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October 10, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 10th October 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 9th October 2016 (Sunday)

Topic 1 : "The ground beneath our feet"

  • Beneath - in or to a lower position than someone or something, under someone or something
  • Approach - to deal with something
  • Bottleneck - a problem that delays progress
  • Footprint - the amount of land, energy, water etc that a person or organization uses in order to exist or operate
  • Out of sync - uncoordinated / unsynchronized
  • Discourse - a speech or piece of writing about a particular, usually serious, subject
  • Liberalisation - to make laws or rules less strict so that people have more freedom
  • Foreign direct investment - money that is invested in companies, property, or other assets by people or organizations from other countries
  • Inflow - an amount of something such as money or goods that comes into a place
  • Clocked - attained
  • Per se - by or of itself
  • Intertwined - to be closely connected with something else
  • Reform - to make an improvement
  • Showpiece - an extremely good example of something that deserves to be admired
  • Abandoned - left / no longer used
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Ease - the ability to do something easily
  • Accompanying - going with someone
  • Invest - to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Acquire - to get something
  • Virtually - almost
  • Non-starters - an idea, plan, or person with no chance of success
  • Plain-speaking - the act of saying clearly and honestly what you think without trying to be polite
  • Cue - a signal for someone to do something
  • Introspection - the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas
  • Modernising - to make something more modern
  • Ordinance - a law or rule made by a government or authority
  • Promulgated - to make an idea or belief known to as many people as possible
  • Thrice - three times
  • Subsequent - happening after something else
  • Wilted - to become weaker
  • Mooted - to suggest something for discussion
  • All but - almost
  • Tract - a large area of land
  • Castles in the air - plans that have very little chance of happening

Topic 2 : "Leading the divided nations"

  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Auspicious - suggesting a positive and successful future
  • Assertive - behaving in a confident way in which you are quick to express your opinions and feelings
  • Crises - difficult, or dangerous situations
  • Expedient - helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable
  • Pressing - urgent or needing to be dealt with immediately
  • Refugee - a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Scourge - something or someone that causes great suffering or a lot of trouble
  • Debilitating - causing weakness
  • Come in handy - to be useful
  • Negotiating - to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Rehabilitate - to return something to a good condition
  • Vowed - to make a determined decision or promise to do something
  • Spokesman - someone who is chosen by a group or organization to speak officially to the public for them
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Chasm - a very large difference between two opinions or groups of people
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Owing to - because of
  • Activist - a person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen
  • Recipe - something which is likely to lead to a particular outcome.
  • Stasis - a condition in which there is no movement or change
  • Can ill afford something - used for saying that someone should definitely not do something because it will cause problems
  • Obstructionism - the act of intentionally stopping or slowing down an official process
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Bloated - a bloated organization or system is not effective because it is too large or has too many workers
  • Bureaucratic - involving a lot of complicated rules, details, and processes
  • Come under fire - to be criticized
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Peacekeeper - a soldier in a military force that has been sent to a place in order to prevent war, especially between groups who have been fighting there
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone is
  • Instinctive - done without thinking, because of a natural tendency or ability
  • Strategist - someone with a lot of skill and experience in planning, especially in military, political, or business matters
  • Hand-pick - select carefully with a particular purpose in mind
  • Struck bargains - to reach an agreement on a price (for something)
  • Echelons - a particular level or group of people within an organization such as an army or company
  • Far from being met - not met
  • Candidacy - the fact that someone is a candidate in an election
  • No fewer than - used before a number to show that it is larger that you might expect

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