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February 06, 2019

6th 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 6th 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 : "Unedifying episode: On Kolkata stand-off"
  • Unedifying - unpleasant and without any useful or positive features
  • Stand-off - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Defuse - to make a situation more relaxed by making people feel less angry or less worried
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Ostensibly - used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason
  • Even-handed - dealing fairly with all the people involved in a situation
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • De-escalate - to (cause to) become less dangerous or difficult
  • Face-off - if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • Moral victory - if you win a moral victory, you feel that you have shown you were right about something, even though someone else has officially won the argument
  • Climb down - to admit that you were wrong, especially after expressing an opinion or argument very firmly
  • Aggressive - behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone
  • Posture - an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people
  • Restrain - to prevent someone or yourself from doing something
  • Coercive - using force or threats to make someone do something
  • Manhandle - to touch, push, or pull someone in a rough way
  • Detain - to keep someone in a police station or prison and not allow them to leave
  • Inexcusable - inexcusable behaviour is so bad or rude that you cannot forgive the person who behaved like that
  • Polarise - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Belligerence - very unfriendly and angry
  • Backing - support, help, or active approval
  • Impromptu - not planned or prepared
  • Obstruct - to physically prevent someone or something from moving along or through a path, passage, door etc by blocking it
  • Prone - likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad
  • Burnish - to improve your reputation or the way you appear to other people
  • Dethrone - to remove a king or queen from power
  • Agitation - an attempt to cause social or political changes by arguing or protesting, or through other activities
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Grinding halt - a situation in which something gradually stops operating completely
  • Heeding - to pay attention or notice
  • Escalate - to become much worse or more serious, or to make something do this
  • Allege - to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong or illegal, even though this has not been proved
  • Supervise - to be in charge of a person or group of people and to check that they are behaving or working correctly
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Descend on - if people descend on a person or a place, a lot of them arrive, often unexpectedly
  • Liable - legally responsible for causing damage or injury, so that you have to pay something or be punished
  • High-handed - speaking or acting without considering other people’s opinions
  • Browbeat - to make someone do something by asking or threatening them until they agree
  • Embarrass - to make someone feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid in a social situation
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Timely review: On start-up tax"
  • Start-up - a small business that is just being started
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Concession - something you give or allow to someone in order to reach an agreement
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Laundering - to hide the origin of money obtained from illegal activities by putting it into legal businesses
  • Bloated - larger or richer than necessary:
  • Anguish - a feeling of great physical or emotional pain
  • Cough up - to give money to pay for something, especially when you would prefer not to
  • Threshold - a limit at which an arrangement changes
  • Deter - to make someone decide not to do something
  • Shady - secret and probably dishonest or illegal
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Justifiable - if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it
  • Arbitrary - not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Genuine - real, rather than pretended or false
  • Broad-brush - very general and without many details
  • Aggregate - total
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Unbridled - free or uncontrolled in your emotions
  • Rein in - to control something and stop it increasing
  • Nascent - beginning or formed recently
  • Ecosystem - all the different activities, companies, systems etc that are involved in a particular area of business, especially new technology

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