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September 17, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 15th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Running in the family"
  • Tussle - to have difficult disagreements or strong arguments
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar way
  • Tenure - the holding of an office
  • Rapid - fast or sudden
  • Fissure - a state of incompatibility or disagreement
  • Simmered - grows slowly stronger over a period of time and could become more serious at any moment
  • Crescendo - an increase in excitement, danger, or action
  • Stripped - remove something
  • Portfolios - a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government
  • Confabulations - conversations
  • Scion - a young member of a rich or important family
  • Asserting - to do something to show that you have power
  • Writ - an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something
  • Realigns - to change the position of something
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Feud - an argument that has existed for a long time between two people or groups, causing a lot of anger or violence
  • Counter-offensives - an attack against someone who has already attacked you
  • Crowded - containing a lot of people, especially too many
  • Undermined -  to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker
  • Virtue - a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of being morally good:
  • Stint - a period of time spent doing something
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Tussle - to have difficult disagreements or strong arguments
  • Discord - disagreement between people
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Sway - to influence or change someone’s opinion
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Aspirational - showing that you want to have more money and a higher social position than you now have
  • Run-up - the final period of time before an important event
  • Foreground - the area that is of most importance and activity, or that people pay attention to
  • Sacking - an act of removing someone from a job
  • Nod - approval
  • Revocation - the act of stating officially that an agreement, right, or legal document is no longer effective
  • Engineered - arranged
  • Merger - the process of combining two organizations to form a bigger one
  • Antecedent - something that happened or existed before something else and is similar to it in some way
  • Incumbency - an official position
  • Patronage - help or money that is given to a person or organization
  • Unambiguously - clearly

Topic 2 : "Sapping India’s vitality"

  • Sapping -  take away strength or an important quality from someone
  • Vitality - energy and strength
  • Several - some
  • Outbreak - the sudden start of war, disease, violence etc
  • Inadequacy - not good enough or too low in quality
  • Eliminate - to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
  • Vector - an insect or other small animal that carries diseases between larger animals and humans, but is not itself harmed by the disease
  • Vector-borne diseases - diseases which are transmitted indirectly when a vector bites or touches a person
  • Attribute - to believe / say that something is the result of a particular situation, event, or person’s actions
  • Footprint - the amount of space that something uses
  • Decline - to become less
  • Borne in mind - to realize that something is true
  • Under-reporting - to record less numbers than the actual values
  • Criticism - comments stating that something is wrong or bad
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Disgusted - feeling very angry and upset about something that you do not approve of
  • Irony - a strang situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
  • Prosperity - the situation of being successful and having a lot of money
  • Productivity - the rate at which something is produced
  • Sapping - gradually weaken or destroy (a person's strength or power).
  • Nimble - able to move quickly and easily
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Evaluate - to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
  • Integration - the process of combining two or more things into one
  • Irrigation - to supply land with water so that crops and plants will grow
  • Insecticides - a chemical substance made and used for killing insects, especially those that eat plants
  • Residual - remaining after the rest of something has gone or ended
  • Scaling up - to make something larger in size, amount etc than it used to be
  • Conflict - a situation in which it is difficult for two things to exist together
  • Diagnostics - identifying a particular illness using a combination of signs and symptoms
  • Halt - a temporary or permanent stop in a process
  • Curb - control
  • Sustained - continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
  • Disproportionately - if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else
  • Evidently - easily seen or understood
  • Surveillance - to carefully observe something
  • Collaboration - he process of working with someone to produce something
  • Hotspot - a place where there is often a lot of violence or fighting
  • Mobilising - if you mobilize a group of people, or if they mobilize, they come together in order to achieve something
  • Community - the people who live in an area
  • Sanitation - the systems for taking dirty water and other waste products away from buildings in order to protect people's health
  • Campaigns - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Holds the key - to have control of something
  • Deprived - not having the things that are essential for a comfortable life
  • Generous -  willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected
  • Civic - relating to a town or city, especially to its government and public activities

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