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January 17, 2019

17th 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 17th January 2019. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 16th January 2019

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Escape options: on the Brexit vote"
  • Brexit - an exit (= act of leaving) by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Postpone - to decide that something will not be done at the time when it was planned for, but at a later time
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Deadline - a specific time or date by which you have to do something
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries
  • Exchequer - the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Controversial - a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • For a start - used for introducing the first point in a series, especially in an argument
  • Sail through - to do something, or to deal with something, very easily
  • Motion of no confidence - a voting process in which people show that they do not support a person or group in power
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Eurosceptic - someone, especially a politician, who thinks that their country should not be part of the European Union
  • Backbencher - an ordinary member of the British Parliament who does not have a senior position
  • Unionist - someone who believes that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK, especially a member of a political party that supports this belief
  • Consequently - as a result
  • Onus - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • House of Commons - the part of the parliament in the UK or Canada that consists of politicians who have been elected by the people
  • Painstakingly - very carefully and thoroughly
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Persuade - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Backstop - something that can be used to solve problems after everything else has been tried
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Expire - if an agreement, offer, or official document expires, the period of time during which it exists or can be used comes to an end
  • Improbable - not likely to happen or to be true
  • Anathema - something that you strongly dislike or strongly disagree with
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Persist - if an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist
  • Clamour- an urgent request for something by a lot of people
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Symptomatic - showing the existence of a problem or of a bad situation
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Mounting - increasing, especially in a way that makes a situation worse
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Enthusiasm - the feeling of being very interested in something or excited by it
  • Meanwhile - at the same time
  • Imponderable - something that is impossible to judge or calculate exactly
  • Gain in something - to get more of something, usually as a result of a gradual process
  • Stature - the amount of public respect or popularity that someone or something has
  • Sedition -  language or behaviour that is intended to persuade other people to oppose their government
  • Charge-sheeting - to accuse someone officially of committing a crime and ask them to reply to the charge or defend themselves
  • Contrarian - someone who often has the opposite opinion to most other people
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group of people to do something bad or illegal, especially in politics
  • Former- used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Campus - an area of land containing all the main buildings of a university
  • Heavy-handed - using too much force, or not considering people’s feelings enough when dealing with a situation
  • Sloganeering - the use of slogans, especially by politicians who want to communicate a simple message that people will remember
  • Motive - the reason that you do something
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Radicalise - having been made more radical (= extreme) in your political or religious beliefs
  • Stringent -stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Colonial - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Statute book - a book containing a list of all the statutes in a state or country
  • Statute - a law passed by a government and formally written down
  • Disrupt - to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem
  • Incite - to encourage people to be violent or commit crimes by making them angry or excited
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Bring someone to book - to punish someone, or to make them explain their behaviour publicly when they have done something wrong
  • Assailant - someone who violently attacks another person
  • Ingredient - one of the substances that are combined to make something
  • Pernicious - very dangerous or harmful, especially to someone’s moral character
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Foment - to encourage people to have angry feelings or to protest or fight
  • Conspicuously - very noticeable or easy to see, especially because of being unusual or different
  • Thrive - to become very successful, happy, or healthy
  • Anathema - something that you strongly dislike or strongly disagree with
  • Dispensation - official permission to do something that people are not normally allowed to do, especially from a religious authority
  • Fear-Mongering - the act of encouraging fear
  • Indulging - to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy
  • Nurture - to provide the care and attention necessary for a young child, animal, or plant to grow and develop
  • Disquieting - making you feel very worried or nervous
  • Endorse - to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Antipathy - a strong feeling of not liking someone or something
  • Invariably - always, or almost always
  • Dissenting - to express strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what most people think
  • Subserve - help to further or promote
  • Advancing - moving forwards or progressing
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Agenda -all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Liable - legally responsible for causing damage or injury, so that you have to pay something or be punished
  • Contrarian - someone who often has the opposite opinion to most other people
  • 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
  • Clampdown - a determined attempt by someone in authority to stop people doing something bad or illegal
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Trial court - a court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeal court
  • Interpretation - an explanation of the meaning or importance of something
  • Take cognizance of something - to consider something before you take action or make a decision

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