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July 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th July 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sorrowful song: on Assam's flood situation"
  • Sorrowful - feeling, expressing, or causing great sadness
  • Longer-term - continuing to exist, or have an effect for a long time in the future
  • Life-sustaining - serving to continue or support life
  • Stirring - causing strong emotions
  • Rendition - a particular way of performing a song, poem, piece of music etc
  • Grit - courage and determination despite difficulty
  • Furious - extremely angry
  • Plains - a large flat area of land
  • Death toll - the number of people who are killed on a particular occasion
  • Put off -  to make someone not want to do something, or to make someone not like someone or something
  • Stride - a long confident step
  • Displace - to force someone to leave their own country and live somewhere else
  • Deluge - a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time, especially if they are hard to deal with
  • Vast - extremely large
  • Dispersing - if a crowd of people disperses, or if someone disperses it, the people separate and go in different directions
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising or easy to notice
  • Abatement - a reduction in something harmful or unpleasant
  • Comprehensive - complete and easily achieved
  • Disaster -  something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Lasting - continuing to exist or have an effect for a long time
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Course - the direction in which a river flows
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Overrun - to be present in a place in such large amounts or numbers that it is dangerous or unpleasant
  • Bank - a raised area of land along the side of a river
  • Sediment - a layer of a substance that forms at the bottom of a liquid
  • River bed - the bottom of a river, where the ground is
  • Aberrant - not normal or not what you would usually expect
  • Intensive - designed to produce as much food as possible from an area of land
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Basin - a large area of land whose surface water all flows into a particular river or lake
  • Precipitation - the process by which a solid substance separates, or is separated from, a liquid it is in
  • Aggressive - used to describe a very strong treatment for a serious condition
  • Extensively -  clearly (involving a lot of details and information)
  • Insight - a chance to understand something or learn more about it
  • Remote sensing - the collection of information by watching or filming something from space or from a plane
  • Vulnerable - weak or easy to hurt
  • Remedial - intended to improve or correct something
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Phenomenon - an event or situation that can be seen to happen or exist
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • On the ground - in the place being discussed, especially a place where there is a war or another serious situation
  • Confine - to keep an activity within particular limits
  • Rehabilitation - the process of returning something to a good condition
  • Restoration - the process of putting something into its original condition
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Embankment - a sloping wall of earth or stone beside a road, railway, or river
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Ethnicity - a large group of people who have the same national, racial, or cultural origins, or the state of belonging to such a group
  • Vis-à-vis - compared to or relating to someone or something
  • Dreadful - very unpleasant
  • Sambar - a dark brown woodland deer
  • Perished - died, usually because of an illness or something that happens suddenly
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Coach Shastri: a challenging road ahead"
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • Foregone conclusion - a result that you can be certain about before it happens
  • Strained - not friendly
  • Skipper - someone who is in charge of a team (captain)
  • Latter - used for referring to the second of two people, things, or groups that have just been mentioned
  • Emerged    - to become known
  • Transition - the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Bitterness - anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly
  • Overwhelming - much larger, stronger, more important etc than anything else in a situation
  • Influence - the effect that a person or thing has on someone’s decisions, opinions, or behaviour or on the way something happens
  • Prevail - to be the strongest influence or element in a situation
  • Out of the reckoning - being/not being considered for a job or position
  • Administrator - someone whose job is to manage a business, organization, or institution
  • Eminent - important, respected, and admired
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Seemingly - according to what you know or how something appears
  • Subsequently - after something else happened
  • Stepped in - to become involved in a discussion or argument
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • There is no denying - used for saying that something is clearly true
  • Stint - a period of time spent doing something
  • Overshadow - to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something
  • Doughty - determined, brave, and unwilling ever to stop trying to achieve something
  • Excel - to do something extremely well
  • Mighty - very large, powerful, or impressive
  • Astute - good at judging situations and people quickly and able to use this knowledge for personal benefit
  • Heartening - to make someone feel happier and more hopeful
  • Consultant -  an expert or a professional person whose job is to give help and advice on a particular subject
  • Respectively - (of two or more items) with each relating to something previously mentioned, in the same order as first mentioned
  • Legend - someone who very many people know about and admire
  • Mentor - an experienced person who helps someone who has less experience, especially in their job
  • Strategising - to think of a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport
  • Embark on - to start a new project or activity
  • Overseas - happening or existing in a country across the sea from your country
  • Immense - extremely large
  • Whispering campaign - the intentional damaging of an important person's reputation by saying unpleasant things about them that may not be true
  • Unleash -  to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
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