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March 26, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 25th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 25th March 2017.  Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Cloak of invisibility"
  • Cloak - something that covers or hides something else
  • Regulation - an official rule or the act of controlling something
  • Setback - something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Signed off - to officially approve of something or to officially agree that something has been completed in a satisfactory way by signing your name
  • Passage - the official approval of something, especially a new law
  • Include - to contain something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • For instance - for example
  • Devote - to use a particular amount of time or space for dealing with something
  • Propose - to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider
  • Measure - a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation
  • Turn the clock back - if you try to turn the clock back, you want things to be the way they were in the past
  • Disclosure - the act of making something known or the fact that is made known
  • Contribute - to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people
  • Ceiling - an upper limit, usually relating to money
  • Paving the way - if something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible
  • Deploy - to use something or someone, especially in an effective way
  • Reveal - to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret
  • Extent - to a particular degree or stage
  • For the sake of someone / something - in order to help or bring advantage to someone / something
  • Arbitrary - not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
  • Doing away with something - to get rid of something or stop using something
  • Breaching - an act of breaking a law, promise, agreement, or relationship
  • Cap - a limit on the amount of money that can be charged or spent in connection with a particular activity
  • Crony - a friend or supporter, especially of someone powerful
  • Capitalism - an economic system in which property, businesses, and industry are owned by individual people and not by the government
  • Exert - to use something such as authority, power, influence, etc. in order to make something happen
  • Restructuring - to organize a company, business, or system in a new way to make it operate more effectively
  • Publicly listed company - a company whose shares are traded on the stock market
  • Subsidiary - used to refer to something less important than something else with which it is connected
  • Pretence - a way of behaving that does not honestly express your real feelings, thoughts, or intentions
  • Disclose - to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
  • Obligation - something that you must do
  • Abandonment - to leave something quickly or suddenly
  • Requisite - necessary or needed for a particular purpose
  • In tandem - at the same time
  • Anonymity - the situation in which someone's name is not given or known
  • Dissipate - to (cause to) gradually disappear or waste
  • Synonymous - if you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you mean that the two things are so closely connected in most people's minds that one suggests the other
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with
  • Persistence - a situation in which something unpleasant continues to exist
  • Accountability - a situation in which someone is responsible for things that happen and can give a satisfactory reason for them
  • Rings hollow - if something someone says rings hollow, it does not sound true or sincere
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Lone wolves - peole who like to do things on their own without other people
  • Assailant - a person who attacks another person
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Severe - a severe problem is very serious and worrying
  • Deemed - to consider or judge something in a particular way
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected
  • Conventional -  of the usual, traditional type, instead of being new and different
  • Strike - attack
  • Assailant - a person who attacks another person
  • Lethal - very dangerous and able to kill you
  • Mowing down - to kill people, usually in large numbers, by shooting them or driving a vehicle into them
  • Pedestrian - a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go
  • Compound - an area surrounded by fences or walls that contains a group of buildings
  • Counter - to react to something with an opposing opinion or action, or to defend yourself against something
  • Reportedly - according to what many people say
  • Thwart - to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
  • Unlike - different from
  • Amass - to get a large amount of something
  • Radicalise - to make someone become more radical (= extreme) in their political or religious beliefs
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Radar - a system that uses radio waves to find the position of objects that cannot be seen
  • Caliphate - an Islamic state, especially one ruled by a single religious and political leader
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Crusaders - someone who makes a determined effort to achieve or stop something because of their strong beliefs
  • Ally - someone who helps and supports someone else
  • Propaganda - information, especially false information, that a government or organization spreads in order to influence people’s opinions and beliefs
  • Commendable - deserving praise
  • Barring - unless the thing mentioned happens or exists
  • Fringe - the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity
  • Handful - a very small number of people or things

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