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February 13, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 11th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 11th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Growth data send conflicting signals"

  • Conflicting - different and ​opposing
  • On the face of it - from the way it looks
  • Projection - a ​calculation or ​guess about the ​future ​based on ​information that you have
  • Attainable - Achievable
  • Raise a flag - bring something to notice
  • Pace - speed
  • Slowdown - a decline in economic activity
  • Outpace - to improve ​faster than someone
  • Contraction - the process of becoming smaller
  • Cited - stated (to mention something)
  • Slackening - to ​become ​slower or less ​active
  • Momentum -  the ​force that ​keep something developing
  • Impetus - something that ​encourages a ​particular ​activity
  • Undergird - provide support for something
  • Partly - not completely
  • Sustainability - ability or capacity of something to be ​able to ​continue over a ​period of ​time
  • Undermined -  to make someone less ​powerful
  • Protracted  - lasting for a long time or longer than expected
  • Slump - to ​fall ​suddenly
  • Dampener - a thing that prevent (someone or something) from doing something
  • Robust - ​strong
  • Concern - to ​cause ​worry to someone
  • Cautioned - say something as a warning
  • Adequately - exactly (acceptable in quality or quantity)
  • Methodology - a system of methods used in a particular area of activity
  • Inflating - increase (something) by a large or excessive amount
  • Rationale - a set of reasons that ​cause a ​particular set of actions
  • Dispel - to ​remove ​fears, ​doubts, and ​false ​ideas, by ​proving them ​wrong or ​unnecessary
  • Enhance - increase
  • Credibility - the quality of being trusted and believed in
  • High table - most important place at something

Topic 2 : "Questions after the deposition"

  • Deposition - a ​formal written ​statement made or used in a ​law ​court
  • Horror - an ​extremely ​strong ​feeling of ​fear and ​shock
  • Massacre - an ​act of ​killing a lot of ​people
  • Testimony - a formal written or spoken statement
  • Significant - important or ​noticeable
  • Trial - a formal examination of evidence by a judge
  • Masterminds -  people who ​plan a ​difficult ​activity (crime)
  • Unlikely - not promising (likely to fail)
  • Deposition - a ​formal written ​statement made or used in a ​law ​court
  • Conspiracy - a secret plan by a group to do something harmful
  • Espionage - the ​discovering of ​secrets (especially ​political or ​military ​information of another ​country)
  • Colluded - to ​act together ​secretly or ​illegally in ​order to cheat someone
  • Vital - absolutely necessary / essential
  • Extract - to ​remove or take out something
  • Pardon - the action of forgiving
  • Comes at a cost of something - to include disadvantages in order to get what you want
  • Confess - to ​admit that you have done something ​wrong
  • Informant - a person who gives information to another
  • Forthcoming - ready or made available when wanted or needed
  • Pardon - the action of forgiving
  • Magnitude - size
  • Spotlight - focus
  • Fast-track - to speed up something
  • Eventually - in the end
  • Victims - a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident
  • Prompts - to make something ​happen
  • Override - to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)
  • Concern - anxiety / worry

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