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September 07, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 7th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 7th September 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 6th September 2016

Topic 1 : "Return of the Cauvery crisis"

  • Cauvery - Kaveri river of South India
  • Monsoon - rainy season
  • Falling short - to fail to reach an amount or standard that was expected or hoped for, causing disappointment
  • Deficient - not good enough
  • Rushing - moving quickly
  • Citing - to mention something as a reason why something has happened
  • Crisis - a time of great suffering
  • Erupting - to start suddenly with a lot of violence or noise
  • Sporadic - happening sometimes; not regular or continuous
  • Litigation - the process of taking a case to a court of law so that a judgment can be made
  • Ad hoc - done only when needed for a specific purpose, without planning or preparation
  • Adjudication - to act as judge in a competition or argument, or to make a formal decision about something
  • Mutual - belonging to two or more people
  • Shortfall - a lack of something that you need or want
  • Distress - 1 a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Ensure - to make sure that something happens or is done
  • Award - a judgment given by a court of law
  • Tribunal - a special law court organized to judge a particular case
  • Deficiency - a state of not having, or not having enough, of something that is needed
  • Pro rata - calculated according to the individual situation
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Authority - a group of people with official responsibility for a particular area of activity
  • Oversee - to watch or organize an activity to make sure that it is being done correctly
  • Comprising - consisting
  • Representative - someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people
  • Approach - to meet someone in order to do something such as make a request or business agreement
  • Adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
  • Counterpart -     a person, who has the same purpose as another one in a different place or organization
  • Contend - to compete in order to win something
  • Betraying - if someone betrays something such as a promise, they do not do what they promised
  • Desire - a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something
  • Empathy -  the ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation
  • Dilly-dally - to waste time
  • Notifying - to tell someone officially about something
  • Devise - to invent a plan, system, object, etc., using your intelligence
  • Sustainable - capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
  • Depleting - reducing
  • Acreage - an area of land, often measured in acres
  • Intensive - involving
  • Hold the key - to have control of something
  • Initiative - a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Hold sway - to be the main influence on people’s opinions or behaviour

Topic 2 : "The Grumbling 20"

  • Grumbling - to complain about someone or something in an annoyed way
  • Noble - behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire
  • Far-sighted - able to imagine what effects an action will have in the future so that you make good decisions
  • Looming - (of something unwanted or unpleasant) about to happen soon and causing worry
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Doughty - determined and not easily frightened
  • To take over the reins - to take the control of something
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Reform - to make an improvement in something
  • Degenerated - to become worse
  • Divergent - different from each other
  • Inhabitant - a person or animal that lives in a particular place
  • Communiqué - an official statement, especially to newspapers, radio, or television
  • Resistance - refusal to accept something new
  • Excess -  an amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable
  • Climate - the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Disappearing - to no longer happen or exist
  • Solidarity - agreement between and support for the members of a group, especially a political group
  • Ratifying - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising
  • Contrarily - in opposite way
  • Negotiator - someone who tries to help two groups who disagree to reach an agreement with each other
  • Fobbed off something / someone - to convince someone to accept someone or something you want to get rid of
  • Insist - to  say firmly or demand forcefully
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Low-key - without much activity or reaction
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens
  • Advancing - moving forwards or progressing
  • Erosion - reduction or destruction of something important
  • Gathering - a group of people meeting together
  • Vague - not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided
  • Collaborative - involving people or groups working together to produce something
  • Evolved - developed slowly
  • Regulation - an official rule that controls the way that things are done
  • Emerged from the ashes - to start exists again
  • Meltdown - a sudden and complete failure of a company, organization, or system
  • Put the brakes - to slow down or stop an activity
  • Excessive - much more than is reasonable or necessary
  • Outlived - to live or exist longer than someone or something
  • Revert - to return to a previous state
  • Overlapping - if two or more activities, subject overlap, they have some parts that are the same
  • Conversation - a talk between two or more people (groups), usually a private and informal one
  • Re-examine - to look at or think about something carefully again
  • Recast - to change the way that someone or something is or appears to be

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