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March 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th March 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 29th March 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Unique distinction: SC's clarification on Aadhaar gives space for reforms"

  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Oral - spoken and not written
  • Observation - a written or spoken comment about something that you have seen, heard, or felt
  • Significant - very important
  • Alter - to change something
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Potential - possible when the necessary conditions exist
  • Scope - the opportunity or freedom that is needed to do or develop something
  • Ambitious - if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a great amount of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved
  • Reiterating - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Welfare - help given, especially by the state or an organization, to people who need it, especially because they do not have enough money
  • Transaction - the action or process of buying or selling something
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Mandatory - something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • No-frills - including only the most basic features
  • Credentials - documents that prove who you are or that show your qualifications or status
  • Authenticate - to prove that something is real, true, or what people say it is
  • Dispel - to remove fears, doubts, and false ideas, usually by proving them wrong or unnecessary
  • Ambiguity -  something that is not clear because it has more than one possible meaning
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
  • Biometrics - the use of detailed information about someone's body, for example the patterns of colour in their eyes, in order to prove who they are
  • Evade - to avoid or escape from someone or something
  • Privacy - the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Short-sighted - not thinking enough about how an action will affect the future
  • Collate -to bring together different pieces of written information so that the similarities and differences can be seen
  • Vast - extremely big
  • Database - a large amount of information stored in a computer system in such a way that it can be easily looked at or changed
  • Apex - the top or highest part of something
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Meanwhile - until something expected happens, or while something else is happening
  • Weeding somebody out - to get rid of unwanted things or people from a group
  • Ghost - fake
  • Beneficiaries - people who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else
  • Leeway - freedom to act within particular limits

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Passing the Tests: another win for team India against Australia"

  • Victory - an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc
  • Picturesque - a picturesque place or scene is attractive and interesting
  • Sporting - relating to sport, or used in sport
  • Witnessed - to see something happen
  • Remarkable - unusual in a way that surprises or impresses you
  • Skipper - someone who is in charge of a team (captain)
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Injury - physical damage done to a person or a part of their body
  • Coped - to deal successfully with a difficult situation or job
  • Stepped up - to take action when there is a need or opportunity for it
  • Aggression - forceful playing in sport that is intended to win points
  • Astutely - able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it
  • Meagre - smaller or less than you want or need
  • Campaign - a series of actions by a team trying to win a sport
  • Commenced - to begin
  • Rousing - making people feel excited and proud or ready to take action
  • Incidentally - in a way that is not planned
  • Acme - the highest possible standard of something
  • Rarefied - (of air) with little oxygen
  • Ebbing away - to becomes less strong or disappear
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Temperament - the part of your character that affects your moods and the way you behave
  • Bogged down - to be/become so involved in something difficult or complicated that you cannot do anything else
  • Hindsight - the opportunity to judge or understand past events using knowledge that you have gained since then
  • Reality-check - an occasion that causes you to consider the facts about a situation and not your opinions, ideas, or beliefs
  • Parity - a situation in which different people or things are equal
  • Joust - to argue or compete
  • Sledging - in cricket, remarks or behaviour that is intended to make an opponent feel less confident
  • Mudslinging - the practice of saying things publicly that are intended to harm someone’s reputation
  • Riveting - extremely interesting or exciting
  • Exalted - an exalted position is an important position in an organization or in society
  • Counterpart - someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Flourish - to be very successful
  • Prevail - to defeat someone in a game, competition, argument etc
  • Resilience - someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem
  • Fulcrum - the person or thing that everything else depends on
  • Duo - two people
  • Consistent - not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Former - the first of two people
  • Amassed - to get a large amount of something
  • Sparkled - if a person or performance sparkles, they are energetic, interesting, and exciting
  • Atop - at the top of something
  • Prosper - to be successful
  • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Bias - a special interest or ability in a particular thing
  • Mettle - the determination and ability to deal with problems and difficult situations
  • Albeit - used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it
  • Overseas - in, from, or to other countries
  • Glitzy - bright, exciting, and attractive but with no real value
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