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April 06, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 5th 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 5th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sting in the tale: Kerala minister's exit spurs privacy debate"

  • Sting in the tail - an unexpected, typically unpleasant or problematic end to something
  • Spur - to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster
  • Privacy - someone's right to keep their personal matters and relationships secret
  • Inquiry - an official process to discover the facts about something bad that has happened
  • Turn the spotlight - to attract attention to something
  • Terrain - area
  • Sting operation - a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime
  • Debuted - to perform or be performed in public for the first time
  • Splash - to do or say something that becomes very popular or is noticed by a lot of people
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Purportedly - in a way that is stated to be true, although this may not be the case
  • Imputing - to say that someone is responsible for something that has happened, especially something bad
  • Ensuing - happening after something and because of it
  • Render - to express, show, or perform something in a particular way
  • Presumably - used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain
  • Misrepresenting - to give a false or incorrect account or description of what someone or something is like in order to trick someone
  • Transpired - happened
  • Significantly - in a way that is easy to see
  • Honey trap - the use of an attractive person to try to get information from someone
  • Lone - alone / only
  • Portfolio - a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government
  • Ethics - a set of principles that people use to decide what is right and what is wrong
  • Fiercely - in a frightening, violent, or powerful way
  • Pretence - a way of behaving that does not honestly express your real feelings, thoughts, or intentions
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Outweigh - to be greater or more important than something else
  • Last resort - used for saying that you will do something only after trying everything else to solve a problem
  • Acquiring - to get something
  • Deliberation -  long and careful thought or discussion
  • Entrap - to cause someone to do something that they would not usually do, by unfair methods
  • Induce - to persuade someone to do something
  • Embarrassing - to cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable
  • Minefield - a situation or subject that is very complicated and full of hidden problems and dangers
  • Imperative - extremely important or urgent
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Evade - to avoid or escape from someone or something
  • Vindictive - having or showing a wish to harm someone because you think that they harmed you; unwilling to forgive
  • Exposé - to make public something bad or dishonest
  • Grab eyeballs - to attract attention
  • Prurient - too interested in the details of another person's sexual behaviour
  • Essentially - used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something
  • Eroding - to slowly reduce or destroy something
  • Goodwill - the good reputation and good relationships that a company has with its customers
  • Deservedly - used for saying that what happens is right

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The IPL at ten"

  • Ionic - an ironic event or situation is interesting and sometimes humorous, because it is the opposite of what you would expect
  • Vivid - strong and bright
  • Clinch - to finally get or win something
  • Bad blood - feelings of hate between people because of arguments in the past
  • Marred - to spoil something
  • Frenetic - involving a lot of excited movement or activity
  • Commence - to begin something
  • Defending champion - someone who compete in a sports competition that they won before and try to win it again
  • Runner-up - a person who comes second in a race or competition
  • Blended - mixed
  • Gratification - to make someone feel pleased and satisfied
  • Longevity - remaining popular or useful for a long time
  • Prospered - to be or become successful, especially financially
  • Inception - the beginning of an organization or official activity
  • Consistency - the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Flair - natural ability to do something well
  • Acrobatic - involving or able to perform difficult and attractive body movements
  • Energise - to make someone feel full of energy or enthusiasm
  • Reprise - a repeat of something or part of something
  • Unheralded - not previously noticed or praised much
  • Fancied - expected or thought likely to succeed
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Ghastly - unpleasant and shocking
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Negated - ​to cause something to have no effect
  • Foray - an attempt at doing something new or something that you do not usually do
  • League - a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other
  • Deemed - to consider or judge something in a particular way
  • Guilty - responsible for breaking a law
  • Betting - the activity of trying to win money by placing a bet (=guessing the result of a race, game etc)
  • Tragically - very sadly
  • Thrill - a feeling of extreme excitement, usually caused by something pleasant
  • Scrutiny - the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
  • Cosy - comfirtable
  • Sullied - to damage or spoil something
  • Nepotism - the act of using your power or influence to get good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family
  • Indifference - lack of interest in someone or something
  • Probity - ​complete honesty
  • Repercussion - the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect
  • Sow the seeds for something  - to do something that will cause something to happen in the future
  • Wide-ranging - dealing with a large variety of subjects
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Have your hands full - to be so busy that you do not have time to do anything else
  • Carnival - (a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment
  • Domestic - local
  • Inexplicably - unable to be explained or understood
  • Pulsating - very interesting and exciting
  • Tempo - the speed at which an event happens
  • Big bucks - big money
  • Inadvertently - not deliberately, and without realizing what you are doing
  • Ushered - to show someone where they should go, or to make someone go where you want them to go
  • Have come a long way - to have advanced to an improved or more developed state
  • Skipper - the captain of a ship or boat, a sports team, or an aircraft
  • The lull before the storm - a time that seems quiet but will very soon be followed by something unpleasant happening
  • Unleashed - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Savage - very large and severe
  • Unbeaten - in sports, having won every game
  • Hazard - something that is dangerous and likely to cause damage
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