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May 01, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 1st May 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 1st May 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 30th April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Building holistic India-Sri Lanka ties"

  • Holistic - dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part
  • Engage - to attract and keep someone’s interest or attention
  • Transactional - relating to buying and selling
  • Regime - a government that controls a country
  • Flagging off - to inaugurate / induct something
  • A host of - a large number of something
  • Memorandum of Understanding - a document that records the details of an agreement between two companies or organizations, which has not yet been legally approved
  • Set the stage for something - to create the conditions in which something is likely to happen
  • Collaboration - the process of working with someone to produce something
  • Sphere - a particular area of interest, activity, work etc
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Strongman - a political leader who uses force or threats to keep power
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Prominent - important and well known
  • Bilateral - a bilateral agreement or activity is one that involves two groups or countries
  • Negotiation - the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
  • Preoccupied - thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things
  • Channelling -  to use your energy, ability, feelings, or ideas for a particular purpose
  • Countering - to take action in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effects
  • Revive -  to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again
  • Era - a period of time that has a particular quality or character
  • Strategically - in a way that relates to the achievement of long-term or overall aims and interests
  • Enhanced - improved
  • Crucial - something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something
  • Neighbouring - near each other
  • Bypass - to ignore a rule or official authority
  • Robust - firm and determined
  • Civil war - a war fought between different groups of people within the same country
  • Protesting - to disagree strongly with something, often by making a formal statement or taking action in public
  • Voicing - to express your opinions or feelings about something, especially negative feelings
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Inching ahead - to move very slowly or in a lot of short stages
  • Devolving - to take power or responsibility from a central authority or government and give it to smaller and more local regions
  • Negotiator - vsomeone who tries to help two groups who disagree to reach an agreement with each other
  • Holistic - thinking about the whole of something, and not just dealing with particular aspects
  • Transcend - to go further, rise above, or be more important or better than something, especially a limit
  • Livelihood - something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live
  • Battered - damaged
  • Fishery -  an area of the sea where fish can be caught to be sold
  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Incursion - a situation in which someone or something enters an area where they do not belong
  • Defunct - not existing or working any more
  • Autonomy -  the power to make your own decisions
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Mr. Trump’s tax cut"

  • Boost -  to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Brief - using only a few words
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Rejuvenate -  to make something such as an organization, system, or place good or effective again
  • Sluggish - not performing or reacting as well as usual
  • Dub - to give someone or something a particular name or description, often a humorous one
  • Couple something with something - to consider one thing along with or in addition to something else
  • Slump -  to be suddenly reduced to a much lower level
  • Productivity - the rate at which goods are produced, especially in relation to the time, money, and workers needed to produce them
  • Held back - to stop something from progressing or developing as it should
  • Eventual - happening or existing at the end of a process or period of time
  • Extent - the size and importance of a problem or situation
  • Trickle down - to have an effect gradually or after a long time
  • Steep - sudden and very big
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Scrapping - to decide not to continue with something such as a plan or an event
  • Notably - especially: used for introducing a good example of something
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Protectionist - relating to a system in which a country helps its own industries by putting taxes on foreign goods
  • Shelved - to not take action on something until a later time
  • Tariffs - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Pile - a large amount of something
  • Repatriate - to send money that you earn in a foreign country back to your own country
  • Inflow - an amount of something such as money or goods that comes into a place
  • Incentivise - to give someone a reason for wanting to work hard
  • Shareholder - someone who owns shares in a company
  • Buyback - an arrangement in which someone agrees to buy back shares or goods that they previously sold to someone
  • Walk back - to take back a comment or reverse a decision
  • Adopt - to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or method
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Neutral - a state of no activity or development
  • Compensate - to change or remove the bad result of something
  • On the cards - very likely to happen
  • Bullish - expecting a successful future
  • Stance - a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Deficit - the total amount by which money spent is more than money received
  • Hawk - to sell goods informally in public places
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