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February 04, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 3rd 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 3rd February 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "H-1B visa in the spotlight"
  • In the spotlight - receiving a lot of public attention
  • Disconcerting - to make someone feel suddenly uncertain and worried
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected
  • Immigrant - a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
  • Garnering - to collect or obtain a large amount of something useful or important
  • Campaign - a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
  • Crosshairs - two thin wires crossing each other in a gun or other device, which you use to help you aim at something
  • Nosedive - a sudden fast fall in prices, value, etc
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Rigorous - careful to look at or consider every part of something to make certain it is correct or safe
  • Intra - within
  • Transferee - a person to whom someone else sells property, shares, etc
  • Requisite - necessary or needed for a particular purpose
  • Come to nought - to be unsuccessful
  • Bipartisan - involving two political parties with different ideas or policies
  • Backing - support / help
  • Urging - to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
  • Notwithstanding - despite something
  • Protectionism - a system in which a country helps its own industries by putting taxes on foreign goods
  • Bilateral - involving two groups or countries
  • Crackdown - strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Titan - a person or organization that is very important or successful
  • Silicon Valley - an area in California, US, where many computer companies have their offices
  • Inflict - to cause something unpleasant to happen
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Rapidly - very quickly; at a great rate.
  • Investor - a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Impacted - strongly affected by something
  • Onerous - difficult to do or needing a lot of effort
  • Offshore - in the sea, not on the land (this word is used especially for talking about the oil industry)
  • Ironically - used for saying that a situation has developed in an unexpected and sometimes humorous way
  • Revitalisation - to make something that is failing or weak become strong and successful again
  • Ham-fisted - not careful or gentle enough
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Neither transparent nor accountable"
  • Neither ... nor - used when you want to say that two or more things are not true
  • Transparent - a transparent process, activity, or organization does not try to keep anything secret
  • Accountable - someone who is accountable is completely responsible for what they do and must be able to give a satisfactory reason for it
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Cleanse - to get rid of someone or something bad or unpleasant
  • Doomed - certain to fail, die, or be destroyed
  • Ceiling - an upper limit set on the number or amount of something
  • Slashed - to reduce something by a large amount
  • Extent - the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Disguising - to make something look, sound, or seem like something else
  • Off-the-books - used to describe a payment that is not officially recorded, so that no tax is paid on it
  • Vested interest - a special reason for wanting things to happen in a particular way, because you will benefit from this
  • Sympathisers - someone who approves of and supports someone or something
  • Unsuspecting - not knowing about something that is happening or will happen
  • Disrupt - to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem
  • Illicit - not allowed by the law or rules (illegal)
  • Indeed - really or certainly
  • Intent on something - to be determined to do or achieve something
  • Mobilisation - if you mobilize a group of people, they come together in order to achieve something
  • Redemption - the sale of shares that you own in a company
  • Anonymous - made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public
  • Rival - a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area
  • Anonymity - a situation in which the name of a person is not known or is kept secret
  • Aiding - helping or supporting
  • Cloud - something unpleasant that spoils an activity, event, or situation
  • Mandatory - something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Provision -  a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Compliance - the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Crackdown - strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity
  • Half-measure - something that is done in a way that is not complete or is only partly effective

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