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May 25, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 25th 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 25th 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Raising the stakes with Chabahar"

  • Stake - a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business
  • Trilateral - involving three groups or countries
  • Inked - signed (a contract / agreement)
  • Potential - someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed
  • Ambivalence - having two opposing feelings at the same time
  • Take off - to start or be successful
  • Owing to - because of
  • Sanctions - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Significance - importance
  • Landlocked - (of a country or region) almost or entirely surrounded by land
  • Obstacle- something that blocks the movement / development
  • Metallurgy - the scientific study of the structures and uses of metals
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport
  • Situated - in a particular position
  • Centrepiece - the most important or attractive part of something
  • Gateway - a way of achieving something
  • Bypassing - to avoid something by going around it
  • Immense - extremely large or great
  • Big-ticket - expensive
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country or countries
  • Far from consistent - not in a similar, positive way
  • Diplomacy - the management of relationships between countries
  • On an even keel - regular and well-balanced and not likely to change suddenly
  • Substantially - to a large degree (to a great extent)
  • Raised the bar - setting a higher standard of quality
  • Ambitions - goals
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Drift - to move slowly, without any control
Topic 2 : "ISRO’s new frontiers"

  • Frontier - a topic inviting research and development
  • Indigenously - originated / developed in a perticular country without the help of other countries
  • Baby step - an act that makes a very small amount of progress towards achieving something
  • Hypersonic flight - a flight which has the speed of more than five times the speed of sound
  • Lasted - continued for a specified period of time
  • Lift-off - the moment when a space vehicle leaves the ground
  • Splashdown - a landing by a spacecraft in the sea
  • Altitude - height above sea level
  • Propulsion - a force that pushes something forward
  • Rapidly - very quickly
  • Pivotal - central and important
  • Orbit - the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star
  • Aeronautics - the science of designing, building, and operating aircraft
  • Drastically - suddenly and seriously
  • Payload - the equipment carried in a spacecraft
  • Cutting-edge - highly advanced
  • Intense - extreme and forceful or very strong
  • Refurbishment - cleaning and making something look new again
  • Break even - reach a point in a business when the profits are equal to the costs

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