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November 08, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 8th November 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 8th November 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Chasing a grand alliance"

  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Stared down - to pressure someone
  • Resurgent - increasing again, or becoming popular again
    English Vocabulry by Kani
  • Replication - doing something again in exactly the same way
  • Rife - if something unpleasant is rife, it is very common or happens a lot
  • Buzz - the feeling of excitement
  • Strategist - someone with a lot of skill and experience in planning
  • Festivity - a happy feeling that people get when they celebrate a special event
  • Assembled - to bring together for a particular purpose
  • Fellow-traveller - someone who supports a political party, but is not a member of it
  • Secular - not religious, or not connected with religion
  • Significant - very important
  • Enigmatic - mysterious and difficult to understand
  • Tight-lipped - refusing to comment on something
  • Uninhibited - free and natural, without embarrassment or too much control
  • Fungible - easy to exchange or trade for something else of the same type and value
  • Essentially - necessarily (needed)
  • Strike the best deal - to reach an agreement
  • Also-ran - someone who is not successful, especially someone who loses an election or competition
  • Optimistic - based on beliefs that are too confident
  • Projection - a calculation or guess about the future based on information that you have
  • Opponents - people who are competing against you
  • Buried - to stop yourself from having a feeling or memory by not allowing yourself to think about it
  • Embrace - to include something, often as one of a number of things
  • Formidable - causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult
  • Feud - an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Solutions after the smog"

  • Smog - a mixture of smoke, gases, and chemicals, especially in cities, that makes the atmosphere difficult to breathe and harmful for health
  • Crippling - causing serious damage or problems
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Adopt - to accept or start to use something new
  • Two-pronged - two sided
  • Crop - plants grown for food, usually on a farm
  • Urbanisation - the process by which towns and cities grow bigger and more and more people go to live in them
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Pollutants - a particular type of liquid, solid, or gas that is harmful to the environment
  • Post-monsoon - before the period of heavy rain in India
  • Persist - if an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist
  • Inversion - a situation in which something is changed so that it is the opposite of what it was before
  • Retarding - to slow down or delay the development or progress of something
  • Dispersal - to spread acros a large area
  • Foul - extremely unpleasant
  • Residue - the part that is left after the main part has gone or been taken away
  • Eminent - famous, respected, or important
  • Straw - the dried, yellow stems of crops such as wheat
  • Harvesting - the process of collecting crop from fields
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Paddy - a field of rice growing in water
  • Livestock - animals such as cows, sheep, and pigs that are kept on farms
  • Compost - decaying plant material that is added to soil to improve its quality
  • Biofuel - a fuel that is made from living things or their waste
  • Substrate - the material that a plant or an animal that does not move much feeds on or uses as support
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Molasses - a thick, dark brown liquid that is produced during the process of making sugar, used in cooking
  • Legume - a seed such as a pea or bean that grows in a pod
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Owing to - because of
  • Kiln - a type of oven used for baking clay, bricks etc to make them hard
  • Zero tolerance - a policy of punishing people for even very minor offences by using the law in a very strict way
  • Civic - relating to a town or city, especially to its government and public activities
  • Diffused - to spread in many directions
  • Unavoidable - impossible to stop from happening
  • Fleet - a number of buses, aircraft, etc. under the control of one organization
  • Augment - to increase the size or value of something by adding something to it
  • Efficiency - the ability to work well and produce good results by using the available time, money, supplies etc in the most effective way
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Sustained - continuing at the same level or rate for a long time

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