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July 03, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th June 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 26th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 25th June 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Being smart about Smart Cities Mission"
  • Smart City - a city or town where communication and IT are used to help manage the city and its services
  • Compile - to make something such as a list by bringing together information from many different places
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Agglomeration - a large group of different things
  • Inclusion - the action of including someone or something in a group, arrangement, document etc
  • Affordable - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Inclusivity - a policy or practice that deliberately attempts to involve all types of people
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Apparently - based only on what you have heard, not on what you are certain is true
  • Delegate - to give a particular job, duty, right, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you
  • Wisdom - the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience
  • For instance - for example
  • Pedestrian - someone who is walking, especially in a town or city, instead of driving or riding
  • Parameter - a limit that affects how something can be done
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Transparency - an honest way of doing things that allows other people to know exactly what you are doing
  • Accountable - in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Heat map - a graphical way of showing data where the individual values contained in a matrix are shown as colours
  • Compelling - interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely
  • Low-hanging fruit - things that are easy to get, achieve, or deal with
  • Nimble - able to move quickly and easily
  • Ideology - a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Vibrant - lively and exciting
  • Mere - only / just
  • Common - a large piece of open land in a village or town where anyone can walk, play sports etc
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Privilege - a special benefit that is available only to a particular person or group
  • Legislature - the part of government that makes and changes laws
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Breach - a failure to follow a law or rule
  • Resolution - a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting
  • Sentence - a punishment given by a judge, usually involving a period of time that a person must spend in prison
  • Tabloid - a newspaper with fairly small pages mostly containing stories about famous people and not much serious news
  • Indefensible - impossible to defend from criticism
  • Unsparing - used about the cruel behaviour of someone who does not care if they hurt people
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Confer - to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honour to someone
  • Ensuring - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Undue - not necessary or reasonable
  • Coercion - the use of force or threats to make someone do something
  • Breach - a failure to follow a law or rule
  • Ostensible - appearing to be true, or stated by someone to be true, but possibly false
  • Disguise - to make something look, sound, or seem like something else
  • Insulate - to protect someone from unpleasant knowledge or harmful experiences
  • Codifying - to make something part of an organized system, especially an official system of laws
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Obstruct -  to take action in order to prevent someone from doing something or to prevent something from happening
  • Germane - relevant to a subject that is being discussed
  • Impede - to make it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen
  • Defame - to say or write something bad about someone that is not true and makes other people have a bad opinion of them
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
  • Sparingly - in small quantities
  • Refute - to prove that a statement is false
  • Misconceived - not based on good reasons or correct understanding
  • Contempt - a failure to show appropriate respect for something that other people consider to be important
  • Concede - to admit that something is true
  • Handing down - to say officially that someone should receive a particular punishment
  • Odium - the feeling of hating someone or something
  • Rescind - to state officially that something such as a law or an agreement has ended and no longer has legal authority
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Dignity - the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation


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