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December 01, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th November 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 30th November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A last chance for amnesty"

  • Amnesty - a situation in which a government agrees not to punish, or to no longer punish, people who have committed a particular crime
  • Amendment -  a change made to a law or agreement
  • Unaccounted - unpaid, without explanation
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  • Voluntarily - done willingly, without being forced or paid to do it
  • End up - to finally be in a particular place or situation
  • Retaining - to keep or continue to have something
  • Establish - to prove that something is true
  • Legitimate - allowed by law
  • -esque - like or in the style of someone or their work
  • Disclosure - a piece of information that was previously secret
  • Levy - an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization
  • Deadline - a time or day by which something must be done
  • Demonetise - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Purposeful - intended to achieve something useful
  • Clean out - to use all of someone’s money
  • Asset - something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts
  • Yield - to produce something
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Instil - to make someone have a particular feeling or belief
  • Habitual - usually or often done by someone
  • Evaders - people who escape or avoid doing something
  • Proportion - the number or amount of a group or part of something when compared to the whole
  • In line with - similar to something
  • Prior - existing or happening before something else, or before a particular time
  • Exempt - to excuse someone or something from a duty, payment, etc
  • Ploy - something that is done or said in order to get an advantage, often dishonestly
  • Subvert - to make someone less loyal or less moral
  • Hiring - to pay someone to work for you, especially for a short time
  • Launder - to move money that has been obtained illegally through banks and other businesses to make it seem to have been obtained legally
  • Illicit - illegal or disapproved of by society
  • Tipping - the act of giving an amount of money to someone who has provided a service
  • Ingenuity - someone's ability to think of clever new ways of doing something
  • Mopped up - to finish dealing with something
  • Manoeuvre - a movement or set of movements needing skill and care
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Headroom - the amount of space
  • Extinguishing - o stop or get rid of an idea or feeling
  • Liability - the amount of money that a company owes
  • Dividend - (a part of) the profit of a company that is paid to the people who own shares in it
  • Exchequer - the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Finally, a step towards change"

  • Amendments - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Constitution -  a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Table - to suggest formally in a meeting something that you would like everyone to discuss
  • Addressing - to try to deal with a problem
  • Federal - a federal system of government consists of a group of regions that are controlled by a central government
  • Redrawing - to change something, especially the borders between countries or regions
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire
  • Substantial - large in size, value, or importance
  • Naturalised - to make someone a legal citizen of a country that they were not born in
  • Upper House - one of the two parts that some parliaments are divided into
  • Agitations - the situation in which people protest or argue, especially in public, in order to achieve a particular type of change
  • Disrupted - to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
  • Countenance - to approve of or give support to something
  • Adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
  • Budge - to change your opinion or to make someone change their opinion
  • Interim - temporary
  • Comprehensive - complete and including everything that is necessary
  • Accord - agreement
  • Mainstream - considered normal
  • Paved the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Painstakingly - in a way that shows you have taken a lot of care or made a lot of effort
  • Stability - a situation in which something is not likely to move or change
  • Emerging - starting to exist
  • Disastrous Spell - to cause something extremely bad to happen in the future
  • Abandoning - to leave something
  • Bipartisan - supported by or consisting of two political parties
  • Compact - a formal agreement between two or more people, organizations, or countries
  • Reverted to something - to return to doing, using, being, or referring to something, usually something bad or less satisfactory
  • Instability - uncertainty caused by the possibility of a sudden change in the present situation
  • Abdication - if a king or queen abdicates, he or she makes a formal statement that he or she no longer wants to be king or queen
  • Forge - to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty
  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Contentious - causing or likely to cause disagreement
  • Ethnic groups - relating to a group of people who have the same culture and tradition
  • Naysayers - someone who says something is not possible, is not good, or will fail
  • Cynical -  believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
  • Ploy - something that is done or said in order to get an advantage, often dishonestly
  • Resist - to refuse to accept or be changed by something
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Marginalise - to treat someone or something as if they are not important

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