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March 18, 2019

18th March 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 18th March 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 17th March 2019 (Sunday) 

  • Lapse - a period of time between two events
  • Collapse - if a building or other structure collapses, it suddenly falls down
  • Pedestrian - someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding
  • Creak - a high sound that something, especially something wooden, makes when it moves or when you put weight on it
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Upgrade - to improve the quality of a service or product
  • Terminus - the end of a bus or train line
  • Underscore - to emphasize something, or to show that it is important
  • Irony - a strange, funny, or sad situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Stampede - if a group of animals or people stampede, they all start to run in a very fast uncontrolled way because they are
  • Overcrowding - unpleasant conditions caused by too many people or things being in the same place
  • Rickety - a rickety structure or piece of furniture is likely to break if you put any weight on it, often because it is old
  • Acute - very serious or severe
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Chronic - a chronic problem is always happening or returning and is very difficult to solve
  • Toll - the total number of people who have been killed or hurt
  • Dismal - very bad
  • Metropolis - a big city, especially considered as somewhere that is very busy and exciting
  • Auditor - someone whose job is to officially examine the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate
  • Civic - relating to a town or city, especially to its government and public activities
  • Mollify - to make someone feel less angry or upset
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Lapse - a gradual or temporary change to a worse or more unusual type of behaviour or activity
  • Far-reaching - affecting a lot of people or things in an important way
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Extraordinary - very unusual and surprising
  • Determine - to officially decide something
  • Virtually - used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Overburden - to give someone more work or problems than they can deal with
  • In the wake of - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Expansion - the process of increasing in size and filling more space
  • Levy - an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax
  • Distortion - a change that makes something no longer true or accurate
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Mobility - the ability to travel from one place to another
  • Prioritise - to treat a particular job or issue as being more important than any others
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Christchurch massacre: a wake-up call"
  • Massacre - an act of killing a lot of people
  • Wake-up call - a bad experience that warns someone to change something, usually the way that they behave
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Supremacist - someone who believes their own race is much better than others, and believes they should have power and control
  • Cult - extreme admiration for someone or something
  • Suspect - to believe that someone has done something, usually something bad
  • Livestream - to broadcast video and sound of an event over the internet as it happens, or to be broadcast in this way
  • Manifesto - a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organization
  • Invader - a country, army etc that uses force to enter another country
  • Intelligence - information collected about the secret plans and activities of a foreign government, enemy etc
  • Apparently - based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
  • Carry out - to do a particular piece of work, research etc
  • Semite - someone who belongs to any of several groups of people who originally came from the Middle East, including Jews and Arabs
  • Ideology - a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Fatigues - simple loose clothes worn by soldiers
  • Laud - to praise someone or something
  • Racist - someone who does not like or respect people who belong to races that are different from their own and who believes their race is better than others
  • On the fringes - people or activities that are considered strange or extreme
  • Emerging - just beginning to exist or be noticed
  • Stabbed to death - to someone by pushing a knife or other sharp object into their body
  • Synagogue - a building used by Jewish people for worship and religious study
  • Obsessed - considering someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people
  • Resemble - to be similar to someone or something, especially in appearance
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Migrant - someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work
  • Islamophobic - feeling or connected with unreasonable dislike or fear of Muslims or Islam
  • Contour - the shape of the outside edge of something
  • Semitic - someone who is Semitic belongs to the group of people originally from the Middle East that includes Jews and Arabs
  • Isolated - feeling alone and unhappy, with no friends to support you
  • Irrational - done or happening without clear or sensible reasons
  • Supremacism - to believe your own race is much better than others, and believe you should have power and control
  • Apparatus - the machines, tools, and equipment needed for doing something, especially something technical or scientific

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