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January 27, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 27th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 27th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Politics, impropriety and President’s Rule"

  • Impropriety - dishonest ​behaviour
  • Throes - experiencing something that is ​difficult, ​unpleasant, or ​painful
  • Crisis - a ​time of ​great ​confusion / ​suffering
  • Proclamation - the  official announcement of an important matter
  • Discern - to find out (recognize)
  • Discredited - ​loss of ​respect in someone / something
  • Dissidence - protest against official policy / government
  • Likelihood - the ​chance that something will ​happen
  • Intervening - take part in something to change the result
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party
  • Determining - to ​decide what will ​happen
  • Spectacle - an unexpected ​situation that ​attracts ​attention, ​interest, or ​disapproval
  • Overshadowing - appear more important than something
  • Floor test - a test to prove majority (by head-count) on the floor of the House (Parliament) for a crucial decision
  • Interim - temporary
  • Impasse - a situation in which no progress is possible
  • Elapsed - passed
  • Manipulate - handle or control in a skilful manner
  • Legislature - the ​group of ​people in a ​country who have the ​power to make and ​change ​laws
  • Precipitated - to make something ​happen ​suddenly / unexpectedly
  • Makeshift - temporary
  • Justified - having a good ​reason for something
  • Advancing - move forwards in a purposeful way
  • Discretion - the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment
  • Stalling - stopping
  • Rooted - establish deeply and strongly
  • Functionaries - people who has to perform official functions or duties (officials)

Topic 2 : "Consolidating ties with France"

  • Consolidating - to make something stronger
  • Understated - presented in an effective way
  • Wrapped up - to complete something / to bring something to an end
  • Devoid - the lack of something (which is necessary)
  • Strategic - used to ​provide ​military ​forces with an ​advantage
  • Counterterrorism - political or military activities designed to prevent terrorism
  • Threats - dangers
  • Recrimination - ​arguments between ​people who are ​blaming each other
  • Consistent - always ​behaving in a ​similar and ​positive way
  • Collaborated - work jointly on an activity or project
  • Bilateral trade - the exchange of goods between two countries
  • Hover - to ​stay at a ​particular ​level
  • Impasse - a situation in which no progress is possible
  • Hanging fire - unexpected delay
  • Vulnerable - able to be ​easily influenced or ​attacked
  • Envisage -  to ​imagine or ​expect something in the ​future (especially something good)
  • Engage - to ​become ​involved
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • To aid - help / support

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