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May 21, 2017

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "GST rates: welcome clarity, at last"

  • Imposition - the introduction of something such as a new law or a new system
  • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
  • Regime - a particular way of operating or organizing a business, etc
  • Speculation - ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Accompany - to happen or exist while something else is happening
  • Lobby -  an organized group of people who represent a particular area of business or society and try to influence politicians
  • Rollout - rollout of proposals, laws, or information is the first time they are made known to the public
  • Likely - probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Intent - the intention to do something
  • Predominant -  the most common or greatest in number or amount
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Essential - completely necessary
  • Cereal - a food made from grain, for example wheat, oats, or corn, mainly eaten with milk for breakfast
  • Poultry - birds such as chickens that are used for meat or eggs
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Tuck something under something - to put something in a particular place, especially in order to keep it safe or hidden
  • Cater to something - to provide people with something they want or need, especially something unusual or special
  • Apart from - in addition to someone or something
  • Varying - not all the same
  • Sin goods - goods which are harmful to society (alcohol, tobacco etc)
  • Sport utility vehicles - a high-performance four-wheel-drive vehicle
  • Compensate - to change or remove the bad result of something
  • Emerge - to become known
  • Undergo -  to experience a process of change
  • Neutral - not saying or doing anything that would encourage or help any of the groups involved in an argument
  • Possibly - likely to happen or be true, but not certain
  • Muted - not as strong or extreme as usual
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • In contrast to - to be very different from something else
  • Prevalent - very common in a particular place or among a particular group
  • Essentially - used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something
  • Disparity - a lack of equality or similarity, especially in a way that is not fair
  • Capped - to set or limit something
  • Bear the brunt of something - to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect
  • Backdoor - secret and usually dishonest or illegal
  • Rigging - the act of organizing something in a dishonest way in order to produce a particular result
  • Discretionary - based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Predictability - the state of knowing what something is like, when something will happen, etc
  • Do away with something - to get rid of something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Vote for status quo: on Nepal's local body elections"

  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Province - the parts of a country outside the capital city or the large cities
  • Trickling in - to arrive or move somewhere slowly and gradually, in small numbers
  • Unified - behaving or treated as one group, country, or system
  • Reasonably - to a fairly high degree, level, or standard
  • Amendment - a change or changes made to the words of a text
  • Restructuring - to organize something in a new way to make it operate more effectively
  • Epochal - used to refer to times or events that are very important because they involve new developments and great change
  • Decentralised - to take power from a central government or organization and give it to several smaller and more local ones
  • In this regard - used for relating something that you have just said to something that you will be saying
  • Envisage - to have something as a plan or an intention
  • Caught up with - to begin to have an effect on something
  • Wrangling - to argue about something for a long time, especially in an angry and unpleasant way
  • Amid - in the middle of or surrounded by
  • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
  • Resulted in something - to cause something, or to produce something
  • Large-scale - involving a large number of people or things, or happening over a large area
  • Migration - movement from one place to other
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Dominant - more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
  • Enhanced - made better / improved
  • Patronage - help or money that is given to a person or organization
  • Turnout - the number of people who come to an event
  • Promulgation - to make an idea or belief known to as many people as possible
  • Mandate - the period of time during which an elected government or official is allowed to be in power
  • Constituent - one of the parts that a substance or combination is made of
  • Stability - a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
  • Plank - something that is important to the success or failure of something
  • Catapulte - to throw someone or something with great force:
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Embolden - to give someone more confidence to do something
  • Status quo - the present situation
  • Contingent - a group of people representing a place, organization etc at a meeting or event
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Plain - a large flat area of land
  • Dweller - someone who lives in a particular type of place
  • Yield - to produce something useful such as information or evidence
  • Stability - a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
  • Thereby - because of, or by means of, what has just been mentioned

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