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April 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 13th April 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 13th April 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Crime in Kathua"

  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Resist - to oppose or fight against someone or something
  • Chargesheet - (of the police) to make a formal statement telling someone that they are accused of a crime
  • Abduction - the act of making a person go somewhere with you, especially using threats or violence
  • Chilling - making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried
  • Unspeakable - used for emphasizing how bad something is and how much it upsets you
  • Horrific - so shocking that it upsets you
  • Vulnerability - the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally
  • Nomadic - moving from place to place rather than staying in one place
  • Mutilate - to damage someone’s body permanently by cutting it or removing part of it
  • Impartial - not connected to or influenced by one particular person or group
  • Conspirator - someone who secretly makes a plan with another person or group to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Caretaker - someone whose job is to look after a large building such as a school, office building, or block of flats
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Insinuation - an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad
  • Entrust - to give someone responsibility for an important job or activity
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Feeble - not good enough to achieve the intended result
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Undercurrent - a feeling that exists and affects how people behave, but is not obvious or stated directly
  • Amidst - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Rally - a public meeting that a lot of people go to in order to support someone or something or to protest against someone or something
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Isolation - the state of being separated from other people, or a situation in which you do not have the support of other people
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Evict - to force someone to leave somewhere
  • Motive - the reason that you do something
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Instil - to make someone have a particular feeling or belief
  • Brunt - to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect
  • Intimidation - to deliberately make someone feel frightened, especially so that they will do what you want
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Tussle - a short fight
  • Diminish - to make something become less
  • Brutality - extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel
  • Hate crime - a crime that is done by someone because they hate the group that the victim (=person who is attacked) belongs to
  • Loaded against - arranged to give disadvantage to someone or something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Chennai loses out"

  • Protester - someone who publicly shows their opposition to something such as a law or policy
  • Espouse - to give your support to an idea, principle, or belief
  • Inevitable - impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Wishy-washy - not strong or definite
  • Capitulate - to accept something or agree to do something unwillingly
  • Undeniable - certainly correct or true
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone
  • Frayed temper - angry or nervous
  • Scuffle - a small fight that lasts for a short time
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Fringe - people or activities that are considered strange or extreme
  • Victim - someone / something who has been affected by a bad situation
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • High-profile - often seen in public, mentioned in newspapers, or appearing on television
  • Sheer - used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something
  • Irrational - done or happening without clear or sensible reasons
  • Singling out - to choose one person / thing from a group for special attention
  • Whatsoever - used for emphasizing a negative statement
  • Ambivalent - having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you feel:
  • Grievance - a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
  • Fling - to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force
  • Legitimate - fair and reasonable
  • Inexplicable - impossible to explain
  • Extravaganza - a large and impressive celebration or event
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

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