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July 23, 2018

23rd 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 23rd July 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 22nd July 2018 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Winning trust: on pre-2019 politics"
  • No-confidence vote - a voting process in which people show that they do not support a person or group in power
  • Churn - to move violently
  • Neither...nor - used when you want to say that two or more things are not true
  • Opposition party - the political parties in a country that are not part of the government
  • Faintest - used for emphasizing that something is very slight or very small
  • Bring down - to cause a government or politician to lose power
  • Term - a period of time during which a politician or other official holds their job
  • Reckon - to believe that something is true
  • Debate - if people debate a subject, they discuss it formally before making a decision, usually by voting
  • Worth while - if something is worthwhile, it is worth the time, money, or effort that you spend on it
  • Indeed - used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said
  • Ragtag - consisting of various types of people / not similar or organized
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • For instance - for example
  • Drawing the line - to say that you will definitely not allow or accept something
  • Camp - a group of people within a larger group who have the same ideas or support the same person
  • Abstain - to deliberately avoid doing something
  • Join ranks - to become one of a particular large group of people
  • Defiance - refusal to obey a person or rule
  • Probably - used for saying that you think something is likely to be true or likely to happen
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Sail through - to do something, or to deal with something, very easily
  • Play out - to develop or end in a particular way
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people for a prize or job
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Considerably - a lot
  • Bifurcation - to divide into two separate parts
  • Federal - a federal country or system is one in which individual states make their own laws, but a national government is responsible for areas such as defence and foreign policy
  • Key player - an important person, company, etc. in a particular area of activity
  • Drive a hard bargain - to argue in a very determined way in order to reach an agreement that benefits you
  • Mega - very big
  • Setting the scene for something - to create the conditions that make it possible for an event to happen
  • Merely - only / just
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Roll back - to remove something, or to reduce the influence of something
  • Empower - to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Saddle with - to give someone something that is difficult to deal with
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Legacy - something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Secretive - deliberately not telling people things
  • Amend - to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc, especially in order to improve it
  • Far-sighted - able to imagine what effects an action will have in the future so that you make good decisions
  • Erode - to gradually reduce the strength or importance of something, or to be gradually reduced in this way
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Ill-advised - likely to have a bad effect
  • Junk - to get rid of something because it is old, broken or useless
  • Prestige - the high reputation and respect that someone or something has earned, based on their impressive achievements, quality etc
  • Compliance - the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Exchequer - the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Negate - to make something have no effect
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Statutory - controlled by a law or statute
  • Betray - if you betray a feeling or quality that you want to hide or that you are not aware of, your words or face make it clear to people
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Moribund - no longer effective and not likely to continue for much longer
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Pile-up - if something piles up, or if someone piles it up, the amount of it increases a lot
  • Suo motu - on its own motion
  • Envisage - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Voluntary - a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to
  • Vague - not clearly or fully explained
  • Impunity - freedom from any risk of being punished for doing something wrong or bad
  • Lacuna - an empty space where something is missing
  • Purview - the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has
  • Enfeeble - no longer strong or effective

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