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February 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 12th February 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "One China check for Donald Trump"

  • Softening - a lack of increase or a reduction in the level of something
  • Administration - the arrangements and tasks needed to control the operation of a plan or organization
  • Pursue - to follow a course of activity
  • Radically - completely
  • Cornerstone - something of great importance that everything else depends on
  • Congratulatory - offering congratulations
  • Infuriating - extremely annoying
  • Declined - to refuse
  • Endorse - o make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone
  • Triggering - causing someone to feel upset and frightened because they are made to remember something bad that has happened in the past
  • Speculation -  the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain
  • Bargaining - to try to make someone agree to give you something that is better for you, such as a better price or better working conditions
  • Conversation - a  talk between two or more people
  • Ever since - during the whole period of time since something happened
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Measure - a way of achieving something
  • Ease - to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc
  • Belated - coming later than expected
  • Reality check - an occasion that causes you to consider the facts about a situation and not your opinions, ideas, or beliefs
  • Bedrock - the main principles on which something is based
  • Parlance - a group of words or style of speaking used by a particular group of people
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Escalate - to make something become greater or more serious
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Dispute - an argument or disagreement, especially an official one
  • Equilibrium - a state of balance

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Solar power breaks a price barrier"

  • Barrier - anything that prevents progress or makes it difficult for someone to achieve something
  • Auction - a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most
  • Photovoltaic - able to produce electricity from light, or relating to the process of doing this
  • Renewable energy - renewable energy  replace itself by natural processes, so that it is never completely used up
  • Factoring - the process by which a number or variable is written as a product of two or more terms (= numbers or symbols)
  • Annual - happening once every year
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Arguably - used when stating an opinion or belief that you think can be shown to be true
  • Rapid - fast or sudden
  • Scaling-up - to increase the size, amount, or importance of something, usually an organization or process
  • Vital - necessary for the success or continued existence of something; extremely important
  • Monitor - to watch and check a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it
  • Transformational - able to produce a big change or improvement in a situation
  • Accelerating - to happen or make something happen sooner or faster
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Far from - not at all
  • Attainable - possible to achieve
  • Fell short - to fail to reach an amount or standard that was expected or hoped for, causing disappointment
  • Glaring - used to say that something bad is very obvious
  • Lacuna - an empty space where something is missing
  • Residential - relating to where you live or have lived
  • Commercial - related to buying and selling things
  • Mandatory - something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • Periodic - happening repeatedly over a period of time
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Subsidy - money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
  • Scenario - a description of possible actions or events in the future
  • Emission - he act of sending out gas, heat, light, etc
  • Tap - to get or make use of something

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