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February 03, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 1st February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 1st February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Push for IMF reform"

  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Sigh of relief - to ​suddenly ​feel very ​happy because something ​unpleasant has not ​happened or has ​ended
  • Intransigence - refusing to ​change ​your ​opinions or ​behaviour
  • Emerging - starting to ​exist
  • Accrue - received by someone in increasing amounts
  • Wrested - to get something with ​effort or ​difficulty
  • Haircut - a ​reduction in an ​amount of ​money
  • Consequently - as a result
  • Alongside - together (in cooperation with)
  • Ratifying - to make an ​agreement ​official
  • Wrangling - a long complicated argument
  • Leave a bitter taste in the mouth - unpleasant / bad experience
  • Revolt - to take violent action against government or ruler
  • Prospect - the ​possibility that something good might ​happen in the ​future
  • Reverting - returning
  • Woes - troubles (things that cause sorrow or distress)
  • Assault - a physical attack
  • Allegation - a ​statement, made without giving ​proof, that someone has done something ​wrong or ​illegal
  • Erupted - to ​start ​suddenly and ​violently
  • Provenance - the ​place of ​origin of something
  • Underscored - gave extra importance
  • Obstructionism - the ​act of ​intentionally ​stopping or ​slowing down an ​official ​process
  • Negotiations - discussion aimed at reaching an agreement
  • Threatening - warning
  • Veto - to ​refuse to ​allow something
  • Repealed - officially cancelled
  • Relent - to influence or pressure
  • Persuasion - to make someone do or ​believe something by giving them a good ​reason to do it
  • Inaction - failure to do anything that might ​provide a ​solution to a ​problem
  • Pound of flesh - something that you have the ​right to ​receive but is ​unreasonable to ​demand from someone
  • Acquiesces - to ​accept or ​agree to something unwillingly
  • Rescind - officially cancelled
  • Loophole - a ​small ​mistake in something that will help others to make use of it

Topic 2 : "Gujarat must give up terror bill"

  • Persistent - continous
  • Draconian - laws or rules that are really harsh
  • Provision - the act of providing something
  • Assent - approval
  • Apparent - clearly visible or understood
  • Admissible - admissible
  • Afresh - in a new or different way
  • Prevail - to get ​control or ​influence
  • Delegate - to give a ​particular ​job, ​duty etc. to someone ​else so that they do it for you
  • Disruptive - causing ​trouble and ​stopping something from ​continuing as ​usual:
  • Lapse - a ​temporary ​failure
  • Prone - ​likely to ​suffer from something
  • Amendments - minor changes
  • Curb - to ​control or ​limit something that is not ​wanted
  • Invoke - to use a ​law in ​order to ​achieve something
  • Miserably - in a way that is very ​unpleasant and makes you ​unhappy / disappointed
  • Mockery - an ​action or ​event that ​seems ​stupid and without ​value
  • To combat - to fight
  • Detriment - harm / damage

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