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July 20, 2018

20th July 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 20th July 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Lynching & the law"
  • Lynching - If a crowd of people lynch someone who they believe is guilty of a crime, they kill them without a legal trial
  • Bigotry - the practice of having very strong and unreasonable opinions, especially about politics, race, or religion, and refusing to consider other people’s opinions
  • Prejudice - an unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially the feeling of not liking a particular group of people
  • Mob - a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control
  • Phenomenon - an event or situation that can be seen to happen or exist
  • Vigilante - someone who tries to catch and punish criminals by themselves, without waiting for the police
  • Cattle - cows and bulls kept by farmers for their milk or meat
  • Trader - someone who buys and sells things
  • Former - used for referring to the first of two people or things that you have mentioned
  • Organised - planned carefully and involving many people
  • Spate - a large number of things of the same type, usually bad things, that suddenly happen in a very short period of time
  • Impulsive - someone who is impulsive tends to do things without thinking about what will happen as a result
  • Fuel - to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant
  • Rumour - unofficial information that may or may not be true
  • Panic - a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly
  • Induce - to cause something, especially a mental or physical change
  • Social media - platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that allow people to interact on the Web or using mobile phones
  • Apex - the top or highest part of something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Incidence - the number of times something happens, especially something bad
  • Self-styled - used for saying what type of person someone claims to be
  • Disquieting - making you feel very worried or nervous
  • Significantly - in a way that is relevant or that has an important effect on something
  • Intolerance - someone’s refusal to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from their own
  • Polarisation - to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups
  • Implicit - not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying
  • Indictment - something that shows how bad or wrong something is
  • Preponderant - main, or more important than others
  • Ought to - used for saying what is the right or sensible thing to do, or the right way to behave
  • Tolerate - to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of
  • Preventive - done so that something does not become worse or turn into a problem
  • Punitive - relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty
  • Remedial - intended to improve or correct something
  • Moot - to suggest something as a subject for discussion
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Instil - to make someone have a particular feeling or belief
  • Deterrence - the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result
  • Brush under the carpet - to try to avoid dealing with a problem
  • Ipso facto - used for showing that something is true or obvious because of a fact that has just been mentioned
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Apportion -  to divide something between two or more people, organizations etc
  • Rumour-monger - someone who spreads rumours
  • Instigator - a person who causes something to happen, especially something bad
  • Offender - someone who has committed a crime
  • Principal offender - the person in a group of offenders who carries out the main part of a criminal act
  • Accessory - someone who helps a criminal, for example by hiding them from the police
  • Bring someone to book - to punish someone, or to make them explain their behaviour publicly when they have done something wrong
  • Onus on something - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Plurality - a large variety of people or things
  • Diversity - the fact that very different people or things exist within a group or place
  • Dehumanise -  to make people stop feeling and behaving like normal people, especially by treating them very badly
  • Endanger - to put someone or something into a situation where they might be harmed or damaged
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • 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
  • Obstruct - to take action in order to prevent someone from doing something or to prevent something from happening
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Lay down - to state officially what someone must do or how they must do it
  • Homeland - the country where someone comes from
  • Exclusive - limited to a particular person, thing, or group and not shared with others
  • Self-determination - the freedom of the people in a country to choose their own government and not be controlled by another country
  • Consolidation - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Discriminate - to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Territory - an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader, or army
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Downgrading - to treat something in a way that shows that you think it is now less important than it was
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Set the stage for something - to create the conditions in which something is likely to happen
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Inhabitant - a person or animal that lives in a particular place
  • Racist - someone who does not like or respect people who belong to races that are different from their own and who believes their race is better than others
  • Apartheid - a situation in which different groups in society live almost completely separate lives, often with one group enjoying benefits that other groups cannot enjoy
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Disputed - a disputed area is one that different countries claim belongs to them, so that there is a disagreement or war between them
  • Erode - to gradually reduce the strength or importance of something, or to be gradually reduced in this way
  • Credibility - qualities that someone has that make people believe or trust them
  • Professed - admitting publicly that you have a particular feeling or belief
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country
  • Premises - the buildings and land that a business or organization uses
  • Institutionalise - to make something become part of a particular society, system, or organization
  • Stifle - to stop something from developing normally

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