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

Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 5th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Poverty and the death row"

  • Poverty - the state of being extremely poor
  • Death row - in prison and waiting to be killed as a punishment for a crime
  • Opposition - strong disagreement
  • Penalty - punishment
  • Rooted in something - to be based on something or caused by something
  • Irreversibility - not possible to change (impossible to return to a previous condition)
  • Victims - people harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action
  • Context - piont of view (the situation within which something exists or happens)
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Linguistic - connected with language or the study of language
  • Affinity - a liking or sympathy for someone or something, especially because of similar characteristics
  • Clemency - mercy (kindness when giving a punishment)
  • Compelling - if a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong
  • Offender - a person who commits an illegal act
  • Juvenile - a young person
  • Salutary - causing improvement of behaviour or character
  • Execution - the legal punishment of killing someone
  • Vulnerable - weak
  • Bias - the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way
  • Digressed - to leave the main subject temporarily
  • Prejudice - an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge
  • Instance - incident (example)
  • Commuting - to change a punishment to one that is less serious
  • Doctrine - a belief or set of beliefs, especially political or religious ones, that are taught and accepted by a particular group
  • Mob - a large angry crowd (group of people)
  • Frenzy - uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion that is sometimes violent
  • Cognisant - having knowledge or awareness
  • Inescapable - unable to be avoided
  • Remedy - a successful way of dealing with a problem or difficulty
  • Abolished - to officially end something
  • Reinforce - strengthen or support
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 9th May 2016


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