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February 20, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 16th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 16th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Owning without interfering"

  • Interfering - to ​involve in a ​situation when ​your ​involvement is not ​wanted or is not ​helpful
  • Extremely - very
  • Delivering - to ​achieve or ​produce something that has been ​promised
  • Time-bound - particular period
  • Walk the talk - to do what one said one would do, not just making empty promises
  • Acutely - in a very ​clever or ​detailed way
  • Ticking away - goes past
  • Dithering - to be ​unable to make a ​decision about doing something
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Drastically - acting rapidly or violently
  • Impair - to ​spoil something or make it ​weaker so that it is less ​effective
  • Realising - become fully aware of something
  • Exceptional - unusual
  • Predicament - a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
  • Reforms - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Hefty - large and heavy
  • Mounting - gradually ​increasing
  • Ordained - ordered (something) officially
  • Notwithstanding - although (in spite of)
  • Desperately - extremely (very much)
  • Legacy - money or ​property that you ​receive from someone after they ​die
  • Havoc -  ​confusion and ​lack of ​order
  • Assert - to say something confidently
  • Pull out - withdraw from an undertaking
  • Underprivileged - without the ​money, possessions, ​education, ​opportunities, etc. that the ​average ​person has
  • Oftentimes - on many ​occasions
  • Perpetuate - to ​cause something to ​continue
  • Coffers - the ​money that an ​organization has in ​its ​bank ​accounts and ​available to ​spend
  • Unburden - to ​free yourself of something that is ​worrying you
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Replete - full
  • Subtle - small but ​important
  • Expedient - ​helpful or ​useful in a ​particular ​situation, but sometimes not ​morally ​acceptable
  • Implication - the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not directly stated
  • Ring-fence - to make ​sure that a ​sum of ​money is ​protected and only used for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Equity - the quality of being fair and impartial
  • Imponderables - something that cannot be ​guessed or ​calculated because it is ​completely ​unknown
  • To break new ground - to do or ​discover something new

Topic 2 : "Conundrums for the Congress"

  • Conundrums -  problems that is difficult to deal
  • Relatively - comparatively
  • Sense - Awareness
  • Revival - the process of becoming more active or popular again
  • Alleyways - a narrow road or path
  • Resurrected - to bring someone back to life
  • Tried-and-tested - found to be successful
  • Alliance  - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Consolidate - to combine
  • Electoral -  relating to or consisting of electors 
  • Throw your weight behind - to use your influence to support someone or something
  • Forsaken -  to stop doing or having something
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • Decline  - to refuse
  • Despite -  without being affected by
  • Halcyon days - a very happy or successful period in the past
  • Legacy - inheritance
  • Dispute - a disagreement or argument.
  • Aspiration - something that you hope to achieve
  • Appraisal - to examine someone or something in order to judge their qualities, success
  • Inchoate -  partly formed, or not completely developed
  • Outcome - result or effect of an action
  • Forecast - to say what you expect to happen in the future
  • In a bind - in a tight or difficult situation; stuck on a problem
  • Wilful - (something bad) done intentionally
  • Adoption - taking something as your own
  • Enfeebled - weaken
  • Desperation  - the ​feeling of ​needing or ​wanting something very much
  • Ally - combine
  • Nemesis -  person who is very difficult to defeat
  • Tie-up - a connection or agreement that joins two things or organizations
  • Hobson's choice - a situation in which it seems that you can choose between different things or actions, but there is really only one thing that you can take or do
  • Viable - able to work as intended or able to succeed
  • Harvest -  gather in
  • Foothold - a strong first position from which further progress can be made
  • Loggerheads - to strongly disagree (with someone)
  • Expediency - helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable
  • Ideological - ​based on or ​relating to a ​particular set of ​ideas or ​beliefs
  • Incumbency - the ​period during which someone has a ​particular ​official ​position
  • Stark - clear
  • Polarised - to ​cause something to ​divide into two ​completely ​opposing ​groups

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