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October 15, 2018

15th 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 15th October 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 14th October 2018 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 :  "Untenable: on M.J. Akbar"
  • Untenable - impossible to continue because of serious problems, opposition, or criticism
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Resign - to state formally that you are leaving a job permanently
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Legacy - something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
  • Defend - to protect someone or something from attack
  • Overseas - happening or existing in a country across the sea from your country
  • Offensive - used for attacking
  • Dismissing - to refuse to accept that something might be true or important
  • Sexual harassment - the offensive or threatening behaviour of a person who regularly makes sexual comments or touches someone in a sexual way
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Colleague - someone who works in the same organization or department as you
  • A tissue of lies - a story that is just a series of lies
  • Unconvincing - if an explanation or story is unconvincing, it does not sound or seem true or real
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Spate of - a large number of things of the same type, usually bad things, that suddenly happen in a very short period of time
  • Disclosure - the process of giving information to people, especially information that was secret
  • Round the corner - coming very soon
  • Motivated - caused by a particular belief or emotion
  • Gravamen - the essence or most serious part of a complaint or accusation
  • Vague - not clearly or fully explained
  • Unsubstantiated - an unsubstantiated argument, claim etc is one for which you have no evidence
  • Assault - to attack someone violently
  • Innuendo - the use of statements with a second possible meaning, usually referring to sex and intended as a joke, or one of these statements
  • Outright - without hiding your feelings
  • Molestation - the act of molesting someone (= touching or attacking them in a sexual way)
  • Loom - if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon
  • Heft - power or strength
  • Tarnish - if something tarnishes your reputation or image, it makes people have a worse opinion of you than they did before
  • Misdemeanour - an action that is bad or wrong, but not in a serious way
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "Resisting resistance: on antibiotic misuse"
  • Resist - to oppose or fight against someone or something
  • Antibiotic - a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Infectious disease - an infectious disease is one that can spread from one person to another
  • Apocalypse - a situation in which many people die and many things are destroyed
  • Investigation - the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened
  • Veterinary - relating to the care of animals that are ill or injured
  • Poultry - birds such as chickens that are used for meat or eggs
  • Regulate - to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Comply - to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do
  • Self-defeating - causing the same problems that you were intending to solve
  • Crude - not exact or accurate, but often good enough for a particular purpose
  • Mortality - the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Veterinary - relating to the care of animals that are ill or injured
  • Contamination - the process of making something dirty, polluted, or poisonous by adding a chemical, waste, or infection
  • Pharmaceutical - relating to the production or sale of medicines and drugs used for treating medical conditions
  • Cosmetics - substances that you use on your skin to make yourself look more attractive
  • Prescription - a piece of paper that a doctor gives you that says what type of medicine you need
  • Pharmacy - a shop where medicines are prepared and sold
  • Enforce - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Antimicrobial - a drug that is used to combat microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi
  • Last-resort - used for saying that you will do something only after trying everything else to solve a problem
  • For instance - for example
  • Massive - very large in amount or degree
  • Sewer - an underground pipe or passage that carries sewage
  • Explosion - a very large increase in the size, amount, or importance of something over a very short period of time
  • Waterbody - a body of water forming a physiographical feature, for example a sea or a reservoir
  • Sewage - waste substances, especially waste from people’s bodies, removed from houses and other buildings by a system of large underground pipes
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Formulate - to develop a plan, system, or proposal carefully, thinking about all of its details
  • Antibiotic - a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria
  • Alarming - frightening or worrying
  • Estimate - a guess of what the size, value, amount, cost, etc. of something might be

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