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October 09, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 7th 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 7th October 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

  • Unreason - inability to act or think reasonably
  • Eradicating - to get rid of something completely, especially something bad
  • Superstition - a belief that things such as magic or luck have the power to affect your life
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair
  • Mere - used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Prevalence - commonness
  • Inhuman - extremely cruel, and not caring when other people are suffering
  • Ritual - a formal ceremony
  • Black magic - a type of magic in which people communicate with evil spirits and use evil powers
  • Offend - to make someone upset and angry by doing or saying something
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Exploitation - unfair treatment of someone
  • Gullible - a gullible person is easy to trick because they trust and believe people too easily
  • Vulnerable - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Macabre - frightening or unpleasant, and usually involving death, decay, or violence
  • Threatening - showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Peril - danger
  • Incur - to experience something unpleasant as a result of something that you have done
  • Divine - connected with a god, or like a god
  • Supernatural - used about things that seem to come from a power such as magic and do not have a natural or scientific explanation
  • Displeasure - the feeling of being annoyed or unhappy
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Ironically - used for saying that a situation has developed in an unexpected and sometimes humorous way
  • Propagation - to spread opinions, lies, or beliefs among a lot of people
  • Astrology - the study of the movement of the stars and planets and how some people think they influence people’s characters and lives
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Make headway -  to make progress with something that you are trying to achieve
  • Ignorance - lack of knowledge or facts about a situation or a particular subject
  • Morality - principles of right or wrong behaviour
  • Withstand -  to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something
  • Constitutionality - the quality of being allowed by the constitution of a particular country or organization
  • Outlaw - to make something illegal or unacceptable
  • Branding - burn with iron
  • Piercing - the process of making a hole in the body
  • Irrational - not using reason or clear thinking
  • Prevailing - existing in a particular place or at a particular time
  • Periphery - the less important part of a group or activity
  • Incompatible - not able to exist or work with another person or thing because of basic differences
  • Exploitative - using someone unfairly for your own advantage
  • Denounce - to criticize something or someone strongly and publicly
  • Exorcism - to force an evil spirit to leave a person or place by using prayers or magic
  • Decry - to criticize something as bad, without value, or unnecessary
  • Possessed - someone who is possessed is thought to be controlled by an evil spirit
  • Perspective - a particular way of considering something
  • Rationalist - someone whose actions and decisions are based on reason rather than emotions or beliefs
  • Ultimately  - finally, used to emphasize the most important fact in a situation
  • Liberate  - to help someone or something to be free
  • Abominable - very bad or unpleasant
  • Violate - to break or act against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
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  • Abundantly - very
  • Deserving - worth supporting or helping
  • Criteria - a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something
  • Make the cut - to succeed at something or meet a requirement
  • Strove - to make a lot of effort to achieve something
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Appraisal -  an opinion about how successful, effective etc someone or something is
  • In a nutshell - used for saying that you are going to express something in a simple direct way
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Snub - to insult someone by ignoring them or being rude to them
  • Push the envelope - to go to the limits of what you are allowed to do
  • Oral - spoken but not written
  • Repurpose - to reuse something for a different purpose from the one that was originally intended
  • Abyss - a very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope
  • Illusory - not real, but with an appearance of being real
  • Consistently -  in the same way and without changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Evoke - to bring a particular emotion, idea, or memory into your mind
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • Impeccable - perfect in every way
  • Albeit - used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it
  • Unreliable - unreliable information is not definitely true or accurate
  • Devastating - causing a lot of harm or damage
  • Science fiction - books and films about imaginary future events and characters, often dealing with space travel and life on other planets
  • Fantasy - a story that shows a lot of imagination and is very different from real life
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Hark back to something - to be similar to something from the past
  • Ageing - becoming old
  • Evoke - to bring a particular emotion, idea, or memory into your mind
  • Matrix - an arrangement of connected things
  • Signpost - a sign next to a road showing where something is
  • Giant -  an imaginary person in stories, who is extremely tall, strong, and often evil
  • Dystopia - an imaginary place or situation in which everything in society is extremely bad
  • Clone - an exact copy of an animal or plant created in a laboratory from the animal’s or plant’s DNA
  • Harvest - to collect or obtain something
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

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