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February 26, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 23rd 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 23rd February 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials
  • Vying - to compete with other people for something that is difficult to get
  • Blockbuster - something that is very successful, especially a film, show, or novel
  • Arena - a large, flat area surrounded by seats used for sports or entertainment
  • Succeed - to achieve something that you planned to do or attempted to do
  • Vacuum - a lack of something / an empty space
  • Take over - to take control of something
  • Vote bank - a large group of voters from a single community who always support a particular party or candidate in elections
  • Survive - to continue to exist, especially in a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Averse - to dislike or not enjoy something
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Insist - to say very firmly that something must happen or must be done
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Inevitably - used for saying that something is certain to happen
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Principal - main, or most important
  • In contention - competing for a prize or job
  • Chunk - a large amount or part of something
  • The converse - the opposite
  • Tap into something - to understand and express something
  • Indeed - used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said
  • Contemporary - alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person
  • Precisely - clearly / exactly
  • Attain - to succeed in achieving something, especially after a lot of effort
  • Mount - to prepare for and begin an activity or event
  • Ended up - to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it
  • Spoiler - something that is produced to compete with something else and make it less successful
  • King-maker - someone who helps to choose people for important or powerful jobs
  • Forthright - saying what you think and feel directly and honestly, without being afraid of other people’s reactions
  • Articulate - able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Contrast - something that is different from something else in a very noticeable way
  • Vague - not clearly or fully explained
  • Generality - a statement that is not specific but that covers a wide range of situations
  • Open doors - to give someone opportunities
  • Livelihood - something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Mobilise - if you mobilize a group of people, or if they mobilize, they come together in order to achieve something
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Joust - to argue or compete
  • Sidelight - a less important issue connected with the main subject of something such as a report or a discussion
  • Mortality - the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
  • Bring down - to reduce the rate, level, or amount of something
  • Neonatal - relating to the first weeks of a baby’s life
  • Resource - something that you can use to help you to achieve something
  • Constraint - something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits
  • Buck the trend - to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Per capita - based on calculations that show the average amount for each person affected
  • Vulnerable - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Chip away - to gradually make something weaker, smaller, or less effective
  • Staggering - very shocking and surprising
  • Expensive - something that is expensive costs a lot of money
  • Antibiotic - a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
  • Disinfectant - a chemical substance that kills bacteria and is used for making things very clean
  • Sepsis - infection of your blood or body tissues, especially when this is serious and could kill you
  • Meningitis - a serious illness that affects the outer part of the brain
  • Premature - happening too soon or before the usual time
  • Complication - something that makes a medical condition more dangerous or difficult to treat
  • Asphyxia - a situation in which you cannot breathe because the airway to your lungs is blocked
  • Ensuring - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Midwife - a nurse whose job is to look after women when they are giving birth to a baby
  • Laggard - a person or organization that is slow to do something or slow to make progress
  • Fewer - some, but not many (very less)

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