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December 19, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th December 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th December 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 18th December 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Questions from a washout"

  • Washout - a complete failure
  • Mustering - collect or assemble
  • Disruptive - causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Stall - to stop
    Hindu Vocabulary
  • Insisting - to say very strongly that something must happen or must be done
  • Maximalist -  a person who holds extreme views and is not prepared to compromise
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Substantive - important / serious
  • Diminished - reduced in amount, size, or importance
  • Hysterical - extremely funny
  • Afterglow - a pleasant feeling produced after an experience, event, feeling, etc
  • Earth-shattering - extremely surprising and important
  • Disclosure - the process of giving information to people, especially information that was secret
  • Theatrics - behaviour that is intended to get attention
  • Deliberative - involving careful thought and discussion when making decisions
  • Grinding - extreme: used for emphasizing how bad a situation is
  • Think tank - a group of experts brought together, usually by a government, to develop ideas on a particular subject and to make suggestions for action
  • Legislative - relating to laws or the making of laws
  • Orally - expressed in speech, not writing
  • Abandonment - the action of leaving
  • Give-and-take - willingness to accept suggestions from another person and give up some of your own
  • Baffling - to cause someone to be completely unable to understand or explain something
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Aisles - political opponents
  • Rollout - the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time
  • Take your cue from somebody - to take notice of someone's words or behaviour so that you know what you should do
  • Playbook - a set of rules or suggestions that are considered to be suitable for a particular activity, industry, or job
  • Adjournment - the temporary ending of a meeting or trial, or the period of time during which it is temporarily ended
  • Reinforcing - to make something stronger
  • Viable - able to work as intended or able to succeed
  • Road map - a plan for how to achieve something
  • Constructive - useful and intended to help or improve something
  • Avert - to prevent something bad from happening

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Bridging the learning deficit"

  • Deficit - the amount by which something is too small
  • Formulated - to develop all the details of a plan for doing something
  • Gearing up for something - to prepare for something that you have to do, or to prepare someone else for something
  • Far from - not at all
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Sustained - continuing for a long time
  • In a bid - in an attempt
  • Elementary - basic
  • Contingent - a group of people representing an organization
  • Enrolment - to put yourself or someone else onto the official list of members of a course, school, college
  • Investment - the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something
  • Gross - total
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Gaping hole - very large
  • Equitably - treating everyone fairly and in the same way
  • Dropout - a person who leaves school, college, or university before completing a qualification
  • Absenteeism - the habit of not being at school or work when you should be, usually without a good reason
  • Outmoded - no longer useful, suitable, or relevant
  • Pedagogies - the methods and practices of teaching
  • Contemporary - existing or happening now
  • Pertaining to something - to be directly related to something
  • Curricula - the subjects that students study at a particular school or college
  • Ingrained - an ingrained attitude, belief, or habit has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed
  • Workforce - the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area
  • Nimble - able to move quickly and easily
  • Colonial-era - relating to the period in which one country rules another
  • Sluggish - not performing or reacting as well as usual
  • Skill-deprived - not having the skills that are required
  • Cope - to deal successfully with a difficult situation
  • Vocational - providing skills and education that prepare you for a job
  • Policymaker - a member of a government department, legislature, or other organization who is responsible for making new rules, laws, etc
  • Ought - used to say that it is necessary or desirable to perform the expressed action
  • Cognitive - connected with thinking or conscious mental processes
  • Rural areas - countryside areas
  • Absorption - complete interest in something
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with

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