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January 11, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 11th 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 11th January 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Appointments as spoils of office"

  • Gross -  gross actions are extremely bad and are considered immoral by most people
  • Disrespect - the attitude or behaviour of someone who does not respect someone or something
  • Institutional - from or within a large organization
  • Integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
    English Vocabulary by Kani
  • Quashing - to say officially that something, especially an earlier official decision, is no longer to be accepted
  • Foreground - to give something more importance than something else
  • Arbitrary - not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
  • Preceded - to come before someone or something else in a series
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Relevance - the quality of being directly connected with and important to something else
  • Bar - something that prevents a particular event or development from happening
  • By dint of something - as a result of something
  • Administrative - relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution
  • Disquieting - making you feel very worried or nervous
  • Spoils system - the practice of a successful political party giving government civil service jobs to its supporters
  • Patronage - the support given to an organization by someone
  • Integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change
  • Calibre - the level of someone’s ability, intelligence etc, or the standard or quality of something, especially when it is high
  • Flawed - not perfect, or containing mistakes
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Absence - the fact of not being where you are usually expected to be
  • Incorporate -  include something as part of something larger
  • Executive - someone in a high position
  • Evolve - to gradually change and develop over a period of time
  • Drawing upon - to use something that you have gradually gained or saved

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The great American election hack"

  • Hack - to get into someone else's computer system without permission in order to find out information or do something illegal
  • Declassified - declassified information is officially no longer secret
  • Purportedly - said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true
  • The minutiae - small and often not important details
  • Conspiracy theory - a belief that an unpleasant event or situation is the result of a secret plan made by powerful people
  • Dogged - very determined to do something, even if it is very difficult
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Tip the scales - to give someone or something enough of an advantage to influence a result or decision
  • Magnate - a person who is very rich and successful in business or industry
  • Pulls together - to combine different things so that they form a single unit
  • Conclude - to judge or decide something after thinking carefully about it
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Victim - someone who has been affected by a bad situation
  • Secrecy - a situation in which you keep something secret, or the process of keeping something secret
  • Disseminated - to make something such as information or knowledge available to a lot of people
  • Troves - a large supply of something such as information
  • Propaganda - information, especially false information, that a government or organization spreads in order to influence people’s opinions and beliefs
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Undercut - to damage something or to make it fail
  • Provenance - the place of origin of something
  • Malicious - intended to harm or upset other people
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Expell - to force someone to leave an organization, or country
  • Diplomats - an official whose job is to represent one country in another
  • Boiling point -  the point when a situation is about to get out of control and become violent
  • Saga - a long complicated series of related, usually negative, events
  • Consequential - happening as an indirect result of something
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Concerted - planned or done together for a shared purpose
  • Disinformation - false information spread in order to deceive people
  • Sway - to influence or change someone’s opinion
  • Covert - hidden or secret
  • Concede - to admit, often unwillingly, that something is true
  • Woe - big problems or troubles
  • Immigrant - a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
  • On the flip side - the opposite, less good, or less popular side of something
  • Untrustworthy - not able to be trusted
  • Scarcely - almost not
  • Corroboration - evidence or information that supports what someone has said
  • Irony - a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result
  • Unparalleled - having no equal; better or greater than any other
  • Interfering - deliberately involving yourself in other people’s lives and trying to influence the way that they behave, although you have no right to do this
  • Throws up - to produce new problems / ideas
  • Dismissive - showing that you do not think something is worth considering
  • Impunity - freedom from punishment or from the unpleasant results of something that has been done
  • Justifiably - if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it
  • Poised - ready to do a particular thing at any moment
  • On the brink of something - in a situation in which something bad is very likely to happen
  • Prospect - the possibility that something good might happen in the future
  • Sweep - to win all the parts of a competition, or to win very easily

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