The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th September 2022

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 14th September 2022


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  1. compromise (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement, middle ground, deal.
  2. put pressure on (phrase) – to try to influence/persuade someone to do something in a certain method.
  3. paramount (adjective) – most important; foremost, primary, key, major, first and foremost.
  4. wherein (adverb) – in which.
  5. entourage (noun) – attendants, companions, bodyguard, escort (who travel with and work for an important or famous person).
  6. allege (verb) – claim, charge, accuse.
  7. take-off (noun) – (of an aircraft) an act of leaving the ground and beginning flight.
  8. tail-scraping (noun) – an incident in which tail of the aircraft is scraping on the runway (scrape meaning ‘rub by accident against a rough or hard surface’).
  9. norm (noun) – rule, standard, convention, regulation.
  10. set ablaze (phrase) – cause to burn, ignite, set on fire.
  11. stalker (noun) – a person who stalks. (stalk means pursue, woo, court, chase, follow, watch consistently; persecute, harass, annoy, bother, trouble persistently).
  12. chartered (adjective) – rented/hired (aircraft or ship).
  13. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, claim, indictment.
  14. coerce (verb) – compel, obligate, pressure, pressurize.
  15. result in (verb) – lead to, cause, bring on, bring about, give rise to.
  16. endanger (verb) – risk, put at risk, imperil, jeopardize, threaten.
  17. in turn (phrase) – in succession, successively, sequentially.
  18. bizarrely (adverb) – strangely, unusually, oddly.
  19. sedition (noun) – incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, trouble making/provocation (against the established government/authority).
  20. concur (verb) – agree, be in agreement, go along, be of the same opinion.
  21. clutter (noun) – confusion, mess, muddle, chaos, disorder.
  22. sweep aside (phrasal verb) – disregard, ignore, take no notice of, dismiss, shrug off, brush aside.
  23. bring (something) into focus (phrase) – to concentrate on something (a particular point) in a discussion/consideration.
  24. exempt (verb) – free from an obligation; excepted from, excluded from.
  25. in the event of (phrase) – if something happens.
  26. crew (noun) – a group of people (personnel) responsible for an aircraft during a flight.
  27. avian (noun/adjective) – bird/relating to birds.
  28. twilight (noun) – the time/period between sunset and night.
  29. bird-rich (adjective) – of a region, having abundant birdlife
  30. push the boundaries (phrase) – challenge/confront established norms; go beyond the limits of something.
  31. episode (noun) – a group of events; incident, event, affair, occurrence.
  32. highlight (verb) – emphasize, draw attention on, underline, underscore.
  33. bound (by) (verb) – restrict, limit, restrain.
  34. stringent (adjective) – strict, severe, extreme, rigorous.
  35. directive (noun) – rule, regulation, instruction, direction.
  36. thorough (adjective) – rigorous, in-depth, extensive, minute, detailed.
  37. fence off (phrasal verb) – separate/prevent something from somethingelse.
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