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December 07, 2018

7th December 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 7th December 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Shielding witnesses: on protection scheme"
  • Shielding - to protect something
  • Witness - someone who sees a crime, accident, or other event happen
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • In place - in the correct position
  • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Intimidation - the action of frightening or threatening someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do
  • Undue - not necessary or reasonable
  • Abysmal - very bad
  • Conviction - a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Inexcusable - nexcusable behaviour is so bad or rude that you cannot forgive the person who behaved like that
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Incentive - something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this
  • Turn up - to come somewhere
  • Testify - to make a statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually in a court of law
  • Harassment - annoying or unpleasant behaviour towards someone that takes place regularly
  • Tardy - slow to do something
  • Seldom - not often
  • Pathetic - useless or not effective in an annoying way
  • Take someone for granted - to expect someone to always be there and do things for you even when you do not show that you are grateful
  • Gratifying - making you feel pleased and satisfied
  • Proactive - taking action and making changes before they need to be made, rather than waiting until problems develop
  • Concrete - practical
  • Minutiae - very small or unimportant details
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • At variance with - if one thing is at variance with another, they are completely different and seem to oppose each other
  • Proximate - closest or most direct
  • Anonymising - to remove any information that shows which particular person something relates to
  • Testimony - a formal statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually given in a court of law
  • Parentage - your parents considered as belonging to a particular country, religion, or social class
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Ad hoc - done only when needed for a specific purpose, without planning or preparation
  • Conceal - to hide something so that it cannot be found
  • Vulnerable - someone who is vulnerable is weak or easy to hurt physically or mentally
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Tottering - if a system or process totters, it becomes weak and looks as if it will soon stop or be destroyed
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Quick retreat: on French protests"
  • Retreat - to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it
  • Protest - sa strong complaint or disagreement
  • Roll back - to remove something, or to reduce the influence of something
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • In the wake of - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Trigger - to make something happen
  • Paradoxically - used for saying that something is strange because it is the opposite of what you expect
  • Centrist - not extreme in your political beliefs
  • Popular - a popular belief, feeling, attitude etc is one that many people have
  • Escalate - to become much worse or more serious, or to make something do this
  • Tax-deferred - taxed at a later time
  • Altogether - completely
  • Levy - an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax
  • Induce - to cause something, especially a mental or physical change
  • Cohesion - a situation in which people or things combine well to form a unit
  • U-turn - a sudden and complete change of policy by a government or by someone in authority
  • Emission - a substance, especially a gas, that goes into the air
  • On the back foot - in a worse situation than other people or groups
  • Reinstate - to start using or having something such as a law or benefit again
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Dividend - a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the company’s shares
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Reinforce - to make an idea, belief, or feeling stronger
  • Buttress - to make someone or something stronger by supporting them in some way
  • Concession - something you give or allow to someone in order to reach an agreement
  • Social welfare - services provided by the government or private organizations to help poor, ill, or old people
  • Conversely - used for introducing a sentence, or part of a sentence, which says something that is the opposite of the other part
  • Constrain - to force someone to do something that they do not want to do
  • Compliance - the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Adherence - the action of continuing to obey a rule, law, agreement etc
  • Stand-off - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Unwittingly - in a way that is not conscious or deliberate
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Combat - fighting
  • Rally - a public meeting that a lot of people go to in order to support someone or something or to protest against someone or something
  • Regain lost ground - to become successful again after having been delayed or having had problems
  • Determine - to control what something will be
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Ward off - to prevent someone or something unpleasant from harming or coming close to you
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve

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