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August 15, 2018

15th 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 15th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15th August 2018 from HERE

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Currency crossfire: On the weakening rupee"
  • Crossfire - angry words or actions between two people that may accidentally affect other people who are not directly involved
  • Weakening - to make someone or something less powerful or important, or to become less powerful or important
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Grappling with - to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Crude oil - oil that is still in its natural state and has not yet been refined for use by chemical processes
  • Heft - power or strength
  • On account of - because of someone or something
  • Lira - the unit of money that is used in Turkey and Syria
  • Decline - to become less or worse
  • Factor -  one of the things that influence whether an event happens or the way that it happens
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Standoff - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Interior - the government department that is responsible for things that happen within a country, not for relations between that country and others
  • Punitive - relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Import - a product from another country, that is bought with money from your country
  • Cleric - a leader of any religion
  • Mastermind - to plan and organize a difficult or complicated operation, especially a crime
  • Coup - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Potential - possible or likely in the future
  • Bilateral - a bilateral agreement or activity is one that involves two groups or countries
  • Detention - the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave
  • Pastor - a priest or minister in some Christian churches
  • Incarceration - to put someone in prison
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Ripple effect - a situation in which one thing causes a series of other things to happen
  • Off guard - surprised by something unexpected
  • Rand - the unit of money used in South Africa
  • For instance - for example
  • Contrast - a noticeable difference between people or things
  • Tumble - if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much lower
  • Slide - a situation in which an amount becomes less
  • Stride - the speed at which you walk or run
  • Panic - a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Underperform - to be less successful than people expect
  • Interven - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Sparingly - in small quantities
  • Forex - foreign exchange
  • Hold off - to deliberately delay doing something
  • Delibilitating - making someone physically or mentally weak
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Emerging - just beginning to exist or be noticed
  • Tumult - a confused and excited situation or mental state
  • Calamity - an event that causes serious damage, or causes a lot of people to suffer, for example a flood or fire
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Siege of Ghazni: On the Taliban offensive"
  • Siege - an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed
  • Assault - an attack by the armed forces
  • Alter - to make something or someone different
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Vulnerabile - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Troop - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Stalemated - if people or discussions are stalemated, they are unable to make progress
  • Render - to make someone or something be or become something
  • Vulnerable - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Stronghold - a place where people fighting an enemy can defend or organize themselves
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Militant - someone who uses militant methods to achieve something
  • Eventual - happening or existing at the end of a process or period of time
  • Retreat - to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it
  • Defend - to protect someone or something from attack
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Civilian - someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police
  • Diplomat - an official whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
  • Ceasefire - an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace
  • Extract - to remove something from a particular place
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Breakthrough - a discovery or achievement that comes after a lot of hard work
  • Insurgent - someone who belongs to a group of people fighting to take control of their country by force
  • Deter - to make someone decide not to do something
  • Grapple - to fight with someone
  • Infighting - disagreements over who has power or control among the members of a group or organization
  • Clueless - stupid, or knowing nothing
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are

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