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September 05, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 5th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 5th September 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 4th September 2016

Topic 1 : "From dissent to disapproval"

  • Dissent - strong disagreement
  • Disapproval - the feeling of having a negative opinion of someone or something
  • Principled - always behaving in an honest and moral way
  • Reform - to make changes in something, in order to improve it
  • Struck down - if a judge or court struck down a law, they officially end it
  • Enacted - to make a proposal into a law
  • Collegium - an advisory board
  • Opted to - to make a choice
  • Keep something out - to not go in a place, or to stop someone or something from going into a place
  • Proceedings - legal action
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way
  • Elaborately - in detailed manner
  • Ills - problems
  • Primacy - more powerful or important than anything else
  • Preserve - to keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed
  • Missive - an official long letter
  • Fraught - very worried and with a lot of problems
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Significant - very important
  • Alterations - changes
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Prospects - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event
  • Undoubtedly - used for saying that something is surely true or is accepted by everyone
  • Irrespective - not taking (something) into account
  • Reservations - a feeling of doubt about whether something is good or right
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Reluctant - not willing to do something
  • Clause - a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
  • Opacity - the quality that makes something such as a statement or problem difficult to understand
  • Revision - the process of changing, improving, or making additions to something such as a plan, law, or piece of writing
  • Kept under wraps - to hide something
  • Debate - a discussion in which people or groups state different opinions about a subject
  • Firming something up - to make something more certain or less likely to change
  • Infusion - the act of adding one thing to another to make it stronger or better

Topic 2 : "Promise versus performance"

  • Versus - used to compare two things in order to show that they are different or that one is better than the other
  • Far from - used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention
  • Live up to - to be as good as what was expected or promised
  • Potential - someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed
  • System -  rules that decide how a society, country, or organization should operate and that cannot be changed even though they seem unfair to you
  • Maverick - an independent person who has ideas and behaviour that are very different from other people’s
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Plot - a secret plan to do something bad
  • Unwilling - if you are unwilling to do something, you do not want to do it or you refuse to do it
  • Regional - relating to a particular area
  • Emerge - to become known
  • Sacked - removed from his job
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Bribery - the crime of giving / taking money illegally
  • Pushover - an opponent who is easy to defeat
  • Stepping stone - an event that helps you achieve something else
  • To take on - to fight or compete against someone
  • Frequent - happening often
  • Barbs - a remark that is funny but unkind
  • On the wrong side of the law - doing illegal things
  • Defend - to protect someon against attack or criticism
  • Alleging - saying that something is true, even though this has not been proved
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not sure about something
  • Prominent - very well known and important
  • Purview - the limit of someone's responsibility, interest, or activity
  • Controversy - a lot of disagreement or argument about something
  • High moral ground - morally better than someone else
  • Evidently - in a way that is easily seen or understood
  • Set sights high - to decide to achieve something
  • Catalyst - someone / something that causes great change

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