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November 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th 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 17th November 2017. Happy reading :)

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

  • Coup de grĂ¢ce - a final action that destroys or defeats something that was already weak or failing
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Contour - the shape of the outside edge of something
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Reach boiling point - the moment when a situation becomes more serious or dangerous because people start to feel very angry
  • Liberation - an occasion when something or someone is released or made free
  • Brewing - if an unpleasant situation or a storm is brewing, you feel that it is about to happen
  • Extravagant - spending or costing a lot of money, especially more than is reasonable
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Endorse - to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Err - to make a mistake or to do something wrong:
  • Groundswell - a sudden increase in people’s feelings about something
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Dynasty - a family whose members rule a country or region for a long period of time
  • Coup d’etat - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Condemnation - a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
  • Transitional - temporary, or in the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Backfire - if a plan or idea backfires, it has the opposite effect to the one that you wanted
  • Inept - someone who is inept does not have much ability or skill
  • Dictatorial - telling people what to do and refusing to listen to their opinions
  • Plotter - someone who makes a secret plan to do something wrong, harmful, or illegal
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Inherit - to receive a right or an official social position that belonged to a relative who has died
  • Dysfunctional - not working normally
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Coup - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Barracks - a group of buildings where members of the armed forces live and work
  • Overreach - to try to do more than your ability, authority, or money will allow
  • Democracy - a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Impropriety - behaviour that is not honest, professional, or socially acceptable
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Breach - to break a law, rule, or agreement
  • Familiarise - to make someone learn or experience something so that they know about it
  • Augur - to be a sign of what may happen in the future
  • Enjoin - to strongly advise or order someone to do something
  • Bureaucrat - someone who is employed to help run an office or government department
  • Zeal - great energy, effort, and enthusiasm
  • Significant - very important
  • Drift - to go from one state to another without realizing it
  • Autopilot - doing things without thinking about what you are doing, especially because you have done the same thing many times before
  • Dissident - someone who disagrees publicly with a government, especially in a country where this is not allowed
  • Vacuum - a feeling that something is missing, or a situation in which something is missing
  • Foothold - a position from which you can improve your status or become more successful in an organization, profession, or market
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Refrain from - to stop yourself from doing something. This word is often used in official announcements or signs
  • Convention - a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right

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