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May 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th May 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 17th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Held at ransom: on the recent ransomware attacks"

  • Ransom - the amount of money that someone wants to be paid before they will let a person / thing who they are keeping go free
  • Ransomware - computer malware that locks someone's machine and demands a payment from the computer owner in order to be unlocked
  • Hasten - to make something happen sooner or more quickly
  • Threat - a suggestion that something unpleasant or violent will happen, especially if a particular action or order is not followed
  • Menacing - intended to threaten or frighten someone
  • Malicious - unkind and showing a strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone
  • Vulnerability - the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed
  • Unleashed -  to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Eessentially - used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something
  • Chinks - a small amount of a quality
  • Remotely - slightly, or in a very small way
  • Unsuspecting - not knowing about something that is happening or will happen
  • Ransomware - computer malware that locks someone's machine and demands a payment from the computer owner in order to be unlocked
  • Bitcoin - a virtual currency created for use in online transactions
  • Decrypt - to change information that was in a code that could not be read or understood into a form that can be read and understood
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Lack of something - the fact that something is not available or that there is not enough of it
  • Preparedness - the state of being ready for something
  • Fall prey to - to be attacked, cheated, or harmed by someone bad
  • Complacent - too confident and relaxed because you think you can deal with something easily, even though this may not be true
  • Outbreak - the sudden start of war, disease, violence etc
  • Epidemic - a situation in which a disease / problem spreads very quickly and infects many people
  • Consolation - something that makes you feel less unhappy or disappointed
  • Unscathed - not harmed or damaged by something bad that has happened
  • Momentum - progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger
  • Stakeholder - a person or company that has invested in a business and owns part of it
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Uneasy - someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something
  • Dump -  to get rid of someone or something that you no longer want or need
  • Wake-up call - a bad experience that warns someone to change something, usually the way that they behave
  • Hoarding - a large amount of something that someone has saved or hidden somewhere
  • Vendor - someone who is selling something
  • Exploit -  to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
  • Obvious - clear to almost anyone
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Implication - a possible effect or result

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Gold shines: on reducing India's demand for gold"

  • Alternative - something that you can choose instead of something else
  • Asset - something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts
  • Import - a product from another country, that is bought with money from your country
  • Long-drawn-out - continuing for too long
  • Tackle - to make an organized and determined attempt to deal with a problem
  • Bearing fruit -  to have a successful result
  • Witness - to see something happen
  • Threefold - three times as much
  • Robust - strong
  • Policymaker - a member of a government department, legislature, or other organization who is responsible for making new rules, laws, etc
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Export - the practice or business of selling goods to another country
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • For instance - for example
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Dormant - something that is dormant is not active or developing now, but it may become active or develop in the future
  • Productive - making or growing things in large quantities, especially so that they can be sold
  • Predominant - most important or powerful
  • A hedge against something - a way of trying to protect yourself against a problem or risk
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Sophisticated - knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject
  • Acumen - the ability to make good quick decisions and judgments
  • Depreciating - to become less valuable than before
  • Ironically - used for saying that a situation has developed in an unexpected and sometimes humorous way
  • Possibly - used for emphasizing your surprise or shock at something
  • Undermine -  to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Conservation - the careful use of energy, water, and other resources, so that they are not wasted or lost
  • Gousehold - the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit
  • Lure - the quality or power that something or someone has that makes it, him, or her attractive
  • Illicit - not allowed by the law or rules
  • Evasion - the practice of avoiding doing something that you should do
  • Pipe dream - something you wish for that can never really happen
  • Stride - an important positive development
  • Innovation - a new idea, method, piece of equipment etc
  • Adversely - in a negative, unpleasant, or harmful way

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