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April 20, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th 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 20th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "IMD forecast: Clouds of prosperity"

  • Forecast - predict or estimate (a future event or trend)
  • Prosperity - the situation of being successful and having a lot of money
  • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia
  • Galvanise - to cause someone to suddenly take action, especially by shocking or exciting them in some way
  • Make the most of something - to take full advantage of something because it may not last long
  • Meteorology - the scientific study of weather
  • Ecology - the study of the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
  • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
  • Drought - a long period when there is little or no rain
  • Prospect - the possibility that something good might happen in the future
  • Enhanced - better than before
  • Conflict - fighting between two or more groups of people or countries
  • Efficacy - the ability, especially of a medicine or a method of achieving something, to produce the intended result
  • Initiative - a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Harness - to control something
  • Resilience - the ability of a substance or object to return to its original shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed
  • Fraught with - full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers
  • Uncertainty - a situation in which something is not known, or something that is not known or certain
  • Off the mark - incorrect or inaccurate
  • Dynamic - continuously changing or developing
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Phenomena - situations
  • Onset - the beginning of something, especially something bad
  • El NiƱo - a change in the currents of the Pacific Ocean off the South American coast that can seriously affect the weather in the region, often causing major problems such as floods
  • Keenly - if you watch something keenly, you look closely at it and notice everything about it
  • Sustain - continuing for a long time
  • Livelihood - something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live
  • In spite of something - used for referring to a fact that makes something else surprising
  • Outlay - an amount of money spent for a particular purpose
  • Irrigation - the supply of water to land or crops to help growth
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Disproportionately - to an extent that is too large or too small in comparison with something else
  • Surplus - (an amount that is) more than is needed
  • Underscores - to emphasize
  • Look ahead - to think about what will happen in the future and plan for these events
  • Harvesting - the process of collecting a natural resource to use it effectively
  • Aiding - helping / supporting
  • Cyclical - recurrent
  • Distress - a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain
  • Sown - to put seeds in or on the ground so that plants will grow
  • Catchment - the action of collecting water, especially the collection of rainfall over a natural drainage area
  • Incentivise - to make someone want to do something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "UK Elections: a June date for Theresa May"

  • Hold all the cards - to be in a good position to beat or defeat someone because you have all the advantages
  • Snap election - an election called earlier than expected
  • Caught by surprise - to surprise someone, esp. in a way that makes the person feel confused or uncertain
  • The  House of Commons - one of the two parts of parliament in the UK and Canada, whose members are each elected to represent a particular official area of the country, or its members, or the place where it meets
  • Endorse - to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone
  • Advancing - moving forwards or progressing
  • Thumping - very big or important
  • Conservative - not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change
  • Stepped down - to leave an official position or job, especially so that someone else can take your place
  • Brexit - an exit (= act of leaving) by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit"):
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Tories - members of the British Conservative Party
  • Internecine - internecine war or fighting happens between members of the same group, religion, or country
  • Feud - an argument that has existed for a long time between two people or groups, causing a lot of anger or violence
  • Brutal - cruel, violent, and completely without feelings
  • Come a long way - to have advanced to an improved or more developed state
  • Apparatus - an organization or system, especially a political one
  • Marginalise - to treat someone or something as if they are not important
  • Troublemaker - someone who intentionally causes problems for other people, especially people who are in a position of power or authority
  • Eurosceptic - a person, especially a politician, who opposes closer connections between Britain and the European Union
  • Perception - a belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
  • Hurdle - a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress
  • Immigrants - a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
  • Legislative - relating to laws or to the process of creating new laws
  • Resistance - the ability not to be affected or harmed by something
  • Bargain - an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else
  • Reasonable - acceptable
  • Appreciation - the act of recognizing or understanding that something is valuable, important, or as described
  • Emerging - starting to exist
  • Transition - a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens
  • Jurisdiction - the authority of a court or official organization to make decisions and judgments
  • Aftermath - the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes
  • The hustings - the political activities and speeches that happen before an election and are intended to win votes
  • Demoralise - to make someone or something feel much less confident
  • Oblige - to force someone to do something, or to make it necessary for someone to do something
  • Fait accompli - something that has already happened or been done and cannot be changed
  • Of little consequence - not important
  • Stiffer -  severe and difficult
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