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September 16, 2016

English Vocabulary from Indian Express 5th, 6th & 7th September 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express from 5th, 6th & 7th 2016. Happy Reading :)

Happy Adhoc’s Day
  • Ad hoc – Formed, arranged, or done for a particular purpose only.
  • Spare – Refrain from distressing.
  • Bearer – A person or thing that carries or holds something.
  • Malady – A disease or ailment.
  • Malaise – A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
  • Lucrative – Producing a great deal of profit.
  • Muggy – Unpleasantly warm or humid.
  • Mortified – Cause someone to feel embarrassed, ashamed or humiliated.
  • Disgust – A feeling of revulsion or profound disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.
  • Incumbent – Necessary for someone as a duty or responsibility.
  • Blissful – Extremely happy.
  • Titillate – Stimulate or exile someone.
  • Roster – Assign according to a duty roster.
  • Dissuaded – Persuade someone not to take a particular course of action.
  • Disparaging – Regard or represent as being of little worth.

The unassuming statement.
  • Frosty – Very cold with frost forming on surfaces.
  • Gradual – Taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees.
  • Grudging – Given, granted, or allowed only reluctantly or resentfully.
  • Formative – A formative element.
  • Anecdotal – Not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.
  • Interlocutor – A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  • Animus – Hostility or ill feeling.
  • Assuaged – Make unpleasant feeling less intense.
  • Bruised – Inflict an injury or something causing discoloration of the skin.
  • Albeit – Although.

Not majority vs minority
  • Coercion – The practice of persuading someone to do things by using force or threats.
  • Reconfigure – Again shape or put together in a particular form or configuration.
  • Cul de sac – A street or passage closed at one end.
  • Dubious – Suspect, doubting; not to be relied upon.
  • Antithetical – Directly opposed or contrasted.
  • Patriarchal – Of, relating to, or characteristic of a male head of family.
  • Shored – Support or hold up something with props or beams.
  • Fossilised – Preserved to become fossil.
  • Bulwark – A defensive wall.
  • Intimidation – Frighten or overawe someone, especially in order to make them do what one wants.
  • Ruse – A trick, an action intended to deceive someone.
  • Pretence – A claim, especially a false or ambitious one.
  • Specious – Superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
  • Oppress – Keep someone in subservience and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority.
  • Sacramental – Relating to or constituting any ritual of a religion.
  • Abdication – Failure to fulfill a responsibility or duty.
  • Propitious – Giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
  • Bigamy – The act of going through a marriage ceremony while already married to another person.
  • Perversely – In a manner contrary to what is expected or accepted.
  • Virtues – Behaviour showing high moral, standards.

Vote bank to thought bank.
  • Emerge – Move out of or away from something and come into view.
  • Subaltern – Of lower status.
  • Panacea – A solution or remedy for all difficulties or disease.
  • Spectrum – A band of colors as seen in rainbow.
  • Traction – The action of drawing or pulling a thing over a surface, especially a road or track.
  • Angst – A feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
  • Antagonising – Cause someone to become hostile.
  • Antithetical – Directly opposed or contracted.
  • Devious – Showing a skillful use of under handed tactics to achieve goals.
  • Feasible – Possible to do easily or conveniently.
  • Exclusionary – The process or state of excluding or being excluded.
  • Impervious – Not allowing fluid to pass through.
  • Dissent – The expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
  • Nexus – A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  • Transcend – Be or go beyond the range or limits.
  • Petty – Of little importance.
  • Confrontation – A hostile or argumentive meeting or situation between opposing parties.

My unsolicited suggestion
  • Unsolicited – Not asked for, given or done voluntarily.
  • Perturb – Make someone anxious or unsettle.
  • Collegium – An advisory or administrative board in Russia.
  • Entrenched – Encroach or trespass upon.
  • Rectitude – Morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness.
  • Revive – Restore to life or consciousness.
  • Dissension – Disagreement that leads to discord.
  • Elephantine – Of, resembling, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants, especially in being large, clumsy, or awkward.
  • Anathema – Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
  • Blaze – A very large or fiercely burning fire.
  • Exalted – A person placed at a high or powerful level / in state of extreme happiness.

Fat tax slim evidence.
  • Assimilate – Take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.
  • Precursor – A person or thing that comes before another of the some kind.
  • Sub serving – Help to further or promote.
  • Rapporeur – A person who is appointed by an organization to report on the proceedings of its meetings.
  • Ostensibly – Apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually.
  • Construed – Interpret a word or action in a particular way.
  • Ejusdem generis – Of or as the same kind.
  • Ascribe – Attribute something to a cause.
  • Levying – Impose, tax, fee, or fine.
  • Induce – Succeed in persuading or influencing someone to do something.
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