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March 27, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 27th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 26th March 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A timely step: State-owned banks should address their NPAs"

  • Timely - happening at the most suitable time
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Turnaround - an important change in a situation that causes it to improve
  • Strive - to try very hard to do something or to make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties
  • Unequivocal - clear, definite, and without doubt
  • Missive - an official, formal, or long letter
  • Forsake - to stop doing or having something
  • Infusion - the act of adding one thing to another to make it stronger or better
  • Deterioration - to become worse
  • Profitability - the degree to which something is profitable, or the state of being profitable
  • Substantial - large in size, value, or importance
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Principal - main, or most important
  • Administer - to control the operation or arrangement of something
  • Fester - to become infected
  • Amputation - to cut off a part of the body
  • Harness - to control something
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Revolving-door - a place or situation in which the people stay for a short time only, with the result that people are often arriving and leaving
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Redress - something that you do for someone or money that you give to them as a way of improving a bad situation that you are responsible for
  • Burgeoning - developing quickly
  • Ultimatum - a statement that orders someone to do something and threatens to punish or attack them if they do not
  • Consequence - a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient
  • MoU - Memorandum Of Understanding (a document that records the details of an agreement between two companies or organizations, which has not yet been legally approved)
  • Resolution - an official decision that is made after a group or organization has voted
  • Vested - a special reason for wanting things to happen in a particular way, because you will benefit from this
  • Simultaneously - happening or being done at exactly the same time
  • Regulator - an official who makes certain that the companies who operate a system, work effectively and fairly
  • Turnaround - an important change in a situation that causes it to improve
  • Empower - having the official authority or freedom to do something
  • Haircut - a reduction in an amount of money, such as the price of a share or bond
  • Writedown - a reduction in the value of an asset in a company's accounts, when it is calculated to be worth less than previously shown
  • Feasible - possible or likely to succeed
  • Vigilance - always being careful to notice things, especially possible danger
  • Stipulation - to say exactly how something must be or must be done
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Spectre - the possibility of something unpleasant that might happen in the future
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Defusing air rage: Airlines should take a tough line against unruly VIP behaviour"
  • Defusing - to make a difficult or dangerous situation calmer by reducing or removing its cause
  • Rage - a very strong feeling of anger
  • Unruly - unruly people are difficult to control and often do not obey rules
  • Associated - connected
  • Menace - something that is likely to cause harm
  • Deterrence - the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result
  • Disruptive - causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual:
  • Enforce - to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
  • Perpetrator- someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Outrageous - shocking and morally unacceptable
  • Conduct - to behave in a particular way
  • Crew - a group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc
  • Glean - to collect information in small amounts and often with difficulty
  • Transpired - to happen
  • Consequent - happening as a result of something
  • Disruptive - causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual
  • Malefactor - a person who does bad or illegal things
  • Legislator - a member of a group of people who together have the power to make laws
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Assault - to attack someone violently
  • Symptomatic - if something bad is symptomatic of something else, it is caused by the other thing and is proof that it exists
  • Entitlement - something that you have a right to do or have, or the right to do or have something
  • Pervade - to spread through the whole of something and become a very obvious feature of it
  • Credence - the belief that something is true
  • Brazenly - behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended
  • Condone - to accept or allow behaviour that is wrong
  • Bizarre - very strange and unusual
  • Onus - the responsibility or duty to do something
  • Blacklist - to say that particular products should not be bought, especially as part of a political protest
  • High-handedness - using power or authority more forcefully than is needed, without thinking about the feelings or wishes of other people
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
  • Align - to give your support publicly to a group, political party, or country
  • Provincial - having opinions and ideas that are old-fashioned and simple

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