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December 10, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th 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 10th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Cash need not be king"

  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Credit - a method of paying for goods or services at a later time
  • Debit - an amount of money taken from a bank account
  • Transaction -  the action or process of buying or selling something
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Authentication - the act of proving or showing that something is real and not false
  • Waived - to choose to officially ignore a rule, right, or claim
  • Taken together - as a whole
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  • Significant - important
  • Alleviate - to make something less painful or serious
  • Cash crunch - a situation in which a company, country, etc. does not have enough money available to do the things it usually does
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Spur - to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster
  • Opt - to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities
  • Substandard - below a satisfactory standard
  • By contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Revenue - the income that a government or company receives regularly
  • Ensuring - to make something certain to happen
  • Abysmal - very bad
  • Nudge - push
  • Game-changer - something that completely changes the way something is done
  • Action plan - a detailed set of instructions to follow in order to solve a problem or achieve something
  • Proposed - to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider
  • Measure - a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation
  • Rationalising - to make an organization more effective, for example by getting rid of something
  • Merchant - a person whose job is to buy and sell products in large amounts
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Ameliorated - to make a bad or unpleasant situation better
  • Coming up - to become available
  • Ecosystem - all the different activities, companies, systems etc that are involved in a particular area of business, especially new technology
  • Paradigm shift - a time when the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely
  • Provided - only if a particular thing happens or is done
  • Monitoring - to regularly check something in order to find out what is happening
  • Ensures - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Interoperability - the degree to which two products, programs, etc. can be used together, or the quality of being able to be used together
  • Alternative - something that you can choose instead of something else
  • Estimate - to guess or calculate the cost, size, value, etc. of something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "South Korea at a crossroads"

  • At a crossroads - to be at a stage when you have to make a very important decision
  • Assume - to officially start a new job or position
  • On a wave of something - to get an advantage from something
  • Foreseen - to know about something before it happens
  • Impeachment - to make a formal statement saying that a public official is guilty of a serious offence in connection with their job
  • Charges - to make a formal statement saying that someone is accused of a crime
  • Impact - an effect
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Sparked - started
  • Revelations - the process of letting people know or see something that was previously hidden or secret
  • Abused - to use something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Confidante - a woman who you trust and can discuss your secrets and private feelings with
  • Extort - to illegally get money or information from someone by using force or threats
  • Influence - the effect that a person or thing has on someone’s decisions, opinions, or behaviour or on the way something happens
  • Ineptly - very badly (without any skill)
  • Aides - supporters
  • Blow over - if a dangerous or embarrassing situation blows over, people stop worrying about it and soon forget about it
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Protest - an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • No strangers to something - to be familiar with a particular experience or activity
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Puppeteer - a person who controls somebody else
  • Aggravated - to make a bad situation worse
  • Far from - used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention
  • Exemplary - excellent or done in a way that other people should try to copy
  • Sputter - to continue with difficulty and seems likely to stop
  • Deploy - to use something
  • Counter - to react to something with an opposing opinion or action
  • Domestically - in a way that relates to a person's own country (locally)
  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Deteriorated - to become worse
  • Clear-headed - thinking in a clear and sensible way
  • Strategic - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport
  • Perspective - a particular way of considering something
  • Given - considering a particular thing
  • Paralysis - a situation in which you are unable to take action
  • At the helm - officially controlling an organization or company
  • Protracted - continuing for a long time
  • Interregnum - a period of time when there is temporarily no one in charge of a country
  • Uncertainty - the fact that something is not known or has not been decided
  • Cling on - to try very hard to keep something
  • Trigger - to start something bad


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