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September 03, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 3rd September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 3rd September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "A disruptive debut"

  • Disruptive - causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual
  • Debut - the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time:
  • Roll-out - to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
  • Anticipated - to imagine or expect that something will happen
  • Specifics - exact details
  • Ambitious - if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a great amount of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved
  • Acquisition - the process of getting something
  • Unveiled - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Audacious - done with extreme confidence
  • Domestic - local (relating to a person's own country)
  • Roaming - the ability to use your mobile phone when you are travelling, without having to make long-distance or international phone calls
  • Tariff - charges
  • Entrant - a company that starts selling a particular product or service, or selling in a particular place, for the first time
  • In one fell swoop - if you do something in one fell swoop, you do it all at the same time
  • Altered - changed
  • Foreseeable future - future, that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens
  • Ended up - to finally be in a particular place or situation
  • Spotlight - a lot of public attention
  • Affordability - the state of being cheap enough for people to be able to buy
  • Pertinent - relevant to something
  • Leverage - power to influence people and get the results you want
  • Explosive growth - very sudden growth
  • Significantly - in a way that is relevant or that has an important effect on something
  • Alter - to make something different
  • Benchmark - a level of quality that can be used as a standard when comparing other things
  • Consumer - a person who buys goods or services for their own use
  • Proposition - an offer or suggestion, usually in business
  • Sticky - a business where people like to spend a long time
  • Bundling - the act of selling several products or services together
  • Reliability - the ability to be depended on
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal
  • Scenario - a situation that could possibly happen
  • Opt to - make a choice from a range of possibilities
  • Inevitable - sure to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
  • Knock - damage / harm
  • Churn - rapid and continuing movement and change
  • Unlikely - not likely to happen
  • Impaired - damaged or weakened
  • Absorb - to take something in
  • Player - someone who is very involved in an activity or organization
  • Leeway - freedom to act within particular limits
  • Disruption - an interruption in the usual way that a system, process, or event works

Topic 2 : "The terror in the Philippines"

  • Terror - violent action that causes extreme fear
  • Unfair - not treating people in an equal way, or not morally right
  • Premature - happening too soon or before the usual time
  • Strongman - a political leader who rules by force
  • Throwback - a person or thing that is similar to an earlier type
  • Brutal - extremely violent
  • Dictatorship - government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections
  • Sustained - continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
  • Spectacular - extremely impressive
  • Trickle-down - a situation in which something that starts in the high parts of a system spreads to the whole of the system
  • Hot spot - a place where there is often a lot of violence or fighting
  • Investors - a person / organization who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage:
  • Landslide - the winning of an election with an extremely large number of votes
  • Brusque - speaking quickly in an unfriendly way using very few words
  • Paverick - an independent person who has ideas and behaviour that are very different from other people’s
  • Moderate - to make something acceptable to a large number of people
  • Populist - representing or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Belied - to make someone or something appear to be different from how they really are
  • Pledge - to promise seriously and publicly to do something
  • Extrajudicial - not within the usual powers of the law
  • Vigilante - someone who tries to catch and punish criminals by themselves, without waiting for the police
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Threatened - to tell someone that you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something
  • Root out - to find something bad or illegal and get rid of it
  • Brazen - behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable
  • Alleged - said to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Complicity - involvement in a crime or some activity that is wrong:
  • Quipped - to say something funny or clever
  • Death squads - a group of people who illegally kill other people, especially their political opponents
  • Backed - supported
  • Eliminated - to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
  • Claimed - to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it
  • Reign - government (the period of time when somebody rules a country)
  • Turn somebody in - to take a criminal to the police, or to go to them yourself to admit a crime
  • Abrasive - rude and unfriendly
  • Fettered - to keep someone within limits or stop them from making progress
  • Sensibilities - someone’s tendency to be shocked or offended by something
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Niceties - the way of behaving that people consider to be correct
  • Resorted - to do something extreme or unpleasant in order to solve a problem
  • Expletive - a rude word that you use when you are angry, annoyed, or upset that might offend some people
  • Vent - to express your feelings of anger very strongly
  • Ire - anger
  • Traffic snarl - to make traffic unable to move
  • Lashed out - tried to attack someone suddenly and violently
  • Evidently - in a way that is easy to see
  • Unmindful - not remembering, noticing, or being careful about something
  • Jarring - surprising, or slightly shocking
  • Substantial - large in amount
  • Remittances - a payment for goods or services that you send by post
  • Shrill - unpleasant
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Predictably - something that is expectable
  • Prompting - the act of trying to make someone say something
  • Pugnacious - quick to argue or fight with people
  • Nominee - someone who has been nominated for something
  • Rabble-rouser - a person who makes speeches that make people excited or angry, usually intentionally in order to make them act in a particular way
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
  • Intervention - becoming involved in a difficult situation to change the result
  • Contain - to control
  • Inevitably - something that is sure to happen and cannot be prevented
  • Sustainable - capable of continuing for a long time at the same level
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Impatient - annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want
  • Yearned - to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have
  • Beyond their grasp - outside their understanding (they are unable to understand)

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