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July 04, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 1st July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. First of all sorry for not being regular now a days. I am little busy with my personal issues, and here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 1st July  2016. You will get regular updates from today. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Now, another epic wait"

  • Epic - extremely large and good
  • Series - a set of television or radio broadcasts on the same subject
  • Throne - the special chair used by a ruler, especially a king or queen
  • Mammoth - extremely large
  • Netizens - users of the Internet
  • Penchant - a strong liking for something
  • Illicit - illegal or disapproved of by society
  • Adaptation - a film, television drama, or stage play that has been made from a written work
  • Gripped - to keep someone's attention completely
  • Tapestry - used in reference to a complex sequence of events
  • History - (the study of or a record of) past events considered together, especially events of a particular period, country, or subject
  • Mythology - a popular belief that is probably not true
  • Fantasy - a story that describes situations that are very different from real life, usually involving magic:a story or type of literature that describes situations that are very different from real life, usually involving magic
  • Pop culture -  the culture which is popular and enjoyed by ordinary people, rather than experts or very educated people
  • Phenomenon - something that is extremely successful
  • Sparking - to cause start of something
  • Feverish - unnaturally excited or active
  • Speculation - the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain
  • Intervening period - the period (gap) between two events or activities (here seasons)
  • Legions - large numbers of people
  • Protagonist - one of the main characters in a story (hero)
  • Ostensibly - appearing or claiming to be one thing when it is really something else
  • Fatally - very seriously / cruelly
  • Stab - the act of pushing a knife into someone
  • Finale - the last part
  • Resurrect - restore (a dead person) to life
  • Spoiler alert - (in a discussion or review of a film, book, television drama, etc.) a warning that an important detail of the story is about to be revealed
  • Unmapped - unexplored / not yet touched
  • Plot line - story
  • Boils down to something - if a situation boils down to something, that is the main reason for it
  • Sheer - completely
  • Enormous - very large in size, quantity
  • Ensemble - a group of people acting together as a whole
  • Portraying - representing / acting as
  • Warring - fighting with each other
  • Fictional - the type story that is written about imaginary characters and events and not based on real people and facts
  • Panoramic - a view of a wide area
  • Eclipsed - to make another thing seem much less important
  • Renditions - performances
  • Genre - a style or category of art, music, or literature
  • Captivate - to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting or attractive
  • Raked in - earned large amount of money
  • Hamstrung - to restrict something
  • Tie-up - an agreement between two organizations
  • Wherewithal - the money needed for a particular purpose
  • Rival - a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Interweaves - to combine two or more things
  • Malevolence - causing or wanting to cause harm or evil
  • Intrigue - to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual, or mysterious
  • Grisly - extremely unpleasant, especially because death or blood is involved
  • Bestiality - behaviour that is very cruel or like that of an animal
  • Conjure - to make something appear by magic
  • Phantasmagoria - a confused group of real or imagined images that change quickly, one following the other as in a dream
  • Spurred - encouraged
  • Medieval - related to the Middle Ages (the period in European history from about AD 600 to AD 1500)
  • Fraught = full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers
  • Grave = seriously bad
  • Inchoate = not completely developed / clear
  • Wanton - of something extremely bad, showing no care at all
  • Gore - to cause an injury to someone / blood that has come from an injury and become thick
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country

Topic 2 : "A fillip to growth, and maybe inflation"

  • Fillip - something that causes a sudden improvement
  • Inflation - a general, continuous increase in prices
  • Impart - to give something a particular feeling
  • Robust - strong
  • Durables - items like cars and home appliances (large pieces of equipment for the home) that are intended to last several years
  • Payout - a large amount of money that is paid to someone
  • Enhanced - better than before
  • Allowances - money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing
  • Fiscal - connected with (public) money / government revenue
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Inevitably - sure to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
  • Ceiling - upper limit
  • Monsoon -  the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries
  • Impact - a powerful effect
  • Fallout - the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event
  • Brexit - an exit (act of leaving) by Britain from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Portent - a sign or warning that something is going to happen
  • Anticipated - expected that something will happen
  • Bolster - to support or improve something or make it stronger
  • Outgo - the outlay of money
  • Flagged - highlighted
  • Posed - caused
  • Implications - effects that an action or decision will have on something in the future
  • Prescriptions - recommendations given by a committee
  • Stoked - excited and very happy about something
  • Impact - a marked effect or influence
  • Consolidation - the process of becoming or of making something stronger or more successful

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