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July 23, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Topic 1 : "Cleaning up cricket"

  • Significance - the quality of being worthy of attention / importance
  • Intervention - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • Trumps - to beat someone or something by doing or producing something better
  • Marred - spoiled
  • Activism - the use of direct and noticeable action to achieve a result, usually a political or social one
  • Revamp - give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to something
  • Sweeping - affecting many things or people
  • Reforms - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Conflicts - serious disagreements or arguments
  • Tenure - the holding of an office
  • Fiefdom - an area or type of activity that is controlled by someone
  • Ills - bad things
  • Patronage - the support given to an organization by someone
  • Stem from something - to start or develop as the result of something
  • Office-bearer - a person holding a position of authority in an organization
  • Cooling-off period - the time gap between a series of events
  • Bloated - excessive in size or amount
  • Apex - the highest point of something
  • Unfettered - not limited by rules or any other controlling influence
  • Micromanagement - to control every part of a situation, even small details
  • Irrespective - without considering
  • Transparent - open and honest, without secrets
  • Accountable - someone who is accountable is completely responsible for what they do and must be able to give a satisfactory reason for it
  • Manner - the way in which something is done
  • Infusion - the act of adding one thing to another to make it stronger or better
  • Assortment - a group of different types of something
  • Shadowy - used to refer to something very less known
  • Capitalise - take the chance to gain advantage from something
  • Scandal - an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage
  • Unsavoury - unpleasant, or morally offensive
  • Aspect - a particular part or feature of something
  • Gain ground - become more popular or accepted
  • Cosy - comfortable and pleasant
  • Grave - seriously bad
  • Conflict - disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Plagued - to cause worry, pain, or difficulty to someone or something over a period of time
  • Take a hard line against something - to be very serious in the way that you deal with someone or something
  • Malpractices - failure to act correctly or legally when doing your job, often causing injury or loss
  • Indisputable - unable to be challenged or denied
  • Cavils - to make unreasonable complaints, especially about things that are not important
  • Thrust - push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Proponent - a person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action

Topic 2 : "A Total Campdown"

  • Clampdown - a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
  • Disruption - to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
  • Valley - a low area of land between hills or mountains
  • Conveyed - to express a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people
  • Poignantly - causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness
  • On account of something - because of something
  • Prevailing situation - current situation
  • Curfew - a rule that everyone must stay at home between particular times, usually at night, especially during a war or a period of political trouble
  • Ill-advised - not wise, and likely to cause problems in the future
  • Vicious - deliberately cruel or violent
  • Suffocating - preventing something or someone from improving or developing in a positive way
  • Avenue - way
  • To voice - to say your opinion on something
  • Condemning - to criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons
  • Clampdown - a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
  • Assault - a violent attack
  • Miscommunication - failure to communicate ideas or intentions successfully
  • Thwart - to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
  • Mobilisation - to assemble military services
  • Inhibit - to prevent someone from doing something by making them feel nervous or embarrassed
  • Shrug off something - to treat something as if it is not important or not a problem
  • Freeze - to stop something
  • Impressionable - easily influenced by other people
  • Clampdown - a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
  • Reinforces - to make something stronger
  • Siege - the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it
  • Slow boil - getting angry slowly
  • Protests - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Spontaneous - happening or done in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced
  • Injury - physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack
  • Refuge - (a place that gives) protection or shelter from danger, trouble, unhappiness, etc
  • Platitudes - a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful
  • Evasion - the act of avoiding something or someone
  • Death toll - the number of deaths resulting from a particular cause
  • Threatening - risky
  • Indiscriminately - in a way that does not show care or judgement
  • Pellets - small metal objects that are shot from some types of gun
  • Essentials - basic things that you cannot live without
  • Disrupt - to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
  • Inhumanly - cruel and causing suffering to people
  • Succour - help given to someone, especially someone who is suffering or in need
  • Ailing - experiencing difficulty and problems
  • Distressed - upset or worried
  • Countenance - to approve of or give support to something
  • Prospect - the possibility that something good might happen in the future
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