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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 16th March 2020

  1. (have a long) way to go (phrase) – to do a lot of work before accomplishing a goal.
  2. way to go! (phrase) – used to tell someone when they have done something well.
  3. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  4. statehood (noun) – the condition of being an independent state.
  5. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  6. back channel (noun) – relating to a secondary or secret route.
  7. lock down (noun) – confinement, restraint, encirclement.
  8. unilaterally (adverb) – used to indicate something done by a person/country without approval/agreement from other people/countries involved in the situation.
  9. delegation (noun) – a body of representatives.
  10. downgrade (verb) – lower in status, reduce in rank, demote.
  11. demographic (adjective) – relating to the statistical study/structure of populations, especially human beings.
  12. staggered (adjective) – spaced out, spread out, timed at intervals (of something as they don’t happen at the same time).
  13. characterise (verb) – identify, specify, describe.
  14. subterfuge (noun) – deception, cunning, trickery/tactic, intrigue.
  15. secrecy (noun) – confidentiality, secretiveness, privateness.
  16. statecraft (noun) – statesmanship, negotiations/discussions; the skilful management of a country’s public affairs.
  17. openness (noun) – lack of restriction/secrecy; transparency, straightforwardness, clearness/candidness.
  18. considerable (adjective) – significant, substantial, a lot of.
  19. trust deficit (noun) – lack of trust (on authorities-from societal point of view). Situations with low levels of trust are not supportive and often counterproductive. People feel vulnerable and look at each other with suspicion. As a result, they are less open, since they fear that they will not be fairly treated by the other side.
  20. orchestrate (verb) – organize, plan/put together, mastermind, choreograph.
  21. organically (adverb) – in a natural way.
  22. evolve (verb) – develop, progress, advance.
  23. undo (verb) – reverse, cancel, invalidate/annul.
  24. mainstream (adjective) – accepted/established/recognized something by most people as a normal/conventional.
  25. articulate (verb) – express, point out, mention.
  26. coercive (adjective) – authoritarian, overbearing/tough/harsh, high-handed.
  27. combat (verb) – fight, tackle, confront/resist.
  28. shun (verb) – avoid, evade, eschew, steer clear of.
  29. notion (noun) – idea, belief, concept.
  30. autonomy (noun) – self-determination, freedom, independence (from external control/influence).
  31. material (adjective) – related to money or possessions. (material prosperity is defined as having a lot of possessions or things, such as cars, homes, etc,.).
  32. prosperity (noun) – success, comfort, good fortune, well being.
  33. perilous (adjective) – dangerous, risky, life-threatening.
  34. propensity (noun) – tendency, inclination, predisposition, readiness.
  35. paint (verb) – portray, depict, represent.
  36. separatism (noun) – dissension, nonconformity, dissent/faction.
  37. instrumental (adjective) – helpful, useful; significant, important.
  38. imminent (adjective) – close/near, about to happen, approaching/impending.
  39. triumphant (adjective) – victorious, successful, winning.
  40. turmoil (noun) – disorder, turbulence, confusion, trouble, chaos.
  41. theocracy (noun) – A form of government in which God or a deity of some type is recognized as the supreme ruling authority. A form of government by religious leaders.
  42. exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize.
  43. people-centric (adjective) – relating to a leadership which values people’s need & requirement and make them fell safe & happy.
  44. resolute (adjective) – determined, firm, resolved.
  45. pluralism (noun) – (of people) the practice exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
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