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May 10, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 10th May 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 10th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "The crisis in Nepal"

  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Brink - the point where a new or different situation is about to begin
  • Frenetic - involving a lot of excited movement or activity
  • Oust - to force someone to leave a position of power, job or place
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Number-crunchers - someone whose job involves working with numbers and doing calculations / computers
  • Forge - to make an illegal copy of something in order to cheat
  • Coalition - the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose
  • Tip the balance - to cause a change, esp. in making something more likely to happen
  • Fragmented - consisting of several separate parts
  • Embattled - having a lot of problems or difficulties
  • Equitable - treating everyone fairly and in the same way
  • Marginalise - to treat someone or something as if they are not important
  • Hiatus - a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
  • Conciliatory - intended to show that you care about the feelings or opinions of someone who is angry or upset with you
  • Shanties - small houses, usually made from pieces of wood, metal, or cardboard, in which poor people live, especially on the edge of a city
  • Lethargic - having little energy (feeling unwilling and unable to do anything)
  • Comprehensive - including or dealing with all elements or aspects of something
  • Ante - an amount of money that each person must risk in order to be part of a game that involves gambling
  • Rebuke - express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions
  • Overture - a communication made to someone in order to offer something
  • Regardless - despite / not being affected by something
  • Outreach - the extent or length of reaching out
Topic 2 : "All up in smoke?"

  • Go up in smoke - to be wasted
  • Resisting - to refuse to accept or be changed by something
  • Pictorial - to express something using pictures / illustrated
  • Directives - official or authoritative instructions
  • Carton - a box made from thick cardboard / packet
  • Passive - not directly involved
  • Pleading - requesting
  • Adversely - having a negative or harmful effect on something
  • Fight a losing battle - to try hard to do something when there is no chance that you will succeed
  • Clamp down on something - to take strong action to stop or limit a harmful or unwanted activity
  • Pioneered - to develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity)
  • Deter - to discourage (someone) from doing something
  • Backed - give financial, material, or moral support to something
  • Ingredient -  part or element of something
  • Nudge - small push
  • Hipness - style
  • Stress-busting - getting rid of stress
  • Prevalence - existing very commonly or happening often
  • Tandem - having two things arranged one in front of the other
  • Consensus - a general agreement
  • Lobby - to try to influence somebody that a particular thing should or should not happen, or that a law should be changed
  • Lure - tempt somebody to do something
  • Inroads - direct and noticeable effects on something
  • Toxic - poisonous
  • Carcinogen - a substance that causes cancer
  • Apace - quickly
  • Extensive - covering or affecting a large area
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Bystander - a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part of it
  • Enforced - compulsory
  • Affixed - attached
  • Surrogate - replacing someone else or used instead of something else

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