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May 30, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 30th 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 30th 2016. You can click on the titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in the Hindu on 29th May 2016. 

Topic 1 : "Awash in red ink"

  • Awash - covered with a liquid (here red ink)
  • Red ink - * this is a slang term denoting a financial loss
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Forbearance - the quality of being patient and self controlled
  • Restructured - organized differently
  • Pile - objects positioned one on top of another / a lot of something
  • Stressed asset - an account where principal and/or interest remains overdue for more than 30 days
  • Manifold - many and of several different types
  • Provision - the action of providing or supplying something for use
  • Sizeable - large
  • Declines - to gradually become less / lower
  • Plunge - to become lower in value or level very suddenly and quickly
  • Non-performing assets - a loan for which the principal or interest payment remained overdue for a period of 90 days
  • Parlance - a group of words or style of speaking used by a particular group of people
  • Defaulted - to fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do
  • Repayment - the action of paying back a loan
  • Offing - likely to happen soon
  • Overhauling - overtaking
  • Inflicting -  to force someone to experience something very unpleasant
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • For instance - for example
  • Disclosure - the action of making new or secret information known
  • Distress - a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain
  • Undergird - to strengthen or support (something) from below
  • Cognisant - having knowledge or awareness
  • Magnitude - the great size or extent of something
  • Lock-step - agreeing completely with someone
  • Autonomous - having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs
  • Brief - a set of instructions given to somebody about a job or task
  • Ensuring - to make something sure to happen
  • Ring-fenced - guarantee that (funds allocated for a particular purpose) will not be spent on anything else
  • Bankruptcy - a legal process involving a person or business that is unable to repay their debts
  • Defaulter - someone who does not pay interest or other money that they owe
  • Liquidation - to cause a business to close, so that its assets can be sold to pay its debts
  • Backing - support
  • Clutch - to take hold of something tightly
  • Infusion - the act of adding one thing to another to make it stronger or better
  • Fiscal - relating to government revenue, especially taxes
  • Deficit - the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small
  • Underwrite - sign and accept that you are legally responsible for something (so guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs)

Topic 2 : "Enter the superbug ?"

  • Superbug - a type of bacteria that causes an illness that cannot be cured by antibiotics
  • Sound alarm bells - if something rings/sounds alarm bells, it makes you start to worry because it is a sign that there may be a problem
  • Resistant - not affected by something
  • Last resort - a final course of action, used only when all else has failed
  • Colistin -  a 50 year-old antibiotic that is being used increasingly as a 'last-line' therapy to treat infections, when essentially no other options are available
  • Chemotherapy - the treatment of diseases using chemicals
  • Played down - represented as being less important than in reality
  • Mutation - a permanent change in something
  • Insurmountable - too great to be overcome
  • Dreaded - to feel extremely worried or frightened about something that is going to happen
  • Anticipated - to imagine or expect that something will happen
  • Emergence - the fact of something becoming known or starting to exist
  • Unchecked - if something harmful is unchecked, it is continuing or increasing without or despite any limits or attempts to prevent it
  • Livestock - animals and birds that are kept on a farm, such as cows, sheep, or chickens
  • Lancet - a small knife with two cutting edges and a sharp point that a doctor uses when cutting the skin
  • Significantly - by a large amount
  • Emerged - move out of or away from something and become visible
  • Administered - to control the operation or arrangement of something
  • Veterinary - relating to the diseases, injuries, and treatment of farm and domestic animals
  • Indiscriminate - not showing careful thought or planning, especially so that harm results
  • Fast-track - the quickest route to a successful position

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