English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 20th June 2017

English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 20th June 2017

End the violence – The Hindu (Jun 20, 2017)

Longstanding issues such as the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal cannot be wished away with a magic wand.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1

  1. empower (verb) – authorize, entitle, permit.
  2. longstanding (adjective) – long-term, persistent, perennial.
  3. wish-away (phrasal verb) – to try to stop, go away, get rid of something.
  4. magic wand (noun) – a stick that is used to make magic things happen—sometimes used figuratively to the findings of simple solution to a problem.
  5. charisma (noun) – presence, personality/individuality, strength of character.
  6. tokenism (noun) – the policy/practice of making token (symbolic) effort for the minority unfavorably.
  7. render (verb) – furnish, give, provide.
  8. notion (noun) – idea/thought, belief, concept.
  9. moot (adjective) – disputed, problematic, unsettled/unresolved.
  10. hold (noun) – influence, power, control.
  11. indigenous (adjective) – native/local, original, domestic.
  12. stepping stone (noun) – an action/event to make progress in order to achieve a goal.
  13. grievance (noun) – complaint, criticism, objection/protest.
  14. lackadaisical (adjective) – careless, casual, lazy.
  15. mirror (verb) – imitate, reflect, reproduce.
  16. machiavellian (adjective) – devious/tricky, double-dealing, unscrupulous (dishonest).
  17. dovetail (verb) – joint, join, fit/link (together).
  18. ad hocism (noun) – actions/measures to deal with specific & urgent issues/situations only.
  19. bind (noun) – predicament, awkward/difficult situation, quandary.
  20. sympathetic (adjective) – in favour of, approving of, supportive of.
  21. articulate (verb) – express, communicate, make public/announce.
  22. proximate (adjective) – nearest, immediate, close.
  23. flare-up (noun) – eruption, outbreak, outburst.
  24. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, diminish/reduce.
  25. assuage (verb) – ease, alleviate, subdue.
  26. ramp up (phrasal verb) – increase something.
  27. whip up (phrasal verb) – encourage, stimulate, excite/provoke.
  28. chauvinism (noun) – excessive support, excessive loyalty (for a particular group/cause/sex).
  29. polarisation (noun) – two contrasting groups (by division).
  30. portend (verb) – augur/foretell; indicate, signal.
  31. tamp (verb) – compress, condense, flatten.
  32. intractable (adjective) – unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable.

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