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September 05, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 5th September 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 5th September 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sabre-rattling: on the crisis in the Korean peninsula"
  • Sabre-rattling -a threat of violence or military action
  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Escalate - to increase, especially at a fast rate that causes problems
  • De-escalate - to decrease
  • Adventurism - a way of managing a business, government, or the armed forces that is considered dangerous and might have negative results
  • Unabated - unable to be stopped or controlled
  • Claim - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Cocking a snook at somebody / something - to do something intentionally to show you have no respect for someone or something
  • Proliferation - a sudden increase in number or amount
  • Condemnation - a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Ratchet up something - to increase something in controlled stages over a period of time
  • Appeasement - the action of satisfying the demands an aggressive person, country, or organization
  • Totalitarian - controlling a country and its people in a very strict way, without allowing opposition from another political party
  • Provocative - intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
  • Attain -  to succeed in achieving something, especially after a lot of effort
  • De facto - actual, even though not official
  • Exacerbate - to make a problem become worse
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Enhance - to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable
  • Ploy - a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want
  • Impoverished - something that is impoverished has become worse in quality
  • Isolated - used about countries and organizations that others refuse to deal with
  • Citizenry - the citizens of a particular place considered as a group
  • Myth - something that people wrongly believe to be true
  • Unpalatable - unpleasant to think about or accept
  • Escalation - an increase in the intensity or seriousness of something
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Dictatorship - government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections
  • Drastic - a drastic action or change has a very big effect
  • Cripple -  to damage something severely, or to prevent it from working properly
  • Refugee - someone who leaves their country, especially during a war or other threatening event
  • Beleaguered - having a lot of problems or criticism to deal with
  • Multilateral - involving three or more groups, especially the governments of three or more countries
  • Trigger -  to make something happen
  • Navigation - the movement of a ship or an aircraft along a planned path
  • Unlikely - not likely to happen
  • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
  • Child’s play - something that can be done very easily
  • Workhorse - a very useful piece of equipment that you use a lot
  • Respective - belonging separately to each of two or more people or things previously mentioned
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Lift-off - when an aircraft or space vehicle lifts off, it goes up from the ground into the air
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Pivotal - extremely important and affecting how something develops
  • Enviable - an enviable quality or situation is one that other people admire and would like to have as well
  • Minor - not very important in comparison with people or things of the same type
  • Altitude - the height of a place or thing above sea level (=the surface of the sea)
  • Utmost - as much as possible
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Anomaly - something unusual, unexpected, or different from what normally happens
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Disheartening - making you less confident or enthusiastic
  • Consortium - a group of companies or people with similar interests or aims who have agreed to work together
  • Surveillance - the process of carefully watching a person or place
  • Encrypt - to put information into code (=a system of words, numbers, or symbols that hides its real meaning)
  • Accurate - correct or true in every detail
  • Self-reliant - able to do things for yourself and not depend on other people

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