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June 07, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 5th June 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 5th June 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 4th June 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "GST countdown"
  • Countdown - the period of time just before an important event
  • Tie up the loose ends - to complete the final details or parts of something that you have not yet completed or dealt with
  • Levy - to officially request payment of a tax
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Rollout - the introduction of a new product, especially when it gradually becomes available in a large number of places
  • Notional - existing only as an idea, not as something real
  • Cluster - a small group of people or things that are very close to each other
  • Distinction - a difference between two things
  • Mass - a large quantity or number
  • Consumption - the process of buying or using goods, or the amount that people buy or use
  • Repercussion - a bad effect that something has, usually lasting for a long time
  • Anomaly - something unusual, unexpected, or different from what normally happens
  • Dampen - to make something such as a feeling or hope less strong
  • Cess - a tax or levy
  • Sin goods - goods which are harmful to society (for example alcohol and tobacco)
  • Purport - to claim or seem to be something or to do something, especially when this is not possible or true
  • Threatened - warned
  • Backed - supported
  • Slated to do something - expected to happen
  • Pertaining to - to be directly related to something
  • Gear up - to prepare yourself, or to prepare something for an activity or event
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Profiteering - to make large profits by charging high prices for things that people need and cannot get anywhere else
  • Invoice - a document giving details of goods or services that someone has bought and must pay for
  • Sub-optimal - a sub-optimal situation or solution to a problem is one that is less than perfect
  • Hasty - done in a hurry because you do not have much time
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "European variation"
  • In a flux - in constant change; ever-changing
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different groups who agree to work together to achieve a shared aim
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Dilemma - a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision
  • Resultant - happening as a result of something that has just been mentioned
  • Flux - a condition of continuous change
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Summit -  a meeting or series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries
  • Three-fold - three times as much
  • Reaffirm - to formally and officially state something again
  • Collective - involving all the members of a group
  • Deficit - a lack of a quality, skill, or ability that you should have
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Accord - a formal agreement between countries or groups
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Multilateral - involving three or more groups, especially the governments of three or more countries
  • Assurance - a statement that something will happen or is true, made in order to remove any doubt about it
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar.
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Concurrent - happening or done at the same time
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Unveil - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Discomfort - a feeling of being embarrassed
  • Divergent - things that are divergent are different from each other
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Undertake - to promise to do something
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