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December 22, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 22nd December 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 22nd December 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial from the HINDU News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Scam, or folklore? on 2G case verdict"
  • Scam - a dishonest plan, especially for getting money
  • Folklore - a body of popular myths or beliefs relating to a particular place, activity, or group of people
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Narrative - a story, or an account of something that has happened
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Perspective - a sensible way of judging how good, bad, important etc something is in comparison with other things
  • Arbitrary - used about actions that are considered to be unfair
  • Tenure - the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
  • En masse - all together as a group
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Arraign - to order someone to go to a court of law to be formally charged with a crime
  • In tatters - in very bad condition
  • Adduce - to give a particular fact as proof that something is true
  • Manipulate - to influence someone, or to control something, in a clever or dishonest way
  • First-come, first-served - used for saying that if you arrive before other people you will be served or dealt with before them
  • Windfall - an amount of money that you get when you are not expecting it, especially a large amount
  • Offloading - to get rid of something that you do not want by giving or selling it to someone else
  • Stake - the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it
  • Ally - someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you
  • Perception - the ability to understand and make good judgments about something
  • Irredeemable - impossible to change or make better
  • Beset - to cause someone difficulty or danger over a period of time
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Tainted - something that is tainted is spoilt by an unpleasant feature or quality that often makes people not want to be involved with it
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Comptroller - someone whose job is to look after the financial aspects of an organization
  • Auditor - someone whose job is to officially examine the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate
  • Notional - existing only as an idea, not as something real
  • Telephony - the system, technology, or business of telephone communication
  • Vindicate - to prove that someone who was accused of a crime or dishonest act is not guilty
  • Saga - a story about what happens to a group of characters over a long period of time
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Sift  - to examine information, documents etc in order to find what you are looking for
  • Graft - dishonest or illegal activities in politics or business that involve giving people money or advantages in exchange for their help or support
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Diligent - someone who is diligent works very hard and very carefully
  • Take a beating - to be damaged because of performing badly or being criticized
  • Calling out - to criticize someone about something they have said or done and challenge them to explain it
  • Waning - if a feeling or power wanes, it becomes weaker or less important
  • Pursuing - to try to reach a solution or decision
  • Redeem - to improve something that is not very good by including something that is good
  • Contention - an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Tad - little bit
  • Breezily -  in a lively and confident way that can seem careless
  • Quid pro quo - something that you offer or give to someone in return for something that they have offered or given you
  • Incidence - the number of times something happens, especially something bad
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Sobering - making you think about things in a serious way
  • Persistent - continuing to exist, especially for longer than you would like
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Upsurge - a sudden increase in something
  • Eurosceptic - someone, especially a politician, who thinks that their country should not be part of the European Union
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Chancellor - the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Embrace - to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life
  • Islamophobic - related to hatred or fear of Muslims and Islam
  • Portfolio - all the responsibilities of a government minister
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Affinity - a natural understanding and sympathy between people
  • Ostracise - to stop accepting someone as a member of a group and refuse to talk or listen to them
  • Unsurprisingly - in a way that you expected
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Explicit - said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Obvious -  clear to almost anyone
  • Contradiction - a difference in two or more statements, ideas, stories etc that makes it impossible for both or all of them to be true
  • Impede - to make it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen
  • Legitimacy -  the fact that something is legal


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