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January 07, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 7th January 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 7th January 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Think different on infrastructure"

  • Pump-prime - the ​activity of ​helping something to ​develop (​business, ​economy, etc.) by giving it ​money
  • Headwinds - a ​wind ​blowing in the ​opposite ​direction to the one you are ​moving in (something that stops you moving)
  • Faltering - lose strength or movement
  • Vowing - dedicate to someone or something
  • Ramp up something - to increase something
  • Scaled up - to ​increase the ​size, ​amount, or ​importance of something
  • Earmarked - to ​keep something for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Deterring - discouraging (to ​prevent someone from doing something)
  • Unviable - not capable of working successfully
  • Spur - to ​encourage an ​activity or ​development or make it ​happen ​faster
  • Anecdotally - based on someone’s personal experience or information rather than on facts that can be checked
  • Bitumen - a ​black, ​sticky ​substance used for making ​roads (tar)
  • Fray - competition
  • Traction - the power that is used to pull something
  • Reflect - to show / express something
  • Partly - to some extent (not completly)
  • Introspection - to look inside (ideas / thoughts / feelings etc)
  • to Shed something - to get ​rid of something
  • Legacy - an amount of money or property left to someone in a will
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Laudable - praiseworthy / commendable

Topic 2 : "Time for questions on Pathankot"

  • Tip-off - a ​secret ​warning
  • Abducted - kidnaped
  • Snatched - to take something ​suddenly and ​roughly (stealing)
  • Airbase - a ​military ​airport where ​aircraft are ​kept and can ​land and take off
  • Autocratic - related to a ruler with ​unlimited ​power (but not in a nice way)
  • Desperate - hopeless (a situation is so bad and is impossible to deal with)
  • Informal briefings - un​official information
  • Synergy - the ​cooperation of two or more organizations
  • Sequentially - ​following a ​particular ​order
  • Simultaneously - at the same time
  • Hostage - someone who is taken as a ​prisoner by an ​enemy in ​order to ​force the other ​people ​involved to do what the ​enemy ​wants
  • Eventuality - something ​unpleasant or ​unexpected that might ​happen in the ​future
  • Veteran - a person who has had long experience in a particular field
  • Within shouting distance - very close (close enough to hear someone shouting)
  • Installation - an ​occasion when someone is put in an ​important ​job or ​position
  • Terrain - physical features of a ​land
  • Misstep - wrong step (mistake)
  • Upgrade - to improve
  • Protocols - set of official rules (here Militry rules)

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