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August 10, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 5th August 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 5th August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Price of rapacity: On SC rules against illegal mining"
  • Rapacity - aggressive greed (never satisfied until you have taken everything that you can take)
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground
  • Laid down - to officially establish a rule, or to officially say how something should be done
  • Benchmark - an amount, level, standard etc that you can use for judging how good or bad other things are
  • Compensation - money that is paid to someone in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Quantum - the smallest amount or unit of something
  • Extract - to remove something from a particular place
  • Gone beyond - to be more than something
  • Mere - only / just
  • Affirmation - an action of support or approval
  • Polluter - a person or company responsible for causing pollution
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Indulge in - to become involved in something that people do not approve of
  • Empower - to give someone more power to do something
  • Ore - rock or earth from which metal can be obtained
  • Dispute - to disagree with something that someone says
  • Defaulter - a person who fails to fulfil a duty, obligation, or undertaking
  • Violator - a person who breaks or fails to comply with a rule or formal agreement
  • Consequence - a result or effect of something
  • Illegality - the state of being illegal
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Expansion - the process of increasing in size and filling more space
  • Unlawful - illegal
  • Renewal - an arrangement for something to continue for a longer period of time
  • Apex - the top or highest or most important part of something
  • Notably - especially: used for introducing a good example of something
  • Flouted - to deliberately refuse to obey a rule or custom
  • Depleting - to reduce the amount of something or the number of things
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Rapacious - never satisfied until you have taken everything that you can take
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Revisit -  to consider or discuss something again
  • Enforced - to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Vested interest - a special reason for wanting things to happen in a particular way, because you will benefit from this
  • Paying a heavy price - to experience the bad result of something you have done
  • Regulate -  to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Exploitation - the process of making use of something so that you gain as much as possible from it
  • Scourge - something that causes a lot of trouble or harm
  • Dweller - someone who lives in a particular type of place
  • Intergenerational - relating to more than one generation (=group of people who were born at about the same time)
  • Conserve -  to prevent land, water, or other natural resources from being damaged or destroyed
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Editing ourselves: On genes and ethics"
  • Gene - a pattern of chemicals within a cell that carries information about the qualities passed to a living thing from its parents
  • Ethics - moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity
  • Mutation - a change in the genes of a plant or animal that causes it to become different from others of its type
  • Embryo - an animal or human before it is born, when it is beginning to develop and grow
  • Mutation - a change in the genes of a plant or animal that causes it to become different from others of its type
  • Fuelling - to make something increase
  • Cardiac - connected with your heart
  • Inherit - to be born with a gene that causes a particular biological characteristic to be passed on
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Milestone -  an event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process
  • Genome - the total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of a living thing, including its genes and DNA
  • For instance - for example
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Implanting something in something -  to put something into someone’s body in a medical operation
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Realm - a particular area of knowledge, experience, interest etc
  • In retrospect - considering something that happened in the past, using knowledge or information that you did not have at that time
  • Reproductive - relating to the process of having babies or producing young animals or plants
  • In vitro fertilization - the medical process in which a woman’s egg is fertilized outside her body and then put back inside to grow into a baby
  • Mired - caught in an unpleasant situation that you cannot easily escape from
  • Hereditary disease - a hereditary disease or quality is passed from a parent to a child in their genes
  • Rigorous - thorough and careful
  • Ethical - involving the principles used for deciding what is right and what is wrong
  • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Mosaic - an individual (especially an animal) composed of cells of two genetically different types
  • Sperm - a cell from a man that fertilizes the egg inside a woman’s body and makes her pregnant
  • Nonetheless - despite what has just been said
  • Rage on - to continue with a lot of force, violence, or angry arguments

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