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February 09, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 9th 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 9th February 2018. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Cease fire: on India-Pakistan LoC tensions"
  • Cease fire - an agreement, usually between two armies, to stop fighting in order to allow discussions about peace
  • Tension - a feeling of fear or anger between two groups of people who do not trust each other
  • LoC - Line of Control (the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Breach - to be breaking a particular law or rule
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Intensify - to become greater, more serious, or more extreme, or to make something do this
  • Livelihood - something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live
  • Drift - a general development or change in a situation
  • Arrest - to stop or interrupt the development of something
  • Intervention - the act or fact of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Cross-border - between different countries, or involving people from different countries
  • Casualty - a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war
  • Unfold - if a situation or story unfolds, it develops or becomes clear to other people
  • Turned out - to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one
  • Dramatic - very sudden or noticeable
  • Triumph - a very great success, achievement, or victory
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • Unilateral - involving only one group or country
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • High point - the best part of an experience
  • Premiership - the period when someone is prime minister, or the job of being prime minister
  • Successor - someone or something that comes after another person or thing
  • Heed - to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning
  • Legacy - something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Civilian -  a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces
  • Injured - hurt or physically harmed
  • Flee - to escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear
  • Tactical - involving military tactics (= a particular method or plan for achieving something)
  • Restoring - to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position
  • Statesmanship - the behaviour and actions of an experienced and respected politician or member of a particular profession
  • Brinkmanship - the activity, especially in politics, of trying to get what you want by saying that if you do not get it, you will do something dangerous
  • Hurdle - a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress
  • Protracted - continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary
  • Revival - the process of becoming more active or popular again
  • Draw to a close - to slowly finish
  • Apartheid - (especially in the past in South Africa) a political system in which people of different races are separated
  • Litigation - the process of taking a case to a court of law so that a judgment can be made
  • Countless - very many, or too many to be counted
  • Overhang - to have a negative effect on a situation
  • Undermine - to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
  • Mar - to spoil something, making it less good or less enjoyable
  • Controversy - a lot of disagreement or argument about something, usually because it affects or is important to many people
  • Questionable - not certain, or wrong in some way
  • Immigrant - a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
  • Apparatchik - a loyal and senior member of a political party
  • Nexus - an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things
  • Tarnish - to make people think that someone or something is less good
  • 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
  • Succession - a number of similar events or people that happen, exist, etc. after each other
  • Scandal - (an action or event that causes) a public feeling of shock and strong moral disapproval
  • Dampen - to make feelings, especially of excitement or enjoyment, less strong
  • Optimism - the quality of being full of hope, or a belief that something good will happen
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Plunge in something - to suddenly start doing something actively or enthusiastically
  • Brazen something out - to act confidently and not admit that a problem exists
  • Reluctance - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Manoeuvre - a cleverly planned action that is intended to get an advantage
  • Succour - help given to someone, especially someone who is suffering or in need
  • Impeachment - the action of formally accusing a public official of a serious offence in connection with their job
  • Postponement - to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or time
  • Acid test - the true test of the value of something
  • Credibility - the fact that someone can be believed or trusted
  • Icon - a very famous person or thing considered as representing a set of beliefs or a way of life
  • Entrepreneurial - willing to work hard and take risks in order to build up a business
  • Successor - someone or something that comes after another person or thing
  • Pragmatist - a person who has the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Imperative - extremely important or urgent
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary

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