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October 03, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 3rd October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 3rd October 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 2nd October 2016 (Sunday)

Topic 1 : "No short cuts in Maharashtra"

  • Provocation - an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry
  • Rally - a public meeting that a lot of people go to in order to support someone or something or to protest against someone or something
  • Numerically - involving or expressed in numbers
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Accused - a person or group of people who are charged with a crime
  • Protesters - someone who publicly shows their opposition to something such as a law or policy
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime
  • Pretext - a pretended reason for doing something that is used to hide the real reason
  • Reiterate - to say something again, once or several times
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Scrapping - to decide not to continue with something such as a plan or an event
  • Fuelled -  to make something increase or become worse, especially something unpleasant
  • Anxiety - a worried feeling you have because you think something bad might happen
  • Backwardness - the state of not being developed, modern, or advanced
  • Cross-section - a group that contains an example of all or most types of people or things
  • Inability - the fact of not being able to do something
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Sluggish - not performing or reacting as well as usual
  • Agrarian - relating to or involving farming or farmers
  • Agitation - worry and anxiety
  • Affirmative - relating to a statement that shows agreement or says "yes"
  • Determinant - something that controls or decides how something else will develop or what result it will have
  • Key - important
  • Perceived -  to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Assertion - a statement that you strongly believe is true
  • Sketchy - not detailed or complete
  • Conviction - a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Certainly - used for emphasizing that something is definitely true or will definitely happen
  • Spontaneous - happening or done in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced
  • Dividend - a share of the profits
  • Well-advised - showing good judgment:
  • Distress - a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain
  • Scrutiny - the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it

Topic 2 : "OPEC’s roll of the dice"

  • OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • Roll of the dice - a risky attempt to achieve something
  • Cartel - a group of people or companies who all agree to sell something at the same price so that they can all make profits without competing with one another
  • Barrel - in the oil industry, a barrel of oil is equal to 159 litres
  • Caught someone by surprise - to happen unexpectedly
  • Well-acknowledged - well known or accepted by many people
  • Decisive -  able to make decisions quickly and confidently
  • Staunch - always loyal in supporting a person, organization, or set of beliefs or opinions
  • Crude - oil from rocks underground in a natural state that has not yet been treated
  • Halve -  to reduce something to half its original size, number, or amount
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Disparate - disparate things belong to very different groups or classes
  • Prosperous - rich and successful
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Fractious - easily upset or annoyed
  • Albeit - although
  • Desperate - very serious or bad
  • Tacit - expressed or understood without being said directly
  • Resiliently - showing the quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems
  • Acreage - an area of land, often measured in acres
  • Fiscal deficit - a fiscal deficit occurs when a government's total expenditures exceed the revenue that it generates
  • Wage - an amount of money that you earn for working, usually according to how many hours or days you work each week or month
  • Subsidy - an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service
  • Overseas - happening or existing in a country across the sea from your country
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Exempting - to allow someone to ignore something such as a rule, obligation, or payment
  • Cap - a limit on the amount of money that you can spend or charge
  • Curb - to control or limit something
  • Reviving - to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Hinge - attach or join with
  • Cartel - a group of similar independent companies who join together to control prices and limit competition
  • Lacking - if something important or useful is lacking, it does not exist or is not available

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