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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 9th February 2016

Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 9th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 8th February 2016.

Topic 1 : "Why Siachen must be demilitarised"

  • Demilitarised - to reduce a nation's army, weapons, or military vehicles
  • Avalanche - a ​large ​amount of ​snow falling ​quickly down from the ​side of a ​mountain
  • Glacier - a ​large ​amount of ​ice that ​moves ​slowly
  • Stark - complete / extreme
  • Inhospitable - an environment which is harsh and difficult to live in
  • Isolated - far away from other places
  • Troops - soldiers
  • Infantry - soldiers marching  on foot
  • Massive - large and heavy
  • Terrain - an ​area of ​land
  • Strategic - used to ​provide ​military ​forces with an ​advantage
  • Clinch - confirm
  • Comprehensive - complete and ​including everything that is ​necessary
  • Redeployment - the ​process of sending soldiers to ​work in a different ​place
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Conform - to ​behave ​according to ​the socially acceptable standards
  • Durable - able to last a ​long ​time without ​becoming ​damaged
  • The status quo - the ​present ​situation
  • To pay a very high price - to ​experience very ​bad ​result of something you have done
  • Remote - far away from any ​towns or ​cities
  • Outpost - a small military camp or position at some distance from the main army
  • Delineation - the action of indicating the exact position of a border or boundary
  • Demarcating - making a dividing line
  • Low-hanging fruits - Targets or goals which are easily achievable and which do not require a lot of effort
  • Doable - it can be achieved / performed
  • Sacrifice - to give up something valuable
  • Put in harm’s way - in a dangerous situation
  • Seized - to take something ​quickly and ​keep or ​hold it
  • Vagaries - unexpected ​changes that cannot be ​controlled
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 9th February 2016


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