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December 29, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 29th 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 29th 2015. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Hunger brews in Bengal’s tea estates"


  • Brews - ​boiling
  • Unfolding - becomes ​clear to other ​people
  • Soft prices - a ​price that slowly goes down over ​time
  • Several - more than two but not very many
  • Reportedly - according to what many ​people say
  • Hapless - having no luck (unfortunate)
  • Lurch - not ​regular or ​normal
  • Predominantly - mostly or ​mainly
  • Precarious - in a ​dangerous ​state
  • Adequate - enough
  • Delegation - a group of delegates or representatives
  • Malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition (lack of proper food)
  • Apparent - clearly visible or understood
  • Crisis - difficult or dangerous time
  • Painted a grim picture - to show worrying results
  • Migrant - a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions
  • Gainful work - the work which provides you money or food
  • Closure - to close something
  • Spurring - to ​cause something
  • Surge - a ​sudden and ​great ​increase
  • Starvation - suffering or death caused by lack of food
  • Tacit - understood without being ​expressed ​directly
  • Intervention - involvement / interference
  • Ironic - unexpected
  • Acute - extremely serious (sharp)
  • Stir out - make to do something (causes)
  • Alms - money or food given to poor people
  • Victim - a person who was harmed with an action
  • Ultimately - finally / at the end
  • Opportunistic  - to see a chance to gain some advantage from any situation
  • Bleak - not hopeful or encouraging
  • Starkly - very ​​clearly
  • Vulnerable - able to be ​easily hurt
  • Vacuous - stupid
  • Bereft - ​feeling ​great ​loss
  • Partisan -  ​strongly ​supporting a political ​party
  • Brink - edge
  • Rehabilitation - act of restoring something to its original state
  • Defunct - no longer existing or functioning
  • Rejuvenate - to restore something

Topic 2 : "Letting startups scale up"


  • Unveil - to uncover
  • Comprehensive - complete and ​including everything that is ​necessary
  • Incubator - a place, especially with support staff and equipment, made available at low rent to new small businesses
  • Angel investor - an investor who provides financial support for small startup companies
  • Ambience - environment
  • Contender - competitor
  • Resilient - able to ​quickly ​return to a ​previous good ​condition
  • Exodus - the ​movement of a lot of ​people from a ​place
  • Foster - to ​encourage the ​development
  • Adversarial - involving ​people ​opposing or ​disagreeing with each other
  • Regime - government rule
  • Blossomed - to develop in a promising or healthy way
  • Thereof - about the thing just ​mentioned
  • Intervention - involvement (to help)
  • Instance - example
  • Expedite - to make something ​happen more ​quickly
  • Labyrinth - something that is very ​confusing
  • Compliance - the ​act of ​obeying an ​order
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