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September 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials.

Topic 1 : "Copyright and copy-making"

  • Copyright - the legal right to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, photograph, or piece of music
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Photocopying - to copy documents or pictures from one piece of paper to another using a photocopier (Xerox)
  • Portions - a part of something
  • Academic - relating to education
  • Course pack - a compilation of any photocopied extracts from one or more sources which is intended to provide students with a compilation of materials designed to support the teaching of a course
  • Infringement - the action of breaking a law, agreement (violation)
  • Interpreted - to explain the meaning of something
  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition or battle
  • Affordable - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Statute - a law passed by a government and formally written down
  • Pupil - a person who is taught by another (student)
  • Provision - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done
  • Barring - except if a particular thing happens
  • Constitute - considered to be
  • Ensuring - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Clause -  a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar way
  • Berne Convention - an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886
  • Intellectual - relating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideas
  • Conflict - disagreement
  • Exploitation - the use of something in order to get an advantage from it
  • Unreasonable - not fair or acceptable
  • Prejudice - an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge
  • In vain - without success
  • Reprographic - used to describe equipment or systems for copying text or pictures
  • Pursue - to try to achieve something
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Justly - used for saying that there is a good reason for something
  • Conferring - to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honour to someone
  • Reputed - famous
  • Expensive - costs a lot of money
  • Beyond someone’s reach - used for saying that someone cannot have or do something because they do not have enough money or skill
  • Preserved - to keep something as it is
  • Back out - to decide not to do something
  • Injurious - causing harm or damage
  • Public interest - the fact that the public has a right to know about something because it affects them

Topic 2 : "500 and counting"

  • And counting - used to say that a figure (number) is constantly increasing
  • Milestone - an important event in the development or history of something
  • Curious - unusual and interesting
  • Round number - a number that ends in 0, such as 40, 450, or 4000
  • Haul - a usually large amount of something
  • Apposite - relevant and appropriate to what is happening or being discussed
  • Assess -  to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something
  • Legacy - something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time
  • Germane - relevant to a subject that is being discussed
  • Cannibalise - to take parts of something, in order to make something else
  • Superpower - a country that has great military, economic, and political power
  • Crack of doom - a peal of thunder announcing the Day of Judgement
  • Elusive - difficult or impossible to achieve
  • Pursued - to try to do or achieve something
  • Vibrant - energetic, exciting, and full of enthusiasm
  • United - to join together as a group
  • Bequeathed - pass something on or leave something to someone else
  • Coming together - if people or groups come together, they meet or join in order to do something
  • In awe of something / someone - fearful and respectful of someone or something
  • Indomitable - very determined and impossible to defeat
  • Nucleus - the central or basic part of something
  • Emergence - the process of appearing or becoming recognized
  • World-class - one of the best in the world
  • All-round - good at doing a lot of different things, especially in sport
  • Consistently - continuously
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another
  • Transformative - causing a major change to something or someone, especially in a way that makes it or them better
  • Break through - to force your way through something that is stopping you from moving forward
  • Slipped - fell down
  • Subsequently - happening after something else
  • Seldom - not often
  • At the helm - in control
  • Empathy - the ability to understand how someone feels because you can imagine what it is like to be them
  • Momentous - very important because of effects on future events
  • Obsessed - considering someone or something as so important that you are always thinking about them
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Falls into place - when things fall into place, they happen in a satisfactory way, without problems
  • Looked after - to take care of someone or something and make certain that they have everything they need
  • Commended - to praise someone or something formally or publicly
  • Laying out - to arrange something
  • Robust - strong

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