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April 28, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th April 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 28th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "What’s cricket ?: On BCCI's approach to cricket"

  • Approach - a particular way of thinking about or dealing with something
  • Revenue - income from business activities
  • Chastening - to make someone feel ashamed or less confident
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Punctured the bubble - to destroy someone's illusion
  • Entitlement - the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it or deserve it
  • Come to terms with someone - to make an agreement, or to end an argument with someone
  • Diktat - an official rule that people are forced to obey
  • Emanated - to come from a particular place
  • Overwhelmingly - used for emphasizing the amount or strength of something
  • Ratification - the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid
  • Negate - to make something have no effect
  • Ambitious - determined to be successful, rich, famous etc
  • Envisage - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Opt - to make a choice
  • Contingent - a group of people representing a place, organization etc at a meeting or event
  • Moot - to suggest something as a subject for discussion
  • Reluctantly - not willing to do something
  • Play second fiddle - to be less important or in a weaker position than someone else
  • Ironic - expressing the opposite of what you really think
  • Monopoly - (an organization or group that has) complete control of something, especially an area of business, so that others have no share
  • Bullying - behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker
  • Ransom - the amount of money that someone wants to be paid before they will let a person who they are keeping prisoner go free
  • Theorist - someone who develops or studies theories or ideas about a particular subject
  • Recast - to change the way that someone or something is or appears to be
  • There’s no denying - used for saying that something is clearly true
  • Diaspora - the movement of a large group of people from their home country to other countries in the world
  • Inordinately - much more than usual or expected
  • Dissenting - to express strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what most people think
  • Regret - to feel sorry or sad that something has happened
  • obsessed - too interested in or worried about something
  • Chest - a large box
  • Enfeeble - to make someone or something very weak
  • Phenomenal - extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way
  • Convulsed - to (cause to) shake violently with sudden uncontrolled movements
  • Survival - the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions
  • Powerhouse - something such as a country or organization that has a lot of power or influence
  • Leverage - the power to make someone do what you want
  • Call the shots - to be in a position of control or authority
  • Clout - the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events
  • Nurturing - to help someone or something to develop
  • Scaled-down - reduced
  • Yield - to produce something useful
  • Have a hard think - to seriously consider something for some time

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "In four doses: On malaria vaccines"

  • Vaccine - a substance put into the body, usually by injection, in order to provide protection against a disease
  • Pilot test - to test how good something is before introducing it
  • Put through - to test someone or something in order to make sure everything is working correctly
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
  • Milestone - an event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process
  • On account of - because of someone or something
  • Scenario - a situation that could possibly happen
  • Yield - to produce something useful
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Prevalent - very common in a particular place or among a particular group
  • Moderate - neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree
  • Rapid - happening, moving, or acting quickly
  • Diagnostic - used for finding out what physical or mental problem someone has
  • Precisely - exactly / clearly
  • Administer - to give someone a drug or medical treatment
  • Drop-out - to leave something
  • Warrant - to make a particular activity necessary
  • Immunisation - the process of protecting a person or animal from an infectious disease by putting a substance into the body that makes it produce antibodies (= proteins in the blood that fight disease)
  • Severe - serious and worrying
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Evaluating - to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
  • Likelihood - the chance that something might happen
  • Replicating - to do or make something again in the same way as before
  • Mortality - the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
  • Ascertain - to find out something
  • Meningitis - a serious illness that affects the outer part of the brain
  • Cerebral -  relating to or affecting your brain
  • Optimum - best or most suitable within a range of possibilities
  • Intervention - the act or fact of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Conjunction - a combination of two or more things
  • Incidence - the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation
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