English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 19th June 2017

Helmut Kohl-the unifier – The Hindu (Jun 19, 2017)

The architect of a reunified Germany and a staunch champion of European integration, Helmut Kohl, who died at 87, was the longest-serving German Chancellor since World War II. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2

  1. staunch (adjective) – loyal/faithful, trusty, committed.
  2. champion (noun) – advocate, proponent, supporter.
  3. steely (adjective) – firm, fixed, single-minded.
  4. wilderness (noun) – a position of disfavour, particularly in politics.
  5. austere (adjective) – simple, modest, subdued.
  6. incumbent (noun) – a person who is in office and holds power, functionary, official.
  7. catapult (verb) – hurry, rush, propel.
  8. reconciliation (noun) – reunion, appeasement, restoration of harmony.
  9. stoke (verb) – (of emotional activity) encourage, incite, increase.
  10. pivotal (adjective) – central, crucial, vital, critical.
  11. culminate (verb) – come to a climax; come to an end with, terminate with.
  12. scepticism (noun) – doubt, doubtfulness, lack of conviction.
  13. instinct (noun) – skill, talent, ability.
  14. apprehension (noun) – worry, concern, disquiet/unease.
  15. embrace (noun) – welcome, approval, adoption.
  16. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  17. forge (verb) – form, create, establish.
  18. locomotor (adjective) – relating to locomotion (locomotion means movement/transit/progress).
  19. concomitant (adjective) – associated, related, connected.
  20. lasting (adjective) – enduring, long-lasting, long-lived.
  21. legacy (noun) – effect/outcome, repercussion, footprint.

Contest vs. consensus – The Hindu (Jun 19, 2017)

Whether an enlightened public figure or an active politician, the next President should be one who enjoys the widest possible acceptability. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. enlightened (adjective) – wise, well-informed, learned.
  2. overture (noun) –  move, approach, signal/proposal.
  3. exploratory (adjective) – investigative, explorative, probing/fact-finding.
  4. put forward (phrasal verb) – propose, introduce, present.
  5. unfruitful (adjective) – unproductive, unprofitable, barren/arid.
  6. draw up (phrasal verb) – formulate, prepare, write out.
  7. arrive at (verb) – achieve, attain, reach (a decision).
  8. back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.
  9. outlook (noun) –  viewpoint/ opinion, standpoint.
  10. realm (noun) – domain, sphere, area.
  11. imperative (noun) – necessary condition, requisite/requirement, necessity.
  12. dispensation (noun) – system/regime; administration/government;
  13. widespread (adjective) – common, general, rampant/ubiquitous.
  14. unrest (noun) – disruption, chaos, uproar.
  15. credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable.
  16. homogenise (verb) –  integrate, merge, combine.
  17. non-partisan (adjective) – fair,unbiased, neutral.
  18. incumbent (noun) – a person who is in office and holds power, functionary, official.

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