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August 31, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 31st 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 31st August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Après le déluge: on the Mumbai floods"

  • Après le déluge - After us, the flood (a French expression)
  • 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
  • Protocol -  a set of rules for the correct way to behave on formal occasions
  • Deluge - a lot of things all happening or arriving at the same time, especially if they are hard to deal with
  • Paralysis - the state of being completely unable to operate normally or effectively
  • Resilience - ability to quickly return to a previous good condition
  • Extreme - very unusual
  • Nucleus -  the central or basic part of something
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Distressing - making you feel extremely unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Wrangling - having a long, complicated dispute or argument
  • Trigger -  to make something happen
  • Prediction - a statement about what you think will happen in the future, or the process of making such a statement
  • For instance - for example
  • Pathway - a path that you can walk on
  • Worst-case scenario - the most unpleasant or serious thing that could happen in a situation
  • Baseline - a quantity, value, or fact used as a standard for measuring other quantities, values, or facts
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Encroachment -  to gradually take something such as power or authority from someone else
  • Traction -  the action of pulling something over a surface
  • Mangrove - a tropical tree that grows beside water and has roots that begin above the ground
  • Downpour - a large amount of rain that falls quickly
  • Compensatory - intended to change or remove the bad result of something
  • Intense - very great or extreme
  • Consistently - continuing or developing steadily in the same way
  • Forecast - a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy
  • Remarkably - in a way that is unusual and surprises or impresses you
  • Accurate - correct or true in every detail
  • Evacuate - to make people leave their homes because of a dangerous situation
  • Vulnerable - easily damaged by something negative or harmful
  • Cyclical - cyclical events happen again and again in the same order or at the same times
  • Imperative -  extremely important and urgent
  • Inescapable - impossible to avoid or ignore
  • Retrofitting - to change or improve something
  • Callous - unkind, cruel, and without sympathy or feeling for other people

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Pragmatic in London: on Brexit"

  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Brexit - an exit by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Disengaging - separate or release (someone or something) from something to which they are attached or connected
  • Bloc - a group of countries or people with the same political aims
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Alienate - feeling that you do not belong in a particular society, place, or group
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Significant - very important
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Jurisdiction - the right or power to make legal decisions
  • Equated with - to be the same as something
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Centrepiece - the most important feature of something
  • Staunch - loyal, and showing strong belief in something or strong support for something
  • Outstanding due -  an amount of money that is outstanding has not yet been paid
  • Law-abiding - obeying the law
  • Eurosceptic - a person, especially a politician, who opposes closer connections between Britain and the European Union
  • Negotiate - to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Narrowed - reduced / limited to a small area
  • Bottomline - the most important fact in a situation
  • Implication - an occasion when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly
  • Premise - an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based
  • Vastly - to a great degree
  • Inferior - lower / not good
  • Conversely - from a different and opposite way of looking at this
  • Pragmatism - the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules
  • Contentious - causing or likely to cause disagreement
  • Adherence - the fact of someone behaving exactly according to rules, beliefs, etc
  • Treaty - a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders
  • Entail - to make something necessary, or to involve something
  • Concern - to cause worry to someone
  • Hasten - to make something happen sooner or more quickly
  • Vis-a-vis - in comparison with


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