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December 19, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 19th December 2017


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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 19th December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Win without the shine: on BJP's win in Gujarat and Himachal"
  • Bragging rights - a feeling of being happy and proud that supporters of a team have when their team has won a victory over another team
  • Plenty - a large amount of something, or a large number of things or people, usually more than enough
    English News Papers Vocabulary
  • Principal - main
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • On the face of it - used for saying that something appears to be true but might not be true when you have examined it in more detail
  • Slim - narrow
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Centrepiece - the most important object or decoration in a particular place
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Launch pad - a special area from which spacecraft or missiles are sent into the sky
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Held out (hold out) - to continue to defend yourself against an enemy or attack without being defeated
  • Desperately - very much
  • Revive - to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again
  • Fortunes - luck, especially good luck
  • Admittedly - used when you are agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly
  • Swathe - a large number of people, or a large amount of something
  • Palpable - if a mood or feeling is palpable, it is so strong that you seem to feel it physically yourself
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Commensurate - intended to be suitable for the quality, status, or value of someone or something
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Dividend - a share of the profits
  • Stronghold -  a place where the majority of people have the same political or religious beliefs
  • Vigilante - someone who tries to catch and punish criminals by themselves, without waiting for the police
  • Probably - used for saying that you think something is likely
  • Cohesive - combining well to form a strong well-organized unit
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Ignominy - a situation where you feel embarrassed and lose other people’s respect
  • Alternated between - if someone or something alternates between two things, they keep changing between them
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Vigour - mental energy, enthusiasm, and determination
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Flawed - spoiled by something such as a fault or mark, or lacking something
  • Roll-out - to introduce a new product or service
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Dented - to have a bad effect on something
  • Trader - someone who buys and sells things
  • Middle class - a social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who have good jobs and are neither very rich nor very poor
  • Heart-stopper - something so frightening
  • Reality check - if you tell someone that they need a reality check, you want them to consider the true situation instead of the way they want it to be
  • Remote - far away from other cities, towns
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Speedy, decisive: on trial courts awarding death penalty"
  • Decisive - able to make choices or decide what to do quickly and confidently
  • Perpetrator - someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Emblematic - generally accepted as being a symbol of a quality, idea, or principle
  • Uphold - to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do
  • Abominable - extremely bad, offensive, or unpleasant
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Significant - very important
  • Cynical about - someone who is cynical expects things not to be successful or useful
  • Incur - to experience something unpleasant as a result of something that you have done
  • Wrath - very great anger
  • Migrant - someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Render - to officially announce a judgment or decision
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Departure from - something new and different
  • Tardy - slow to do something
  • Perfunctory - done without much effort or interest
  • Deposition - a formal written statement by a witness that is read out in a court because the witness cannot be present at the court
  • Eyewitness - someone who has seen something happen, especially a crime or an accident
  • Survivor - someone or something that still exists after an event that could have killed or destroyed them
  • Murderous - likely to kill someone, or intending to kill someone
  • Intimate - relating to very private or personal things
  • Antipathy - a strong feeling of not liking someone or something
  • Slain - murdered
  • Testify - to make a statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually in a court of law
  • Fortitude - a brave and determined attitude
  • Bestow - to give something as an honour or present
  • Outcry - an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people
  • Condign - appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved
  • Discomfiting - to make someone feel embarrassed
  • Convict - to prove in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Ruthless - willing to make other people suffer so that you can achieve your aims
  • Unwavering - strong and steady despite opposition or other problems
  • Reflexive - a reflexive movement or action is one that you do without thinking
  • Mitigating circumstances - facts that help to explain a crime or mistake and make it seem less bad
  • Aggravating - making a crime worse
  • Foster - to help something to develop over a period of time


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