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January 25, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 25th 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 25th January 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Political tango — on Shiv Sena-BJP ties"
  • Tango - a type of dance
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Compulsion - a very strong feeling of wanting to do something
  • Understate - to say that something is less important, serious, big etc than it really is
  • Erstwhile - an erstwhile friend, employer etc was a friend, employer etc until recently but is not any more
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Chauvinism - a belief that your own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other
  • Embracing - to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Sowed the seeds of something - to do something that makes a process or feeling start to develop
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Bruise - to harm someone’s reputation or confidence
  • Unthinkable - impossible to imagine
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Reconcile - to make someone accept a situation even though they do not like it
  • Unstated - not talked about directly, but usually known about or understood
  • Retaliation - the act of doing something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Encroaching - to gradually take something such as power or authority from someone else
  • Belligerence - aggressive or warlike behaviour.
  • Unmoved - not feeling any emotion, especially feeling no sympathy or sadness when other people would expect you to
  • Errant - behaving in a way that is bad or wrong
  • Indulgent - allowing someone to do or have what they want
  • Reluctant - not willing to do something
  • Haste - great speed in doing something because of limited time
  • Refrain from - to stop yourself from doing something
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "More fire — on Turkey's Afrin assault"
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Grim - grim news, situations, or events are unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Crucial - something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something
  • Ousting - to remove someone from a position of power
  • Troops - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Recede - to move back from a high point or level
  • Militancy - the use of confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
  • Empowering - to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Vassal - a person or country that depends completely on, and is controlled by, another person or country
  • Insurgent - someone who belongs to a group of people fighting to take control of their country by force
  • Virtually - used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true
  • Concerned - worried about something
  • Alarmed - frightened or worried that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen
  • Guerrilla - a member of a military group that is not official and usually wants to change a political situation
  • Proxy - someone who has the authority to do something for you
  • Buffer - something that protects another thing by being between it and something else that could harm it
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar
  • Assent - agreement with or approval of a plan or suggestion
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Jihadist - a Muslim who is fighting for Islam, especially someone with extreme views, who believes in using violence to achieve religious and political aims
  • Turn a blind eye to - to pretend you do not notice something, because you should do something about it but you do not want to
  • Separatist - a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong
  • Disguise - to hide something such as your feelings or intentions
  • Counterproductive - having the opposite result to the one you intended
  • Sideline - to prevent someone from being involved in something that they would normally expect to be involved in
  • Fragile - getting upset or losing confidence very easily
  • Enormous - very large in size or quantity
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Bloodshed - a situation in which people are killed or injured, especially during fighting

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