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May 04, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 4th 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 4th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Short-sighted ploy: Move to impeach Nepal Chief Justice is a setback"

  • Ploy - a way of tricking or confusing someone in order to get an advantage or to make them do what you want
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Ignited - to start a fight or argument
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Fraught -  very worried and with a lot of problems
  • Proximate - nearly accurate; approximate
  • Set aside - to officially state that a particular legal decision will no longer be followed
  • Elevation - the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
  • Claimant - someone who brings a legal case against someone else in a court of law
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Motion - a formal proposal that people discuss and then vote on in a meeting or debate
  • Implication -a possible effect or result
  • Narrow-minded - disliking or not interested in ideas or cultures different from your own
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Politicised -  to bring an issue, organization, way of doing something etc to the attention of the public so that it can be discussed
  • Clemency - a decision not to punish someone severely, made by someone in a position of authority
  • Convicted - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Haul up - to force someone to go somewhere or see someone in order to be punished or to answer questions about their behaviour
  • Contempt - behaviour that is illegal because it does not obey or respect the rules of a law court
  • Debatable - something that is debatable is not certain because it is possible for people to have different opinions about it
  • Overreach - to try to do more than your ability, authority, or money will allow
  • Expedient - used for describing an action that produces an immediate result or solution to a problem, even though it may not be fair or honest
  • Fledgling - new and without experience
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Alliance -  an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Fragile - easy to break or damage
  • Protest - a strong complaint or disagreement
  • Rope in - to persuade someone to do something for you
  • Amendment -  a change made to a law or agreement
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Tussle - a short fight
  • Frivolous - lacking any real purpose or importance
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Mandate - to give official permission for something to happen
  • Indictment - an official statement accusing someone of committing a serious crime
  • Overturn - to say officially that something such as a decision or law is wrong and change it
  • Monarchy -  a type of government in which a country is ruled by a king or queen

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Infosys, trumped: Case for free trade must not be given up"

  • Trumped -  to win or to succeed, for example in sports or business
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Hire - to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job
  • Cloud computing - the use of computer programs that are on the Internet rather than on your own computer
  • Nimbly - quickly and easliy
  • Matter of fact - not showing feelings or emotion, especially in a situation when emotion would be expected
  • Gearing up - to prepare for something that you have to do
  • For instance - for example
  • Giant - a very large and successful company
  • Speculation - the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Stance -  an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Overseas - happening or existing in a country across the sea from your country
  • Gauge - a fact or event that can be used for judging someone or something
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Diminish - to become less
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Obvious - clear to almost anyone
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Automation - a system that uses machines to do work instead of people, or the process of changing to such a system
  • Accelerate - to happen or make something happen at a faster rate
  • Bolstering - to make something stronger or more effective
  • Diffuse - to spread something such as information, ideas, or power among a large group of people
  • Validating - to officially state that something is of a suitable standard
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Protectionist - to support a system in which a country helps its own industries by putting taxes on foreign goods
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