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February 15, 2016

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

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

Topic 1 : "TERI’s disgraceful appointment"

  • Disgraceful - shockingly unacceptable
  • Eminent - famous, ​respected, or ​important
  • Under a cloud of something - to not be ​trusted because ​people ​think you have done something ​bad
  • Charge - to ​publicly ​say that someone is doing something ​bad
  • Compunction - a feeling of guilt / deep regret (for doing something wrong)
  • Apparently - as far as one knows
  • Contrary - opposite in nature
  • Accords - give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  • Enactment - the process of making something ​law
  • Misconduct - unacceptable or improper behavior
  • Interim - temporary
  • Tribunal - a ​special ​court which is officially ​chosen by the ​government, to ​examine (​legal) ​problems of a ​particular ​type
  • Wield - to have a lot of ​influence or ​power over other ​people
  • Untenable - cannot be ​supported
  • Dismay - a ​feeling of ​unhappiness and ​disappointment
  • Lapse - a ​temporary ​failure
  • Propensity - the  natural tendency to behave in a particular way (especially bad way)
  • Obligations - something that you must do
  • Complainant - a ​person who makes a ​formal ​complaint in a ​law ​court
  • Facilitated - make (an action or process) easy or easier
  • Discern - recognize or find out
  • Jurisdiction - the ​authority of a ​court or ​official ​organization to make ​decisions and ​judgments
  • Impeccable - perfect (with no ​problems or ​bad ​parts)
  • Credentials - qualifications / background
  • Doggedly - with strong ​determination to do something (​even if it is very ​difficult)
  • Incomprehensible - not able to be understood
  • Remedies - ​successful ways for ​dealing with a ​problem or ​difficulty
  • Tainted - affected with a bad or undesirable quality (polluted)
  • Laurels - praise for a ​person because of something they have done

Topic 2 : "After New Hampshire, Sanders in focus"

  • Stole a march on somebody - to get an ​advantage over somebody
  • Senator - a member o US Senate (assembly)
  • Scooped up something - to ​lift something with ​your ​hands or ​arms in a ​quick ​movement
  • Campaign - work in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • To the tune of - in the ​approximate ​amount ​mentioned
  • Preponderantly - mostly or ​mainly
  • Proclaimed - announce officially or publicly
  • Thumping - of an impressive size / amount
  • Cohorts - a group of people with a shared characteristic
  • Presumed - to ​believe something to be ​true because it is very ​likely (even-though you are not sure)
  • Unassailable - in such a ​strong ​position that you cannot be ​defeated
  • Snatch - to take ​hold of something ​suddenly and ​roughly
  • Sway - to ​move ​slowly from ​side to ​side
  • Outperforms - perform better than
  • Vigorously - forcefully / strongly
  • Courted - pay special attention to
  • Demographic - a particular sector of a population
  • Enforcement -  to make ​people ​obey a ​law
  • Racism - The ​belief that people's ​qualities are ​influenced by ​their ​race and the ​people of other ​races are not as good as the ​people of ​your own
  • Possibly - used when something is not ​sure (to indicate doubt)
  • Reverend - a ​title for a ​priest of the ​Christian Church
  • Amplify - to make something ​louder
  • Dividends - (a ​part of) the ​profit of an organization that is ​paid to the ​people who own ​shares in it
  • Manoeuvre - a ​cleverly ​planned ​action that is ​intended to get an ​advantage
  • Yield - provide
  • Antithesis - a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
  • Albeit - although
  • Distrust - the ​feeling of not ​trusting someone or something
  • Jaded - losing ​interest because you have ​experienced something too many ​times
  • Firm - in a way that will not ​become ​loose
  • Radically - completely

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