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May 04, 2018

4th May 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 4th May 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 4th May 2018 from HERE

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Secret agent: on JD(S) in Karnataka polls"
  • Equidistance - equal distance (equally far or close)
  • Kingmaker - someone who helps to choose people for important or powerful jobs
  • Secular - not religious, or not connected with religion
  • Probably - used for saying that you think something is likely
  • Hung - a situation in which no particular political party  has an absolute majority
  • Opinion poll - an assessment of public opinion by questioning a representative sample, especially as the basis for forecasting the results of voting
  • Likely - probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Protestation - a statement that shows you strongly disagree with something that other people believe or support
  • Patriarch - a powerful and usually old leader of a family / organization
  • Ruled out - to stop considering something as a possibility
  • Put the blame on - to say or think that someone or something is responsible for an accident, problem, or bad situation
  • Vow - a serious promise or decision
  • Confine to - limited to (to exist only in a particular area or group of people)
  • Concede - to give something that you own or control to someone so that they own or control it
  • Principal - main, or most important
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Keep your end of the bargain -  an agreement in which two people or groups each promise to do something
  • Constituency - the voters in a division of a country who elect a representative to parliament
  • Downplay - to deliberately make a situation seem less serious or important than it is
  • Proximity - how near something is to another thing
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Dimmed - became weaker
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Encroach - to gradually take something such as power or authority from someone else
  • Rebellion - an attempt to remove a government or leader by force
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Be averse to something - to dislike or not enjoy something
  • Building bridges - to help two people, groups, or countries who have disagreed to have a more friendly relationship
  • Bargaining - an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else
  • Agent - a chemical or other substance that has a particular effect
  • Revelation - the act of making something known that was secret, or a fact that is made known
  • So-called - used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct
  • Claim - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • Ripping up - to decide that something such as a plan or an agreement is useless and stop using it
  • Opposition - strong disagreement with a plan or policy
  • Weapon - an object that can be used to hurt people or damage property, for example a gun, knife, or bomb
  • Multilateral - involving more than two groups or countries
  • Maintain - to continue to say that something is true, even if other people do not believe you
  • Deceit - dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone
  • Backed - supported
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone
  • Stepped up - increased in amount or strength
  • Set the stage for something - to create the conditions in which something is likely to happen
  • Authentic - sreal, not false or copied
  • Indication - a sign that something will happen, is true, or exists
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Indeed - used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said
  • Bolster - to make something stronger or more effective
  • Scrap - to decide not to continue with something such as a plan or an event
  • Pact - an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something
  • Reimpose - to re-introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Disincentive - something that makes you not want to do something
  • In compliance with -  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Pull out - to stop being involved in an activity, event, or situation
  • Unravel - if a process or project unravels, it begins to fail
  • Merit - an advantage or good quality that someone or something has
  • Outcome -  the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Narrow - limited in the way that you look at things and not willing to consider other ideas
  • Geopolitical - involving a country’s position, economy, and population influence its politics, especially in relation to other countries
  • Ideological - related to a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based

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