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October 20, 2018

20th 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 20th October 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th October 2018 (Vijayadashami)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 :  "Keep the peace: on Sabarimala"
  • Dial down - to reduce the level of tension or intensity in a situation
  • Riotous - behaving in a noisy and violent way
  • Pathway - a path that you can walk on
  • Ought to - used for saying what is the right or sensible thing to do, or the right way to behave
  • Persuade - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Irrespective - despite a particular fact, situation, or quality
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Keep the peace - to avoid or prevent an argument
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Shrine - a religious place built to remember a particular holy person or event
  • Irrespective - despite a particular fact, situation, or quality
  • Overturn - to say officially that something such as a decision or law is wrong and change it
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Consume - to destroy something completely, especially by burning it
  • Sizeable - fairly large
  • Devotee - someone who follows a particular religion or religious leader
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Unseemly - not suitable or polite
  • Turn away - to refuse to let someone come into a place
  • Activist - someone who takes part in activities that are intended to achieve political or social change, especially someone who is a member of an organization
  • Augur - to be a sign of what may happen in the future
  • Terrain - an area of land, usually one that has a particular physical feature
  • Render - to provide a service, or to give help to someone or something
  • Transpire - to happen
  • Genuine - real, rather than pretended or false
  • Provocation -something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way, often something that is intended to cause such a reaction
  • Entitle - to give someone the right to do something
  • Volatile - a volatile situation can suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Merely - only / just
  • Score a point - to gain an advantage over other people, especially by saying or doing something that makes a particular person or group of people like you
  • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Apex - the top and most important
  • Resurface - to start to have an effect again
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Fritter something away - to waste money, time, or an opportunity
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Recur - to happen again
  • Incident - something that happens, especially a violent, criminal, or dangerous event
  • Meanwhile -  at the same time
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Unfound - not found
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "Taliban surge: on Kandahar attack"
  • Surge - a sudden increase in something
  • Srike a blow - to do something to harm or oppose an idea, movement, or group
  • Compound - an enclosed area where a particular group of people live
  • Deteriorate - to become worse
  • Infiltrate - to secretly join an organization or go into a place in order to find out information about it or damage it
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Claim - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Ambassador - a senior official who lives in a foreign country and represents his or her own country there
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Troops - soldiers, especially in large numbers
  • Unhurt - not injured
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Survive - to stay alive despite an injury, illness, war etc
  • Instrumental - involved in an important way in making something happen
  • Coordinate - to organize the different parts of a job or plan so that the people involved work together effectively
  • Vacuum - a feeling that something is missing, or a situation in which something is missing
  • Offensive - used for attacking
  • Dire - very severe or serious
  • Gathering - a group of people meeting together
  • Overstretched - without enough money, people etc to operate effectively
  • Fallout - the unpleasant effects of something that has happened
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Envoy - an official who represents their country in another country, with a rank below an ambassador
  • Drift - to go from one state to another without realizing it
  • Stalemate - a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
  • Outright - used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single process
  • Clueless - having no knowledge of something, or of things in general
  • Advance - a forward movement towards someone or something, especially by an army

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