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December 21, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th 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 18th 2015. Happy Reading :) 

Topic 1 : "Inviting trouble in Kerala"

  1. Petty - not ​important and not ​worth giving ​attention to
  2. Rivalry - competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field
  3. Politicking - trying to ​force ​others to ​vote for a ​particular ​political ​party or ​candidate
  4. Preside over - to control a meeting or ceremony
  5. Unveil - uncover (to ​remove a ​covering like a ​curtain from a new ​structure at a ​​ceremony)
  6. Behest - a person's orders or command
  7. Awkward - causing inconvenience
  8. Citing - refering / quoting
  9. Legacy - anything handed down from the past (Here : good name)
  10. Formative - the time when something was formed
  11. Diminished - to make smaller
  12. Dividend - share in the profit
  13. Erosion - the process of destruction
  14. Alliance - a group formed for mutual benefit
  15. Churning - shaking
  16. Sympathiser  a person who supports a sentiment / opinion
  17. overtly - Openly
  18. Covertly - Secretly
  19. Backed - Supported

Topic 2 : "Fed’s liftoff ends uncertainty"

  1. Emphatically - in a forceful way
  2. Uncertainty - doubtful
  3. Embarked - started
  4. Stimulus - something that causes a change or a reaction
  5. Assertion - a ​statement that you ​strongly ​believe is ​true
  6. Sustainable - able to ​continue over a ​period of ​time
  7. Anticipate - to ​imagine or ​expect that something will ​happen
  8. Infuse - to fill
  9. Emerging - coming into existence
  10. Stagnant - showing no activity / dull
  11. Coterminous - having the same scope / duration
  12. Spur - to ​encourage
  13. Accumulated - to ​​increase
  14. Bulwark - a wall of protection
  15. Exigency - an urgent need
  16. Turmoil - disturbance / confusion
  17. Roil - to cause trouble
Note : Vocabulary of 19th and 21st will be available soon


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