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July 12, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 8th July 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 8th July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The waiting game: Nitish's mixed political signals may be a calculated plan"
  • Waiting game - to delay in a situation where people expect you to do something, because you think this will give you an advantage
  • Ascendant - in the process of gaining power or influence over another person, group etc
  • Coalesce - to come together and form a group or a single unit
  • Broke ranks - if a member of a group breaks ranks, they disagree publicly with the rest of the group
  • Nominee - someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • One-off - happening, done, or made only once
  • Goodwill - friendly and helpful feelings
  • Nonetheless - despite what has just been said
  • Castigate - to criticize someone or something severely
  • Coherent - reasonable and sensible
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Reactive - reacting to things that happen, rather than making things happen yourself
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Put forth - to give your opinion
  • Candidature - the fact that someone is a candidate in an election
  • Counter - an action that you take in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effect
  • Nomination - an official suggestion that someone should get a job or a prize, or the decision to give them a job or a prize
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Inability - the fact of not being able to do something
  • Proactive - taking action and making changes before they need to be made, rather than waiting until problems develop
  • Genuine - real, rather than pretended or false
  • Exit strategy - a plan that allows you to stop being involved in a situation without causing any harm or disadvantage to yourself
  • Ally with somebody - to start to support someone
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics
  • Context -  the general situation in which something happens, which helps to explain it
  • Intense - very great or extreme
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Irregularity -  a situation in which the rules, laws, or usual ways of doing things have not been followed
  • Flutter - a short period of excited activity
  • Perceive - to understand or think about something in a particular way
  • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Electric horses: Govt. should give tax incentives to encourage e-vehicles"
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Spectacular - extremely impressive
  • Combustion - the process of burning
  • Fossil fuel - a fuel such as coal or oil, made from decayed material from animals or plants that lived many thousands of years ago
  • Quest - a long difficult search
  • Surge - to increase a lot very quickly
  • Hybrid - a mixture of different things or styles
  • Affordability - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Conventional - of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different
  • Sustainability - the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level
  • Recycle - to use something again
  • Plug-in - to be connected to an electricity supply or to another piece of equipment
  • Perspective - a way of thinking about something
  • Enlivening - to make something more interesting or lively
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Assessment -  calculation of the cost or value of something
  • Density - the degree to which something is heavy or thick
  • Unsurprisingly - in a way that you expected
  • Cater to something - to provide people with something they want or need, especially something unusual or special
  • Marque - the name of a product produced by a particular company, especially a car
  • Affordable - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Moderate - neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree
  • Intensity - strength
  • Carbon emissions - carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere, produced by vehicles and industrial processes
  • Feasible - possible or likely to succeed
  • By contrast - used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first
  • Dilemma - a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision
  • Elegance - the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner


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