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February 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 18th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Right step on savings schemes"

  • Tenure -  period of time
  • Countless - too many to be counted
  • Retired - to leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health
  • Risk-free - does not involve any risk
  • Parking - leave (something) in a convenient place until required
  • Hard-earned - achieved only after a lot of effort
  • Returns - profit from an investment
  • Pare - to reduce something
  • Vis-à-vis - in relation to
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Core - most important part of something
  • Constituency - the people who live and can vote in a particular area
  • Emerging - starting to exist
  • Partially - only in part; to a limited extent
  • Transmitted - to pass something from one person or place to another
  • Borrow - to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent
  • Peculiar - unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way
  • Predicament - a difficult, unpleasant or embrassing situation
  • On the mat - being formally disapproved by someone in authority
  • Encounter - to face something unexpectedly
  • Set the stage for something - prepare the conditions for something
  • Regime - a system or ordered way of doing things
  • Perspective - a ​particular way of ​considering something (point of view)
  • Roadblock - something that stops progress
  • Eventually - in the end
  • Distort - to ​change something from ​its ​usual, ​original, ​natural ​condition
  • Impact - influence
  • Inevitable - something that is ​sure to ​happen and cannot be ​prevented

Topic 2 : "J&K needs a government"

  • Discontent - a ​feeling of ​wanting an ​improved ​situation (dissatisfied)
  • Mounting - ​slowly ​increasing
  • Patriarch - head
  • Spike - to ​rise to a ​higher ​amount
  • Fragile - damaged
  • Downturn - a ​reduction in something
  • Crossfire - gunfire from two or more directions
  • Pelted - to ​throw a ​number of things ​quickly at someone
  • Impervious to something - not ​influenced or ​affected by something
  • Melee -  a ​large ​noisy ​uncontrolled ​crowd
  • Sedition - speech that is ​intended to ​influence other ​people to ​oppose ​their ​government
  • Acquit - free someone from a criminal charge
  • Uncertainty - a ​situation in which something is not ​known
  • Voiced - expressed
  • Concern - a ​worried or ​nervous ​feeling about something
  • Striking - attracting attention for unusual reasons
  • Revive - restore to life
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit
  • Disaffection - feeling of being dissatisfied (especially with people in authority or a system of control)
  • Coalition - the ​joining together of different ​political ​parties for a ​particular ​purpose (for a ​limited ​time)
  • Definitively - clearly
  • Dissolving - close down or dismiss (an assembly or official body)
  • Advancing - coming
  • Framework - a ​system of ​rules, ​ideas that is used to ​plan or ​decide something
  • Agenda - a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting
  • Adequate - enough or ​satisfactory for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Unease - a ​feeling of being worried about something
  • Fallout - unfavourable / harmful results of a situation or action.
  • Cast a shadow on something - to ​spoil a good ​situation with something ​unpleasant
  • At stake - at risk
  • Gave situation - seriously ​bad situation
  • Interregnum - a ​period when a ​country or ​organization does not have a ​leader
  • Negotiating - to ​deal with something ​difficult
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