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January 22, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th 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 20th January 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The limits to popular sentiment"
  • Popular sentiment - public acceptance of a course of action
  • Spontaneous - happening in a natural way without being planned or thought about
  • Upsurge - a sudden and usually large increase in something
    English Vocabulary from News Paper Editorials
  • Taming - to control a dangerous or powerful animal
  • Spectacle - an unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention, interest, or disapproval
  • Harvest - the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields
  • Vigil - a period of time, especially at night, when you stay in a place to wait for something or to give your support to someone
  • Ritual - a set of fixed actions and sometimes words performed regularly, especially as part of a ceremony
  • Solidarity - agreement between and support for the members of a group, especially a political group
  • In contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Aggression - an angry feeling that makes you want to attack or defeat someone else
  • Enthusiast - a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity
  • Compelled - having to do something, because you are forced to or feel it is necessary
  • Wrest - to get something with effort or difficulty
  • Ordinance - a law or rule made by a government or authority
  • Nullify -  to make something lose its legal effect
  • Amok - to be out of control and act in a wild or dangerous manner
  • Hump - a round raised part on a person's or animal's back
  • Pulling at something - to pull something quickly and usually repeatedly
  • Feudal - the social system in which land belonged to powerful lords and the people they allowed to live on the land had to work and fight for them
  • Progressive - developing or happening gradually
  • Masculine - having characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for men
  • Valour - great courage
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Frittered away - to waste money, time, or an opportunity
  • Reproach - to criticize someone, especially for not being successful or not doing what is expected
  • Exemption - the fact of not having to obey a rule or do something that other people have to do
  • Persuade - to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it
  • Spectator - a person who watches an activity, especially a sports event, without taking part
  • Legislation - a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament
  • Undermine -  1 to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Rebooting disinvestment"
  • Rebooting - to start something again or do something again, in a way that is new and interesting
  • Disinvestment - to sell your shares in a company or to stop taking part in a business activity
  • Perspective - a particular way of considering something
  • Divest - to sell something, especially a business or a part of a business
  • Stake - a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business
  • Scrutiny -  the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
  • Underwriting - the act of giving financial support for an activity, and for paying any costs if it fails
  • Firm - a company or business
  • Outliers - a result that is very different from the other results in a set
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Accountability - a situation in which someone is responsible for things that happen and can give a satisfactory reason for them
  • For instance - for example
  • Liability - the fact that someone is legally responsible for something
  • Perhaps - used to show that something is possible or that you are not certain about something
  • In-principle - used for saying that something is possible in theory, although it has not yet been tried
  • Symptomatic - if something bad is symptomatic of something else, it is caused by the other thing and is proof that it exists
  • Lethargy - having little energy; feeling unwilling and unable to do anything
  • Disinvestment - to sell your shares in a company or to stop taking part in a business activity
  • Maiden - being the first of its type
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Compressor - a (part of a) machine that presses gas or air into less space
  • Antibiotic - a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth
  • Regime -  a particular government or a system or method of government
  • Spearheaded - to lead something such as an attack or a course of action
  • Gather steam - to become more active, important, or full of energy

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