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September 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th September 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of Today's Hindu News Paper dated 16th September 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

  • Peculiar - strange, often in an unpleasant way
  • Floor test - Floor test is done to prove some type of majority (usually by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament for a crucial decision regarding the country
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Interim - a temporary court order
  • Fathom - to understand
  • Stalling - to stop making progress
  • Ascertain - to find out something
  • Motion - a formal proposal that people discuss and then vote on in a meeting or debate
  • Essentially - used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something
  • Jurisdiction - the right or power to make legal decisions
  • Ostensible - appearing or claiming to be one thing when it is really something else
  • Apprehension - fear that something unpleasant is going to happen
  • Petitioner - a person who is asking for action from a law court
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Minority - a smaller number or part
  • Majority - the larger number or part of something:
  • Conflate - to combine two or more separate things, especially pieces of text, to form a whole
  • Disqualification - a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules
  • Defection - the act of leaving country / political party etc., especially in order to join an opposing one
  • Dissident - a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government
  • Decline - to refuse
  • Undertaking - a formal promise
  • Dissenter - someone who strongly disagrees with something
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Set aside - to officially state that a particular legal decision will no longer be followed
  • Necessitate - to cause something to be needed, or to make something necessary
  • Proactive - taking action by causing change and not only reacting to change when it happens
  • Reticent - unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings
  • Conceded - to admit, often unwillingly, that something is true
  • Flagrant - (of a bad action, situation, person, etc.) shocking because of being so obvious
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something
  • Disregard - the fact of showing no care or respect for something
  • Intervene - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • For instance - for example
  • Lawful - allowed by the law
  • Glaringly obvious - very clear
  • Incumbent - officially having the named position
  • Empowered - having the official authority or freedom to do something
  • Alter - to change something
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Horse-trading - unofficial discussion in which people make agreements that provide both sides with advantages
  • Apparent - easy to see or understand
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The arc to Tokyo: on India-Japan ties"
  • Infusing - to fill someone or something with an emotion or quality
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Geopolitical - related to a political activity as influenced by the physical features of a country or area of the world
  • Agenda - a secret aim or reason for doing something
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Rolling stock - the engines and carriagesthat are used on a railway
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Accountable - in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
  • Obviously - in a way that is easy to understand or see
  • Benefactor - someone who gives money to help an organization, society, or person
  • Zero tolerance - the act of punishing all criminal or unacceptable behaviour severely, even if it is not very serious
  • Designate - to say officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose
  • Prosperous - rich and successful
  • Substantive - important, serious, or related to real facts
  • Alignment - the organization of activities or systems so that they match or fit well together
  • Countering - to react to something with an opposing opinion or action, or to defend yourself against something
  • Foray - a sudden quick attack on an enemy
  • Maritime - connected with human activity at sea
  • Buttress - to make support for an idea or argument stronger by providing a good reason for it
  • Accelerated - faster than usual
  • Perceive - to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
  • Leap - to achieve something suddenly, usually fame, power, or importance
  • Imperative - extremely important or urgent
  • Donor - someone who gives money or goods to an organization
  • Decline - to gradually become less, worse, or lower
  • Contrast - an obvious difference between two or more things
  • Stark - used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Opulent - expensive and luxurious
  • Pageantry - the traditional features of formal ceremonies, for example special clothes, music, and decorations
  • Facilitate - to make something possible or easier
  • Forge - to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty

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