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November 20, 2018

20th November 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 November 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 :  "Maldivian reprieve"
  • Reprieve -  to stop or delay something bad that was going to happen
  • Hit the ground running - to be successful from the start of an activity
  • Stabilise - to reach a state where there are no longer any major changes or problems
  • Strong-arm - to use force or threats to make someone do something
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Domestically - relating to the country being talked about, not other countries
  • Pro - supporting or approving of something
  • Swearing in - an official ceremony in which someone beginning an important job formally promises to do their duty
  • Slew - a large amount or number
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
  • Embezzle - to steal money that people trust you to look after as part of your work
  • Allusion - a statement that refers to something in an indirect way
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Kickback - money paid illegally to someone in exchange for something that they have done for you
  • Mega - very big
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Bedfellow - someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Join hands - to work together with another organization, country etc in order to help and support each other
  • Tycoon - a rich and powerful person who is involved in business or industry
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Unravel - if a process or project unravels, it begins to fail
  • Fling - to throw something carelessly or with a lot of force
  • Cascade - a series of things that come quickly one after the other
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Underlying - underlying causes, facts, ideas etc are the real or basic ones, although they are not obvious or directly stated
  • Back-stop - something that can be used to solve problems after everything else has been tried
  • Pummel - to cause a lot of damage to a place
  • Creditor - a person or company that is owed money by another person or company
  • Cautious - careful to avoid problems or danger
  • Professed - used for describing something that you claim to be true but that is possibly false
  • Firm - strong
  • Owe - if you owe someone money, you have to give them a particular amount of money because you have bought something from them or have borrowed money from them
  • Opacity -  the quality that makes something such as a statement or problem difficult to understand
  • Transparent - open and honest, without secrets
  • Plethora - a greater amount than you need or want
  • Bonhomie - a friendly happy feeling
  • Delegation - a group of people who represent a country, government, or organization
  • Inaugural - an inaugural event is the first of a series, or the first one to be held by members of a new organization
  • Innumerable - too many to be counted: used for emphasizing a large amount or number
  • Hospitality - friendly and generous behaviour towards visitors and guests, intended to make them feel welcome
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Denouement - end result of a situation
  • Fabric of - the basic structure of
  • Coup - an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force
  • Dramatically - in a sudden and surprising way that is easy to notice
  • Abide - to follow a rule, decision, or instruction
  • Fledgling - new and without experience
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Proposal - a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider
  • Defend - to say things to support someone or something that is being criticized
  • In line with - similar to someone or something
  • Mandating - to order someone to do something
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Minuscule - extremely small in size or amount
  • Exceptional - extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual
  • Backlash - a strong, negative, and often angry reaction to something that has happened, especially a political or social change
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Nod - approval
  • Exigency - something difficult that you must deal with as part of a situation or job
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Square with - if one idea, opinion, explanation etc squares with another, they both seem good or reasonable
  • Socio-economic - involving a combination of social and economic matters
  • Besides - in addition to someone or something else that is being mentioned
  • Stigma - a feeling that something is wrong or embarrassing in some way
  • Affirmative - relating to a statement that shows agreement or says "yes"
  • Acknowledgement - something that you say or do in order to show that you accept that something exists or is true
  • Backwardness - the state of not being developed, modern, or advanced
  • Accrual - a gradual increase
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Well-off - rich, or having enough money to live well
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Relative - considered in comparison with other similar things
  • Ladder - a system that has different levels through which you can progress
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Sluggish - not performing or reacting as well as usual
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Violent - using force to hurt or attack
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Alleviate - to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose

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