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February 16, 2019

16th February 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 16th February 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 : "Terrible Thursday: on Pulwama terror attack"
  • Terrible - making you feel very upset or afraid
  • Mourn - to feel extremely sad because someone has died, and to express this in public
  • Personnel - the people who work for a company or organization, or who are members of a military force
  • Provoke - to deliberately try to make someone angry
  • Orchestrate - to plan and organize a complicated event or course of action, especially without being noticed, so that it achieves the result you want
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Toll - the total number of people who have been killed or hurt
  • Yield - to produce something useful such as information or evidence
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Convoy - a group of vehicles or ships travelling together, often with other vehicles or ships providing protection for them
  • Onus - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it
  • Outright - used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single process
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Backing - support
  • Explosive - a substance or an object that can cause an explosion
  • Presume - to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain
  • Escalate - to become much worse or more serious, or to make something do this
  • Forensics - scientific methods used to solve crimes and find out who committed them
  • Dissemination - to make something such as information or knowledge available to a lot of people
  • Pieced together - to learn the truth about something by considering all the separate bits of information you have
  • Playbook - any set of strategies to achieve a goal
  • Reflexive - a reflexive movement or action is one that you do without thinking
  • Precipitate - to make something happen or begin to exist suddenly and quickly, especially something bad
  • Isolate - to keep someone in a place away from other people
  • Coercive - using force or threats to make someone do something
  • Evade - to avoid accepting or dealing with something that you should do
  • Retribution - punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad
  • Precipitate - to make something happen or begin to exist suddenly and quickly, especially something bad
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Provoke - to deliberately try to make someone angry
  • Perpetrator - someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Reign - the period of time when a king or queen rules a country
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Democratic - involving elections in which people vote for their political representatives
  • Afresh - in a new or different way
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Provision - the act of providing something that someone needs
  • Envisage - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people for a prize or job
  • Trajectory - the way in which a process or event develops over a period of time
  • Subsidy - an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Upsurge - a sudden increase in something
  • Overthrow - to force a leader or government out of their position of power
  • Autocratic - ruling with complete power
  • Crackdown - strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity
  • Vengeful  - wanting or trying to harm someone because they have done something bad to you
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Convicted - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Wrath - very great anger
  • Nominal - very small
  • Usher in - to make an activity or process begin
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Merely - only / just
  • Cosmetic - cosmetic changes only affect the appearance of something instead of its basic structure
  • Overthrow - to force a leader or government out of their position of power
  • Epicentre - the area of land directly over the centre of an earthquake
  • Autocrat - someone who has complete power in a country or organization
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Above all - used for referring to something that is more important than any of the other things you could mention
  • Hands-off - used for telling someone not to touch or take someone or something
  • Win-win - a win-win situation is one in which everyone benefits
  • Diversification - the process of developing new products or business activities
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Simmering - something that is simmering is controlled but may burst out at any time, often violently
  • Contend with - to have to deal with problems or difficulties, especially in order to achieve something
  • Avenues - one of the methods you can use to achieve something
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Multitude - the ordinary people who have no power or influence
  • Prevail - to exist at a particular time or in a particular situation

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