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May 14, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 14th May 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 14th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "A disappointing verdict"

  • Verdict - an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given
  • Uphold - to say that a decision that has already been made (especially a legal one) is correct
  • Provision - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done
  • Defamation - the action of damaging the good reputation of someone
  • Offence - an illegal act / a crime
  • Retrograde - returning to older and worse conditions, methods, ideas, etc
  • Out of tune - not in agreement with someone or something
  • Decriminalised - to stop something from being illegal
  • Inhibiting - slowing down a process or the growth of something
  • Anecdotal - not based on facts or careful study
  • Statute - a written law passed by a legislative body
  • Stifle - to prevent something from happening
  • Legitimate - allowed by law
  • Recourse - a source of help in a difficult situation
  • Sue - to take legal action against a person or organization
  • Hardly - only just / almost not
  • Envisaged - to imagine or expect that something is a desirable possibility in the future
  • Context - the situation within which something exists or happens
  • Dispute - a disagreement or argument
  • Invariably - always
  • Shield - protection
  • Scrutiny - critical observation or examination
  • Befuddling - confusing
  • Collective - an organization or business that is owned and controlled by the people who work in it
  • Presumably - used to say what you think is the likely situation
  • Rival - a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Significance - the quality of being worthy of attention / importance
  • Step into the shoes of somebody - to take someone's place
  • Allegedly - used to say that something has happended (although there is no proof).
  • Patently - clearly / without doubt
  • Reposed - to keep something in a particular place
  • Instituting - introducing / establishing
  • Rallied - to come together in order to provide support
  • Scrap - to not continue with a system or plan
Topic 2 : "BCCI after Shashank Manohar"

  • Inopportune - occurring at an inappropriate time
  • Conversely - from a different and opposite way of looking at this
  • Fillip - something that causes a sudden improvement
  • Apex - the top or highest part of something
  • Stint - a fixed or limited period of time spent doing a particular job or activity
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Disproportionate - too large or too small in comparison with something else
  • Lauded - praised highly
  • Semblance - similarity
  • Equilibrium - a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced
  • Credibility - the quality of being trusted and believed in
  • Eroded - slowly destroyed
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Eventually - in the end
  • Scrutinise - to examine something very carefully in order to discover information
  • Intervention - the act becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
  • Tide over somebody / something - to supply someone for a short time with something that is lacking
  • Prerequisite - a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist
  • Nominee - someone who has been nominated for something
  • Stipulate - to say exactly how something must be done
  • Moorings - the ropes or chains that keep you from moving away from a particular place
  • Coherence - the situation when the parts of something fit together in a natural or reasonable way
  • Dictates - orders
  • Territory - an area, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country / organization / person
  • For instance - for example
  • Arbitrariness - based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason
  • Meanwhile - on the other hand
  • Lobby - to try to convince a politician, the government, or an official group that a particular thing should or should not happen
  • Swing - to move
  • Contend - struggle
  • Comptroller - a controller (used in the title of some financial officers)
  • Oversee - to watch or organize a job or an activity to make sure that it is being done correctly (supervise)
  • Office-bearer - a person holding a position of authority in an organization
  • Unerring - always right or accurate
  • Gaze - to look at something or someone for a long time
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Avert - to prevent something bad from happening
  • Opaque - not able to be seen through / not transparent

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