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December 28, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 26th 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 26th 2015. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "A bold & laudable initiative"

  • Laudable - deserving praise (admirable)
  • Precisely - exactly (something done with perfection
  • Stopover - a break in a journey
  • Drop in/by - to visit someone
  • Counterpart - a person having the same job / characteristics as another
  • Masterstroke - an ​action that is very ​clever and ​produces ​success
  • to Draw the curtain - to close something
  • Facilitator - someone who ​helps a ​person or ​organization do something more ​easily (by ​discussing things and ​suggesting ​ways of doing things)
  • Perilous - something that is dangerous or very risky
  • Setback - something that delays or ​prevents a ​process from ​developing
  • Stride - an ​important ​positive ​development
  • Sustain - to continue something as it is
  • Awry - not working correctly
  • Dwell - live at a specified place
  • Peril - something that is very ​dangerous
  • Take the high road - doing the right thing even if its not easy
  • Discordant - harsh
  • Breakthrough - an ​important ​​event that ​helps to ​improve a ​situation or ​provide an ​answer to a ​problem
  • Progression - the process of developing (related to Progress)
  • Churlish - rude (not polite)
  • Regression - going back to previous state
  • Aghast - filled with shock
  • Sagacious - having a great understanding and the ​ability to make good ​judgments

Topic 2 : "Do right by India’s real NRIs"

  • Abuse - to ​treat someone ​cruelly or ​violently
  • Emblematic - symbolic
  • Migrant - a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions
  • Entrapment - the ​act of ​causing someone to do something they would not usually do by ​tricking them
  • Deceit - to hide the truth (mislead)
  • Cramped - uncomfortably small (not having enough ​space)
  • Exploitative / Exploitation - using someone ​unfairly for ​your own ​advantage
  • Expatriate - a person who lives outside their native country
  • Repatriate - send (someone) back to their own country
  • Outrage - an extremely strong reaction of anger
  • Impoverished - financially destroyed (poor enough to need help from others)
  • Remittance - the sending of money to someone at a distance

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