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July 15, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 13th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Topic 1 : "This time in Africa"

  • Core of - central (most important) part of
  • Evocative - making you remember or imagine something pleasant
  • Imbues - inspire with a feeling or quality
  • Warmth - a friendly and enthusiastic quality in someone or something
  • Maritime - connected with the sea
  • Accompanied - be present or occur at the same time as (something else)
  • Enhancing - improving
  • Shortfall - an amount that is less than the level that was expected or needed
  • Host - a person who receives or entertains other people as guests
  • Shoring up something - to support or improve an organization, agreement, or system that is not working effectively or that is likely to fail
  • Trajectory - path
  • Inhibited - not confident enough to say or do what you want
  • Formidable -  causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult
  • For instance - for example
  • Initiative - a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Diverse - including many different types of people or things
  • Pharmaceuticals - relating to the production of medicines
  • Alliance - a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations
  • Renewable - energy forms which can be produced as quickly as they are used
  • Imports - to buy or bring in products from another country
  • Raw materials - any material, such as oil, cotton, or sugar in its natural condition, before it has been processed for use
  • Processed - perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it
  • Emphasised - give special importance or value to (something)
  • Racism -  the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own
  • Vestige - a small part or amount of something larger, stronger, or more important that still exists from something that existed in the past
  • Omission - to fail to include or do something
  • Outreach - an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time
  • Sustained - continuing for a long time
Topic 2 : "Slowing down fast food"

  • Fast food - hot food that is quick to cook or is already cooked and is therefore served very quickly in a restaurant
  • Notion - a belief or idea
  • Alter - to change something
  • Consumer - a person who buys goods or services for their own use
  • Levying - an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization
  • Non-essential - not absolutely necessary
  • Rich in something - having high quantity of something
  • Witnessed - to see something happen
  • Dip - to go down to a lower level
  • Consumption - the amount used or eaten
  • Density - the relationship between the mass of a substance and its size
  • Imposition - the introduction of a new law or system
  • Levy - tax
  • Intake - an amount of food, air, or another substance taken into the body
  • Context - the situation within which something exists or happens
  • A step in the right direction - an action that increases the possibility of success
  • Bears - carries
  • Gimmick - a trick to attract attention / publicity
  • Tiny - very small
  • Principal - main
  • Tokenism - doing something in order to make people believe that you are being fair and including all types of people and issues when this is not really true
  • Revenue - income
  • Mop up - to finish dealing with something
  • Meagre - very small or not enough
  • Reining - keeping under control
  • Several - some (seperate and different)
  • Adopt - choose to take up or follow
  • Threshold - maximum limit
  • Refined - with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing
  • Priority - B2 something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things
  • Excuse - a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence
  • Trans fat - a type of fat that is produced by hydrogenation (when vegetable oil is made into solid fat) and is used in fried foods
  • Shelf life - the length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption
  • Coronary - an extremely dangerous medical condition in which the flow of blood to the heart is blocked by a blood clot
  • Cross-subsidization - a situation in which profits from one activity are used to pay for another activity that is losing money or making less money
  • Holistic - dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part

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