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February 10, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 10th February 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 10th February 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Murky mining: on SC cancelling mining leases in Goa"
  • Murky - used to describe a situation that is complicated and unpleasant, and about which many facts are not clear
  • Mining - the industry or activity of removing substances such as coal or metal from the ground by digging
  • Lease - to make a legal agreement by which money is paid in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for an agreed period of time
  • Halt - to (cause to) stop moving or doing something or happening
  • Exploitation - the use of something in order to get an advantage from it
  • Ore - rock or soil from which metal can be obtained
  • Ecological - relating to the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
  • Fragile - easily damaged, broken, or harmed
  • Rapacious - never satisfied until you have taken everything that you can take
  • Lay down - to officially establish a rule, or to officially say how something should be done
  • Enforce - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Disregard - the fact of showing no care or respect for something
  • Renewing - to begin doing something again
  • Inexplicable - unable to be explained or understood
  • Impact - a powerful effect that something, has on a situation or person
  • Assessment - the act of judging or deciding the amount, value, quality, or importance of something
  • Suspicion - a feeling or belief that someone has committed a crime or done something wrong
  • Hastily - with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly
  • Unveil - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Extraordinarily - in a way that seems strange or unusual
  • Apparently - based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
  • Pre-empt - to do or say something that stops someone else’s plan or action
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Ordinance - an official order by a government
  • Termination - the end of an agreement, job, or situation
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Domestic - relating to the country / place being talked about, and not other countries / places
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Ecology - the relationship between the plants, animals, and the environment in a particular area
  • Resumption - the start of something again after a temporary stop
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
  • Audit - an official examination of the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Contaminated - made dirty, polluted, or poisonous by the addition of a chemical, waste, or infection
  • Foul - to spoil or damage something by making it dirty
  • Appraisal - an opinion about how successful, effective etc someone or something is
  • Zero tolerance - a policy of punishing people for even very minor offences by using the law in a very strict way
  • Indefensible - impossible to defend from criticism
  • Abeyance - a state of not happening or being used at present
  • Unsustainable - something that is unsustainable cannot continue at the same rate
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Open cast mine - an opencast mine is a mine where coal is dug from a large hole in the ground, rather than from a tunnel far under the ground
  • Dust bowl - a region where there are a lot of dust storms because the soil has become dry because of a lack of rain
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Back together: on Germany coalition deal"
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different groups who agree to work together to achieve a shared aim
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Emergence - the process of appearing or becoming recognized
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Cohabit - live together
  • Appetite - a strong desire or liking for something
  • Left-wing - someone who is left-wing is considered to have socialist aims and ideas, for example that property, money, and power should be shared more equally
  • Pragmatism - a practical way of thinking or dealing with problems that emphasizes results and solutions more than theories
  • Accord - a formal agreement between countries or groups
  • Primacy - the fact of being more powerful or important than anything else
  • Minority government - a government in which the main party has more members than any other single party but not more members than all the other parties together
  • Inexorably - in a way that is impossible to stop or prevent
  • Cede - to allow someone to take something such as power or land away from you
  • Eurosceptic - someone, especially a politician, who thinks that their country should not be part of the European Union
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Stasis - a condition in which there is no movement or change
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Stitch up - to arrange an agreement or deal
  • Disillusionment - the disappointed feeling you have when you discover that someone or something is not as good as you had believed
  • Concede - to admit that something is true
  • Hawk - a politician who prefers using military force to more peaceful methods
  • Purse strings - the way in which money is controlled and spent by a group or organization
  • Prop up - to help a government, system, organization etc to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support
  • Profligate - wasting money or other things
  • Surplus - an amount of money or goods that is left because a country or business has more than it needs
  • Flip side - the negative aspects of an idea, plan, or situation
  • Pragmatic - solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Middle-ground - opinions and attitudes that are not extreme and that a lot of people can agree with
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Veer -  to suddenly move in a different direction
  • Extreme - an opinion or way of behaving that is as different from another as it is possible to be
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Induction - the process or formal act of accepting someone into a group or job
  • Forebode - (of a situation or occurrence) act as an advance warning of (something bad)
  • Turbulent - involving a lot of sudden changes, arguments, or violence

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