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March 16, 2016

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

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

Topic 1 : "Heeding the spirit of the amendment"

  • Heeding - pay attention to something
  • Amendment - a minor change or addition to improve something
  • Address - a formal speech
  • Contest - an event in which people compete for authority
  • Tenures - the ​period of ​time during which you were in a position (PM, CM etc)
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Undermine - to make someone less ​confident, less ​powerful, or less ​likely to ​succeed
  • Taken something for granted - to not show that you are grateful for someone or something, and forget that you are lucky to have them
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of shame
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between political parties
  • Halfway - in the middle of a period of time
  • Hints - something that you say or do that ​shows what you ​think or ​want (usually in a way that is not ​direct)
  • Forge - to make or ​produce something, ​especially with some ​difficulty
  • Consensus - a general agreement
  • Agenda - a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting
  • Unencumbered - not having any burden
  • Coalition - the ​joining together of different ​political ​parties or ​groups for a ​particular ​purpose, usually for a ​limited ​time
  • Lack of something - something is not available
  • Inventive - having the ability to create or design new things or to think originally
  • Outreach - the extent or length of reaching out / reach further than something
  • Instance - example
  • Defection - the ​act of ​leaving a ​country, ​political ​party, etc. to go to another one
  • Dispute - a disagreement or argument
  • Accord - an official agreement
  • Contentious - controversial
  • Mobilised - to ​organize or ​prepare a ​group of ​people for a ​purpose (fight)
  • Vital - important
  • Curb - to ​control or ​limit something that is not ​wanted
  • Underprivileged - people who are not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society
  • Fray - fight / argument
  • Cite - refer to
  • Heed - pay attention to / take notice of
  • Follow-up - a continuation or repetition of something that has already been started or done
Topic 2 : "Respect for nature is devotion"
  • Devotion - religious worship / love
  • Grandiose - larger and ​containing more ​detail than ​necessary
  • Spectacle - an ​unusual or ​unexpected ​event that ​attracts ​attention
  • Floodplain - an ​area of ​flat ​land near a ​river that is often ​flooded when the ​river ​becomes too ​full
  • Humanitarianism - involved in or ​connected with ​improving people's ​lives and ​reducing ​suffering
  • Oneness - a ​state of being ​joined as one thing, and no ​longer ​separate
  • Thoughtless - not ​considering how ​your ​actions or words may ​upset someone
  • Destruction - the process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired
  • Entity - organization
  • Ecological - relating to the environment
  • Vulnerability - the state of being open to be attacked
  • Accorded - give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  • Impact - effect / influence
  • Manifest - to show something ​clearly
  • Provision - the ​act of ​providing something
  • Massive - very large in size
  • Garish - unpleasantly ​bright
  • Extravaganza - a ​large, ​exciting, and ​expensive ​event
  • Credentials - qualification / power
  • Footprint - effect
  • Rejuvenate - to restore / to make something ​look or ​feel ​fresh
  • Indicate - to show / to point out something in a clear way
  • Imperative - extremely important / urgent
  • Aquifer - a ​layer of ​rock, ​sand, or ​earth that ​contains ​water or ​allows ​water to ​pass through it
  • Unregulated - not controlled or supervised by regulations or laws
  • Vegetation - ​plants that are ​found in a ​particular ​area
  • Assessment - the ​act of ​judging or ​deciding the ​amount, ​value, ​quality, or ​importance of something
  • Deploying - move army into position for military action
  • Unwarranted - not justified or authorized
  • Brazen something out - to ​act ​confidently and not ​admit that a ​problem ​exists
  • Remit - to ​send ​money to someone
  • Prevail - to get ​control or ​influence
  • Exhaustive - complete and ​including everything
  • Consistent - always ​behaving or ​happening in a ​similar way
  • Mobilise - to prepare / organize
  • Ecology - the ​relationships between the ​air, ​land, ​water, ​animals, ​plants etc
  • Invaluable - extremely useful
  • Heritage - features ​belonging to the ​culture of a ​particular ​society which have historical importance

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