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November 08, 2018

8th 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 8th November 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 7th November 2018 (Diwali)

  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Waiver - an official statement or document that says a right, claim, or law can be officially ignored or given up
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Administration - the government of a country
  • General election - an election in which every adult in the country can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament
  • Facilitate - to make it possible or easier for something to happen
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Choke - to stop someone or something from developing or being successful
  • Incur - to lose money, owe money, or have to pay money as a result of doing something
  • Push around - to keep telling someone what to do in an unfair and unpleasant way
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Zero out - to reduce the amount of (something) to zero
  • Importer - a person, company, or country that brings goods into their country in order to sell them
  • Flexibility - the ability to make changes or to deal with a situation that is changing
  • Leeway - the amount of freedom that someone has to make their own decisions or to take action
  • Resume - to start something again after stopping temporarily
  • Contingent on something - depending on something else in the future in order to happen
  • Trade - the activities of buying and selling goods or services
  • Fructify - to produce a good or useful result
  • Circumvent - to find a way of avoiding a rule or law that limits you, especially using a clever trick that does not break the law
  • Moreover - used for introducing an additional and important fact that supports or emphasizes what you have just said
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Investment - money used in a way that may earn you more money, for example money used for buying property or shares in a company
  • Undertake - to agree to be responsible for a job or a project and do it
  • Above all - used for referring to something that is more important than any of the other things you could mention
  • Stick to something - to do something that you promised or decided you would do, or that you believe you should do
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • In turn - as a result of something that is part of a connected series of events
  • In the long run - not immediately but at some time in the future
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Dodge - to avoid doing something in a clever or dishonest way
  • Figurative - not literal / used not with their basic meaning but to suggest part of that meaning
  • Merely - only / just
  • Outpace - to make more progress, increase more quickly, or become more successful than someone or something else
  • Outrun - to avoid getting caught by moving faster than someone who is chasing you
  • Foreseeable - a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "Back in DC: on the U.S. midterm polls"
  • House of Representatives - the larger and less powerful part of the US Congress (=the organization that makes laws in the US)
  • Midterm - happening in the middle part of a government’s time in power
  • Democrat - someone who supports democracy as a political system
  • Agenda - a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Comeback - a period when someone or something becomes successful or popular again
  • Seize - to quickly take something
  • Prediction - a statement about what you think will happen in the future, or the process of making such a statement
  • Backlash - a strong, negative, and often angry reaction to something that has happened, especially a political or social change
  • Racially - in a way that is caused by someone’s race or is related to someone’s race
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Materialise - to happen or to become real
  • Flip - to change suddenly from one subject, activity, or opinion to another
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Give pause for thought - to make someone think carefully about something
  • Remainder - the part of something that is left after the rest has gone or been finished
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Hail - to say publicly how good or important someone or something is
  • Tremendous - used for emphasizing that something such as an amount, achievement, or feeling is extremely great, important, or strong
  • Allude - to mention someone or something in an indirect way
  • Senate - one of the two groups of politicians who make laws in some political systems such as in the US, Australia, and France, often having different powers from the other group and different rules for members, for example being elected for a longer period
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Gubernatorial - relating to the position of governor
  • Pay off - if something that you do pays off, it brings you some benefit
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Split - to divide into smaller groups, or to divide people into smaller groups
  • Legacy - something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Fare - used for referring to what someone or something usually does or has
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Suburban - an area on the edge of a large town or city where people who work in the town or city often live
  • Bitter - involving very angry feelings
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Buoy - to encourage someone and make them feel more confident
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Entrench - to place someone or something in a very strong position that cannot easily be changed or removed
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Imply - if one thing implies another thing, the other thing is likely to exist or be true
  • Subpoena - an official legal document that says you must come to a court of law to give information
  • Impediment - something that makes it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen
  • Proposal - a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Inquiry - an official examination of a crime, accident, problem etc, in order to get information or the truth
  • Murky - involving activities that are not clearly known and that people think are dishonest or morally wrong
  • Interference - the process of deliberately becoming involved in a situation and trying to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job, especially in the US
  • Sober -  with a serious attitude
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Bipartisanship - the fact of two political parties that usually oppose each other agreeing or working together
  • Belligerent - very unfriendly and angry
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Redistricting - in the US, the process of changing the boundaries of electoral districts to take account of changes in population
  • Suppression - the act of ending something by force

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