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December 08, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 8th December 2016

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 8th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The Reserve Bank of India’s big surprise"
  • Opting - to make a choice or decission
  • Benchmark - a level of quality that can be used as a standard when comparing other things
  • Outlook - an idea about what a situation will be like in the future
  • In the wake of something - if something happens in the wake of something else, it happens after and often because of it
    English Meanings from Hindu News Paper
  • Legal tender - coins or banknotes that must be accepted if offered in payment
  • Denomination - a unit of value, especially of money
  • Bimonthly - happening or appearing every two months
  • Monetary policy - actions taken by a government to control the amount of money in an economy and how easily available it is, for example by changing the interest rate
  • Heightened - to increase or make something increase, especially an emotion or effect
  • Uncertainty - a situation in which something is not known
  • Imminent - coming or likely to happen very soon
  • Disconcerting - making you feel worried, confused, or surprised
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Endanger - to put someone or something into a situation where they might be harmed or damaged
  • Federal Reserve - the central bank of the US
  • Homeward-bound - towards home (incoming)
  • Buoy - to prevent someone or something from sinking
  • Intermittently - not happening regularly or continuously; stopping and starting repeatedly or with periods in between
  • Intervene - to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
  • Volatility - to suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Exert - to use influence, authority, or power in order to affect or achieve something
  • Commodity - something that can be bought and sold, especially a basic food product or fuel
  • Crude oil - oil that is still in its natural state and has not yet been refined for use by chemical processes
  • Alibi - an excuse for something bad or for a failure
  • Sustained - continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
  • Stubbornly - strongly (very difficult to change or to defeat)
  • Downward - moving towards a lower position
  • Inflexibility - not easily changed
  • Turbulence - a state of confusion without any order
  • Jeopardise - to risk damaging or destroying something important
  • Basis points - used in relation to interest rates to mean one-hundredth of one percent
  • Momentum - progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Cash-intensive - involving a lot of cash
  • Resultant - caused by the event or situation that you have just mentioned
  • Disruption - a situation in which something cannot continue because of a problem
  • Drag down - to cause someone’s social position or standards of behaviour to become worse
  • Persistence - a situation in which something unpleasant continues to exist
  • Rebound - to return to a better level or position
  • Transient - lasting for only a short time (temporary)
  • Reiterating - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear
  • Stance - a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Cho Ramaswamy, wit and analyst"
  • Wit - the ability to use words in a clever and humorous way
  • Analyst - someone whose job is to study or examine something in detail
  • Satirist - a person who criticizes people or ideas in a humorous way
  • Enliven - to make something more interesting
  • Morality - a set of personal or social standards for good or bad behaviour and character
  • Temper - to make something less strong
  • Veteran - a person who has had a lot of experience of a particular activity
  • Playwright - a person who writes plays / dramas
  • Dramatist - a person who writes plays / dramas
  • Commentator - someone whose job is to give a description of an event or sports competition on television or radio as it happens
  • Chiefly - mainly
  • Cow - to make someone do what you want by frightening them
  • Cow down - to bend before somebody and do whatever they wants you to do because you have fear on them
  • Numerous - many
  • Upstart - a new competitor
  • Angst - strong worry and unhappiness, especially about personal problems
  • Hold a dim view - to disapprove of something
  • Loyalty - support that you always give to someone or something because of your feelings of duty and love towards them
  • Coincided - to happen at the same time as something else
  • Authoritarian - demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish
  • Resonance - an emotional effect produced by something that reminds you of something else
  • Nationalist - a person who wants their country to be politically independent
  • Right-of-centre - slightly conservative in your political views (not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society)
  • Disdainful - the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect
  • Aspiration - something that you hope to achieve
  • Fierce - strong and powerful
  • Critic - someone whose job is to give their opinion about something
  • Dominant - more important, strong, or noticeable than anything else of the same type
  • Lampooner - a person who publicly criticize someone or something by making jokes about them
  • Liberal - respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour
  • Streak - an element of a specified kind in someone's character
  • Conservatism - the quality of not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
  • Outlook - a person's way of understanding and thinking about something
  • Ultimately - finally
  • Inimitable - so good or unusual that no one else can do the same
  • Withering - serious and extremely critical
  • Sarcasm - the activity of saying or writing the opposite of what you mean
  • Vigorous - very forceful or energetic
  • Espousal - support for an idea, principle, or belief
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Ethics -  a set of principles that people use to decide what is right and what is wrong
  • Gossip - unimportant subjects, especially people’s private lives
  • Baseless - not based on facts or evidence
  • Middle-class - a social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who have good jobs and are neither very rich nor very poor
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