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October 11, 2018

11th October 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 11th October 2018. Happy reading :)

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

  • Draconian - extremely strict and severe
  • Misuse - the use of something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose
  • Haul up - to make someone go to a person in authority to answer questions about something they have done
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Objectionable - unpleasant and offensive
  • Trumped-up - deliberately made up in order to connect someone with a crime
  • Extraordinary - very unusual and surprising
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Abuse - the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Citing - to mention something as an example, explanation, or proof of something else
  • Seldom - not often
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Assault - to attack someone violently
  • Functionary - an official who works for a government or a political party, especially one with unimportant or boring office duties
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Compel - to force someone to do something, or to get something from someone using force
  • Restrain - to prevent someone from doing something
  • Plain as day - very easy to understand, see, or hear
  • Exercise - to use your power or rights
  • Overawe - feeling slightly afraid of something that is extremely impressive or powerful
  • Restraint - the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion
  • In question - the person, thing, time etc in question is the one that you are talking about at the present time
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed
  • Derogatory - showing that you have a bad opinion of something or someone, usually in an insulting way
  • Reflexively - in a way that is caused by an uncontrolled physical reaction
  • Commend - to praise someone or something formally or publicly
  • Absurd - completely stupid, unreasonable, or impossible to believe
  • Decline - to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
  • No stranger to something - to have no/a lot of experience of something
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Overawe - feeling slightly afraid of something that is extremely impressive or powerful
  • Ridiculous - silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at
  • Claim - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Intention - a plan in your mind to do something
  • Induce - to cause something, especially a mental or physical change
  • Compelling - able to persuade someone to do something or persuade them that something is true
  • Refrain from - to stop yourself from doing something. This word is often used in official announcements or signs
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Lure - to persuade someone to do something by making it look very attractive
  • Unfounded - not supported with facts or evidence
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Redress - to correct a wrong
  • Spotlight - a situation in which you get a lot of public attention
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "Deadly roads in India"
  • Fatality - a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease
  • Injury - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Cripple - to damage something severely, or to prevent it from working properly
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
  • Incremental - increasing gradually
  • Transformation - a change into someone or something completely different, or the process by which this happens
  • Glaring - used to say that something bad is very obvious
  • Public interest - the fact that the public has a right to know about something because it affects them
  • Petition - a document signed by many people that asks someone in authority to do something
  • Constitute - if several people or things constitute something, they combine to form it
  • Fulfil - to do a particular job, or to have a particular purpose
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Statistically - related to the collection of numerical facts or measurements, as about people, business conditions, or weather
  • Insignificant - not large or important enough to be worth considering
  • Commuter - someone who travels regularly to and from work
  • Pedestrian - someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Scholar - a person with great knowledge, usually of a particular subject
  • Transportation - the activity of moving people or things from one place to another, or the system used for doing this
  • For instance - for example
  • Cumulatively - developing or increasing gradually as a result of more and more additions
  • Hospitalisation - the act of taking someone to hospital and keeping them there for treatment
  • Professionalism - the qualities and skills that someone with a professional job is expected to have
  • Water down - to make something such as a statement or newspaper article less offensive, powerful, or detailed
  • In spite of something - used for referring to a fact that makes something else surprising
  • Endanger - to put someone or something into a situation where they might be harmed or damaged
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Paradigm shift - a basic change in ideas or methods
  • Dismal - very bad
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality

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