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September 26, 2017

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Merkel’s world — On German polls"
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Domestically - relating to the country being talked about, not other countries
  • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Watershed - an event that causes an important change to take place
  • Bracing - shocking or unexpected in a way that is good because it makes people notice or think about something
  • Predominant -  most important or powerful
  • Creed - a set of beliefs
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Instinct - a natural ability to know what to do in a particular situation
  • Caution - careful thought and lack of hurry in order to try to avoid risks or danger
  • Pragmatism - a practical way of thinking or dealing with problems that emphasizes results and solutions more than theories
  • Stance -  an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Trait - a distinguishing quality or characteristic
  • Assiduously - showing hard work, care, and attention to detail
  • Cultivate - to develop something such as an attitude, ability, or skill
  • Turn the page - to make a fresh start
  • Ample - enough, and often more than you need
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Embrace - to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life
  • Chagrin - a feeling of being very annoyed, disappointed, or embarrassed
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Anodyne - containing nothing that will offend anyone or cause disagreements
  • Ideology - a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based
  • Ambiguity - a confusing mixture of feelings or ideas that makes something hard to understand
  • Deftly - skilfully, cleverly, or quickly
  • Blunt - saying what you think without trying to be polite or considering other people's feelings
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Pandering to someone/something - to do or say what someone wants in order to please them, even though you know it is not right
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Surge - a sudden increase in something such as price, value, or interest
  • Plunge - to fall quickly from a high position
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Erosion -  the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Fortune - a lot of money / success
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Well-being - the satisfactory state that someone or something should be in,
  • Verdict - an opinion that you have or a decision that you make
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Arch-rival - the main person, company etc that you compete with in politics, sport, business etc
  • Mocking - mocking behaviour involves laughing at someone or something in an unkind way
  • Nonetheless - despite what has just been said
  • Decline - to become less or worse
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Fragmentation - the process of breaking into many pieces or separate parts
  • Conversely - used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Speculation - the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain
  • Sheer - used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something
  • Longevity - the fact of having a long life or existence
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Legacy - something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
  • Revitalising - to make something that is failing or weak become strong and successful again
  • Counter - an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition
  • Downgrade - to reduce someone or something to a lower rank or position
  • Conservation - the protection of plants and animals, natural areas, and interesting and important structures and buildings, especially from the damaging effects of human activity
  • Elusive - an elusive person or animal is difficult or impossible to find or catch
  • Charismatic - a charismatic person or animal has a strong personal quality that makes others like them and be attracted to them
  • Endangered - a type of animal or plant that may soon become extinct (=disappear from the world)
  • Genuine - honest and sincere
  • Vulnerable - weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Persuasive - good at making people agree to do or believe what you want them to
  • Habitat - the type of place that a particular animal usually lives in or a particular plant usually grows in
  • Alpine - relating to high mountains
  • Collaborative - involving people or groups working together to produce something
  • Ecosystem - all the plants and animals in a particular area, considered as a system with parts that depend on one another
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Merely - only / just
  • On account of - because of someone or something
  • Threshold - a level at which something happens
  • Intensify - if something intensifies, or if you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Disservice - to do something that makes people’s opinion of someone or something not as good as it should be
  • Trafficking - illegal trade (illegal buy or sell of people / animals / drugs / weapons etc)
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Livestock - animals such as cows, sheep, and pigs that are kept on farms
  • Preying on - to hunt another creature in order to eat it
  • Cumulatively - in a way that increases in quantity, degree
  • Insulate -  to protect someone / something from harmful experiences
  • Pastoral - relating to life in the countryside
  • Grazing - to put an animal in a place where it can eat grass
  • Withstand - to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something
  • Refuge - a place where you go to protect yourself from something dangerous or threatening
  • Misread - to understand or judge a person or situation wrongly
  • Incompatible - ideas, systems, or machines that are incompatible are not able to work or exist together because of basic differences
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground

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