English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 12th July 2017

Tough times – The Hindu (Jul 12, 2017)

Tough times – The Hindu (Jul 12, 2017)

All indications are that 2017 will turn out to be the deadliest year in Jammu and Kashmir in almost a decade, and Monday’s terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims is a stark reminder that.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1

  1. stark (adjective) – clear, harsh; sheer.
  2. vulnerability (noun) – the state of being open to attack, damage, harm physically or emotionally.
  3. convoy (noun) – a group of vehicles or ships that are traveling together usually for protection (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  4. tenor (noun) – general meaning/content.
  5. militancy (noun) – belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness/defiance.
  6. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, non stop.
  7. infiltration (noun) – an act of moving/entering secretively into a place.
  8. lapse (noun) – failure, mistake, fault.
  9. fallout (noun) – adverse results; repercussions, after-effects.
  10. escalate (verb) – develop, increase, intensify.
  11. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a consequence of, as a result of.
  12. disconcerting (adjective) –
  13. authentic (adjective) – genuine, original, real/actual.
  14. spike (noun) – a sharp increase.
  15. mobilisation (noun) – the act of bringing people together for a particular cause.
  16. intimidatory (adjective) – frightening, menacing, terrifying.
  17. standstill (noun) – halt, stop, paralysis.
  18. coherent (adjective) – logical, unsettling, disturbing, embarrassing.reasonable, rational.
  19. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out, activity/effort; involvement/influence.
  20. foster (verb) – encourage, promote, support.
  21. unrest (noun) – disruption, disturbance, agitation.

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