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March 05, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 5th March 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 5th March 2016. Happy Reading :)

  • Campaign - a ​planned ​group of activities that are ​intended to ​achieve a ​particular ​aim
  • Intriguing - very ​interesting because of being ​unusual or ​mysterious
  • Cluster - a ​group of ​similar things that are ​close together
  • Spectacular - very ​exciting to ​look at
  • Wrest - forcibly pull something from someone
  • Adversaries - opponents
  • Exploited - made full use of something
  • Cherished - to ​love, ​protect, and ​care for someone / something that is ​important to you
  • Ethnic - relating to a ​particular ​race of ​people
  • Significance - the quality of being worthy of attention; importance
  • Terrain - a specific area
  • Stumbles - to make a ​mistake / losing control
  • Determine - to ​control or ​influence something ​directly, or to ​decide what will ​happen
  • Potential - having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future
  • Campaigner - a person who works in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • Ambitions - a strong desire to do or achieve something
  • Implications - the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not directly stated
  • Prospects - the ​possibility of being ​successful, ​especially at ​work
  • Momentum -  the ​force that ​keeps an ​object ​moving
  • Scattered - covering a ​wide ​area
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit
  • Durable - able to last a ​long ​time without ​becoming ​damaged
  • Prospect - the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
  • Chunk - a ​large part of something
  • Stare down -  to look at someone for so long
  • Foreshadow - be a warning or indication of a future event
  • Uncertain - not completely confident or sure of something
  • Prospect - the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
  • Polarising - to ​cause something to ​divide into two ​completely ​opposing ​groups
Topic 2 : "A better deal for bus commuters"
  • Commuter - someone who ​regularly ​travels between ​work and ​home
  • Inadequate - not good enough or too ​low in ​quality
  • Saturation - to ​fill a thing or ​place ​completely so that no more can be ​added
  • Gridlock - a ​situation where ​roads in a ​town ​become so ​blocked by ​cars that it is ​impossible for any ​traffic to ​move
  • Intervention - the ​act or ​fact of ​becoming ​involved ​intentionally in a ​difficult ​situation
  • Inflection - change   
  • Amend - to ​change the words of a ​text, ​especially a ​law or a ​legal ​document
  • Segment - one of the ​smaller ​groups or ​amounts that a ​larger ​group or ​amount can be ​divided into
  • Entrepreneur - someone who ​starts ​their own ​business
  • Liberalize - to make ​laws, ​systems, or ​opinions less ​severe
  • Modernise -  ​designed and made using the most ​recent ​ideas and ​methods
  • Stem - arise from
  • Augment - to ​increase the ​size or ​value of something by ​adding something to it
  • Nationalisation - a ​process in which a ​government ​takes ​control of an ​industry or ​company and becomes its ​owner
  • Rapid - fast or sudden
  • Potential -  ​ability to ​develop, ​achieve, or ​succeed
  • Obsolescence - a service is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order
  • Regulation - a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority
  • Obstacle - something that ​blocks progress
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Erstwhile - previous
  • Monopoly - complete ownership or control of something
  • Lay down - to put something down in order to show you are not going to use it again
  • Comprehensive - complete and ​including everything that is ​necessary
  • Tendered - to give or offer something
  • Franchise - a ​right to ​sell a company's ​products in a ​particular ​area using the company's ​name
  • Mileage - a number of miles travelled or covered
  • Adhering - to maintain loyalty
  • Wherewithal - the money or other means needed for a particular purpose
  • Ergonomics - the ​scientific ​study of ​people and ​their ​working ​conditions, ​especially done in ​order to ​improve ​effectiveness
  • Renaissance - a new ​growth of ​activity or ​interest in something, ​especially ​art, ​literature, or ​music
  • Benchmark - a ​level of ​quality that can be used as a ​standard when ​comparing other things

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