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April 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th April 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 April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill: In a safer lane"

  • Amendment - a change to a law that is not yet in operation and is still being discussed
  • Come into force - (of laws, rules, or systems) existing and being used
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Reform - to make an improvement
  • Guidelines - official instructions or advice about how to do something
  • Notably - especially: used for introducing a good example of something
  • Framework - a system of rules, ideas, or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something
  • Injured - hurt or physically harmed
  • Compensate - to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • Hit-and-run - a hit-and-run accident is one in which a driver does not stop after their vehicle has hit a person or another car
  • Prescribing - to tell someone what they must have or do, or to make a rule of something
  • Monitoring - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Modernising - if something modernizes, or if you modernize it, it becomes less old-fashioned as a result of new methods, equipment, or ideas
  • Dire - very serious or extreme
  • Transparent - open and honest, without secrets
  • Bureaucracy - a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully
  • Unresponsive - not reacting in a quick or positive way to something
  • Bottleneck - a problem that delays progress
  • Stifled - to prevent something from happening, being expressed, or continuing
  • Regulatory - controlling
  • Amend - to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document
  • Concurrent - happening or existing at the same time
  • Jurisdiction - the authority of a court or official organization to make decisions and judgments
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • On the back burner - if something is on the back burner, it is temporarily not being dealt with or considered, especially because it is not urgent or important
  • Counter-intuitive - something that is counter-intuitive does not happen in the way you would expect it to
  • Imposing - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Deterrent - something that makes people decide not to do something by making them realize that something unpleasant could happen to them
  • Severity - seriousness
  • Swiftness - the quality of moving at high speed
  • Perception - a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
  • Possibility - a chance that something may happen or be true
  • Violation - an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Enhance - to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
  • Accountable - someone who is accountable is completely responsible for what they do and must be able to give a satisfactory reason for it
  • Ghastly - unpleasant and shocking
  • Fatality - a death caused by an accident or by violence, or someone who has died in either of these ways
  • Roll-out - to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
  • Prescribed - set by a rule or order
  • Amend - to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document
  • Merely - used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant
  • Harassment - behaviour that annoys or upsets someone
  • Good samaritan - someone who gives help to people who need it
  • Victim - someone who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime / accident

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Nepal amendment to Constitution: Another crisis"

  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Give and take - willingness to accept suggestions from another person and give up some of your own
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Ever since - continuously since that time
  • Adopt - to accept or start to use something new
  • Monarchy - the system of having a king or queen
  • Redrawing - to change something, especially the borders between countries or regions
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire
  • Coalition - the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time, or a government that is formed in this way
  • Accommodating - to consider and include something when you are deciding what to do
  • Extent - the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
  • Forging - to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty
  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Addressing - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Came up with something - to suggest or think of an idea or plan
  • Concede - to allow someone to have something, even if you do not want to
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
  • Republic - a country without a king or queen, usually governed by elected representatives of the people and a president
  • Remit - a particular area of work that someone is responsible for
  • Conclude - to end
  • Amenable - willing to accept or be influenced by a suggestion
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
  • Restructuring - to organize a company, business, or system in a new way to make it operate more effectively
  • Jingoism - the extreme belief that your own country is always best, often shown in enthusiastic support for a war against another country
  • Incapable - unable to do something
  • Devastating - causing a lot of damage or destruction
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