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October 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st October 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Shifting the GST goalpost"

  • Shift / Change the Goalpost - to change the rules while someone is trying to do something in order to make it more difficult for them
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Hard-pressed - a person or organization that is hard-pressed does not have enough money for the things that they need
  • Intended - aimed
  • Modality - a particular way of doing or experiencing something
  • Codify - to make something part of an organized system, especially an official system of laws
  • On track - doing or saying things that are likely to be successful or correct
  • Unanimously - a unanimous decision, vote, agreement etc is one that everyone agrees with and supports
  • Technicality - a detail about a particular subject that is understood only by an expert
  • Turnover - the value of the goods and services that a company sells in a particular period of time
  • Threshold - a limit at which an arrangement changes
  • Assessee - a person or group that is being assessed (judged), especially in order to decide how much tax they must pay
  • Timebound - attached to a certain moment or era in time
  • Road map - a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something
  • Compensation - money that is paid to someone in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Legislative - relating to laws or the making of laws
  • Evaporate - suddenly disappears
  • Unravel - to understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time
  • Subsume - to include something or someone as part of a larger group
  • Levy - an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax
  • Discarded - to get rid of something that you no longer want or need
  • Pitch - a level of development
  • Backed - supported
  • Demerit - a fault or other bad quality
  • Moot - to suggest something for discussion
  • Old wine in a new bottle - an existing concept or institution offered as though it were a new one
  • Perspective - a way of thinking about something
  • Spurt - a sudden increase in something, for example speed or development
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar
  • Showcase - a situation or event that makes it possible for the best features of something to be seen
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Return to the drawing board - to start planning something again because the first plan failed

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Debating to the bitter end"

  • Debating - argue about something
  • To the bitter end - until something is finished (even though it is difficult or unpleasant)
  • Warmth - a kind and friendly quality in someone or something
  • Degenerated - to become worse
  • Disrespectful - showing a lack of respect or courtesy (impolite)
  • Interruption - something that someone says or does that stops someone else when they are speaking or concentrating on something
  • Unashamed - not ashamed (without hiding behaviour or opinions that other people might consider unacceptable)
  • Baiting - to deliberately try to make someone angry
  • Abrasive - behaving in way that seems rude to other people
  • Name-calling - the act of insulting someone by calling them rude names
  • Frosty - unfriendly
  • Campaigns - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Revelation - the act of making something known that was secret
  • Boasting - to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own
  • Groping - to touch someone sexually in a rough way
  • Consent - permission to do something
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Assault - a violent attack
  • Avalanche - a large quantity of similar things that happen within a short time
  • Confidential - secret
  • Underscored - to emphasize / highlight something
  • Proximity - the state of being near in space or time
  • Deep-pocketed - a deep-pocketed person or organization has a lot of money to spend
  • Donor - someone who gives things such as money or goods to an organization
  • Damning - showing that something is wrong or bad, or that someone has done something wrong or bad
  • Tumbled - fell quickly and without control
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Soared - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Dramatically - suddenly and surprisingly
  • Head-to-head - involving a direct competition between two people or teams
  • Margin - the amount by which one thing is different from another
  • Offensive - unpleasant or insulting
  • Simulation - a model of a set of problems or events that can be used to teach someone how to do something
  • Predict - to say what you think will happen in the future
  • Plague - to cause a lot of problems for someone or something for a long period of time
  • Intractable - very difficult or impossible to deal with
  • Polarisation - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other
  • Rot - make fun of
  • Tolerant - willing to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own, although you might not agree with or approve of them
  • Pluralistic - related to the idea that people can and should live together without fighting
  • Resounding - very great
  • Stoutly - in a strong and determined way
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done
  • Compelled - to force someone to do something
  • Mend fences - to try to become friends again with someone who you have argued with
  • Discredit - to cause people to stop respecting someone
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Rehabilitate - to try to make people respect someone or something again
  • Multitude - a large number of people or things
  • Bargain - an agreement in which two people or groups each promise to do something
  • Stridently - expressing in forceful language that does not try to avoid upsetting other people
  • Medicare - a system in the US in which the government pays part of the cost of medical treatment for people who are over 65 years old
  • Immigration - the act of someone coming to live in a different country
  • Reproductive - relating to the process of having babies
  • Vitiated - destroyed or damaged
  • Atmosphere - the mood or feeling that exists in a place and affects the people who are there
  • Touched upon something - to mention a subject quickly when speaking or writing about another subject
  • Enunciated - to express an idea clearly and in detail.

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