
  • Privacy - the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing
  • Fundamental right - basic human freedom that every Indian citizen has
  • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Observe - to make a written or spoken comment about someone or something
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Flawed - spoiled by something such as a fault or mark, or lacking something
  • Unsustainable -  not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
  • LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
  • Doctrine - a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Bench - the position of being a judge in a court of law
  • Disdainful - the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect
  • Astounding - extremely surprising or shocking
  • Minuscule - extremely small in size or amount
  • Discredit - to harm someone’s reputation
  • Unreasonable - not fair
  • Uncharacteristic - not typical of someone’s usual behaviour or performance, and therefore surprising
  • Reticence - unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings
  • Contrary to something - used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is opposite to what other people say or believe
  • Evolution -  the way in which something gradually changes and develops
  • Jurisprudence - the system of laws that exists in a particular place or that affects a particular area of activity
  • Dilute -  to make something less strong or effective
  • Enunciation - to express and explain a plan or principle clearly or formally
  • Sexual orientation -  the state of having sexual relationships with people of one sex rather than the other
  • Transgender - relating to people whose sexual identity does not match traditionally accepted male and female genders
  • Insignificant - not large or important enough to be worth considering
  • Entitled - believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment
  • Minuscule - extremely small in size or amount
  • Harassment - annoying or unpleasant behaviour towards someone that takes place regularly
  • Abuse - cruel, violent, or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it
  • Significantly -  by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Commending -  to praise someone or something formally or publicly
  • Inalienable - an inalienable right cannot be taken away from you or given to someone else
  • Relatable - if something or something is relatable, you can understand them and feel connected to them
  • Irrespective - without considering; not needing to allow for
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Lessons not learnt: On swine flu"
  • Precaution - something done to protect people or things against possible harm or trouble
  • Influenza - a very common infectious disease that lasts a short time and makes you feel hot or cold, weak, and tired (flu)
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Alarming - frightening or worrying
  • Virology - the treatment and study of illnesses caused by viruses
  • Uundergone -  to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Mutation - a change in the genes of a plant or animal that causes it to become different from others of its type
  • Virulence - the harmfulness of a disease or poison
  • Strain - a particular type of animal, insect, or plant
  • Prevalent - very common in a particular place or among a particular group
  • Pandemic - a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area
  • Surveillance - the process of carefully watching a person or place that may be involved in a criminal activity
  • Circulating - to move around continuously inside a system or area
  • Caseload - all the cases that someone is responsible for dealing with at the same time
  • Mortality - the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
  • Immunity - the protection that someone’s body gives them against a particular disease
  • Immune - safe from a disease, because you cannot be infected by it
  • Epidemiology - the scientific study of infectious diseases and their causes
  • Vulnerable - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Periodically - from time to time; occasionally
  • Frequently - often
  • Epidemic - a situation in which a disease spreads very quickly and infects many people
  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • Uptake - the number of people who want to do something such as use a service or study a particular subject
  • Vaccination - treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
  • Toll - the total number of people who have been killed or hurt
  • Ramp up - a large increase in activity or in the level of something
  • Preparedness - the state of being ready for something


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