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September 22, 2016

English Vocabulary from Indian Express 12th to 17th September 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express from 12th to 17th 2016. Happy Reading :) 

The Indian Express : 12 September 2016

Unequal by law.
  • Biased – Unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.
  • Compensate – Given someone something typically money, in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury incurred.
  • Exclusionary – The process or state of excluding or being excluded.
  • Assistive – Lending aid, helping.
  • Ethos – The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.
  • Articulated – A person having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
  • Prominent – Important, famous.
  • Reek – A foul smell / smoke.
  • Layman – A person without professional or specialized knowledge in a particular subject.
  • Contravention – An action that violates a law, treaty, or other ruling.
  • Breach – An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.
  • Inviolable – Never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored.
  • Enticed – Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
  • Coerced – Persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threat.
  • Altruistic – Showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well being of others; unselfish.

An unsolicited response.
  • Rotten – Suffering from decay.
  • Subtly – Deceitfully; delusively.
  • Peril – Serious and immediate danger.
  • Revelation – A surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.
  • Bickering – Argue about petty and trivial matters.
  • Cognisant – Having knowledge or being aware of.
  • Rectitude – Morally correct behavior or thinking.
  • Cudgel – A short thick stick used as weapon.
  • Platitude – A remark or statement.
  • Impeachment – Impediment, obstruction.
  • Wield – Hold and use ( a weapon or tool ).
  • Err – Be mistaken or incorrect.
  • Whim – A sudden desire or change of mind.
  • Caprice – A sudden and unaccountable change or mood or behavior.
  • Stellar – Relating to stress.
  • Ilk – A type of people or things similar to those already referred to.
  • Dire – Extremely serious or urgent situation.
  • Scrambling – Make something jumbled or muddled.
  • Antiquated – Old fashioned or outdated.
  • Quaint – Attractively unusual or old fashioned.
  • Opacity – The condition of lacking transparency or translucence.
The Indian Express : 13 September 2016

Corrosive Impunities.
  • Corrosive – Tending to cause corrosion.
  • Impunity – Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
  • Exemption – The process of freeing from obligation or liability imposed on others.
  • Flaunt – Display something ostentatiously.
  • Presage – A sign or warning that something, typically something bad will happen.
  • Animosity – Strong hostility.
  • Macabre – Disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.
  • Weft – The crosswire threads on a loom over and under which other thread are passed to make cloth.
  • Atrocity – An extremely wicked or cruel act.
  • Inflicted – Cause something unpleasant or painful to be suffered by someone or something.
  • Slew – A violent or uncontrollable sliding movement.
  • Rhetorical – Art of effective speaking or writing.
  • Crass – Lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence.
  • Derogatory – Showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
  • Ambivalence – The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • Espoused – Adopt or support /  marry.
  • Decisive – Settling an issue; producing a definite result.
  • Comatose – Of or in a state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, especially as a result of severe injury or illness.
  • Confine – Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits or space, scope, quantity, or time.
  • Exerting – Apply or bring to bear a force, influence, or quality.
  • Centrifugal – Moving or tending to move away from a center.
  • Splinter – Break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.
  • Speculations – The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
  • Flogging – Beat with whip or stick as punishment or torture.
  • Muster – Assemble troops, especially for inspection or in preparation for battle.
  • Complicit – Involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.

Beginning a conversation.
  • Delegation – A body or representatives or delegates.
  • Conference – A formal meeting for discussion.
  • Aspersion – An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
  • Parley – Hold a conference with the opposing side to discuss terms.
  • Convened – Come or bring together for a meeting or activity. Assemble.
  • Repeal – Revoke a law or congressional law.
  • Interlocutor – A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  • Chauvinism – Exaggerated or aggressive patriotism.
  • Abrogation – The act or repeal by authority.
  • Jingoistic – Extreme patriotism.
  • Dissipated – Overindulging in sensual pleasures.
The Indian Express : 14 September 2016

Accountability of justice.
  • Luminaries – A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere / artificial light.
  • Cohort – A supporter or companion.
  • Sentinel – A soldier or guard placed to keep watch.
  • Qui vive – On the alert or lookout.
  • Sovereign – Possessing supreme or ultimate power.
  • Demarcation – The action of fixing the boundary or limits of something.
  • Eroded – Gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land).
  • Plenary – A meeting at which all the members of group or organization are present.
  • Wield – Hold and use a weapon or tool.
  • Concomitant – Naturally accompanying or associated.
  • Curtails – Reduce in extent or quantity.
  • Discretion – The freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.
  • Enshrine -  Place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle.
  • Oligarchy – A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
  • Aristocracy – The highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.
  • Covert – Not openly acknowledged or displayed.
  • Eminent – Famous and respected person within a particular sphere or profession.
  • Borne – Carried or transported by.
  • Dissent – The expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
  • Incongruous – Not in harmony or keeping with surroundings or other aspects of something.

The people’s champion.
  • Striving – Make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.
  • Brutally – Cruelly.
  • Intimidated – Frighten or overawe someone.
  • Sartorial – Relating to tailoring.
  • Daunting – Seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation.
  • Fuchsia – A shrub with pendulous tubular flowers that are typically of two contrasting colors.
  • Distraught – Extremely worried, nervous, or upset.
  • Fatalistic – Implying, or partaking of the nature of, fatalism.
  • Wrenching – A sudden violent twist or pull.
  • Mused – Be absorbed in thought.
  • Traumatic – Emotionally disturbing or distressing.
  • Prevail – Prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.
  • Unvarnished – Not covered with varnish.
  • Deferential – Showing deference, respectful.

The Indian Express : 15 September 2016

You can Read the Editorials of 15th September 2016 from HERE

With enemies like these.
  • Diminish – Make or become less.
  • Plummeting – A steep and rapid fall or drop.
  • Inflated – Distended through being filled with air or gas.
  • Leaning – A tendency or partially of a particular kind.
  • Parochialism – Narrow mindedness.
  • Travesty – A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
  • Garner – A storehouse / gather or collect.
  • Tenacity – The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly.
  • Reek – Smell strongly or smoke.
  • Buffoonery – Behavior that is ridiculous but amusing.
  • Portend – Be a sing or warning that is likely to happen.
  • Lament – A passionate expression of grief of sorrow.
  • Battering – A gradual backward slope in a wall or similar structure.
  • Incarnation – The state of being confined in prison.
  • Imputing – Represent something as being done, caused or processed by someone.
  • Floundering – Struggle helplessly or clumsily in water of mud.
  • Reconcile – Restore friendly relation between.
  • Statism – The principle that the government should own or control most of a country’s industry and economy.
  • Aura – The distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.
  • Sedition – Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • Skullduggery – Understand or unscrupulous behavior; trickery.

Rampage of day biters.
  • Robust – Strong and healthy.
  • Contemporary – Living or occurring at the same time.
  • Epidemic – Of, relating to, or the nature of an epidemic.
  • Excruciating – Intensely painful.
  • Contorted – Twist or bend out of its normal shape.
  • Stooped – Bend one’s head or body forward and downward.
  • Congenital – Present from birth.
  • Perinatal – Of or relating to the time, usually a number of week, immediately before and after birth.

Note: No paper on 16th Sept. 2016

The Indian Express : 17 September 2016

The forgotten slogan.
  • Aspirant – A person who has ambitions to achieve something.
  • Millstone – Each of two circular stone used for grinding grain, a heavy and inescapable responsibility.
  • Imminently – About to happen, overhanging.
  • Attainable – Able to be attained; achievable.
  • Malaise – A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
  • Lethargic – Affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic.
  • Tangled – A confused mess of something twisted together.
  • Outworn – Out of date, last longer than.
  • Inept – Having or showing no skills; clumsy.
  • Inducting – Admit someone formally to a position or organization install in a seat or room.
  • Diffused – Spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
  • Raison D’ĂȘtre – The purpose that justifies a thing’s existence.
  • Behemoth – A huge monstrous creature.
  • Impound – Seize and take legal custody of something because an infringement of a law or regulation.
  • Absurd – (of an idea or suggestion) wildly unreasonable, illegal, or inappropriate.
  • Seductive – Tempting and attractive.
  • Dictum – A formal pronouncement from an authority source.

The bilateral trade.
  • Endorsing – Declare one’s public approval or support of.
  • Cognisance – Knowledge, awareness, or notice.
  • Conceded – Admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it.
  • Precluded – Prevent from happening, make impossible.
  • Fora – A place, meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be changed.
  • Carapace – The hard upper shell of a turtle, crustacean.
  • Bounty – Generosity; liberality.
  • Disavow – Deny any responsibility or support for.
  • Revert – Return to previous state.
  • Covert – Not openly acknowledged or displayed.
  • Futility – Pointlessness or uselessness.
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