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January 08, 2019

8th 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 8th January 2019. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Death traps: on Meghalaya's illegal mines"
  • Death trap - a place, building, or vehicle that is in such bad condition that it could be dangerous to people
  • Mine - a hole or system of holes in the ground where substances such as coal, metal, and salt are removed
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Tardy - slow to do something
  • Plight - a sad, serious, or difficult situation
  • Expose - to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen
  • Labour - the workers in a particular country, industry, or company considered as a group
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Call someone to account (for something) - to say that someone is responsible for something that has gone wrong and expect them to explain it, deal with it, or be punished for it
  • Levy - an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax
  • Punitive - relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty
  • Royalty - an amount of money paid to land owners when oil, coal, etc. is taken from their land
  • Extract - to remove something from a particular place
  • Evasive - not talking or answering questions in an honest way
  • In spite of something - used for referring to a fact that makes something else surprising
  • Adverse - negative, unpleasant, or harmful
  • Claim - if a storm, crime, or other violence claims someone’s life, the person was killed suddenly as a result of that event
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • In the wake of - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Rehabilitate - to return someone to a good, healthy, or normal life or condition
  • Impoverished - an impoverished person or place is very poor
  • Interpret - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Flagrant - done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you break rules or offend people
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Reform  - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Diversify - to develop new products or activities in addition to the ones that you already provide or do
  • Primitive - at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology
  • Constitute - if several people or things constitute something, they combine to form it
  • Overdue - if something is overdue, it should have been done before now
  • Wizard - someone who is very good at something
  • Oz - Australia
  • Cast a spell over someone - to use magic to make something happen to someone
  • Hold off  - to deliberately delay doing something
  • Flourish - to be very successful
  • Solitary - in a place or situation where there are no other people
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Validation - to prove that something is correct
  • Ignominy - a situation where you feel embarrassed and lose other people’s respect
  • Rescue - to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation
  • Retain - to keep someone or something
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Elude - if something such as success eludes you, you do not manage to achieve it
  • Squad - a sports team
  • Maiden - being the first of its type
  • Powerhouse - a person or thing that has a lot of strength or energy
  • Overseas - happening or existing in a country across the sea from your country
  • Humble - to completely defeat someone who seemed better or stronger than you
  • Turf - an area that one person or group considers to be their own
  • Wilt - if a person wilts, they have less energy, confidence, or enthusiasm
  • Unconquerable - not able to be defeated, or not able to be successfully controlled or dealt with
  • Unleash -  to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Fiery - becoming angry very easily and quickly
  • Marauding - going from place to place in order to find people to attack or things to steal or destroy
  • Stalemate - a situation in which progress is impossible because the people or groups involved cannot agree
  • Down under - to or in Australia or New Zealand
  • Contend with - to have to deal with problems or difficulties, especially in order to achieve something
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Subcontinent - a large area of land that forms part of a continent, especially the part of Asia that contains the countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
  • Enfeebled - no longer strong or effective
  • Tampering - to touch something that you should not touch, and to change it in some way, often because you want to spoil it
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Strident - holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Jettison - to get rid of something that is not useful or successful
  • Malfunction - to fail to work or operate correctly
  • Choke - to stop someone or something from developing or being successful
  • Ambiguity - a confusing mixture of feelings or ideas that makes something hard to understand
  • Trigger - to make something happen
  • Conspiracy theory - the idea that a group of people secretly worked together to cause a particular event
  • Injury - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Amassing - to collect a lot of something such as money or information over a period of time
  • Incisive - expressed in a clear and direct manner
  • Savour - to enjoy an experience, activity, or feeling as much as you can and for as long as you can
  • Frontier - a border between two countries

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