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We suggest that you download this PDF and check how many word/phrases’ meanings you didn’t know. Make a note of those words and revise their meanings on a regular basis. For a better learning experience, pick 1-2 words on a daily basis and try to use it in a sentence. This practice will definitely help you in the long run. Read this article if you want to improve your English grammar. Let’s have a look at the list of difficult words/phrases used in The Hindu Editorial in the month of July 2020.

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List of Difficult Words/Phrases used in The Hindu Editorial- July 2020

Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
oustedexpelled from a position
bone of contentiona subject over which there is continuing disagreement
autocraticno account of other people‚Äôs opinion
alludedrefer casually
outnumberedbe more numerous than
fragileeasily broken
deftlyin a clever way
come as a breatherrelaxation
detrimentaltending to cause harm
vulnerableexposed to the possibility of being harmed
waylaidstopped or interrupt
dentinghave an adverse effect
discretionaryavailable for use at the discretion of the user
havocwidespread destruction
mandarinsperson who has an important job in the government
progressivefavouring social reform
spotlightsomething that is paid attention to
retrogradereverting to an inferior condition
sophistryfallacious argument
exemptionsfree from obligation
conduciveproviding right conditions for something good to happen
contempt of courtdisrespectful of a court of law
uninhibitedwithout much control
scurrilityrude or abusive remark
judiciousgood judgement or sense
undiminishedimportant as always
scotchedto prevent something from being believed or being done
glass ceilinga¬†barrier¬†that¬†prevents¬†someone¬†(especially
women) from getting a more important position
uphill battledifficult struggle
stereotypea set idea that people have about someone
prejudiceunfair and unreasonable opinion
protractedlasting for a long time
litigantsa person who is fighting a legal case
combatfight during a war
 misogynyprejudice against women
laurelsfame, honour
adjunctsconnected to more important thing
heroicexceptional courage
ironyopposite of something that you mean
nudgepersuade someone to do something
inequitylack of justice
spirala progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an
upward or downward stimulus provided by a previous one
unprecedentednever done or known before
espionagethe practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments
to obtain political and military information
sweepingwide in range or effect
Tariff waran economic battle between two countries
retaliatedmake an attack or assault in return for a similar attack
snowballedincrease rapidly in size, intensity, or importance
geopoliticalrelating to politics, especially international relations,
as influenced by geographical factors
Cold wara¬†state¬†of¬†political¬†hostility¬†and¬†military¬†tension
between two countries or power blocs,
involving propaganda, subversion, threats, economic sanctions,
and other measures short of open warfare, esp that between the American
and Soviet blocs after World War II 
Ramping upa large increase in activity or in the level of something
breakdowna failure of a relationship or system
Passing off(of proceedings) happen or be concluded in a specified, usually satisfactory way
convictedhaving been declared guilty of a criminal offense
by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge
inevitablecertain to happen; unavoidable
lamentmourn (a person‚Äôs loss or death)
tardinessthe quality or fact of being late; lateness
spannedto exist or continue for a particular length of time
massacreddeliberately and violently kill (a large number of people)
En masseAll together
heinous(of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked
impunityexemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
axioma statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true
titularholding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority
peakedreach the highest point
surgesa sudden powerful forward or upward movement,
herd immunitythe¬†resistance¬†to¬†the¬†spread¬†of¬†a¬†contagious¬†disease
within a population that results if a sufficiently high
proportion of individuals are immune to the disease, especially through vaccination
vectoran organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease
or parasite from one animal or plant to another
ferryconvey in a ferry or other ship or boat
efficacythe ability to produce a desired or intended result
immunogenicrelating to or denoting substances able to produce an immune response
exacerbatemake (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
protocolsthe official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions
Acid testa conclusive test of the success or value of something
epidemiologicalrelating to the branch of medicine which deals with
the incidence, distribution, and control of diseases
salvagingrescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea
skewedsuddenly change direction or position
to the forein or to a conspicuous or leading position
calibratedcarefully assessed, set, or adjusted
ostensiblyapparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually
discernibleable to be seen or understood
stuntprevent from growing or developing properly
vettedmake a careful and critical examination of (something)
fiata formal authorization or proposition; a decree
iniquityimmoral or grossly unfair behavior
rhetoricthe art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially
the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
mountorganize and initiate (a campaign or other significant course of action)
deportationthe action of deporting a foreigner from a country
strandedleft without the means to move from somewhere
foistimpose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on
sagaa long, involved story, account, or series of incidents
ratchet upto increase/reduce something over a period of time
realma field or domain of activity or interest
bolstersupport or strengthen
retreatingmove back or withdraw
alienatingmake (someone) feel isolated or estranged
succourassistance and support in times of hardship and distress
prolongedcontinuing for a long time
purportedto claim that something is true without proof
subsequenthappening after something else
up the sleevessecret plan or idea
tandemworking together
connivancesecretly involved in an act
turf wartwo or more people in competition over an activity
grievancea complaint
procureto obtain something
incriminateto make someone seem guilty
unscrupulousdishonest or unfair behaviour
preposterouscompletely unreasonable
microbea microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease
so much soto such a great degree
grimforbidding or uninviting
shrinkingbecoming smaller in size or amount
ascribeattribute something to (a cause)
undiagnosednot diagnosed or having been subject to diagnosis
underscoreemphasize the importance of something
cascadea process whereby something, typically information or knowledge,
is successively passed on
buck the trendto be obviously different from the way that a situation is developing
that‚Äôs the way the cookie crumbleswhen¬†something¬†slightly¬†unlucky¬†has¬†happened¬†that¬†could¬†not¬†have
been prevented and so must be accepted
hammer downto make persistent or laborious attempts to finish or perfect something
disingenuouslynot sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about
something than one really does
counterproductiveopposite effect that is to the one intended
empoweredofficial authority or freedom to do something
concurrentexisting at the same time
commendabledeserving praise
endangerputting at risk
consensusgenerally accepted opinion or decision
acceleratingincrease in rate quickly
cripplingcausing serious damage
surgingsudden and great increase
perishablesfood products that decay quickly
envisageexpect something in the future
bountifullarge in amount
falteringalmost stop
stagflationa situation in which prices keep rising but economic activity does not increase
tenurethe holding of an office
fulcruma thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity
trilateralinvolving three parties
hurdleproblem or difficulty
negotiatefind a way over or through
autonomyright or condition of self-government
good runexperiencing success
convergetend to meet at a point
vagariesinexplicable change
onsetbeginning of something
ravagedseverely damaged
unprecedentednever done before
deficittotal amount by which money spent is more than money received
adventbeginning of an event
obscuremake something difficult
tappingget benefit from
restatedstate again
deficitthe total amount by which money spent by a business or government
is more than the money it receives
aggressiveusing forceful action to win or achieve something
strategichelping to achieve a plan
dominanceaction of taking control
deployingto use something or someone, especially in an effective way
face valuethe apparent worth or implication of something
startlingvery surprising
ineptitudelack of skill or ability
credulitya tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true
retributionpunishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act
sordidinvolving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt
indictmenta formal accusation that someone has committed a crime
exemplaryserving as a desirable model
vengeancepunishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
lenient(of punishment or a person in authority) permissive, merciful, or tolerant
goadingprovoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction
impunityexemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
short-circuitto do something more quickly than usual, by avoiding some of the parts of the process
cautioncare taken to avoid danger
apparentlyas far as one knows
disquietfeeling of worry
deliberationcareful consideration
hinterlandarea lying beyond what is visible
mandaterequired to be done
consensusa general agreement
palpable(of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible
ripplesa feeling that spreads through a person or group of people, gradually
increasing and then becoming smaller
immigrationthe action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
paradigma model
myopiconly thinking or caring about things that are happening
now or that relate to a particular group rather
than things that are in the future or that relate to many people
batteringthe action of striking repeatedly with hard blows
in the wake offollowing (someone or something), especially as a consequence
imperilput at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed
suffusedgradually spread through or over
positassume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument
overhaultake apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in
order to examine it and repair it if necessary
wall offto disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
swathesa large part of something that includes several different things
shore upto¬†support¬†(something)¬†or¬†keep¬†(something)¬†from¬†falling
by placing something under or against it
distressextreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain
recoursea source of help in a difficult situation
reelinglose one‚Äôs balance and stagger or lurch violently
destitutionpoverty so extreme that one lacks the means to provide for oneself
dimnot likely to succeed
surgingmove suddenly and powerfully upward
swella gradual increase in sound, amount, or intensity
agrarianrelating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land
dwellersa person that lives in or at a specified place
alleviatingmake (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe
in theoryused¬†in¬†describing¬†what¬†is¬†supposed¬†to¬†happen¬†or¬†be¬†possible,¬†usually¬†with¬†the
implication that it does not in fact happen
alludedhinted at
explicitlyin a clear and detailed manner, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
vagueof unclear meaning
bolt out of the blue a sudden, unexpected event
scrambleattempt hurriedly to get something
elicitedto get or produce something, especially information or a reaction
far-fetchedunlikely and unconvincing; implausible
bonhomiecheerful friendliness
muddying the watersto make a situation more confused and less easy to understand or deal with
zeniththe time at which something is most powerful or successful
well-wornsomething that has been used so often that it no longer
seems to have much meaning or to be interesting
mogulan important or powerful person
ramblingslengthy and confused or inconsequential
cover up (phrasal verb)hide the truth
Cover-up (noun)an attempt to hide a mistake
opaquenot transparent
clustera group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together
reach outto make an effort to do something for other people
revealmake (previously unknown or secret information) known to others
forthcomingplanned for or about to happen in the near future
keep in the darkto keep someone uninformed (about something)
shirkingto avoid work, duties, or responsibilities, especially if they are difficult or unpleasant
reverentialshowing or having a lot of respect
accomplishachieve successfully
stand-offa deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
expansionismthe policy of territorial expansion
relentto do something you had refused to do before
aggressionthe action of attacking without provocation
imperialisma policy of extending a country‚Äôs power and influence through diplomacy or military force
decryto criticize something as bad, without value, or unnecessary
hit home(of words) have the intended, especially unsettling or painful, effect on their audience
valourgreat courage in the face of danger, especially in battle
aptappropriate or suitable in the circumstances
raise the temperatureincrease/decrease the amount of excitement, emotion, etc. in a situation
mobilizationthe action of a country or its government preparing and organizing troops for active service
transgressgo beyond the bounds of (an established standard of behavior)
triala formal examination of evidence before a judge, and typically before a jury,
in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings
nautical milesa unit used in measuring distances at sea, equal to 1,852 metres (approximately 2,025 yards)
arbitrationthe process of solving an argument between people by
helping them to agree to an acceptable solution
immunityprotection from something
concurrentexisting at the same time
wanton(of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
inasmuchconsidering that
ruled outeliminated, excluded
furorea sudden excited or angry reaction to something by a lot of people
make goodmaking good on it means to do what it has promised
contractionthe fact of becoming less in amount
provisionalfor the present time
slumpingto fall suddenly
stalledstop making progress
stymiedto prevent something from happening
uptickslight upward trend
momentumincrease in the rate of development of a process
indigenousnaturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place
collaborationact of working together
reassuringto comfort someone
earmarkedto use something for a particular purpose
envisageto expect
resumptionthe start of something again
prohibitionthe act of officially not allowing something
quarantininga period of time during which a person that might
have a disease is kept away from other people
impedingslow something down
serologicalblood tests that look for antibodies in your blood
fatiguedfeeling exhausted
compliancethe act of obeying an order, rule
strandedleft without the means to move from somewhere
quantuman amount of something
imperativesimportant or urgent

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