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November 22, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd 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 22nd November 2017. Happy reading :)

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

  • Elevation - the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
  • Sound - complete
  • Face-off - if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • For the asking - available if you ask for it
  • Step down - to leave an official position or job, especially so that someone else can take your place
  • Inevitable - impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Succession - the process by which one person comes after another as a king, queen, or leader
  • Fractious - causing problems and difficult to control
  • Formalise - to make something such as a plan, system, or agreement official
  • De facto - actual, even though not official
  • Resurgent - quickly becoming popular, important, or successful again
  • Elevation - the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
  • Significant - very important
  • Devastating - very shocking or upsetting
  • Unflattering - making someone seem unpleasant or not attractive
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
  • Entitlement - the right to receive something or to do something
  • Torn up (tear up) - to destroy something such as a piece of paper or cloth by pulling it into pieces
  • Ordinance - an official order
  • Promulgate - to make an official announcement introducing a law or rule
  • Negate - to make something have no effect
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Beholden - feeling an obligation to do something for someone who has helped you in the past
  • Cowed - to frighten with threats, violence, etc
  • Troll - someone who writes negative and hostile comments on a website in order to provoke people
  • Dynasty - a family whose members rule a country or region for a long period of time
  • Articulate - able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Mess up - to make a mistake, or to do something badly
  • Reflexive - a reflexive movement or action is one that you do without thinking
  • Critic - a member of an opposition party whose job is to follow and comment on a particular government ministry
  • Helter Skelter - in a hurry and without planning or organization
  • Legacy - something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Caution - a warning that you should be careful
  • Convict - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Diminish - to become less / to make something become less
  • Profound - very great
  • Quasi - used to show that something is almost, but not completely, the thing described
  • Commune - a group of families or single people who live and work together sharing possessions and responsibilities
  • Abuse - to treat someone in a cruel or violent way
  • Intensifyi - to become greater, more serious, or more extreme, or to make something do this
  • Counterculture - a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in society
  • Hippie - someone in the 1960s who was opposed to war and the traditional attitudes of society, and who showed this by having long hair and wearing very informal clothes
  • Notoriety - a situation in which someone or something is famous for something bad
  • Posh - looks expensive and attractive
  • Slaughter - the violent killing of a large number of people
  • Scrawled - to write something carelessly or in a hurry, so that it is difficult to read
  • Paranoid - worrying that people do not like you and are trying to harm you, although you have no proof of this
  • Delusion - an idea or belief that is not true
  • Foment - to encourage people to have angry feelings or to protest or fight
  • Gruesome - involving or describing death or injury in a very unpleasant way
  • Spree - a short period that you spend doing a particular activity
  • Acquaintance - someone you know a little, who is not a close friend
  • Convicted - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Capital punishment - the punishment of being legally killed
  • Outlaw - to make something illegal
  • Depravity - behaviour that is immoral or evil
  • Notion - an opinion or belief, especially one that is wrong or silly
  • Infamy - a reputation for something bad
  • Antics - behaviour that is funny or silly in an enjoyable way
  • Spawn - to cause something new, or many new things, to grow or start suddenly
  • Bigoted - someone who is bigoted has opinions that most people think are unreasonable, especially about politics, race, or religion, and refuses to consider other people’s opinions
  • Mushroomed - to increase or develop very quickly
  • Lapped up -  to enjoy something and be keen to get more of it
  • Indulging - to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy
  • Apocalyptic - describing or expecting a time when very bad things will happen or the world will be destroyed
  • Interprete - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Impending - an impending event or situation, especially an unpleasant one, is one that will happen very soon
  • Renaissance - new interest in something that makes it popular again
  • Vitriolic - vitriolic language or behaviour is cruel and full of hate
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Embolden - to give someone more confidence to do something
  • Wink-and-nod - to signal that you agree to something, without leaving any record that you ever agreed to it
  • Poignant - giving you feelings of sadness
  • Pluralist - related to the idea that people can and should live together without fighting, despite differences in race, religion, culture, politics etc
  • Taken for granted - to expect something always to happen or exist in a particular way, and to not think about any possible problems or difficulties

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