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September 18, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 16th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 16th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "Apple’s tax troubles"

  • Hefty - large and heavy
  • Back taxes - taxes that have been unpaid in the year that they were due
  • Imposed -  to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received
  • Quest - an attempt to achieve something difficult
  • Crack down - to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more severe way
  • Avoidance - the act of avoiding something or someone
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Giant - a very large and successful company
  • Triggered - to make something happen
  • Outburst - a sudden forceful expression of emotion, especially anger
  • Transatlantic - between countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Ruling - a decision
  • Multinational - a large company that has offices, shops, or factories in several countries
  • Diplomacy - the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Alleges - to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong or illegal, even though this has not been proved
  • Ultra-low - extremely low
  • Violation - an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Aid -  money, food, or other help that an organization or government gives to a country or area where people need it
  • Curiously - in an unusual and interesting way
  • Possibility - the chance that something might happen or be true
  • Clawing - attacking
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Thriving - very successful
  • Subsidiary - a company that is owned by a larger company
  • On the other hand - used for giving two different opinions about something
  • Implies - if one thing implies another thing, the other thing is likely to exist or be true
  • Pique - a feeling of anger, especially caused by someone damaging your feeling of being proud of yourself
  • Chunk - a large amount or part of something
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Coffer - the supply of money that an organization has available to spend
  • Stumbling block - a difficulty that causes mistakes or prevents progress
  • Regulatory - a regulatory organization or company controls an activity, process, or industry
  • Loophole - a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something
  • Exploit - to use a situation so that you get benefit from it, even if it is wrong or unfair to do this
  • Indefinitely - for a period of time that has no fixed end
  • Levy - an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization
  • Repatriate - to send money that you earn in a foreign country back to your own country
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Firm - a business or company
  • Retain - to keep someone or something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Inversion - a change that makes something the opposite of what it was before
  • Manoeuvre - a clever or dishonest action that you do to get something that you want
  • Benign - pleasant and kind
  • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
  • Backed by - supported by
  • Combat - fight
  • Cross-border - between different countries, or involving people from different countries
  • Juncture - a particular point in time
  • Irritant - something that annoys you
  • Endeavour - an effort to do something, especially something new or difficult

Topic 2 : "The message from Shahabuddin"

  • Embodies - to include something
  • Contradictions - differences
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Symbolised - to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something
  • Indeed - used to express that something is correct
  • Took over - to take control of something (job)
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Defied - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Enforcing - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Writ - an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something
  • Constituency - a division of a country that elects a representative to a parliament
  • Roaming - moving freely over a wide area
  • Veiled - not direct but is easily understood
  • Snide - deliberately unkind in an indirect way
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Plank - an important aspect of something, on which it is based
  • Ousted - to remove someone from a position of power
  • Speak/talk the same language - to have the same ideas and attitudes as someone else
  • Speak a different language - to change your ideas and say exact opposite to whoat you said earlier
  • Nonsense - ideas, behaviour, or statements that are not true or sensible
  • Offending - causing a problem
  • Pursuing - to follow a course of activity
  • Comfort zone - a situation in which you feel comfortable and in which your ability and determination are not being tested
  • Acutely - used for emphasizing that a feeling, often an unpleasant one, is very strong
  • Drive a wedge between somebody - to damage the good relationship that two people or groups of people have
  • For the sake of somenone -  in order to help or bring advantage to someone
  • Survival - the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Endorsement - an occasion when someone gives official or public support to a particular person or thing
  • Prominent - important and well known
  • Semblance - a situation or condition that is similar to what is wanted or expected, but is not exactly as hoped for
  • Striking - attracting your interest or attention because of some unusual feature
  • Driven home - to state something in a very forceful and effective way

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