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November 23, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd November 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 23rd November 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial from the News Paper

  • Reinforce - to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Simultaneous - happening or done at the same time
  • Ballot - the process of voting secretly to choose a candidate in an election or express an opinion about an issue
  • Dead heat - a situation in which two people finish a race at exactly the same time, so that they both win
  • Panel - a group of people who make decisions or judgments
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Paving the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Significant - very important
  • Assault - a strong criticism
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Diminishing - to become less / to make something become less
  • Inseparable - if two or more things are inseparable, they are so closely connected that they cannot be considered separately
  • Unquestioning - never doubting or criticizing
  • Assert - to speak or behave in a firm, confident way
  • Heavy-lifting - difficult work that needs a lot of effort
  • Lobbying - to try to influence politicians or people in authority on a particular subject
  • Fiercely - in a powerful way
  • Equitable - fair and reasonable because everyone is treated in the same way
  • Resonance - an emotional effect produced by something that reminds you of something else
  • Custodian - someone who tries to preserve a set of principles
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Brush aside - to refuse to accept that something is important or true
  • Takeaway - a main message or piece of information that you learn from something you hear or read
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Pill talk — On antibiotic resistance"
  • Antibiotic - a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
  • Resistance - the ability not to be affected or harmed by something
  • Consumer - someone who buys and uses goods and services
  • Reckless - not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions
  • Draw to a close - to end
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Surveillance - the process of carefully watching a person or place to find out something
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Predicament - a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
  • Pneumonia - a serious illness affecting your lungs that makes it difficult for you to breathe
  • Viral - caused by or relating to a virus
  • Irrational - done or happening without clear or sensible reasons
  • Quack - a doctor who is not very good, or someone who cheats people by pretending to be a doctor
  • Tussle - a disagreement between two people who are both trying to get or to achieve something
  • Blanket ban - total and complete ban
  • Flout - to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Threat -  a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Bedrock of - the ideas and principles on which a belief or system is based
  • Prophylaxis - the use of medical treatment for preventing disease or infection
  • Tertiary-care - a very high standard of care provided in hospitals
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Take up the baton - take responsibility for something

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