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October 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 12th October 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 12th October 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The will to die — on ‘living wills’"
  • Living wills - a written document in which a person says what type of medical treatment they would like if they become so ill that they are certain to die and are unable to communicate their wishes about their treatment
  • Directive - an official order
  • Robust - strong
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Debate - a discussion in which people or groups state different opinions about a subject
  • Euthanasia - the practice of killing a very old or very ill person without causing them pain
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Vegetative state - a condition in which a person shows no sign of any brain activity
  • Incapacitation - unable to live or work normally
  • Fraught - full of problems, difficulties, or things that are confusing
  • Moral - relating to right and wrong and the way that people should behave
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Verdict -  an official judgment made in a court
  • Caregiver - someone who looks after a person who is ill or unable to look after themselves
  • Terminally - very seriously / in a way that will lead to death
  • Autonomy -  the power to make your own decisions
  • Self-determination - the freedom of the people in a country to choose their own government and not be controlled by another country
  • Abandonment - the action or fact of leaving
  • Obligation - something that you must do for legal or moral reasons
  • Preserve - to keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from being damaged or destroyed
  • Jurisdiction - the right or power to make legal decisions
  • Paramount - more important than all other things
  • Lay down - to state officially what someone must do or how they must do it
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Concerned - worried about something
  • Landmark - a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Kick in - to start to have an effect
  • Incurable - not able to be cured
  • Sanctify - to make something socially or officially acceptable
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Banning the bomb — on nuclear weapons"
  • Outlaw - to make something illegal or unacceptable
  • Confer - to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honour to someone
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Abolish - to officially get rid of a law, system, practice etc
  • Backed - supported
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Codify - to make something part of an organized system, especially an official system of laws
  • Armaments - weapons and military equipment used by an army, navy, air force etc
  • Encompass - to include a lot of people or things
  • In conjunction with - combined with
  • Catastrophic - causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer
  • Humanitarian - caring about someone who is in a very bad situation or receiving unfair treatment
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Potential - possible or likely in the future
  • Holocaust - a war in which very many ordinary people are killed
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Merely - only / just
  • Preoccupation - something that you think about and want to do because it is important
  • Grave - so serious that you feel worried
  • Miscalculation - to make a mistake in calculating numbers
  • Stemming from something - to be caused by something
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Laud - to praise someone or something
  • Endeavour - an effort to do something, especially something new or difficult
  • Prohibition - a law or rule that stops people from doing something
  • Cluster - a small group of people or things that are very close to each other
  • Munitions - military weapons and equipment such as guns, bullets, and bombs
  • Mass - a large quantity or number
  • Outlaw - to make something illegal
  • Galvanise - to shock or affect someone enough to produce a strong and immediate reaction
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Sheer - used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something
  • Wrought - to cause very great harm or damage
  • Catalyst - someone or something that causes something to happen or change
  • Stricture - a limit to your freedom
  • Compatible - likely to have a good relationship because of being similar
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Detonation - the act of making something such as a bomb explode
  • Contamination - the process of making something dirty, polluted, or poisonous by adding a chemical, waste, or infection
  • Amplify - to make sounds louder
  • Exploit - to use a situation so that you get benefit from it
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Contravene - to do something that is not allowed by a rule, law, or agreement
  • Obligation - something that you must do for legal or moral reasons
  • Deliberation - discussions in which a subject is considered carefully
  • Culminate in something - to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation
  • Ratification - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Endeavour - an effort to do something, especially something new or difficult
  • Pay off - if something that you do pays off, it brings you some benefit
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen

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