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April 20, 2016

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

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated April 18th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 17th April 2016
Topic 1 : "Country without a pause"

  • Closed-door meeting - Not open or accessible to the public (held in privacy)
  • Office-bearer - a person holding a position of authority in an organization
  • Legislatures - the ​group of ​people in a ​country or ​part of a ​country who have the ​power to make and ​change ​laws
  • Advocated - publicly recommended or supported
  • Manifesto - a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate
  • Evolve - develop slowly (step by step)
  • Expenditure - the action of spending funds
  • Impart - make (information) known
  • Stability - a ​situation in which something is not ​likely to ​change
  • Simultaneity - the property of two events happening at the same time
  • Populism - the ​ideas and ​opinions of ​ordinary ​people
  • Code of conduct - a set of ​rules about how to ​behave and do ​business with other ​people
  • Firmly - forcefully
  • Inkling - a ​feeling that something is ​true or ​likely to ​happen, ​although you are not sure
  • Mandating - giving (someone) authority to act in a certain way
  • Square up - assume the attitude of a person about to fight
  • Mop up something - to ​finish the last ​part of a ​job after most of it has been ​completed
  • Untenable - not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
  • Militate against something - to make something less ​likely to ​happen or ​succeed
  • Partisan - a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person
  • Inhibiting - to ​prevent someone from doing something by making them ​feel ​nervous or ​embarrassed
  • Envisaged - to ​imagine or ​expect something in the ​future (​especially something good)
  • Persuade - to make someone to ​believe something
  • Sporadic - ​happening sometimes (not ​regular or ​continuous)
  • Overlapping - partly coincide in time
  • Rejig - organize (something) differently / rearrange
  • Aspirant - a person who has ambitions to achieve something

Topic 2 : "Chew on this: the risks of smokeless tobacco"

  • Chew - to ​crush ​food into ​smaller, ​softer ​pieces with the ​teeth so that it can be ​swallowed
  • Chew on something - to think about something carefully for a long time, before making a decision about it
  • Consumption - to eat something
  • Ingredients - main part of something (especially food)
  • Besides - in addition to / also
  • Areca nut - suparee
  • Sidestepped - avoid something
  • Sachet - a small sealed bag or packet containing a small quantity of something
  • Rampant - (of something ​bad) getting ​worse ​quickly and in an ​uncontrolled way
  • Surrogate - ​replacing something ​else
  • Mockery - the ​act of ​making fun of someone or something
  • Amendment - a minor change or addition to improve something
  • Contravention - to do something that a ​law or ​rule does not ​allow (to break a rule / law)
  • Convention - an agreement between states covering particular matters
  • Monograph - a ​long ​article on a ​particular ​subject (detailed written study)
  • Carcinogenic - something that ​causes ​cancer
  • Cunning - clever
  • Amend - make minor changes to something
  • Alarming - causing ​worry or ​fear
  • Lancet - a ​small ​knife with two ​cutting ​edges and a ​sharp ​point
  • Oral - relating to the mouth
  • Diagnosed - identify the nature of an illness by examination of the symptoms

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