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December 08, 2015

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 8th 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 8th 2015. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Test of political will on GST"


  1. Rolled up its sleeves - To prepare for hard work.
  2. Bid - Attempt to obtain it.
  3. Usher - Lead / Introduce.
  4. Ensuring - To make sure.
  5. Consensus - Majority of Opinion / General Agreement.
  6. Reappraisal - An estimate or considered opinion.
  7. Contentious - Involving by argument / Controversy.
  8. To pave the way for - To prepare for and to facilitate the entrance of.
  9. Levy - An imposing or collecting.
  10. Ambit - Boundary / Limit.
  11. Crucially - Involving an extremely important decision.
  12. Shied away from - Avoid doing it.
  13. Endorsing - Support or approve.
  14. Statute - Rule or law which has been made by a Government.
  15. Explicit - Fully and Clearly expressed or demonstrated.
  16. Unwise - Lacking in good sense.
  17. Minutiae - Very small details.
  18. Bone of contention - Subject of a disagreement or argument.
  19. Sagacity - Quality of being intelligent and has the ability to make good decision.
  20. Emphatic - Clearly or boldly outlined.
  21. Robust - Strong and effective.
  22. Cascade - Large amount of.
  23. Prevailing - Exist everywhere.
  24. Compliance - Cooperation / Act of confirming.
  25. Regime - Government in power.
  26. Inflationary - Reflective of.
  27. Enlightened - Sensible and Modern attitude.
  28. Championed - First among all competitors.
  29. Spur - Makes it happen faster or sooner.

Topic 2 : "Amber signal on Delhi pollution"


  1. Amber signal - Public message.
  2. Slew - Large number of.
  3. Emphasis - Great stress or importance.
  4. Concomitant - Accompanying / Occurring with something else.
  5. Curbs - An enclosing framework.
  6. Decongest - To diminish or end the overcrowding.
  7. Mitigate - To make it less serious.
  8. Car-pooling - Driving car for various purpose.
  9. Commuters - Person's journey between home and work.
  10. Privileged - Special right or advantage.
  11. Consequent - Following or progressing logically.
  12. Intended - To design.
  13. Enticing - Persuade one to do that thing.
  14. Well-sequenced - Continuous or connected series.
  15. Thought-out - To think about until a conclusion is reached.

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