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January 13, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 12th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 12th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Welcome measure to clean the air"

  • Vastly - very much
  • Rolling out - to make a new ​product / service available for the first ​time
  • Impact - have a strong effect on someone or something
  • Compensate - to ​pay someone ​money in ​exchange for something that has been ​lost or ​damaged
  • Pollutants - the material that pollutes something
  • Emitted - produced and discharged
  • Severely - very seriously / harshly
  • Vulnerable - something that is very easy to attack
  • Premature - occurring before the usual time (too early).
  • Respirable - able to be breathed in
  • Obsolete - out of date
  • Freight - goods transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft
  • Rendered - cause to be or become / make
  • Catalytic - an action causing a change
  • Urban - related to a town / city
  • Bloated - larger than ​necessary
  • Civic - relating to a city or town (muncipal)
  • Debris - broken or ​torn ​pieces of rubbish
  • Particulate - an ​extremely ​small ​piece of ​dirt (especially one ​produced by ​road ​vehicles)
  • Compliance - the ​act of ​obeying an ​order, ​rule, or ​request
  • Retrofitting - adding (a component or accessory) to something that did not have it when manufactured
  • Distortion - misleading
  • Glaring - used to say that something ​bad is very ​common
  • Underscored - give special importance to something (highlight)
  • Levies - imposes a tax, fee, or fine
  • Diligence - careful effort

Topic 2 : "India’s strategy for the near west"

  • Possibly - perhaps (used when something is not ​sure)
  • Renewed - to ​begin doing something again (after a break)
  • Explore - to ​search and ​discover about something
  • Discord - disagreement between people
  • Despite - without taking any ​notice of or being ​influenced by
  • Augur - to be a ​sign of ​good or ​bad things in the ​future
  • Devastation - great destruction or damage
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Coalition - group of people (here countries) who join together for a common cause
  • Spark - a first ​small ​event or ​problem that ​causes a much ​worse ​situation to ​develop
  • Burgeoning - begin to grow or increase rapidly
  • Refugees - people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war or natural disaster
  • Flee - to ​escape by ​running away
  • Pose - to cause something (problem / difficulty)
  • Hapless - unfortunate
  • Powder keg - a dangerous situation (actual meaning is a barrel of gunpowder).
  • Hands-off approach - to ​allow others to make ​decisions about something, without ​directly ​involved into the matter
  • Bilateral - related to two countries
  • Remittance - a sum of money sent in payment or as a gift
  • Turmoil - a state of great disturbance / confusion
  • Unleash - to ​suddenly ​release a ​violent ​force that cannot be ​controlled
  • Peril - serious and immediate danger
  • Advisory - an official announcement or warning
  • Neutrality - the state of not supporting or helping either side in a fight / disagreement (impartiality).
  • Outreach - an ​effort to ​bring ​services or ​information to ​people where they ​live
  • Interlocutor - someone who is ​involved in a ​conversation
  • Mandate - an official order to do something
  • Upholding - confirming or supporting
  • Commensurate - in a ​correct and ​suitable ​amount ​compared to something ​else
  • Ambition - goal (a strong desire to do or achieve something)

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