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January 28, 2019

28th 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 28th January 2019. You can download the pdf version of this vocabulary from below given link. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 27th January 2019 (Sunday) 
  • Honour - the respect that people have for someone who achieves something great, is very powerful, or behaves in a way that is morally right
  • For the sake of - for the benefit or good of someone or something
  • Ideal - as good as you can imagine, and probably too good to be real
  • Polity - a society that is organized in a political way and that has its own form of government
  • Propensity - a natural tendency to behave in a particular way
  • Ideological - based on, or relating to, an ideology
  • Confer - to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honour to someone
  • Late - used for talking about someone who has died, especially recently
  • Evoke - to bring a particular emotion, idea, or memory into your mind
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Off guard - surprised by something unexpected
  • Trigger - to cause someone to have a particular feeling or memory
  • Fevered - extremely excited or nervous
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Outstanding - extremely good or impressive
  • Statesman - an experienced political leader that many people respect
  • Bemused - confused
  • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
  • It is no secret that - used for saying that something is a well-known fact
  • Ambition - something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve
  • Thwart - to prevent someone from doing something that they want to do
  • Dynasty - a family whose members rule a country or region for a long period of time
  • Deserve - if you deserve something, it is right that you get it, for example because of the way you have behaved
  • Idolise - to think that someone is perfect
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Secular -not religious, or not connected with religion
  • Veneration - to respect or worship someone or something
  • Strive - to make a lot of effort to achieve something
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Partisan - showing strong and usually unfair support for one particular person, group, or idea
  • Overshadow - to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something
  • Cynical - someone who is cynical believes that people care only about themselves and are not sincere or honest
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Counterclaim - a statement that you make against someone who has made a statement against you
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Emergence - the process of appearing or becoming recognized
  • Elite - a small group of people who have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence
  • Clamour - an urgent request for something by a lot of people
  • Democratic -based on the principle that all people are equal and should be able to share in making decisions
  • Plural - consisting of different types of people or things
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Contradictory - contradictory statements, information, ideas, or beliefs disagree with each other and cannot both or all be true
  • Posthumous - given to someone after their death, or happening after their death
  • Slippery slope - a problem or situation that is getting worse and will become extremely bad unless it is stopped
  • Arbitrariness - the fact of being arbitrary (not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason)
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Shutdown surrender"
  • Retreat -  to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it
  • Showdown - a big meeting, argument, or fight that finally settles a disagreement between people or proves who is the best
  • Democrat - someone who supports democracy as a political system
  • Latter - used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned
  • House of Representatives - the larger and less powerful part of the US Congress
  • Mid-term - happening in the middle part of a government’s time in power, or in the middle part of a university or school term
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Indefinitely - for a period of time that has no fixed end
  • Insist - to say very firmly that something must happen or must be done
  • Storm out - to leave a place in a way that shows that you are angry
  • Host of - a lot of people or things
  • Turnaround - an important change in a situation that causes it to improve
  • Fissure - a long deep crack in something, especially the ground
  • Appointee - someone who has been chosen to do a particular job
  • Functionary - an official who works for a government or a political party, especially one with unimportant or boring office duties
  • Dysfunction - a failure to work well
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Posturing - to do things only because you want people to notice you, admire you, or be afraid of you
  • Unaddressed - not considered or dealt with
  • Back off - to move backwards in order to get further away from something
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Apprehension -  a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Tactic - a particular method or plan for achieving something
  • Catastrophic - causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer
  • Better off - in a better situation
  • Hold someone to ransom - to try to make someone do what you want, especially by using threats
  • Confrontational - behaving in a way that shows you want to have an argument or fight with someone

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