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January 14, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 14th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 14th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Mixed legacy of the Obama years"

  • Legacy - something that is a ​part of ​your ​history
  • Defending - to ​protect something against ​attack or ​criticism
  • Laying out - to plan in detail
  • Consistent - always ​behaving or ​happening in a ​similar way
  • Liberal - respecting and ​allowing many different ​types of ​beliefs or ​behaviour
  • Paradigm - a typical example or pattern of something
  • Posed - presented
  • Definitive - considered to be the ​best (not ​able to be ​changed or ​improved)
  • Determine - to ​decide what will ​happen
  • Prosperity - the ​state of being ​successful and having a lot of ​money
  • Harnesses - control and make use of something
  • Quagmire - a ​difficult and ​dangerous ​situation
  • Foster - encourage the development of something
  • In the face of something - despite having to ​deal with a ​difficult ​situation or ​problem
  • Rancour - a ​feeling of ​hate and ​continuing ​anger about something in the past
  • Suspicion - a ​feeling that something may be ​true
  • Navigated - directed (controlled)
  • Domestic - existing or occurring inside a particular country
  • Revival - an improvement in the condition
  • Sustainable - able to ​continue over a ​period of ​time
  • Patchy - sometimes good and sometimes ​bad
  • Stasis - a ​state that does not ​change
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Unequivocal - leaving no doubt
  • D├ętente - an ​improvement in the ​relationship between two ​countries that in the past were not ​friendly and did not ​trust each other
  • Stockpile - a ​large ​amount of stock that are ​kept ​ready for ​future use
  • Brink - the ​edge of
  • Revival - an improvement in the condition
  • Isolation - the ​condition of being ​alone
  • Embargo - an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
  • Nod -  ​approval
  • Unilateralism - involving only one ​group or ​country
  • Thrived - to ​grow / develop
  • Take a back seat - to ​choose not to be in a ​position of ​responsibility in an ​organization or ​activity
  • Legitimate - reasonable and ​acceptable
  • Strategic - helping to ​achieve a ​plan
  • Sound bites - a ​short ​sentence or phrase that is ​easy to ​remember
  • Consequently - as a result
  • Hair-trigger - the ​characteristic of ​becoming very ​angry very ​easily
  • Proactive - controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened
  • Aggressive - using ​forceful ​action to ​win or to ​achieve ​success
  • Unravelling  - make something ​known or ​understood
  • Prospect - the ​possibility of being ​successful
  • Festering -  ​to become ​infected
  • Embrace - to ​accept something ​enthusiastically

Topic 2 : "Incremental steps not enough"

  • Acquisition - the ​process of getting something
  • Procurement - the action of obtaining something
  • Indigenous - naturally ​existing in a ​place or ​country ​rather than ​arriving from another ​place
  • Stakeholders - group of ​people who own a ​share in a ​business
  • Robust - strong
  • Imperative - ​extremely ​important or ​urgent
  • Cutting-edge - highly advanced
  • Transitioned - changed from one type to another
  • Self-reliant - not ​needing ​help or ​support from other ​people
  • Ambition - goal / target
  • Flagging - becoming ​weaker
  • Impediment - anything that slows or blocks progress
  • Monopoly - a situation where an ​organization or ​group has ​complete ​control of something
  • Workhorse - something that ​operates without ​failing for ​long ​periods
  • Vendors - sellers
  • Crept - came slowly without being noticed
  • Upfront - in advance
  • Reimbursement -  repayment for money you've already spent
  • Radical - most ​important
  • Reform - make changes in something inorder to improve it

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