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September 02, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 2nd September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 2nd September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "The rise and fall of Dilma Rousseff"

  • Impeached - saying that a public official is guilty of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Stripped of - to remove
  • Righteous - morally correct
  • Legislature - the part of government that makes and changes laws
  • Bookkeeping - the job of recording an organization’s financial accounts
  • Manoeuvre - an action or movement that you need care or skill to do
  • Deficit - the total amount by which money spent is more than money received
  • Piloted - to be responsible for introducing a new law or system and making sure it is established
  • Implicated - to show that someone is involved in a crime
  • Petrobras - A Brazilian multinational corporation in the petroleum industry
  • Scandal- a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • High-profile - attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc
  • Presidency - the job of being president
  • Purposefully - showing that you know what you want to do
  • Welfare - the health and happiness of people
  • Initiated - to cause something to begin
  • Predecessor - someone who had a job or a position before you
  • Comparatively - as compared to something else
  • Defying - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Established - having existed for a long time, and therefore recognized as good or successful
  • Immense - extremely large
  • Charisma - a strong personal quality that makes other people like you and be attracted to you
  • Steep fall - fell very quickly from high to low
  • Commodity -  something that can be bought and sold (especially a basic food product or fuel)
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Devastating - causing a lot of harm or damage
  • For instance - for example
  • Amid - in the middle of or surrounded by
  • Fudging - to avoid making a decision or giving a clear answer about something
  • The doldrums - unsuccessful (showing no activity or development)
  • Bounce back - to start to be successful again after a difficult period
  • Headwind - a wind blowing in the opposite direction to the one you are moving in
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Boos - expressions of strong disapproval or disagreement
  • Spectator - someone who watches a public activity or event
  • Ceremony - a formal public event
  • Coup - an unexpectedly successful achievement
  • Turmoil - a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder

Topic 2 : "Full circle in Singur"

  • Verdict - judgement
  • Acquisition - the process of getting something
  • Re-statement - to say something again
  • Eminent - famous, respected, or important
  • Domain - a particular area of activity
  • Quashing - to use force or violence to stop the political action taken by a group of people
  • Erstwhile - previous
  • Reiterated - to say something again
  • Arbitrarily - unfairly
  • Invoked - to use a law in order to achieve something
  • Categorically - in a very clear way (without any doubt)
  • Held - to support something
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Conceded - to admit that something is true
  • Indeed - really
  • Inquiry - an official process to discover the facts about something bad that has happened
  • Notified - to tell someone officially about something
  • Rendered - to provide a service, or to give help to someone or something
  • Void - a situation in which something important that is usually present is no longer there
  • Pivotal - important
  • Wrested - got something with efforts or difficulty
  • Compensation - oney that someone receives because something bad has happened to them
  • Afresh - in a new or different way
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement
  • Academic - relating to schools, colleges, and universities, or connected with studying and thinking
  • Outdated - old and no longer suitable for modern purposes, methods, or situations
  • Repealed - to state officially that a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
  • Transparency - openly (without any secrets)
  • Resettlement -  to go and live in a different region or country
  • Statutory - legal
  • Rehabilitation - to return someone to a good, healthy, or normal life or condition
  • Consent - permission or agreement
  • Apprehension - worry about the future, or a fear that something unpleasant is going to happen
  • Deter - to make someone decide not to do something
  • Inasmuch - used for adding a comment that explains or makes clearer what you have just said
  • Preclude - if one thing precludes another, the first thing prevents the second one from happening
  • By and large - when everything about a situation is considered together
  • Interpreted - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Prevail - to get control or influence
  • Thoughtless - not considering how your actions or words may upset someone
  • Fast-tracked - to make something happen, develop, or progress more quickly than usual
  • Detriment - harm or damage
  • Livelihood - (the way someone earns) the money people need to pay for food, a place to live, clothing, etc
  • Industrialisation - the process of developing industries in a country

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