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October 20, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th October 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 16th October 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 15th October 2017 (Sunday)


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Toxic farming : on insecticide regulation"
  • Toxic - poisonous and harmful to people, animals, or the environment
  • Insecticide - a chemical for killing insects, especially those that damage plants or crops
  • Regulation - an official rule that controls the way that things are done
  • Exposure - the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you
  • Belt - an area of land where there is a particular industry, activity etc
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Miserably - feeling or showing unhappiness
  • Investment - the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Rely - to trust someone or something to do something for you
  • Volume - an amount of something
  • In the face of something - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Pest -  an insect or small animal that damages plants or supplies of food
  • Unscrupulous - willing to do things that are unfair, dishonest, or illegal
  • Outlet - a shop or place where a particular product is sold
  • Gross - extremely bad and are immoral
  • Obsolete - no longer used because of being replaced by something newer and more effective
  • Feeble - not strong enough
  • Fall by the wayside - to not be successful or effective any longer
  • Spurious - not real or sincere
  • Regulatory - a regulatory organization or company controls an activity, process, or industry
  • Residue - the part of something that remains after the rest has gone or ended
  • Beverage - a drink
  • Tolerance - the ability to experience something unpleasant or painful without being harmed
  • Incongruous - strange because of being very different to other things which happen or exist in the same situation
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Comply - to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Envisaged - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Oversight - something that you do not notice or think of that causes problems later
  • Outmoded - no longer useful, suitable, or relevant
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Warding off - to do something to prevent someone or something from harming you
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Irony - a strange, funny, or sad situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Distressed - very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Organic - organic food or drink is produced using no or only a small number of artificial chemicals and methods
  • Efficacious - producing the effect that you intended
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Iran-U.S. relations: On dangerous footing"
  • Footing - the position of one person, group, or thing in relation to another
  • Undermine -  to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Endanger - to put someone or something into a situation where they might be harmed or damaged
  • Nonproliferation - the effort to stop the increase in nuclear weapons
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Pact - an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something
  • In compliance with -  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Signatory - a person or organization that has signed an official agreement
  • Insist - to say very firmly that something must happen or must be done
  • Threaten - to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Disavow - to say firmly that you have no connection with someone or something or no responsibility for them
  • Hawkish - preferring to deal with political problems by using military force instead of more peaceful methods
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Pass the buck - to make someone else deal with something that you should take responsibility for
  • Bipartisan - involving two political parties with different ideas or policies
  • Senate - the more senior part of a law-making institution that has two parts
  • Hardliner - extreme and severe and not likely to change
  • Setback - a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Hostility - opposition to something
  • Shortcoming - a fault or problem that makes someone or something less effective
  • Sort out - to do what is necessary to deal with a problem, disagreement, or difficult situation successfully
  • Significance - importance
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
  • Address - to try to deal with a problem
  • Reputation - the opinion that people in general have about someone or something, or how much respect or admiration someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or character



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