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January 01, 2019

1st 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 1st January 2019. Happy reading :)

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

  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Landslide -a situation in which a person or political party wins an election by a very big majority
  • Immensely - extremely
  • Formidable - very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Scale - the size of something
  • Take someone by surprise - to happen unexpectedly
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Contest - to compete for a job or for success in a competition
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
  • Farcical - something that is farcical is so badly organized, unsuccessful, or unfair that it seems silly
  • Allege - to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong or illegal, even though this has not been proved
  • Rigging - the act of organizing something in a dishonest way in order to produce a particular result
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Preliminary - coming before the main or most important part of something
  • Evaluation - careful thought about something before making a judgment about its value, importance, or quality
  • Decline - to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Turnout - the number of voters in an election
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Heal - to make or become well again
  • Rattle - to make someone feel nervous or angry
  • Manipulate - to influence someone, or to control something, in a clever or dishonest way
  • Crackdown - strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity
  • Run-up - to make something very quickly
  • 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
  • Unleash - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Grave - so serious that you feel worried
  • Level playing field - a situation that is fair for all the people involved
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Reach out to somebody - to try to communicate with a person or a group of people, usually in order to help or involve them
  • Mar - to spoil something
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Mend your ways - to improve your behaviour after you have been behaving badly for a long time
  • Inclusive - deliberately aiming to involve all types of people
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Liberal - accepting different opinions and ways of behaving and tending to be sympathetic to other people
  • Scrapping - to decide not to continue with something such as a plan or an event
  • Criteria - a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something
  • Strike a blow for something - to do something to help or to support an idea, movement, or group
  • Democracy - a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Census - an occasion on which government officials count the people who live in a country and record other information about them
  • Stipulate - to say what is allowed or what is necessary
  • Ordinance - an official order by a government, king, queen etc
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Prerequisite - something that must exist or happen before something else is possible
  • Mandatory - something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Fray - a fight or argument
  • Ill-considered - made or done without careful thought
  • Paternalism - a system in which someone in authority advises and helps people but also controls them by not letting them make their own decisions and choices
  • Militate against something - to make something more difficult to do or less likely to happen
  • Liberal - accepting different opinions and ways of behaving and tending to be sympathetic to other people
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Incentive - something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this
  • Excluding - used for saying that you are not including someone or something in what you are saying
  • Marginalised - to make someone or something seem not important or relevant
  • Sworn-in - to make someone give a formal promise in a law court or at an official ceremony
  • Functional - operating in the correct way
  • Upheld - if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct
  • Temptation - a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something, especially something that is bad for you
  • For instance - for example
  • Persuade - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Take your cue from someone - to behave in the same way as someone else, because you think that is the right thing to do
  • Recasting - to change the way that someone or something is or appears to be
  • Desist - to stop doing something
  • Exceptional - extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Breach  - a failure to follow a law or rule
  • Grassroots - relating to or involving ordinary people, especially in politics

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