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January 21, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 20th 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 20th January 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "On a new keel: Netanyahu's visit to India"
  • Keel - a long thin piece of wood or metal along the bottom of a boat that helps it to balance in the water
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Normalise - to return to the normal or usual situation
  • Diplomatic - involving diplomats or the management of the relationships between countries
  • Timeline - a plan that shows how long something will take or when things will happen
  • Strategic - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Dialogue - a process in which two people or groups have discussions in order to solve problems
  • Caters to somebody / something - to satisfy a need or to provide what is wanted or needed by a particular person or group
  • Hard power - the use of a country's military power to persuade other countries to do something, rather than the use of cultural or economic influence
  • Brushed aside - to refuse to consider something seriously because you feel that it is not important
  • Reaffirm - to give your support to a person, plan, idea, etc. for a second time; to state something as true again
  • Resumption - the start of something again after it has stopped
  • Custodian - a person with responsibility for protecting or taking care of something or keeping something in good condition
  • Just - fair; morally correct
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Leverage - power to influence people and get the results you want
  • Negotiating table - a situation or place in which people formally discuss something in order to reach an agreement
  • Contention - the disagreement that results from opposing arguments
  • Alignment - an agreement between a group of countries, political parties, or people who want to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Appraisal - to examine someone or something in order to judge their qualities, success, or needs
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The away challenge: India's Test performances overseas"
  • Overseas - in, from, or to other countries
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • Free-fall - the process of failing or losing value or strength quickly and continuously
  • Subcontinent - a large area of land that is part of a continent, often referring to South Asia
  • Haunt - to cause repeated suffering or anxiety
  • Cohesion - the situation when the members of a group or society are united
  • Skipper - the captain of a sports team
  • Cope - to deal successfully with a difficult situation
  • Sparkled - if a person or performance sparkles, they are energetic, interesting, and exciting
  • Geyday - the most successful or popular period of someone or something
  • Futile - (of actions) having no effect or achieving nothing
  • Stench - a strong, unpleasant smell
  • Odour - a smell, often one that is unpleasant
  • Splendidly  - very well; admirably
  • Prudent - careful and avoiding risks
  • Cloak - to cover or hide something
  • Invincibility - the quality of being too powerful to be defeated or overcome
  • Don - put on (an item of clothing)
  • Overwhelming - difficult to fight against
  • Triumph - a very great success, achievement, or victory
  • There's no denying - it is true
  • Reputation - the opinion that people in general have about someone or something, or how much respect or admiration someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or character
  • Burnish - if you burnish something such as your public image, you take action to improve it and make it more attractive
  • Gritty - brave and determined
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country or countries
  • For instance - for example
  • Conjures up - to make a picture or idea appear in someone's mind
  • Mind-boggling - extremely exciting or surprising
  • Milestone - an important event in the development or history of something or in someone's life
  • Squad - a team in sports from which the players for a match are chosen
  • Merry-go-round - a series of similar activities that can often seem boring
  • Tumult - a loud noise, usually caused by a large excited group of people
  • Omitting - to fail to include or do something
  • Exemplary - very good and suitable to be copied by other people
  • Abridged - to make a book, play, or piece of writing shorter by removing details and information that is not important
  • Ignite - to (cause to) start burning or explode
  • Luminous - producing or reflecting bright light
  • Shuffle - the act of moving things around from one position to another
  • Proclaim - to announce something publicly or officially
  • Perhaps - used to show that something is possible or that you are not certain about something
  • Threat - a suggestion that something unpleasant or violent will happen
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Fend off -  to defend yourself against an attack

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