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February 25, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 24th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th  February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Keeping it parliamentary"

  • Turbulent - moving unsteadily or violently
  • Unrest - a state of dissatisfaction / disturbance
  • Agitation - a state of anxiety or nervous excitement
  • Agrarian - relating to the ​land (​especially the use of ​land for ​farming)
  • Crisis - a ​time of ​great ​disagreement, ​confusion, or ​suffering
  • Strike - a sudden attack
  • In a bid - attempting or trying
  • Blunt - to make a ​feeling less ​strong
  • Anticipated - expected
  • Strategy - a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term aim
  • Confront - come face to face with someone / something
  • Sedition - the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
  • Centrepiece - the most ​important ​par of something
  • Detracting - diverting
  • Vigilante - a ​person who ​tries in an ​unofficial way to ​prevent ​crime
  • Sympathiser - a ​person who ​supports a ​political ​organization
  • Discourse - written or spoken communication or debate
  • Threaten - to ​tell someone that you will ​kill or ​hurt them or ​cause ​problems if they do not do what you ​want
  • Customary - usual
  • Set the tone - to ​establish a ​particular ​mood or ​character for something
  • Disruption - disturbance or problems which interrupt an event or process
  • Obstruction - behaviour or ​actions that ​prevent something from ​happening or ​working ​correctly
  • Constructive - having useful or beneficial purpose
  • Delimitation - boundary line
  • Constituency - an area whose voters elect a representative to a legislative body
  • Eroded - to ​slowly ​reduce or ​destroy something
  • Seize - take (an opportunity) eagerly
  • Play to the gallery -  to ​behave in a way ​inorder to make ​people ​admire or ​support you
  • Etiquette - the set of ​rules that ​control ​accepted ​behaviour in ​particular ​social ​groups or ​social ​situations
  • Unyielding - completely ​unwilling to ​change a ​decision, ​opinion, ​demand
  • Posture - a particular approach or attitude.
  • Stall - to stop making progress

Topic 2 : "Clean air agenda for the cities"

  • Bearing - to have an ​influence on something or a ​relationship to something
  • Sustain  - to ​cause or ​allow something to ​continue for a ​period of ​time
  • Scant - very little and not enough
  • Evident - easily ​seen or ​understood
  • Meagre - (of amounts or numbers) very small or not enough
  • Handful - an amount of something that can be held in one hand
  • Ambient -  (especially of environmental conditions) existing in the surrounding area
  • Deteriorate - to become worse
  • Aerosol - a metal container in which liquids are kept under pressure and forced out in a spray
  • Assess - to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something
  • Particulate - an extremely small piece of dirt, especially one produced by road vehicles, that causes pollution
  • Lodge - to (cause to) become stuck in a place or position
  • Monitor - a machine that regularly tests something
  • Pursue - to proceed in accordance with
  • Tenable - Suitable and acceptable
  • Enforce - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Comprehensive - including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something
  • Agglomeration - a large group of many different things collected or brought together
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Domain -  an area of interest or an area over which a person has control
  • Disseminate - to spread or give out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people
  • Policymaker - a member of a government department, legislature, or other organization who is responsible for making new rules, laws, etc
  • Arise -  to happen
  • Demolition -  the act of destroying something
  • Biomass - dead plant and animal material suitable for using as fuel
  • Widespread -  existing or happening in many places and/or among many people
  • Attribute -  a quality or characteristic that someone or something has
  • Onus - the responsibility or duty to do something
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Surface -  the outer or top part or layer of something
  • Paving - a surface made up of flat stones laid in a pattern
  • Dramatic - very sudden or noticeable, or full of action
  • Transformation - a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Time-bound - Attached to a certain moment or era in time

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