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March 09, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 9th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 9th March 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 : "Dire straits"

  • Dire Strait - very bad situation that is difficult to fix
  • Sustainable - capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
  • Marine - relating to the sea and creatures that live in it
  • Certainty -  something that will definitely happen or that you feel very sure about
  • Circumstance - a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
  • Coast - an area of land beside a sea
  • Pulled the trigger - to take decisive action with no certainty of the outcome
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Unmistakably - very easy to recognize
  • Tragedy - a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Deny - to say that you did not do something that someone has accused you of doing
  • Expose - to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen
  • Fishery - an area of water where fish are caught so they can be sold
  • Convene - to arrange a formal meeting, or to gather for a meeting
  • Component - an individual quality or feature of something
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Sustainable - capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
  • Exploitation - unfair treatment of someone, or the use of a situation in a way that is wrong, in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Trawler - a boat used for fishing by pulling a large net through the water
  • Strait - a narrow area of water that joins two larger areas of water
  • Although - used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising
  • Transgression - to do something that is not allowed by a law, custom, or religion
  • Seizure - the action of taking something, especially using power or force
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Detention - the state of being kept in a police station or prison and not being allowed to leave
  • Liberation - to help someone or something to be free
  • Indiscriminately - not showing careful thought or good judgment
  • Contraband - goods that are brought into or taken out of a country illegally
  • Aberration - something that is not normal or not what you would usually expect
  • Contour - a way in which something varies
  • Fired upon - to shoot at someone or something with a weapon
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Justify - to show that there is a good reason for something, especially something that other people think is wrong
  • Incursion - a sudden attack on an area controlled by other people
  • Inland - in the middle of a country, away from the sea
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • 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
  • Hostile - behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Staying cool"

  • Energy-efficient - using little electricity, gas, etc
  • Eliminate - to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbon - a type of gas used especially in aerosols (= containers that force out liquids in very small drops)
  • Protocol - a set of rules
  • Depletion - reduction in the number or quantity of something
  • Polyurethane - a type of plastic used for making things such as paint and rubber
  • Emerging - just beginning to exist or be noticed
  • Urbanisation - the process by which towns and cities grow bigger and more and more people go to live in them
  • Productivity - the rate at which goods are produced, especially in relation to the time, money, and workers needed to produce them
  • Refrigerant - a chemical substance that can be used to make or keep things cold
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Scaled up - to make something larger in size, amount etc than it used to be
  • Enact - to make a proposal into a law
  • Enforce - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Envisaged - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Incentivise - to give someone a reason for wanting to work hard
  • Prescribe - to state officially what should be done in a particular situation
  • Promising - likely to be successful or very good
  • Metrics - a group of numbers giving information about a particular feature of a piece of software or hardware
  • Insulation - material used for preventing heat, cold, noise, or electricity from passing through something
  • For instance - for example
  • Incorporate - to include something as a part or as a quality
  • Acquisition -  the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Affordability - the state of being cheap enough for people to be able to buy
  • Photovoltaic - able to produce electricity from light, or relating to the process of doing this
  • Eco-friendly - designed to cause as little harm as possible to the environment

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