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April 07, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 6th 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 6th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In largesse we trust"

  • Largesse - willingness to give money, or money given to poor people by rich people
  • Waiver - an agreement that you do not have to pay or obey something
  • Domino effect - a situation in which one event causes a whole series of other events to happen one after the other
  • Chairing - to be the person in charge of a meeting
  • Taking over - to take control of something
  • Reins - control of a company, government, or organization
  • Write-off - to say officially that someone does not have to pay an amount of money
  • Outstanding - not yet paid
  • Waive - to choose to officially ignore a rule, right, or claim
  • Marginal - very small
  • Non-performing asset - a loan or advance for which the principal or interest payment remained overdue for a period of 90 days
  • Exchequer - the government department that receives and gives out public money
  • Ramp up - a large increase in activity or in the level of something
  • Forbidden - not allowed, especially by law
  • Doled out something - to give money, food, or something else that can be divided to several people
  • Trigger - an event or situation, etc. that causes something to start
  • Clamour - to make a loud complaint or demand
  • Inclined - tending to behave in a particular way or to be interested in a particular thing
  • Ahead of - used when saying what will happen in the future
  • Slippery slope - a bad situation or habit that, after it has started, is likely to get very much worse
  • Unintended - not deliberate or planned
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected
  • Overreach - to try to do more than your ability, authority, or money will allow
  • Omnibus - comprising several items
  • Cap - a limit on the amount of money that can be charged or spent in connection with a particular activity
  • Drastic - a drastic action or change has a very big effect
  • Intervention - the act of becoming involved intentionally in a difficult situation
  • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia
  • Drought - a long period when there is little or no rain
  • Bumper - larger in amount than usual
  • Barring - except
  • Gesture - an action that expresses your feelings or intentions
  • Glosses over something - to ignore or avoid unpleasant facts
  • Sustainable - able to continue over a period of time
  • Reluctance - not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
  • Scrutiny - the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
  • Restructuring - to organize something such as a company in a different way so that it will operate better
  • Hazard - something that is dangerous and likely to cause damage
  • Incentive - something that encourages a person to do something
  • Prod - to encourage someone to take action
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Usurious - the activity of lending someone money with the agreement that they will pay back a very much larger amount of money later
  • Have a field day - to take advantage of an opportunity to do something you enjoy

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Never-ending tragedy"

  • Tragedy - a very sad event or situation, especially one involving death or suffering
  • Compel - to force someone to do something
  • Barbarism - extremely cruel and unpleasant behaviour
  • Civil war - a war fought by different groups of people living in the same country
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire
  • Heartbreaking - feelings of great sadness or disappointment
  • Injured - hurt or physically harmed
  • Desperate - very worried and angry because you do not know how to deal with an unpleasant situation
  • Triggered - to cause something to start
  • Outrage - a feeling of anger and shock
  • Regime - a particular government
  • Displace - to force someone to leave their own country and live somewhere else
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Broke out - if something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts
  • Unabated - without becoming weaker in strength or force
  • Surreal - strange; not seeming real; like a dream
  • Suspicion - a belief or idea that something may be true
  • Rebel - a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force
  • Violate - to break or act against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect
  • Suburb - an area on the edge of a large town or city where people who work in the town or city often live
  • Stockpile - a large amount of food, goods, or weapons that are kept ready for future use
  • Clandestinely - planned or done in secret, especially describing something that is not officially allowed
  • Irrespective - without considering
  • Humanitarian - relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake etc
  • Catastrophe - a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction
  • Vulnerable - able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked
  • Sniper - someone who shoots at people from a place where they cannot be seen
  • Impunity - freedom from punishment or from the unpleasant results of something that has been done
  • Worsened - to become worse or to make something become worse
  • Wake-up call - if something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realize that you need to take action to change a situation
  • Transcend - to go further, rise above, or be more important or better than something, especially a limit
  • Perpetrator - someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Accountable - someone who is accountable is completely responsible for what they do
  • Barbarism - extremely cruel and unpleasant behaviour
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