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April 24, 2018

24th April 2018 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 24th April 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials from THE HINDU News Paper

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 24th April 2018 from HERE
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Adopting - to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or method
  • Majority - most of the people or things in a group
  • Minority - a small number of people or things that are part of a larger group but different in some way from most of the group
  • Congress - a large formal meeting
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Divisive - likely to cause arguments between people
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Essence - the most important part of something
  • Backed by - supported by
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Vague - not clearly or fully explained
  • Manoeuvring - clever or dishonest behaviour that allows you to get something that you want
  • Beleaguered - having a lot of problems or criticism to deal with
  • Clause - a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
  • Contention - the disagreement that results from opposing arguments
  • Allying with somebody - to start to support someone
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • End-result - the result of an activity or process
  • Claim - to win something such as a prize or a top position
  • Ruling out - to stop considering something as a possibility
  • Open up - to create a new opportunity or possibility
  • Intense - very great or extreme
  • Word-play - clever or funny use of words
  • Authoritarianism - the belief that people with power should control what other people can do, or a situation in which this happens
  • Fascism - a very right-wing political system in which the government is very powerful and controls the society and the economy completely, not allowing any opposition
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Viable - able to be done, or worth doing
  • Neo-liberalism - favouring free markets and a lack of regulation of capitalism
  • Secular - not religious, or not connected with religion
  • Mobilisation - if you mobilize a group of people, or if they mobilize, they come together in order to achieve something
  • Imaginative - involving new, different, or exciting ideas
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Best-laid plans: on Turkish politics"
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Snap election - a general election (= an election in which every adult can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament) that is called earlier than expected
  • Oversee - to watch something in order to check that it works or happens in the way that it should
  • Lurch - to move suddenly in a way that is not smooth or controlled
  • Right-wing - considered to be conservative in your political views
  • Authoritarianism - the belief that people with power should control what other people can do, or a situation in which this happens
  • Controversial - a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Anxious - worried because you think something bad might happen
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Pulled off - to succeed in doing something that is difficult
  • Slender - very small in degree and only just enough
  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition or battle, or an occasion when someone wins
  • Plebiscite - a vote by everyone in a country about a very important issue
  • Emergency - an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary
  • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Reinforce - to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue
  • Sagging - lower or less strong
  • Overheating - a country’s economy overheats when it grows too fast, causing prices to rise in an uncontrolled way
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Averting - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Run-off - to suddenly leave a place or person
  • Uppermost in someone’s mind - more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation
  • Prelude - an event that happens before and introduces a more important event
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Hard line - the fact of being very severe, for example in refusing to allow something or to give people what they want
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Ambition -  something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Pact - an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something
  • Emblematic - generally accepted as being a symbol of a quality, idea, or principle
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Offensive -  used for attacking
  • Enclave - an area of a country or city where a particular group of people live
  • Tapped into - to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Insurgency - an attempt by a group of people to take control of their country by force
  • Conversely - used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
  • Condemnation - a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Count on - to depend on someone to do what you want or expect them to do for you
  • Militia - a group of ordinary people who are trained as soldiers to fight in an emergency
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Imposition - the introduction of something such as a new law or a new system
  • Crackdown - strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity
  • Coup - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Critic - someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it
  • Detain - to keep someone in a police station or prison and not allow them to leave
  • Clampdown - a determined attempt by someone in authority to stop people doing something bad or illegal
  • Protester - someone who publicly shows their opposition to something such as a law or policy
  • Creeping - happening very slowly so that people do not notice
  • Intolerance - someone’s refusal to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from their own
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Salvage - to succeed in achieving something in a situation or action that has been a failure
  • 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

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