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January 15, 2019

15th January 2019 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 15th January 2019. You can download PDF Version of the editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sedition, once more"
  • Sedition - language or behaviour that is intended to persuade other people to oppose their government
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Reprehensible - very bad and deserving to be criticized
  • Noted - well known for a particular quality or ability, and usually admired
  • Scholar - someone who studies a particular subject and knows a lot about it, especially a subject that is not scientific
  • Remark - a few words that give the facts or your opinion about someone or something
  • Proposed - offered formally as an idea or plan
  • Textbook case - a classic, perfect case/example
  • Misuse - the use of something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose
  • Peasant  - someone who works on another person’s farm or on their own small farm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Allude - to mention someone or something in an indirect way
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
  • Outrage - a strong feeling of anger and shock at something that you feel is wrong or unfair
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Conceal - to prevent someone from seeing or knowing something
  • Facilitate - to make it possible or easier for something to happen
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Penal - relating to the punishment of criminals
  • Persecute - to treat someone extremely badly, or to refuse them equal rights, especially because of their race, religion, or political beliefs
  • Thrust - to put something somewhere with a quick hard push
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Squarely - in a clear and definite way
  • Disapprobation - disapproval of someone or something that you think is immoral
  • Alteration - a change in the appearance or form of something
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Incitement - something that encourages people to be violent or commit crimes, or the deliberate act of encouraging violence or crime
  • Disaffection- the state of no longer feeling loyal towards a group or organization
  • Intellectual - someone who is well educated and interested in art, science, literature etc at an advanced level
  • Intervene - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Precisely - exactly
  • Heavy-handed - using too much force, or not considering people’s feelings enough when dealing with a situation
  • Strident - holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Ingredient - one of the things that give something its character or that make it effective
  • Imminent - likely or certain to happen very soon
  • Incitement - something that encourages people to be violent or commit crimes, or the deliberate act of encouraging violence or crime
  • Howsoever - in whatever way
  • Scathing - criticizing someone or something in a very strong way
  • Be couched in something - to be expressed a particular way
  • Scrap - to not continue with a system or plan
  • Relic - an object from the past that has been kept
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Half done: on the ban on plastic"
  • Acclaim - public praise for someone or something
  • Cutlery - the knives, forks, and spoons that you use for eating food. The usual American word is silverware
  • Firm - strong
  • Voluntary - a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to
  • Initiative - an important action that is intended to solve a problem
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Cosmetics - substances that you use on your skin to make yourself look more attractive
  • Groceries - food and other goods for the home that you buy regularly
  • Unaddressed - not considered or dealt with
  • Paradigm shift - a basic change in ideas or methods
  • Diligently - in a way that is careful and uses a lot of effort
  • Recycling - the process of changing waste materials such as newspapers and bottles so that they can be used again
  • Unwilling - if you are unwilling to do something, you do not want to do it or you refuse to do it
  • Importer - a person, company, or country that brings goods into their country in order to sell them
  • Amend - to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc, especially in order to improve it
  • High visibility - intended to attract attention
  • Anomalous - unusual or unexpected
  • Clause - a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
  • Flimsy - light and not providing very much protection
  • End up - to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it
  • Dumping site - a place where large amounts of waste are taken and left
  • Competent - capable of doing something in a satisfactory or effective way
  • Automotive - relating to cars and other motor vehicles
  • Pharmaceutical - relating to the production or sale of medicines and drugs used for treating medical conditions
  • Consumer - someone who buys and uses goods and services
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it

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