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December 14, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 14th December 2015

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated December 14th 2015. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 13th November 2015

Topic 1 : "Hope on climate & a long road ahead"

  1. Aided - To promote the progress.
  2. Convention - Official Agreement between countries.
  3. Aspirational - Strong desire / Ambition.
  4. Legacy - Anything handed down from the past.
  5. Perverse - Contrary.
  6. Pact - An Agreement.
  7. Enacting - To make into an act.
  8. Harmonises - To bring into an agreement.
  9. Looms - (Here) To rise before the vision with an appearance of great size.
  10. Crippling - Very serious / Harmful.
  11. Devastating - Very shocking / Upsetting / Terrible.
  12. Catastrophic - Causes a sudden terrible disaster.
  13. Covenant - Formal written agreement.
  14. Spur - Makes it happen faster or sooner.

Topic 2 : "Setback for Venezuela's socialists"

  1. Hegemony - Leadership.
  2. Painstakingly - Careful / Showing diligent care and effort.
  3. Dictatorship - The government ruled by the person who obtained power by force and is used unfairly and cruelly.
  4. Optimistic - Hopeful.
  5. Forecasts - Statement of what is expected to happen in the future.
  6. Tenure - The period or term of holding.
  7. On the heels of - Something happens very quickly or immediately after another.
  8. Resurgence - Tending to rise again.
  9. Legitimate - According to law / Lawful.
  10. Tumbled - To fall or decline rapidy.
  11. Diversify - (Here) To invest in different types of industries, securities etc..
  12. Devise - To plan / Elaborate.
  13. Stay afloat - Having just enough money to pay their debts and continue operating.
  14. Rifts - A serious quarrel or disagreement.
  15. Setback - A check to progress / Defeat

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