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May 20, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 19th 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 19th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

  • Postponing - to delay an event and plan that it should happen later
  • Constituency - a group of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Rampant - getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way
  • Bribery - the crime of giving someone money or something else to convince that person to do something you want
  • Grim - worried and serious or sad
  • Widespread - existing or happening in many places and/or among many people
  • Malpractice - failure to act correctly or legally when doing your job
  • Grossly - very
  • Inadequate - lacking the quality or quantity required (insufficient for a purpose)
  • Phenomenon - something (unusual / interesting) that exists
  • Deferment - temporary delay in taking someone into a job / position
  • Stamp out something - to get rid of something that is wrong or harmful
  • Perversion - the changing of something so that it is not what it was or should be
  • Well-oiled - operating smoothly
  • Untouched - not affected
  • Scepticism - doubting that something is true or useful
  • Vitiating - to destroy or damage something
  • Clout - influence or power, especially in politics or business
  • Backed by - supported by
  • Acquiring - developing
  • Reputation - the opinion that people in general have about someone or something
  • Electioneering - the activity of trying to convince people to vote for a particular political party
  • Auction - a public sale in which something is sold to the highest bidder
  • Lacklustre - without energy and effort
  • Outreach - an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time
  • Manifesto - a written statement of the aims and policies of a political party
  • Roster - a list of people's names, often with the jobs they have been given to do
  • Freebie - a thing that is given free of charge
  • Herald - to be a sign that something important, and often good, is starting to happen
  • Enticement - something used to attract or to tempt someone
  • Tremble - to shake slightly, usually because you are cold, frightened, or very emotional
  • Prospect - the possibility of some future event occurring
  • Enormous - very large in size
  • Turnouts - the number of people attending or taking part in an event (the number of people voting in an election)
  • Wage - to fight a war inorder to achieve something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Anachronistically - related to an error in order
  • Opaque - difficult to understand
  • Distortion - the action of giving a misleading impression
  • Grim - worried and serious or sad
  • Rebooting - to start something again or do something again, in a way that is new and interesting
  • Certain - to know or say something without doubt
  • Keen - very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much:
  • Sanctions - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Isolation - the condition of being alone
  • Mainstream - considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
  • High-profile - attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc
  • Revive - restore to life or consciousness
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Set the stage for something - to make it possible for something else to happen
  • Deficit - the amount by which something is too small
  • Bilateral - involving two countries
  • Expediting - to make something happen more quickly
  • Vital - absolutely necessary (essential)
  • Stable - strongly fixed (not likely to move or change)
  • Clandestine - secret (kept secret or done secretively)
  • Slashed - to very much reduce something
  • Backed off - to stop being involved in a situation
  • Seize - to take something quickly and keep or hold it
  • Significance - importance
  • Balancing act - a situation in which a person tries to give care and attention to two or more activities at the same time
  • Equilibrium - a state of balance:
  • Skewed - uddenly changed direction or position

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