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February 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 19th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Restore propriety in Arunachal Pradesh"
  • Propriety - correct ​moral ​behaviour or ​actions
  • Revocation - to ​officially declare that an ​agreement, ​permission, a ​law, etc. is no ​longer in ​effect (cancelled)
  • Ought to - have to
  • Paves the way for something - make it easier to do something
  • Proclamation - an ​official ​announcement
  • Prevailing - existing in a ​particular ​place or at a ​particular ​time
  • Uncertainty - a ​situation in which something is not ​known
  • Vacuum - lack of something (emptiness)
  • Tangles - disagreements
  • Tussle - to have ​difficult ​disagreements or ​strong ​arguments
  • Revived - restore to life or consciousness
  • Regime - government
  • Backing - help or support
  • Floor test - a test to prove majority (by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament for a crucial decision
  • Directive - an official instruction
  • Status quo - the ​present ​situation
  • Expedite - to make something ​happen more ​quickly
  • Clutch - to take or ​hold something ​tightly
  • Piquant - interesting and ​exciting
  • Imposition - the ​introduction of a new ​law or ​system
  • Reinstated - restore something to it's former position or state
  • Reposed faith in somebody - to ​place ​your ​trust or ​hopes in somebody
  • Unseemly - (behavior) which is not proper or appropriate
  • Dissident - a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government
  • Unseat -  to remove someone from power
  • Incumbent -  the person who has or had a particular official position
  • Farcical  -  a ​situation that is very ​badly ​organized
  • Midst -  in the middle of an event, situation, or activity
  • Indisputable - true, and impossible to doubt
  • Travesty - something that fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent
  • Partisan - strongly supporting a person, principle, or political party (without considering or judging the matter very carefully)
  • Overshadows -  to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy
  • Constitutional - relating to an established set of principles governing a state
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with

Topic 2 : "A landmark for Indian scientists"

  • Landmark - an important stage in something's development
  • Granted - an amount of money given especially by the government to a person or organization for a special purpose
  • In-principle - basic idea
  • Awaited - to wait for something
  • On the heels of -  to ​happen very ​soon after something
  • Elusive - to not be caught by someone
  • Interferometer - an instrument to make precise measurements of length of displacement in terms of the wavelength
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is true or not true
  • Black hole - an imaginary place in which things are lost
  • Collide - to hit something violently
  • Fusing - to join (different pieces or elements) together physically, as by melting or heating
  • Light year - the distance that light travels in one year (about 9.5 million million kilometres)
  • By virtue of - because or as a result of
  • Operational - to make it work
  • Vast - extremely big
  • Accuracy - the fact of being exact or correct
  • For instance -  for example
  • Remained shut - To continue in the same closed state
  • Detector - a device used to find particular substances or things, or measure their level
  • Faraway - distant
  • Altogether - completely
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed in the past
  • Diverse - different types
  • Shipped - transport goods
  • Vacuum - empty space
  • Optics - the study of light and of instruments using light
  • Under way -  it is happening now
  • Observatory - a building from which scientists can watch the planets, the stars, the weather, etc
  • Operational - in or ready for use
  • Besides - in addition to; also
  • Pivotal -  central and important
  • Astronomy -  the scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist naturally in space, such as the moon, the sun, planets, and stars
  • Catalyst - a person or event that quickly causes change or action
  • Landscape - a view or picture
  • Experimental -  new invention or product based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized

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