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February 23, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Guilty until..."

  • Guilty - responsible for a specified crime
  • Wrongful - unfair, or illegal
  • Introspection - the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Incarceration - to put someone in prison
  • Brings to light - to cause something to be known
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Unconscionable - more than a reasonable or acceptable level or amount
  • Miscarriage - an unsuccessful outcome of something planned
  • Acquitted - to decide officially in a law court that someone is not guilty of a particular crime
  • Charge - an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime
  • Evidence - one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true:
  • Convict - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Reassuring - making you feel less worried
  • Affirmation - a statement that something is true
  • Lower Rungs - lower level
  • Judiciary - the part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country
  • Determinedly - wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you
  • Monotony - a bored feeling caused by the fact that nothing different ever happens
  • Accused - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Miserably - feeling or showing unhappiness:
  • Explosion - an occasion when something bursts with a lot of force and a loud noise, often causing damage
  • Fall flat - fail completely to produce the intended or expected effect
  • Framing -  to make someone seem guilty of a crime when they are not, for example by lying to the police or by producing false evidence
  • Posture - an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people
  • Holistic - thinking about the whole of something, and not just dealing with particular aspects
  • Overhaul - to completely change a system in order to make it work more effectively
  • Probe -  an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem
  • End up - to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it
  • Flailing - to move energetically in an uncontrolled way
  • Guilty - someone who has committed a crime
  • Incompetence - lack of skill or ability to do something correctly or well
  • Grave - used for emphasizing how serious something is
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Preparedness - the state of being ready for something
  • Avert - to prevent something bad or harmful from happening
  • Detained - to keep someone in a police station or prison and not allow them to leave
  • Struggling - experiencing difficulty, especially financial difficulty
  • Compensate - to pay someone money because they have suffered an injury or loss
  • Unjust - an unjust decision, judgment, or action is not fair or reasonable, or is not done according to accepted legal or moral standards
  • Incarceration - to put someone in prison
  • Get to the bottom of something - to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Seoul-searching"

  • Heir - someone who will receive money, property, or a title when another person dies
  • Sprawl - to cover a large area
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Bracing - shocking
  • High-profile - often seen in public, mentioned in newspapers, or appearing on television
  • Controversy - a lot of disagreement or argument about something
  • Conglomerate - a large business organization formed when several different businesses join together
  • Overwhelmingly - to a very great degree or with a great majority
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Fortune - a very large amount of money
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Confidante - a woman who you trust and can discuss your secrets and private feelings with
  • Clinch - to manage to win or achieve something
  • Questionable - probably not good, honest, or worth admiring
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Affiliate - to be officially connected with a larger organization or group
  • Conglomerate - a large business organization formed when several different businesses join together
  • Disputed - a disputed fact, statement, or judgment is one that many people argue about
  • Substantiate - to provide evidence that proves something
  • Bribery - the crime of giving money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Stake - the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it
  • Prospect -  the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Chunk - a large amount or part of something
  • Gross domestic product - the total value of all goods and services produced in a country in a year, except for income received from money invested in other countries. It is often simply called GDP.
  • Impact -  an effect, or an influence
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Protectionism - a system in which a country helps its own industries by putting taxes on foreign goods
  • Giant - a very large and successful company
  • Nexus - a closely connected group of people or things, often forming the central part of something
  • Officialdom - government departments, or the people who work in them. This word usually shows that you dislike these people, because you think they are not helpful
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Notion - knowledge or understanding of something
  • Pardon - to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison
  • Let off - to give someone little or no punishment for something that they did wrong
  • Fallacy - an idea or belief that is false but that many people think is true
  • Transparency - an honest way of doing things that allows other people to know exactly what you are doing
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Mitigating - making something less harmful, unpleasant, or bad
  • Inequality - the unfair situation in society when some people have more opportunities, money, etc. than other people
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Introspection - the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas

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