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June 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 12th June 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 12th June 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 11th June 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Pragmatic step: Kerala's new liquor policy"
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Relaxing - to make rules, controls, conditions etc less strict
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Revenue - income from business activities or taxes
  • Retrieve - to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find
  • Retrieve lost ground - to become successful again after having been delayed or having had problems
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Erstwhile - previous / former (not now)
  • Toddy - an alcoholic drink made of whisky with hot water and sugar
  • Offset - to balance the effect of something, with the result that there is no advantage or disadvantage
  • Excise - a tax that a government charges on services used and goods sold inside its country
  • Manifesto - a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organization, especially a political party
  • Prohibition - a law or rule that stops people from doing something
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Voluntary - a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to
  • Abstinence - the practice of avoiding something such as alcohol
  • Vigorous - full of energy, enthusiasm, or determination
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Scarce - if something is scarce, there is not very much of it
  • Bootlegging - to make or sell something illegally
  • Unveiling - the act of officially announcing something such as a plan or a new product that was previously a secret
  • Undue - not necessary or reasonable
  • Haste - (too much) speed
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • One-Upmanship - a way of behaving in which someone tries to get an advantage by appearing to be more skilful, important etc than other people
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Liberalise - to make laws or rules less strict so that people have more freedom
  • Approbation - approval
  • Fiasco - a complete and embarrassing failure
  • Spike - a sudden increase in something
  • Drug abuse - the use of illegal or dangerous drugs
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Purported - said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true
  • Revitalising - to make something that is failing or weak become strong and successful again
  • Brewing - to make a hot drink
  • Hooch - strong alcoholic drink, especially drink that is made illegally
  • Actualised - to make something that could possibly happen or be achieved really happen or be achieved
  • Violating - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Arterial road - an arterial road or railway is part of a larger road or rail system
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Relocating - to move to a different place, or to make someone or something do this
  • Interior - the inside part of something, especially a building or vehicle
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Holistic -  thinking about the whole of something, and not just dealing with particular aspects
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Comey’s case"
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Testimony - a formal statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually given in a court of law
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising or easy to notice
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Desperately - very much
  • Nut job - an insulting word for someone you think is crazy
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television programme etc
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Witch-hunt - an attempt to find all the people in a particular group in order to punish them or treat them unfairly
  • Oath - a formal promise, especially one made in a court of law
  • Lend credence to something - to make an opinion or idea seem more correct
  • Integrity - the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Counter - an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect
  • Back off - to stop criticizing someone or telling them what to do
  • In short - used for introducing a summary of something that you have just said
  • Obstruct - to take action in order to prevent someone from doing something or to prevent something from happening
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Tactfully - in a careful and cautious way
  • Loyalty - the quality of being strong and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization
  • Aide - someone whose job is to help another person in their work
  • Adamant - determined not to change your belief or decision about something
  • Contour - the shape of the outside edge of something
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Predicament - a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Clueless - stupid, or knowing nothing
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