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August 04, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 22nd July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Sorry for not being regular now a days. I have been facing internet connectivity issues. I will try to post two articles per day from tomorrow.  

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Topic 1 : "Trumping the odds"

  • Trumping - to outrank or defeat someone or something
  • Odds - difficulties
  • Nominee - a person who is nominated as a candidate for election
  • Cheer - encouragement
  • Primaries - in the US, an election in which people choose who will represent a particular party in an election for political office
  • Ripple - an emotion that spreads gradually through a person or a group of people
  • Consternation - a feeling of worry, shock, or confusion
  • Detractors - people who publicly criticizes someone
  • Opponent - someone who competes with or opposes another in a contest, game, or argument
  • Possibly - perhaps (used to indicate doubt)
  • Mogul - an important or powerful person
  • Trounced - defeat heavily in a contest
  • Rivals - people competing with you for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Resounding - very great
  • Heavyweights - important people of a specific field
  • Festivities - celebrations
  • Fly fishing - the activity of trying to catch fish using a hook made to look like a fly or other insect in order to attract the fish
  • Mow - cut down (grass) with a machine
  • Distaste - a dislike of something that you find unpleasant or unacceptable
  • Apotheosis - the highest point in the development of something
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way
  • Subtle - small but important
  • Pander to someone / something - to please other people by doing or saying what you think they want you to do or say
  • Racist - believing that other races are not as good as your own and therefore treating them unfairly
  • Claims - to say something
  • Vitriolic - intentionally unkind or causing hurt
  • Differently abled - disabled
  • Quicksand - deep wet sand that sucks in anyone trying to walk across it
  • On the one (or the other) hand - used to present factors which are opposed each other
  • Tacitly - understood without being openly expressed
  • Irony -  a strange situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Cohort - a friend or supporter, especially of someone you do not like
  • Rudimentary - basic, and not detailed or developed
  • Wink - to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone, for example a sign that what you have just said is a joke or a secret
  • Nod - to move your head first downwards and then upwards, to show that you agree, approve, or understand
  • Equated - to consider one thing to be the same as or equal to another thing
  • Healing - to make or become well again
  • Chasm - a very large difference between two opinions or groups of people
  • Overzealous - too enthusiastic and eager
  • Armed - using or carrying weapons
  • Fearsome - frightening
  • Arsenal - a collection of weapons
  • Unshakeable - if someone's trust or belief is unshakeable, it is strong and cannot be made weaker or destroyed
Topic 2 : "Get on with the GST"

  • Determination - the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult
  • Adoption - the decision to use or accept a particular idea, method, law
  • Usher - to guide
  • Invested - put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property
  • Significant - sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention / noteworthy
  • Reshuffle - interchange the positions of government ministers
  • Appealed - make a serious / urgent request
  • Primacy - importance
  • Urging - to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
  • Bipartisan - involving two political parties with different ideas or policies
  • Reiterated - to repeat something in order to make it very clear to people
  • Credentials - personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone suitable for something
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Obstructionism - the act of intentionally stopping or slowing down an official process
  • Conciliatory - trying to end an argument and make people feel less angry
  • Hammer something out - to reach an agreement or solution after a lot of argument or discussion
  • Consensus - a general agreement
  • Levy - impose (a tax, fee, or fine)
  • Dispute - a disagreement or argument
  • Narrowed - limited to a small area of interest, activity, or thought
  • Contention - the disagreement that results from opposing arguments
  • Explicit - clear and exact
  • Amendment - a change to a law that is not yet in operation and is still being discussed
  • Obvious - easy to see, recognize, or understand
  • Regime - a particular way of operating
  • Subsume - include or absorb (something) in something else
  • Octroi - tax that you pay on goods when you bring them into a particular local area
  • Compliance -  to act according to an order, set of rules, or request
  • Nightmare - an extremely unpleasant event or experience
  • Incentivising - motivate or encourage (someone) to do something
  • Exchequer - the government department that receives and gives out public money
  • Warding something off - to prevent someone or something unpleasant from harming
  • Incipient - just beginning
  • Inflationary - a general, continuous increase in prices
  • Enlightened - knowing the truth about something
  • Sagacity - having or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgments
  • Elusive - difficult to describe, find, achieve, or remember

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