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September 06, 2016

English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 29th to 31st August 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 29th to 31st August 2016. Happy Reading :)

Note: No editorial on Sundays

Indian Express  August 29, 2016  Day of the specialist.

  • Prose – Written or spoken language in its ordinary form.
  • Compose – Write or create / calm or settle.
  • Constraint – A limitation or restriction.
  • Sin – An immoral act considered to be transgression against divine law.
  • Omission – Someone or something that has been left out or excluded.
  • Articulate – (of a person) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
  • Hedge – A fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs.
  • Nimble – Quick and light in movement or action. Agile.
  • Dexterous – Demonstrating neat skills, especially with the hands.
  • Akin – Of similar character.
  • Subtle – So delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
  • Weed – A wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.
  • Ageism – Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age.
  • Admire – Regard (an object, quality, or person) with respect or warm approval.
  • Impartial – Treating all rivals or disputants equally fair and just.
  • Raging – Showing violent uncontrollable anger.

Indian Express  August 29, 2016  A different neighborliness.

  • Curb – A check or restrain on something.
  • Sedition – Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of state or monarch.
  • Crusader – A person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change.
  • Refuting – Disprove.
  • Anxiety – A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease.
  • Verdict – A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
  • Euphemism – A mild or indirect word of expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embracing.
  • Embers – A small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in dying fire.
  • Scrutiny – Critical observation or examination.
  • Antithetical – Directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
  • Libel – A published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation.
  • Slander – The action or crime of making false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.
  • Inception – The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.
  • Vague – Of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
  • Detrimental – Tending to cause harm.
  • Acrimonious – (Typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter.
  • Axiom – A statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self evidently true.

You can Read the Editorials of 30th August from HERE

Indian Express  August 30, 2016  Drop the stone.

  • Vex – Make someone feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
  • Consent – Give permission for something to happen.
  • Foreseeable – Able to be foreseen or predict.
  • Secession – The action of withdrawing formally from membership of federation or body, especially a political state.
  • Defy – Openly resist or refuse to obey.
  • Exploit – A bold or daring feat.
  • Autonomy – The right or condition of self government.
  • Forge – 
    • To produce a copy or imitation or (document, signature, banknote, etc.) for the purpose of deception.
    • Move forward gradually or steadily.
  • Palpable – Able to be touched or felt.
  • Consolidate – Make something physically stronger or more solid.
  • Infuriate – Make someone extremely angry and impatient.
  • Semblance – The outward appearance or apparent form of something especially when the reality is different.
  • Eschew – Deliberately avoid.
  • Harboured – Keep a negative thought in one’s mind.
  • Coercive – Relating to or using force or threats.

Indian Express  August 30, 2016  Why Kalburgi was killed.

  • Melded – (In game of cards) Lay down or declare cards to score points.
  • Assassinations – Murder of an important person in a surprise attack for political or religious reason.
  • Cosmopolitanism – Familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures.
  • Bigoted – Having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one’s own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others.
  • Euphoria – A feeling of intense excitement and happiness.
  • Resurgent – Increasing or reviving after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
  • Semitic – Relating to the people who speak the Semitic language especially Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Furore – Excitement, commotion, enthusiasm.
  • Baton – A short stick or staff or something resembling one, in particular.
  • Defiant – Showing bold disobedience.
You can Read the Editorials of 31st August 2016 from HERE

Indian Express  August 31, 2016  To catch a thief.

  • Prevent – To keep something from happening or arising.
  • Amend – Make minor change in a text in order to make it fairer, more accurate.
  • Speculation – The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
  • Pecuniary – Of, relating to, or consisting of money.
  • Mandate – An official order or commission to do something.
  • Competent – Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.
  • Cripple – A person who is unable to walk.
  • Impeccably – Flawlessly.
  • Travesty – A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
  • Emaciated – Abnormally thing or weak.
  • Hound – Harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
  • Goad – A spiked stick used for driving cattle.
  • Tango – Dance type from Latin America.
  • Perpetrate – Make something continue indefinitely.
  • Prevalence – The fact or condition of being prevalent.
  • Endemic – Disease or condition found among people of certain area.
  • Collusion – Secret or illegal co-operation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.
  • Acquiesce – Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
  • Exhort – Strongly encourage or urge someone to do something.
  • Fallacious – Based on mistaken belief.
  • Hindsight – Understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.
  • Frivolous – Not having any serious purpose or value.
  • Defang – Make something harmless or ineffectual.
  • Ponder – Think about something carefully.
  • Efflorescence – Flowering / Blooming of flower.
  • Scuttle – A metal container used to store coal for domestic use.
  • Yore – Of long ago or former times.
  • Placate – Make someone less angry or hostile.
  • Sinister – Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
  • Amply – In enough or more than enough manner.

Indian Express  August 31, 2016  Because father cares.

  • Moot – Subject to debate.
  • Iota – Extremely small amount.
  • Foster – Bring up (child) / Promote the development of something.
  • Rearing – Bring up and care for child until they are fully grown.
  • Regressive – Becoming less advanced.
  • Howler – A stupid or glaring mistake.
  • Refute – Prove a statement to be wrong.
  • Utilitarian – Designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive.
  • Thwart – A structural cross piece something forming a seat for a rower in a boat / Prevent someone from accomplishing something.
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