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February 19, 2019

19th 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 19th 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 : "Discord in Puducherry"
  • Discord - the state of not agreeing or sharing opinions
  • Protest - a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
  • Resolve - to solve or end a problem or difficulty
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Resolve - to solve or end a problem or difficulty
  • Tendency - if someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Nominee - someone who has been nominated for something
  • Trigger - a part of a gun that causes the gun to fire when pressed
  • Stand-off - a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible
  • Enforce - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Insist - to say firmly or demand forcefully, especially when others disagree with or oppose what you say
  • Welfare - help given, especially by the state or an organization, to people who need it, especially because they do not have enough money
  • Enhance - to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
  • Indefinite - not exact, not clear, or without clear limits
  • Seemly - suitable for a particular situation
  • Dialogue - conversation that is written for a book, play, or film
  • Albeit - although
  • Proactive - taking action by causing change and not only reacting to change when it happens
  • Prevail - to get control or influence
  • Harmony - a situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other, or when things seem right or suitable together
  • Get carried away - to become so excited or involved in something that you lose control of your feelings or behaviour
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Caution - to tell someone about a danger or problem that they need to know about or avoid
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The bane in Spain: on the call for snap elections"
  • Bane - something that annoys someone very much or causes them a lot of problems
  • Snap elections - a general election (= an election in which every adult can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament) that is called earlier than expected
  • Fissure - a long deep crack in something
  • Fragmented - if something fragments or is fragmented, it breaks into a lot of separate pieces or parts
  • Minority - a small number of people or things that are part of a larger group but different in some way from most of the group
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Make inroads in something - to take or use a large part of something
  • Populous - a populous nation, city, area etc has many people living in it
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Short-lived - lasting for a short period of time
  • Under threat - likely to be harmed or damaged
  • Prop up - to stop something from falling by putting something under it or against it
  • Liability - legal responsibility for causing damage or injury, or for paying something
  • Consistently - in the same way and without changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Integrity - the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you
  • Take a hard line - to deal with someone or something in a very firm or strict way and refuse to change your opinion or decision
  • Separatist - a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong
  • Dissolve - if a group or organization dissolves, or if someone dissolves it, it stops existing
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Futile - unsuccessful, or useless
  • In the face of - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Commemoration - something intended to honour and remember an important person or event
  • Plebiscite - a vote by everyone in a country about a very important issue
  • Turnout - the number of voters in an election
  • Rapporteur - someone who is chosen to study a particular situation or subject and report what they learn to an organization or meeting
  • Negotiate - to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
  • Condemn - to say publicly that you think someone or something is bad or wrong
  • Betrayal - betrayal
  • Mastermind - someone who plans a difficult or complicated operation, especially a crime
  • Flashpoint - a place where violence is likely to develop
  • Defendant - someone who has been accused of a crime and is on trial or has had a legal claim brought against them in a civil court
  • Convict - to prove in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Concede - to admit that something is true
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Unseat - to remove someone from a position of power, for example by voting
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Mar - to spoil something
  • Immune - not influenced or affected by something
  • Surge - a sudden increase in something such as price, value, or interest
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Muster - to try to produce as much of a feeling such as enthusiasm or determination as you can
  • Kingmaker - someone who helps to choose people for important or powerful jobs
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Moderate - reasonable and avoiding extreme opinions or actions
  • Separatist - a member of a group of people who want to be independent of a national, religious, or other group to which they belong

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