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February 18, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th February 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 17th February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The bumps ahead"

  • Inflation - a general, continuous increase in prices
  • Spiking - increasing suddenly
  • Consumer - someone who buys and uses goods and services
  • Relies - depends on something
  • Investment - money used in a way that may earn you more money, for example money used for buying property or shares in a company
  • Revive - to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again
  • Statistics - a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation
  • Plummet - to fall very quickly and suddenly
  • Noteworthy - worth giving special attention or praise to
  • By contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Fractionally - by a very small amount (slightly)
  • Wholesale - relating to the business of selling large quantities of goods, especially to people who are going to sell them in a shop
  • Divergence - a difference in the way that two or more things develop from the same thing
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Catch up - to reach the same quality or standard as someone or something else
  • Monetary - relating to a country’s money and to the systems that a country uses for controlling its money supply
  • Thanks to - used for saying that someone or something is responsible for something good that happened
  • Surge - a sudden increase in something such as price, value, or interest
  • Upward - moving or turned towards a higher position
  • Commodity - something that can be bought and sold, especially a basic food product or fuel
  • Mineral - a natural substance in the earth, for example coal, salt, gold, or diamonds
  • Beyond - outside the range or limits of something
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Excise duty - a tax on some types of goods such as alcohol, cigarettes, or petrol paid to a national or state government
  • Kitty - an amount of money that is collected by a group to spend on a particular thing
  • Transitory - temporary
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Crimp -  to prevent something from increasing or developing
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Change of guard"

  • Free hand - the right or authority to do anything you consider necessary
  • Inaction - failure to do anything that might provide a solution to a problem
  • Stuck to something - to continue to do or use one particular thing and not change it or stop it for any period of time
  • Grappled with something -  to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Disproportionate - if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else
  • Swearing in - to make a formal promise to be honest or loyal, when starting a new official job
  • Imminent - likely or certain to happen very soon
  • Muster - to bring people together in one place, or to gather in one place
  • Lapse - a temporary failure
  • Curious - unusual and interesting
  • Composite - made up of separate parts
  • Floor test - to prove some type of majority (usually by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament
  • Leaving aside - to not consider something because you want to consider something else instead
  • Desire -  a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something
  • Favourably disposed - to like or approve of something or someone
  • Plunging - dropping suddenly
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Precedent - an action or event in the past that is used as an example or reason for a present action or event
  • Circumstance - a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Judiciary - the part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country
  • Warrant - a document that gives someone official permission to do something
  • Backing - supporting
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Imploding -  if something such as an organization or an economic system implodes, it is completely destroyed by things that are happening within it
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Clan - a large group of families that are related to each other, especially in Scotland
  • Diehard - someone who refuses to accept change or new ideas
  • Loyalist - someone who supports their government, especially during a revolution
  • Counsel - to give someone advice and help with their problems, especially as your job
  • Peculiar - strange, often in an unpleasant way
  • Coordination - the process of organizing people or things in order to make them work together effectively
  • Nephew - a son of your sister or brother, or a son of the sister or brother of your husband or wife
  • 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
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Rise above something - to deal well with a difficult or unpleasant situation
  • Onus is on someone - if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it

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