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January 21, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th January 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 18th January 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In the nick of time"

  • In the nick of time - only just in time
  • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
  • Breakthrough - an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem
  • Outstanding - clearly very much better than what is usual
    English Meanings for Editorials
  • Negotiables - a proposal, agreement, or amount of money that is negotiable can be changed through discussion by the people involved before a final agreement is reached
  • Regime - a particular way of operating or organizing a business, etc
  • Subsume - to include something or someone as part of a larger group
  • Myriad - a very large number of something
  • Levy - an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization
  • Administer - to control the operation or arrangement of something
  • Turnover -  the amount of business that a company does in a period of time
  • Leeway - freedom to act within particular limits
  • Rreform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Inevitable -  certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
  • Laying to rest - to end something
  • Rollout - the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time
  • Eyeing - look at closely or with interest
  • Stimulus - something that causes growth or activity
  • Flurry - a sudden, short period of activity, excitement, or interest
  • Downgrade - to reduce something to a lower rank or position
  • Tricky - difficult to do
  • Concerns -  a feeling of worry about something
  • Stakeholder - a person or company that has invested in a business and owns part of it
  • The minutiae - small and often not important details
  • Finesse - great skill or style
  • Penal -  of or relating to punishment given by law
  • Provision - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done, especially before another can happen or be done
  • Profiteer - to make large profits by charging high prices for things that people need and cannot get anywhere else
  • Framework - a system of rules, ideas, or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something
  • Envisage - to imagine or expect that something is a likely or desirable possibility in the future
  • Exponential - increasing or growing very fast
  • Scuttled - to make a plan, agreement, attempt etc fail or stop
  • Raj - the period when Britain ruled India. It ended in 1947.
  • Meticulously - very carefully and with great attention to every detail
  • Intent - giving all your attention to something
  • Worthwhile - useful, important, or good enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made
  • Fortnight - a period of two weeks

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A wake-up call"

  • Wake-up call - a bad experience that warns someone to change something, usually the way that they behave
  • Flurry - a short period of activity or emotion
  • Emerge - to become known
  • A host of - a large number of something
  • Diet - the food that a person or animal usually eats
  • Colonial-era - relating to a system or period in which one country rules another
  • Disciplinary - connected with the punishment of people who do not obey rules
  • Breach - a failure to follow a law or rule
  • Lentil - a round flat seed that you boil before you eat it. You normally buy lentils in dried form
  • Line of Control (LOC) - the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Open the floodgates - to suddenly make it possible or easier for a lot of things to happen
  • Infantry - soldiers who fight on foot, not on horses or in tanks or other vehicles
  • Brigade - a large group of soldiers in an army
  • Grievances - a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Allege - to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof
  • Victimised - to treat someone in a deliberately unfair way
  • Court martial - a military court for trials of members of the armed forces who have broken military laws
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Buddy system - an arrangement in which two people look after each other or help each other to do something
  • Deputed - to give someone official authority to do something that you are responsible for doing
  • Chore - an ordinary job that must be done regularly
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Paramilitary - organized and operating like an army
  • Outright - completely or immediately
  • Breach - an act of breaking a law
  • Rampant - (of something bad) getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way
  • Malaise - a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied


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