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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 6 May 2020

  1. drift (noun) –
    an unwelcome movement or development.
  2. encounter (noun) – 
    fight, clash, conflict, battle.
  3. on the rise (phrase) – 
    increasing (in number).
  4. disproportionate (adjective) –
     inordinate, unreasonable, excessive; out of proportion, relatively too large.
  5. take a toll (phrase) –
    damage (someone or something) disproportionately.
  6. personnel (noun) – 
    staff, employees, workforce.
  7. call attention to (phrase) – 
    give notice of, announce (publicly), make known, proclaim.
  8. take down (phrasal verb) –
    kill.
  9. battalion (noun) –
    a military unit.
  10. firefight (noun) –
    gun fight; a battle/clash involving gunfire.
  11. on offer (phrase) –
    available.
  12. sketchy (adjective) – 
    incomplete, inadequate, limited.
  13. compelling (adjective) – 
    convincing, valid, reasonable, effective. 
  14. intelligence (noun) –
    (military) information.
  15. cowshed (noun) –
    a shed (outhouse) where cows are kept.
  16. adjoin (verb) –
    be next to, be adjacent to, be connected to (a building).
  17. lull (noun) – 
    pause, interval, break (during fighting).
  18. apparently (adverb) – 
    seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  19. vantage (noun) –
    place/position (which provides a good view of something).
  20. ensue (verb) –
    happen, occur, take place.
  21. all over again (phrase) –
    another time.
  22. ramification (noun) – 
    consequence, aftermath, outcome, effect/result.
  23. morale (noun) – 
    self-confidence, (team) spirit, hope, determination, optimism.
  24. go on (phrasal verb) –
    continue, carry on, proceed.
  25. all the time (phrase) – 
    at all times; constantly, continuously, frequently.
  26. shadowy (adjective) – 
    indistinct/indefinite, lacking definition, unclear.
  27. theatre (noun) – 
    field of action, place of action, sphere of action, arena.
  28. proxy conflict/war/strike (noun) –
    a conflict/war/strike between two (countries/groups) instigated by opposing powers (powerful countries) who do not fight against each other directly.
  29. percolate (verb) – 
    spread gradually, be disseminated, pass/go slowly (through a group of people).
  30. fly (past) (verb) –
    (of time) go quickly, fly by, pass swiftly.
  31. solidarity (noun) –
    unity, harmony, team spirit.
  32. nomenclature (noun) –
    terms, a system of names used in particular field.
  33. address (verb) –
    tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  34. underlying (adjective) –
    fundamental, basic, primary.
  35. unrest (noun) –
    disruption, turmoil, chaos, agitation.
  36. angst (noun) –
    anxiety, apprehension, distress, disquiet, worry.
  37. deter (verb) –
    prevent, stop, put off/discourage.
  38. steadfast (noun) – 
    steady, relentless, unchanging; firm, determined, resolute.
  39. vacuum (noun) –
    empty space, emptiness, nothingness; lacuna.
  40. aid (verb) –
    help, assist, support.
  41. impulse (noun) –
    (strong & sudden) urge/instinct, compulsion, need.
  42. disaffected (adjective) – 
    dissatisfied, disgruntled, discontented, frustrated.
  43. embrace (verb) –
    accept, adapt, take up.
  44. diminishing returns (noun) –
    a point/situation in which smaller returns (benefits) are attained for the extra/more effort put in.
  45. look for (phrasal verb) –
    try to find, seek, search for, scout out.
  46. arrest (verb) –
    stop, halt, end.

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