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January 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th January 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 13th January 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Surviving the drought"

  • Surviving - continuing to live or exist
  • Drought - a long period when there is little or no rain
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Harvest - the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields, or the activity of cutting and collecting them, or the crops that are cut and collected
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Agrarian - relating to the land, especially the use of land for farming
  • Distress - a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain
  • Sweeping - affecting many things or people; large
  • Desperation - the feeling of needing or wanting something very much
  • Spate - a larger number of events than usual, especially unpleasant ones, happening at about the same time
  • Cauvery - kaveri river
  • Postponement - to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or time
  • Waiver - an agreement that you do not have to pay or obey something
  • Infuse - to fill someone or something with an emotion or quality
  • Reform - an improvement, especially in a person's behaviour or in the structure of something
  • Mitigation - a reduction in how harmful, unpleasant, or bad something is
  • Intensively - involving a lot of effort or activity in a short period of time
  • For instance - for example
  • Scarce - not easy to find or get
  • Conservatively - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Cattle - cows and bulls that are kept for their milk
  • Livestock - animals and birds that are kept on a farm, such as cows, sheep, or chickens
  • Irreparable - impossible to repair or make right again
  • Cascading - to fall quickly and in large amounts
  • Marginal - very small
  • Overstate - to talk about something in a way that makes it seem more important, impressive, or serious than it really is
  • Vagaries - unexpected events or changes that cannot be controlled and can influence a situation
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Obligation - something that you must do for legal or moral reasons
  • Asset - something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts
  • Ensure - to make something certain to happen
  • Manual - a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something
  • Chiefly - mainly
  • Deficit - lack of something
  • Reliance - the state of depending on or trusting in something or someone
  • Cultivation - the process of growing crops or plants
  • Millets - small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Strategic partnership. Really ?"

  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Strategic partnership - an arrangement between two companies or organizations to help each other or work together, to make it easier for each of them to achieve the things they want to achieve
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Nicety - the fact that something is based on very slight differences
  • Invariably - always
  • Flowery - if a speech or writing style is flowery, it uses too many complicated words or phrases in an attempt to sound skilful
  • Nevertheless - despite what has just been said or referred to
  • Excessive - too much
  • Parse - to examine and describe the grammar of a sentence or a particular word in a sentence
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Imply - to communicate an idea or feeling without saying it directly
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar
  • Vital - extremely important
  • Warrant - to make a particular activity necessary
  • Land-locked - surrounded by the land of other countries and having no coast
  • Subsistence - the state of having what you need in order to stay alive, but no more
  • Mass murder - the act of killing a lot of people
  • Delegation - a group of people who represent a country, government, or organization
  • Window-dressing - things that are of no real importance and are said or done in order to make an attractive effect
  • Imbuing - to fill someone or something with a particular quality or emotion
  • Successive - happening one after the other without any break
  • Nomenclature - a system for naming things
  • Neighbour - someone who lives near you
  • Genuinely - honestly, or in a sincere way
  • Cogent - reasonable and sensible
  • Clear-cut - definite and easy to understand, recognize, or make a decision about
  • Convergence - a situation in which people or things gradually become the same or very similar

Note : Hindu Vocabulary from 14th to 16th and Daily Current Affairs from 13th to 16th will be available soon
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