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April 15, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 14th 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 14th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Hike of fuel prices: On a glide path ?"

  • Glide path - a series of events or actions leading smoothly to a particular outcome
  • Overdue - not done or happening when expected or when needed; late
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Hiking - increasing the cost of something
  • Fraught - causing or having extreme worry or anxiety
  • Hesitation - a pause before doing something, or a feeling that you should not do it, especially because you are nervous, embarrassed, or worried
  • Safeguard - to protect something from harm
  • Spike - to rise to a higher amount, price, or level, usually before going down again
  • Pilot project - a project that is used to test how good something is before introducing it
  • In tandem - together / at the same time
  • Outcomes - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Assess - to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something
  • Calibrate - to check how accurate something is
  • Fortnightly - happening every two weeks
  • Eminent - famous, respected, or important
  • Integrated - to mix with
  • Commodity - a substance or product that can be traded, bought, or sold
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Marginal - very small in amount or effect
  • Inflationary - relating to or likely to cause an increase in prices
  • Gradual - gradual processes and changes happen slowly and by small amounts
  • Ascent - the process of moving to a higher level or position
  • Descent - the act of moving down to a lower place or position
  • Abrupt - sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way
  • Randomly - happening, done, or chosen by chance rather than according to a plan
  • Fiscal - connected with (public) money
  • Outlook - the likely future situation
  • Alliance - a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims
  • Liberating - making you feel free and able to behave as you like
  • Dismantling - to get rid of a system or organization, usually over a period of time
  • Abandoning - to leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever
  • Subsidy - money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
  • Distorted - to change something from its usual, original, natural, or intended meaning, condition, or shape
  • Overlapping - if two or more activities, subjects, or periods of time overlap, they have some parts that are the same
  • Transparently - the quality of being done in an open way without secret
  • Dynamic - continuously changing or developing
  • Outlets - a shop that is one of many owned by a particular company and that sells the goods that the company has produced
  • Winding down - to end, or to finish something gradually
  • Liability - legal responsibility for causing damage or injury, or for paying something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Ahmadinejad bid for Presidency: Populist’s return"

  • Bid - to compete for a job
  • Populist - representing or relating to the ideas and opinions of ordinary people
  • Uncertainty - a situation in which something is not known, or something that is not known or certain
  • Sprang - to happen or appear somewhere suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Controversial - causing disagreement or discussion
  • Term - a period of time during which a politician or other official holds their job
  • Firebrand - a person who causes political or social trouble by opposing authority and encouraging others to do so
  • Inactive - doing nothing
  • Ayatollah - an important religious leader of Shiite Muslims in Iran
  • Turbulent - involving a lot of sudden changes, arguments, or violence
  • Supreme - having the highest rank, level, or importance
  • Defiant - refusing to obey a person or rule
  • Significance - important or noticeable
  • Hard-line - extreme and severe and not likely to change
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Mild-mannered - a mild-mannered person is gentle and does not show extreme emotions
  • Reformist - wanting to change and improve society or an institution
  • Toed a line - to do what you are ordered or expected to do
  • Strident - holding strong opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Negotiate - to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Crippling - causing severe damage or problems
  • Sanction - an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Referendum - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Hardliner - a member of a group, typically a political group, who adheres uncompromisingly to a set of ideas or policies.
  • Rhetoric - speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
  • Dissident - a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government
  • Thereafter - continuing on from a particular point in time, especially after something else has stopped happening
  • Intend - to have a plan in your mind to do something
  • Agenda - a list of aims or possible future achievements
  • Ally - someone who helps and supports someone else
  • Reclaim - to take back something that was yours
  • Mandate - to give official permission for something to happen
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Moderate - a person whose opinions, especially their political ones, are not extreme and are therefore acceptable to a large number of people
  • Strongman - a person who is very powerful and able to cause change, especially of a political type
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Theocracy - government by religious leaders
  • Stitch together - to create or form something quickly or roughly
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Cashing in - to make money from a situation, especially in a way that is not fair or honest
  • Guile - clever but sometimes dishonest behaviour that you use to deceive someone
  • Withstand - to be strong enough, or not be changed by something, or to oppose a person or thing successfully
  • Confrontationist - a person who deals with opposition, especially aggressively
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
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