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October 29, 2018

29th 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 29th October 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 28th October 2018 (Sunday)

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 29th October 2018 from HERE

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 :  "Avoidable crisis: on Sri Lanka's political crisis"

  • Avoidable - capable of being prevented
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Peril- danger
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Deteriorating - to become worse
  • Open secret - something that should be secret but is not because a lot of people know about it
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Manoeuvre - an action or movement that you need care or skill to do
  • Catch someone unawares - to surprise someone, often making them feel confused or embarrassed
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Unfolding - to happen, or to develop
  • Sink in - to become completely understood
  • Sworn in - when someone is sworn in, they make a formal promise to be honest or loyal, either in a law court or when starting a new official job
  • Beaming - if you beam, you smile in a very obvious way
  • Chief - main or most important
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Unconstitutional - not allowed or not legal according to the constitution (=set of official rules or principles) of a particular country or organization
  • Maintain - to continue to say that something is true, even if other people do not believe you
  • Floor test - test of majority
  • Expose - to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen
  • Garner - to collect or obtain a large amount of something useful or important
  • Horse-trading - difficult and sometimes dishonest discussions between people who are trying to reach an agreement
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Upheaval - a sudden or violent change, especially one that affects people’s lives
  • Avoidable - capable of being prevented
  • Fragility - the quality of being easily damaged or broken
  • Plummeting - to fall straight down very quickly from a high position
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Blatant - done in an obvious way that shows you are not embarrassed or ashamed to be doing something bad or illegal
  • Abuse - the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Betray - if you betray your country, or if you betray someone who needs your support, you deliberately do something that harms them or helps their opponents
  • Utter - complete or extreme
  • Disregard - the attitude of someone who does not respect something or consider it important
  • Resort to something - to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something
  • Let down - to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do
  • Sizeable - fairly large
  • 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
  • Backed - supported
  • Forum - an organized event or meeting at which people discuss something
  • Clout - the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events
  • Thuggery - violent behaviour
  • Unrest - angry or violent behaviour by people who are protesting against something
  • Bloodbath - a period of fighting in which a lot of people are killed or injured
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Grapple with - to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Aftermath - the effects and results of something bad or important
  • Recede - to move back from a high point or level
  • Exceptional - extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Irony - a strange, funny, or sad situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Desire - a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • By hook or by crook - in whatever way is possible
  • Reconvene - to start meeting again

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "More from less: on BJP-JD(U) seat sharing in Bihar for 2019 poll"

  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • In principle - used for saying that something is possible in theory, although it has not yet been tried
  • Specifics - the details of something
  • Hurdle - one of several problems that you must solve before you can do something successfully
  • Contest - a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage
  • Reliable - a reliable person is someone who you can trust to behave well, work hard, or do what you expect them to do
  • Trustworthy - able to be trusted as being honest, safe, or reliable
  • Gamble - to do something that involves risks but may result in benefits if things happen as you hope they will
  • Vastly - to a great degree
  • Substantially - by a large amount or degree
  • Polarise - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Evidently - in a way that is easy to see
  • Accommodative - willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
  • Pursue - to follow a course of activity
  • First-past-the-post - a first-past-the-post system is one in which only the person or political party that gets the most votes is elected
  • Trail - to be losing in a competition or election
  • Constituent - someone who lives in a constituency and is allowed to vote in elections
  • Add up - if small amounts add up, they gradually produce a large total
  • Camp - a group of people within a larger group who have the same ideas or support the same person
  • By-election - an election in one particular area to choose a new representative in parliament or on a council, or to replace someone who has died or left the job
  • Morale - the amount of enthusiasm that a person or group of people feel about their situation at a particular time
  • Booster - something that makes you feel more confident, more healthy etc
  • Fancy - to believe that someone will be successful in doing something, especially winning a competition or fight
  • Contend with - to have to deal with problems or difficulties, especially in order to achieve something
  • Formidable - very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with

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