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March 20, 2019

20th 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 20th March 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 : "Goan roulette"
  • Roulette - a game of chance in which a small ball is dropped onto a wheel that is spinning and the players guess in which hole it will finally stop
  • Stability - a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
  • Crack down - to start dealing with someone or something much more strictly
  • Take office - to start an official job
  • Dramatically - in a sudden and surprising way that is easy to notice
  • Early hours - the period of time between midnight and the very early morning
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Excluding - used for saying that you are not including someone or something in what you are saying
  • Longevity - the fact of having a long life or existence
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Hung assembly - an assembly in which no party has won enough seats to control the parliament and form the government
  • Machinations - secret, complicated, and clever plans and actions intended to achieve an aim
  • Veneer - a pleasant appearance, or a polite way of behaving that is not sincere
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Moderate - neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree
  • Considerably - a lot
  • Insulate - to protect someone from unpleasant knowledge or harmful experiences
  • Affliction - a serious problem
  • Restrained - controlled and not emotional
  • Sceptic - someone who has doubts about things that other people think are true or right
  • Counsel - to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Volatility - the quality or state of being likely to change suddenly, especially by becoming worse
  • Census - an occasion on which government officials count the people who live in a country and record other information about them
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • Manipulation - behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way
  • Fringe - the outer edge of something
  • Play out - to develop or end in a particular way
  • Stark - used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
  • Scarce - if something is scarce, there is not very much of it
  • Mainstay - the person or thing that something depends on most in order to continue or be successful
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Patronage - help or money that is given to a person or organization
  • Dirty money - money that someone gets in an unfair, illegal, or dishonest way
  • Counterweight - a weight that is equal to another weight and creates a balance
  • Hazardous - dangerous, especially to people’s health or safety
  • Accelerate - to happen or make something happen at a faster rate
  • Wafer-thin - extremely thin
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A fight for Kiev"
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Animate - to make someone or something more lively, active, or interested
  • Debate - a discussion in which people or groups state different opinions about a subject
  • Oligarch - a member of a small group that runs a country or large organization
  • Arena - a large area that is surrounded by seats, used for sports or entertainment
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Run-off - to suddenly leave a place or person
  • Rule out - to stop considering something as a possibility
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Toll - the total number of people who have been killed or hurt
  • Annexation - to take control of a country or region by force
  • Displace - to force someone to leave their own country and live somewhere else
  • Envisage - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Elusive - difficult or impossible to achieve
  • Free-trade - a system of international trade in which companies do not have to pay high taxes on the goods bought from or sold in other countries
  • Backing - support, help, or active approval
  • Enact - to make a proposal into a law
  • Household - the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit
  • Concerned - worried about something
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Breakaway - consisting of people who have decided to separate from a larger group
  • Province - one of many areas into which some countries are divided
  • Flare up - to suddenly become angry or violent
  • Vessel - a large boat or ship
  • Disputed - a disputed area is one that different countries claim belongs to them, so that there is a disagreement or war between them
  • Emergency - a situation in which a government takes action to deal with an event such as a flood or a fire that is putting a lot of people in danger
  • Capitalise on - to use an event or a situation to help you to achieve something or to get an advantage
  • Tap into - to understand and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Overt - not hidden or secret
  • Posture - an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people
  • Billboard - a large board for advertisements in an outside public place
  • Invocation - a prayer, especially at the beginning of a public ceremony
  • Evidently - used for saying that something is obvious
  • Orthodox - accepted by most people as the correct or usual idea or practice
  • Autonomous - an autonomous state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Watershed - an event that causes an important change to take place
  • Predominantly - mainly, or mostly
  • Exaggerated - describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is
  • Distinct - separate and different in a way that is clear
  • Expedient - used for describing an action that produces an immediate result or solution to a problem, even though it may not be fair or honest
  • Pluralist - the idea that people can and should live together without fighting, despite differences in race, religion, culture, politics etc
  • Legacy - something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Overplay - to treat something as being more important or more serious than it really is
  • Frontrunner - the person or thing considered the most likely to win a competition, game, election etc
  • In the offing - likely to happen very soon

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