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December 26, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th December 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th December 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 25th December 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A goods and services tangle"
  • Tangle - a situation that is difficult to deal with because things are not organized properly
  • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject, to represent a particular group of people, or to run a particular organization
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Constraint - something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits
  • Deadline - a time or day by which something must be done
  • Turf battle - a battle in which one party seeks to obtain increased rights or influence
  • Administrative - relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution
  • Hurdle - a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress
  • Washed-out - failed
  • Incur - to experience something, usually something unpleasant, as a result of actions you have taken
  • Switch - a sudden or complete change
  • Empowerment - the process of gaining freedom and power to do what you want or to control what happens to you
  • Integrated - combining things, people, or ideas of different types in one effective unit, group, or system
  • Legalese - formal language used by lawyers and in legal documents that ordinary people find difficult to understand
  • Compensation - money that is paid to someone in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Roll-out - to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Mooted - to suggest something for discussion
  • Lapse - a temporary failure
  • Although - but
  • Self-imposed - decided by yourself, without being influenced or ordered by other people
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Stance - a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
  • Negotiation - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
  • Brushed aside - to refuse to consider something seriously because you feel that it is not important
  • Slump - to be suddenly reduced to a much lower level
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Coincidence - an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time, especially in a way that is unlikely and surprising
  • Representative - someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people:
  • Levy - an amount of money that you have to pay, for example as a tax
  • Cess - tax
  • Reimburse - to pay back money to someone who has spent it for you or lost it because of you
  • Steer - to control / influence the way that something happens
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Indictment by abstention"
  • Indictment - a sign that a policy, system, society, etc. is bad or wrong
  • Abstention - a decision not to vote in an election or meeting
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Resolution - an official decision that is made after a group or organization has voted
  • Urging - to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
  • Halt - to (cause to) stop moving or doing something or happening:
  • Pre-eminent - more important or better than others
  • Backer - someone who gives financial support to something
  • Abstain - to not do something
  • Bucked - opposed or resisted
  • Vetoing - to officially refuse to approve or allow something
  • Prompt - to make something happen
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • Commences - begins
  • Scuttle - to make a plan, agreement, attempt etc fail or stop
  • Drafted - to write down a document for the first time
  • Backed down - to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated
  • Intense - extreme and forceful or very strong
  • Overturn - to change a legal decision
  • Veto - an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something
  • The status quo - the present situation
  • Unambiguous - expressed in a way that makes it completely clear what is meant
  • Predictable - something that is predictable happens in a way or at a time that you know about before it happens
  • Comply - to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
  • Blockade - the situation in which a country or place is surrounded by soldiers or ships to stop people or goods from going in or out
  • Censure - strong criticism or disapproval
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Outrageous - shocking and morally unacceptable
  • Unrelenting - extremely determined; never becoming weaker or admitting defeat
  • Testy - easily annoyed and not patient
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
  • Atrocity - an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act
  • Cementing - to make something such as an agreement or friendship stronger
  • Substantive - important, serious, or related to real facts
  • Parting shot - a remark that you make when you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect
  • Unambiguously - expressed in a way that makes it completely clear what is meant
  • Partisan - strongly supporting a person, principle, or political party, often without considering or judging the matter very carefully
  • Either way - used for saying that it does not matter which of two things happens or is true, because the result will be the same
  • Take the cue - to use someone else's behavior or reactions as a guide to one's own
  • Censure - strong criticism or disapproval
  • Brazen - behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended
  • Forge - to work hard to achieve something

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