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August 14, 2018

14th August 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 14th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Keeping dry: On Kerala floods"
  • Flood - to become covered or filled with water
  • Resilience - someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem
  • Catastrophic - causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Grim - unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried
  • Vigil - a period of time, especially at night, when you stay in a place to wait for something or to give your support to someone
  • Unpredictable - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Natural disaster - something that happens in nature and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people, for example a flood or an earthquake
  • Asset - something such as money or property that a person or company owns
  • Reservoir - an artificial or natural lake where water is stored so that it can be supplied to the houses in an area
  • Giant - very large
  • Hydroelectric - using water power to produce electricity
  • Inundate - to cover an area of land with water
  • Habitation - the fact that someone lives in a place
  • Havoc - a situation in which there is a lot of damage or destruction, or in which something cannot continue in its normal way because of problems
  • Dwelling - a house, flat, or other shelter in which someone lives
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Landslip - a small fall of earth or rocks down the side of a hill
  • Incessant - continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Respite - a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation
  • Intense - very great or extreme
  • very great or extreme
  • Downpour -  a large amount of rain that falls quickly
  • Nascent - beginning or formed recently
  • Forecast - a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy
  • Deluge - a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time, especially if they are hard to deal with
  • Partisan - showing strong and usually unfair support for one particular person, group, or idea
  • Blame game - a situation in which people try to blame each other for something bad that has happened
  • Rehabilitation - to help someone to give up drugs or alcohol, so that they can return to a healthy, independent, and useful life
  • All-round - good at doing a lot of different things, especially in sport. The American word is all-around
  • First-hand - obtained directly from someone who is involved in something
  • Incongruous - strange because of being very different to other things which happen or exist in the same situation
  • Armed forces - a country’s army, navy, and air force
  • Normalise - to make something normal, or to become normal
  • In contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Emerging - just beginning to exist or be noticed
  • Resilience - someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem
  • Hazard - something that could be dangerous or could cause damage or accidents
  • In spate - if a river is in spate, it is much deeper than usual and the water in it is moving very fast, for example after snow melts in the spring
  • Epidemic - a sudden increase in something bad or unpleasant that affects many people
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Spectacular - very sudden or extreme
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Underscore -to emphasize something, or to show that it is important
  • Last resort - used for saying that you will do something only after trying everything else to solve a problem
  • For instance - for example
  • Displacement - the situation in which people are forced to leave the place where they normally live
  • Evolve - to gradually develop particular physical features
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Huff and e-puff: On e-cigarette ban"
  • Huff and puff - to speak or behave in a way that shows you strongly disagree with something
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
  • Tread cautiously - to be very careful what you do or say, so that you do not make a mistake or cause a problem
  • Hearing - a meeting of a court of law or official organization to find out the facts about something
  • Public interest - the fact that the public has a right to know about something because it affects them
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Stand - to behave in a particular way
  • Regulate - to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Combustible - able to burn easily
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Partly - to some degree, but not completely
  • Rapidly - a container in which a liquid such as paint or perfume is kept under high pressure so that it can be sprayed (=forced out in very small drops)
  • Toxic - poisonous and harmful to people, animals, or the environment
  • Carcinogen - a substance that can cause cancer
  • Formaldehyde - a gas with no colour and a strong smell, used mixed with water for preserving dead things in a laboratory
  • Myocardial infarction - the technical name for a heart attack
  • Extent - the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
  • Annual - happening once a year
  • Minimisation - to reduce something harmful or unpleasant to the smallest amount or degree
  • Perspective - a way of thinking about something
  • Noxious - harmful, or poisonous
  • Former - used for referring to the first of two people or things that you have mentioned
  • Latter - used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned
  • Addict - someone who likes a particular activity very much and spends as much time as they can doing it
  • Advocate - to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
  • Precautionary - done or used for protection against possible harm or trouble
  • Uncover - to find out about something that has been hidden or kept secret
  • Non-linear - not moving in one direction, or not changing in one way at a regular speed
  • Inhale - to breathe air, smoke, or other substances into your lungs
  • Adolescent - a boy or girl who is changing into a young man or woman
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Regulate - to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Underage - not old enough to do something legally, for example drink alcohol or drive a car
  • Therapeutic - helping to treat or cure illness
  • Gateway drug - a relatively harmless drug that is believed to lead people on to using more dangerous drugs
  • Tough call - a choice or judgment which is difficult to make

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