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February 03, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 2nd February 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 2nd February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic : "A fine balance"
  • Purge - to remove a bad or unpleasant condition or feeling from someone or something
  • Dampen - to make something such as a feeling or hope less strong
  • Informal - not official and has no fixed rules
  • Imperative - extremely important or urgent
  • Soothed - to make someone feel calm or less worried
    English Words from News Papers
  • Frayed - used to describe someone's mood when they are feeling worried, upset, or annoyed
  • Nerves - worry or anxiety
  • Glimpse - an experience that gives you an idea of what something is like
  • Regeneration - to grow again
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Resorting to something - to do or use something because it is the only thing available
  • Blatant - very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing
  • Populism - political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want
  • Apart from - except for someone or something
  • Sop - something of little importance or value that is offered to stop complaints or unhappiness
  • Vulnerable - very weak
  • Adverse - negative, unpleasant, or harmful
  • Turnover - the value of the goods and services that a company sells in a particular period of time
  • Bulwark - something that protects you from dangerous or unpleasant situations
  • Road map - a plan for how to achieve something
  • Nudge - to encourage someone in a gentle way to do something
  • Redistributive - used to describe an action that is intended to share money more fairly between rich and poor people
  • Surcharge - a charge in addition to the usual amount paid for something, or the amount already paid
  • Tax-evaders - people who avoid or escape paying taxes
  • Disclose - to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
  • Remarkable - unusual or special and therefore surprising and worth mentioning
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Dodger - someone who illegally avoids paying something such as a tax or a rail or bus fare
  • Rationalising - to try to find a reasonable explanation for behaviour that does not seem reasonable or suitable
  • Incentivise - to give someone a reason for wanting to work hard
  • Subventions - an amount of money given as support by an organization or government for a particular purpose
  • Spur - something that encourages someone to do something
  • Irrigation - to supply land with water so that crops and plants will grow
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Refrained - to stop yourself from doing something
  • Tinkering - to make small changes to something in order to improve or repair it
  • Deviation - a difference in the usual or expected way of doing something
  • Fiscal - relating to money and financial matters, especially taxes
  • Deficit -  the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Deviate - to start doing something different from what is expected or agreed
  • Consolidation - to cause something to become, stronger, and more certain
  • Alter - to make something or someone different
  • Macroeconomic - relating to the economic system of a whole country or large region
  • Unfettered - without limits or controls
  • Flip side - opposite side
  • Confiscate - to officially remove someone’s possessions for legal reasons or as a punishment
  • Defaulter - someone who does not pay interest or other money that they owe, or who fails to do something that they should do by law
  • Flee - to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly
  • Potent - powerful, or effective
  • Red herring - something that is not relevant that makes you confused or takes your attention away from what you should be concentrating on
  • Anonymously - made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public
  • Electoral - relating to elections
  • Donor - someone who gives things such as money or goods to an organization
  • Adverse - negative, unpleasant, or harmful
  • Leaning - a particular set of beliefs, opinions, etc. that someone prefers
  • Subsume - to include something in a larger group and cause it to lose its own individual character
  • Acquisition - something such as a building, another company, or a piece of land that is bought by a company, or the act of buying it
  • Level crossing - a place where a road crosses a railway and gates are used to stop cars when a train is coming
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Corridor - a long passage in a building or train, especially with rooms on either side
  • Affordable - cheap enough for ordinary people to afford (not expensive)
  • Freight - goods that are carried by vehicles
  • Apart from - in addition to someone or something
  • Dovetail - to fit together, or to work together well
  • Abolition - the official end to a law, system, practice etc
  • Extensively - very large in amount or degree
  • Deftly - quickly and with skill
  • Workmanlike - done or made in a professional way
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Legislative - relating to laws or to the process of creating new laws
  • On the ground - in the place being discussed, especially a place where there is a war or another serious situation

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