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June 03, 2018

1st June 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 1st June 2018. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Polls and polarisation"
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • By-election - an election in one particular area to choose a new representative in parliament or on a council, or to replace someone who has died or left the job
  • Evoke - to bring a particular emotion, idea, or memory into your mind
  • Come together - if people or groups come together, they meet or join in order to do something
  • Opposition parties - the political parties in a country that are not part of the government
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Significant - very important
  • Erosion -  the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Riot - a violent protest by a crowd of people
  • Win back - to get back something that you have lost
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Bold - involving a risk
  • Rapprochement - the development of greater understanding and friendship between two countries or groups after they have been unfriendly
  • Backing - support
  • Best bet - the thing or action that gives the best chance of a successful result
  • Retain -  to keep someone or something
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Portend - to be a sign or warning of something that will happen
  • Communal - relating to a particular community
  • First-past-the-post system - a first-past-the-post system is one in which only the person or political party that gets the most votes is elected
  • Disparate - disparate things belong to very different groups or classes
  • Succeed - to achieve something that you planned to do or attempted to do
  • Give chase - to follow someone quickly in order to catch them
  • Wrest - to get land, power, or possessions from someone, usually by fighting
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Likewise - in the same way
  • Far from - used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention
  • Comforting - making you feel less sad or worried
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Reformist - wanting to change and improve society or an institution
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • On the line - at risk
  • Rallying - improving
  • Recurrent - happening again, especially several times
  • Default - to fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do
  • Devaluation - an official reduction in the value of a country’s money
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Sovereign - an old unit of money in the form of a gold coin worth one pound
  • Optimistic - based on beliefs that are too confident
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Nevertheless - despite a fact or idea that you have just mentioned
  • Put to the test - to find out how good or how effective someone or something is
  • Tumble - if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much lower
  • Greenback - a US dollar
  • Shore up -  to give support or help to something that is having problems or is likely to fail
  • Hostile - unfriendly
  • Apprehensive - slightly worried or nervous
  • Unleash - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Hyperinflation - very high inflation (=a general increase in prices)
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Socialist - a supporter of socialism or member of a socialist political party
  • Aggressive - someone who is aggressive is very determined to win or be successful
  • Vis-à-vis - compared to or relating to someone or something
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Lampoon - to publicly criticize someone or something by making jokes about them
  • Sustainability - the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Gradualist - very slow
  • Keynesian - relating to or following the ideas of the British economist John Maynard Keynes, who believed that governments should invest in public projects during times of economic difficulty
  • Neoliberal - favouring free markets and a lack of regulation of capitalism
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Conversely - used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
  • Prudent - careful, and using good judgment
  • Cautious - careful to avoid problems or danger
  • Regulate - to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Subsidy - an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service
  • Profligacy  - wasting money or other things
  • Prop up - to help a government, system, organization etc to continue to exist, especially by providing financial or military support
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Horror - a very strong feeling of shock, fear or disgust caused by something extremely unpleasant
  • Upheaval - a sudden or violent change, especially one that affects people’s lives
  • Centrist - not extreme in your political beliefs
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time

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