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March 03, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 3rd March 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 3rd March 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Provident fund reform needs more clarity"

  • Provident - making ​arrangements for ​future ​needs, ​especially by ​saving ​money
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • In the thick of something - in the most ​active or ​dangerous ​part of a ​particular ​situation
  • Accumulated -  to ​gradually ​increase in ​number or ​amount
  • Corpus - the main body of a structure
  • Gauging - to make a ​judgment about something, usually people's ​feelings
  • Corner - to ​force somebody into a ​place or ​situation from which they cannot ​easily ​escape
  • Constituency - voters of a specified group / area
  • Uniform - remaining the same in all cases and at all times
  • Superannuation - regular payment made into a fund by an employee towards a future pension
  • Norm - something that is usual or standard
  • Perspective - point of view
  • Intention - aim or plan
  • Lay the groundwork (for something) - to do what is necessary before an event or process can begin
  • Laudable -  deserving praise
  • Justifiable - there is a good ​reason for it
  • Lump sum - a single payment made at a particular time (opposite to a number of smaller payments or instalments)
  • Albeit - although
  • Distinguish - to ​notice or ​understand the ​difference between two things
  • Calibrated - adjusted
  • Inculcating - to ​fix ​beliefs or ​ideas in someone's ​mind, ​especially by ​repeating them often
  • Construed - to ​understand the ​meaning in a ​particular way (​especially of other people's ​actions and ​statements)
  • Expenditure - an amount of money spent
  • Tantamount - being ​almost the same or having the same ​effect as something (usually something ​bad)
  • Prod - to ​encourage someone to take ​action (​especially when they are ​slow or not willing to do that)
  • Invigorate - to give strength or energy
  • Annuity - a fixed sum of money paid to someone each year
  • Put the cart before the horse - to do things in the ​wrong ​order
Topic 2 : "Blow for reformists in Iran"
  • Resounding - very great
  • Allies - someone who ​helps and ​supports
  • Hardliners - politician who sticks uncompromisingly to a set of ideas or policies
  • Steadfastly - strongly and without ​stopping
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Agenda - a ​list of ​aims or ​possible ​future ​achievements
  • Cleric - a priest or religious leader
  • Backed - to give financial or moral support
  • Consistent - always ​behaving or ​happening in a ​similar way
  • Rigid - fixed, not ​able to be ​changed
  • Significant - sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention
  • Isolation - the ​condition of being ​alone
  • Rapprochement - an ​agreement ​reached by ​opposing ​groups or ​people
  • Setback - something that ​happens that ​delays or ​prevents a ​process from ​developing
  • Cast a shadow on something - to ​spoil a good ​situation with something ​unpleasant
  • Prospect - the possibility of some future event occurring
  • Evident - clearly seen or understood
  • Anticipate - to ​imagine or ​expect that something will ​happen
  • Overriding - more important than any other considerations
  • Mandate - an official order to do something
  • Rapid - ​fast or ​sudden
  • Clergy - religious ​leaders, ​especially ​Christian ​priests, ​ministers, etc
  • Radical - relating to the most ​important ​parts of something or someone
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Theocracy - a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god
  • Momentum - the ​force that ​keeps an ​object ​moving or ​keeps an ​event ​developing after it has ​started
  • Expedite - to make something ​happen more ​quickly
  • Pace - speed

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