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August 20, 2018

20th 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 20th August 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th August 2018 (Sunday)

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 20th August 2018 from HERE

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Reality check: On simultaneous polls"
  • Reality check - to consider the true situation instead of the way you want it to be
  • Simultaneous - happening or done at the same time
  • Logistics - the practical arrangements that are necessary in order to organize something successfully, especially something involving a lot of people or equipment
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Humongous - extremely large and impressive
  • Embark on - to start a new project or activity, usually one that will be difficult and will take time
  • Ambitious - an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed
  • Venture - a new business or activity
  • Rule out - to stop considering something as a possibility
  • Framework - a system of rules, laws, agreements etc that establish the way that something operates in business, politics, or society
  • Curtailment - to reduce or limit something, especially something good
  • Permissible - allowed to be done by a law or rule
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Audit - a careful examination of something
  • Alter - to make small changes
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Render - to make someone or something be or become something
  • Bracing - shocking or unexpected
  • Procurement -  the process of buying supplies or equipment for a government department or company
  • Ought to - used when you have strong reasons for believing or expecting something
  • Clamour - to make a loud complaint or demand
  • Go without saying (that) - to be completely obvious or true
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Curtail - to reduce or limit something
  • Tenure -  the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Fillip - something that improves a situation or that encourages someone
  • The crux (of something) - the most important aspect of something
  • Perpetually - always or very often
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Contention - an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
  • Scattered - spread over a large area
  • Expenditure - money spent by a government, organization, or person
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Federalism - the system of giving power to a central authority
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Productive - achieving good results
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Curb - to control or limit something
  • Excessive - much more than is reasonable or necessary
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Raise eyebrows - to surprise
  • Running mate - someone who takes part in an election for two jobs with another person, and who will get the less important job if they win
  • Set the stage - used to mean that conditions have been made right for something to happen
  • Backed - supported
  • Dictatorship - government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections
  • Unveil - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Road map - a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Inequality - a situation in which people are not equal because some groups have more opportunities, power, money etc than others
  • Population - all the people who live in a particular area
  • Diverse - very different from each other
  • Pluralism - the idea that people can and should live together without fighting, despite differences in race, religion, culture, politics etc
  • Term - a period of time during which a politician or other official holds their job
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Cleric - a leader of any religion
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Alienation - to make someone feel that they are different and not part of a group
  • Orthodox - accepting and obeying traditional religious beliefs and practices
  • Descent - the origin of your parents or other older members of your family
  • Ethnic - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and traditions
  • Tap into - to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes
  • Resentment - an angry unhappy feeling that you have when you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect
  • 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
  • Narrow - to become or make something smaller
  • Margin - the amount by which a competition or election is won
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Face-off - if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • Gubernatorial - relating to the position of governor
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Succeed - to replace someone in an important or powerful job or position
  • Protégé - a young person who receives help or training from an older experienced person
  • Hard-fought - fought with a lot of effort, especially against a very determined opponent
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Blasphemy - something that is considered offensive to God or someone’s religious beliefs
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Imprison - to put someone in a prison (jail)
  • Exacerbate - to make a problem become worse
  • Polarise - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Onus - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Contrary - completely different or opposed to something else
  • Civility - polite behaviour
  • Fledgling - new and without experience
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Resist - to stop yourself from doing something that you would very much like to do
  • Tilt - to cause something to move into a sloping or uneven position
  • Appease - to give your opponents what they want
  • Intolerant - not willing to accept behaviour, beliefs, or opinions that are different from your own

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