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August 30, 2016

English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 22nd to 27th August 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 22nd to 27th August 2016. Happy Reading :)


Indian Express : August 22, 2016 -  "Paradox of plenty".

  • Pretty – Pleasing.
  • Plough – Farm tool for turning over the soil.
  • Viable – Able to exist.
  • Perish – To die.
  • Surplus – Something left over.
  • Shed – 
    • Roofed shelter.
    • To let something fall or flow.
  • Halve – To divide into two equal parts.

Indian Express : August 22, 2016 - "Resolute at last".

  • Enunciate – To state definitely.
  • Compel – To force, to oblige.
  • Subversion – The act of overthrowing legally constituted government.
  • Radical – Fundamental.
  • Robust – Vigorous.

You can Read the Editorials of 23rd August 2016 from here


Indian Express : August 23, 2016 - "Return of the cow".

  • Forsake – To abandon, to desert.
  • Vehemently – Intense.
  • Rile – To annoy.
  • Revere – To honour, to have deep respect for.
  • Plunge – To thrust violently.
  • Decisive – Conclusive.
  • Covet – To long to possess.
  • Assimilate – To absorb.
  • Shabby – Nearly worn out.

Indian Express : August 23, 2016 - "Suspicion and red tape".

  • Suspicion – A feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
  • Disquiet – A feeling of worry or unease.
  • Chaff – Chopped hay / Worthless thing.
  • Philanthropic – A person or organization seeking to promote the welfare of others; generous and benevolent.
  • Subversive – Seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.
  • Souvenir – A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place or event.
  • Dissent – The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • Receptive – Willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
  • Turbulence – Violent or unsteady movement of air or water or some other fluid.
  • Cauldron – A large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.

You can Read the Editorials of 24th August 2016 from here

Indian Express : August 24, 2016 - "Managing mistrust".

  • Collegiums – A society of amateur musicians, especially one attached to a German of US University.
  • Defer – To postpone.
  • Grace – Smoothness and elegance of movement.
  • Expeditious – Done with speed and efficiency.
  • Alibi – A claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act typically a criminal one, alleged to have taken place.
  • Indictment – A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
  • Entail – Impose.
  • Encode – Convert into a coded form.
  • Notion – A conception of or belief about something.
  • Tyrannical – Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
  • Conniving – Given to involved in conspiring to do something immoral, illegal or harmful.
  • Complicit – Involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
  • Caveat – A warning or provision of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitation.
  • Wrangle – A dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.
  • Ensemble – A group of items as individual / A group of musicians, actors etc. who perform together.

Indian Express : August 24, 2016 - "Halfway to dignity".

  • Nuanced – Characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression.
  • Heterogeneity – The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.
  • Consent – Permission for something to happen.
  • Contend – Struggle to surmount.
  • Coercion – The practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or thereat.
  • Convulsive – A violent social or political up head.

You can Read the Editorials of 25th August 2016 from here


Indian Express : August 25, 2016 - "Theatre of absurd.

  • Absurd – An idea or suggestion wildly unreasonabl"e, illogical, or inappropriate.
  • Sedition – Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • Absolute – Total.
  • Incite – Encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior).
  • Evinced – Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling).
  • Pernicious – Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
  • Construed – Interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.
  • Deplorable – Deserving strong condemnation.
  • Utterance – A spoken word, statement or vocal sound.
  • Stride – A long, decisive step.
  • Opined – Hold and state as one’s opinion.
  • Purported – Appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely.
  • Bigotry – Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.

Indian Express : August 25, 2016 - "Health security at stake".
  • Pertaining – Be appropriate, related, or applicable.
  • Leverage – Use (Something) for maximum advantage.
  • Discrepancy – A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
You can Read the Editorials of 26th August 2016 from here


Indian Express : August 26, 2016 - "Soldiers and Businessmen".

  • Usurp – Take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
  • Reminiscent – Tending to remind one of something.
  • Scruple – A feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.
  • Shrewd – Having or showing sharp powers of judgment.
  • Summoned – Authoritatively or urgent call on (someone) to be present especially as a defendant or witness in a law court.
  • Realtor – A person who acts as an agent for the sale and purchase of buildings and land.
  • Illicit – Forbidden by law, rules or customs.

Indian Express : August 26, 2016 - "The Rollout challenge".

  • Archaic – Very old or old-fashioned.
  • Alleviate – Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
  • Clarion – Loud and clear; a shrill, narrow-tubed was trumpet.

You can Read the Editorials of 27th August 2016 from here


Indian Express : August 27, 2016 - "What is Kashmiriyat ?"

  • Deprivation – Damage.
  • Consolation – Comfort received by a person after a loss or disappoint.
  • Banal – So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
  • Clamp down – A severe or concerted attempt to suppress something.
  • Perpetuate – Make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
  • Abate – Become less intense or widespread.
  • Logjam – A crowded mass or logs blocking a river.
  • Platitude – A remark or statement, especially one with moral content.
  • Herald – An official messenger bringing news.
  • Moor – A tract of open uncultivated upland.
  • Mutate – Change or cause to change in form or nature.
  • Conscionably – According to conscience, with a good conscience; equitably, reasonably, fairly.
  • Tenuous – Very weak or slight.
  • Artifact – A man-made object taken as a whole.
  • Exacerbate – Make ( a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • Expulsion – The action of depriving someone of membership in an organization.
  • Distort – Pull or twist out of shape.
  • Impasse – A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement.
  • Occlude – Stop, close up, or obstruct.
  • Iota – An extremely amount / 9th letter in Greek alphabets.
  • Impede – Delay or prevent (Someone or something) by obstructing them.
  • Adverse – Having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
  • Ravage – The severely damaging or destructive effects of something cause severe and extensive damage to.

Indian Express : August 27, 2016 - "On the road to Mandalay".

  • Fraternal -  Of or like brother or brothers.
  • Benign – Gentle, kindly.
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