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January 02, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 2nd January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 2nd January 2016. Happy Reading :) 

Topic 1 : "Revive NATGRID with safeguards"

  • Revive - regain life
  • Nuanced - a very ​slight ​difference in ​appearance
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Slew - large number of
  • Embarrassingly - shamefully
  • Foolhardy - brave in a ​silly way (taking ​unnecessary ​risks)
  • Potential - someone's or something's ​ability to ​develop
  • Tip-off - a ​secret ​warning / ​secret ​information
  • Chaos - confusion
  • Ideologies  - a system of ideas
  • Propaganda - information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
  • Avert - to ​prevent something ​bad from ​happening
  • Sovereignty - supreme power or authority
  • Nurture - to take ​care of something
  • Overdue - not ​happening when ​expected / needed
  • Eminent - famous

Topic 2 : "Mr. Kejriwal’s challenge"

  • Edginess - nervousness
  • Subsequently - happening after something ​else (afterwards)
  • Stint -  a ​fixed ​period of ​time ​spent doing a ​particular ​job
  • Thrives - make steady progress
  • Persisting - to continue in some state
  • Resonance - the quality of being loud and clear
  • Combat - fight
  • Accentuates - put stress on something
  • Cede - give up (power or territory)
  • Protocol - rules of government
  • Substantively - importantly
  • Thrust - to ​push ​suddenly and ​strongly
  • Anecdotal - based on personal observation
  • Tussle - fight
  • To have a last word - to make the final decision about something (winning the argument)
  • Alleged - to say something without proof
  • Destabilising - to make a ​government ​lose ​power or ​control
  • Grounded - to prevent
  • Privileged - leally protected
  • Segments - parts
  • Traffic decongestion plan - a plan to reduce traffic
  • Hazardous - risky / dangerous
  • Periphery - boundary
  • Alibi - an ​excuse for something ​bad or for a ​failure
  • Evade - escape or avoid something
  • Asymmetry - lack of equality or equivalence
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