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December 24, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th 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 24th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Back to Class X Board exams"
  • Assessed - to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment
  • Tweak - to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
  • Rigour - the fact that people are made to follow rules in a very severe way
  • Comprehensive - complete and including everything that is necessary
  • Periodically - in a way that is repeated after a particular period of time
  • Instituting - to start something such as a system or an official process
  • Remedial - intended to improve or correct something
  • Make-or-break - A make-or-break situation will bring great success or complete failure
  • Rote-learning - learning something in order to be able to repeat it from memory, rather than in order to understand it
  • Aberrant - not normal or not what you would usually expect
  • Quest - a long difficult search
  • Uniformity - the state of being the same as each other or as everything else
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Ritualistic - always happening or done in a particular way
  • Innovate - to invent or begin using new ideas, methods, equipment etc
  • Conceptually - based on ideas or principles
  • Discriminate - to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Flawed - not perfect, or containing mistakes
  • Militates against something - to make something less likely to happen or succeed
  • Straitjacket - something that limits someone’s freedom to do something
  • Initiative - a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Homogenisation - to change something so that all its parts or features become the same or very similar
  • Incessant - never stopping, especially in an annoying or unpleasant way
  • Deprives - to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone
  • Migrating - to move from one place to another
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Well spun by Ashwin"
  • Ambition - a strong wish to achieve something
  • Braggadocio - a proud way of talking about your achievements or possessions that annoys other people
  • Unnerving - to make someone nervous or frightened
  • Earnestness - serious, determined, and meaning what you say
  • Adjudged - to make an official judgment about someone or something
  • Indeed - really or certainly, often used to emphasize something
  • Phenomenal -  extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way
  • Ascent - the fact of starting to become successful
  • Instrumental - involved in an important way in making something happen
  • Perceptible - that can be seen or noticed
  • Intent - giving all your attention to something
  • Backed up - to give support to someone by telling other people that you agree with them
  • Empowering - something that is empowering makes you more confident and makes you feel that you are in control of your life
  • Magnificent - very impressive and beautiful, good, or skilful
  • Coincide - to happen at the same time as something else
  • Certainly - used for emphasizing that something is definitely true or will definitely happen
  • Stepped up - to take action when there is a need or opportunity for it
  • High-water mark - the most successful point of something
  • Context - the situation within which something exists or happens, and that can help explain it
  • Volume - the number or amount of something in general
  • Attended to something - to deal with something
  • Perhaps- used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Pulled their weight - did their share of work
  • Vintage - group of people who were active, during the same particular period
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Injuries - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Unaffected - not changed or influenced by something
  • Stiffer - harder
  • Overseas - in, from, or to other countries
  • Legacy - something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
  • World-beater - a person or thing that is better than any other of its type

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