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January 20, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 19th January 2018

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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 January 2018. Happy reading :)

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  • Free speech - the legal or natural right to say what you believe is true, without being prevented or punished
  • Prohibit - to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Reiteration - the action of repeating something, typically for emphasis or clarity
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Enshrine - to officially record something such as an idea or principle in a document so that it cannot be ignored
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Subject to something - depending on whether something happens
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Intimidation - the action of deliberately making someone feel frightened
  • Oblique - not expressing something directly
  • Stifle - to stop something from developing normally
  • Apprehension - a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Invoking - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Veto - to officially refuse to approve or allow something
  • Statutory - controlled by a law or statute
  • Threatening - showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Denude - to remove the covering of something
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
  • Paves the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone
  • Tantamount - to have the same bad qualities or effect as something else
  • Negation - the opposite of something
  • Intimidation - to deliberately make someone feel frightened, especially so that they will do what you want
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Medieval - very old-fashioned
  • Panel - a group of people who make decisions or judgments
  • Protestor - someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Accuracy - the fact of being exact or correct
  • Mere - only / just
  • Pretext - a pretended reason for doing something that is used to hide the real reason
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed
  • Landscape - the main features of a situation or activity
  • Significance - the importance that something has because it affects other things
  • Turnout - the number of voters in an election
  • Electorate - all the people who are allowed to vote in an election
  • Indices - a plural of index
  • Infant - a baby, or a very young child
  • Mortality rate - death rate
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Reign - a period of time during which a particular person, group, or thing is very important or a powerful influence
  • Tribal - relating to or belonging to a tribe
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Underside - a bad aspect of something, that people do not usually see or talk about
  • Diversification - the process of developing new products or business activities
  • Inasmuch as - used for adding a comment that explains or makes clearer what you have just said
  • Wooing - to try to persuade someone to support you
  • Indigenous - indigenous people lived in a place for a very long time before other people came to live there
  • Carve out - to develop a career or position for yourself by working hard
  • Oust - to remove someone from a position of power, especially in order to take that position
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Factional - involving small groups in a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Predecessor -  the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Rupture -  an end to a friendly relationship or to a peaceful situation
  • Apex - the most important or successful part of something
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Loom large -  to have a lot of importance or influence over someone or something
  • Uninterrupted - continuous
  • Hard-selling - the act of trying to persuade someone in a forceful and annoying way to buy or do something
  • Leaving no stone unturned - to do everything possible to solve a problem or to find something out
  • Barometer - something that shows how a situation is changing or how people feel about something

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