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May 28, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th 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 27th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Abolishing FIPB: Red tape herring ?"

  • Abolishing - to officially get rid of a law, system, practice etc
  • Red tape - documents, rules, or processes that cause delays
  • Red herring - something that is not relevant that makes you confused or takes your attention away from what you should be concentrating on
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Investment - money used in a way that may earn you more money, for example money used for buying property or shares in a company
  • Mechanism - a method or process for getting something done within a system or organization
  • Proposal - a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country
  • Formulate - to develop a plan, system, or proposal carefully, thinking about all of its details
  • Empower - to give a person or organization the legal authority to do something
  • Shrink - to become smaller in amount, value, or range
  • Investor - a person or organization that invests money
  • Gesture - a movement that communicates a feeling or instruction
  • Efficacy - effectiveness in producing the result that you intended
  • Determined - not willing to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do
  • Sectoral - relating to a sector of the economy
  • Regulator - a person or organization whose job is to be certain that companies, systems etc act fairly and follow rules
  • Ultimate - happening at the end of a process or activity
  • Discretionary - based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Bureaucrat - someone who is employed to help run an office or government department
  • Cautious - careful to avoid problems or danger
  • Carries out - to do something that you have said you will do or that you have been told to do
  • Wrath - very great anger
  • Auditor - someone whose job is to officially examine the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate
  • Bona fide - a bona fide person or thing is really what they seem to be or what they claim to be
  • In the line of duty - something that happens to you in the line of duty happens when you are doing your job
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Inflow - an amount of something such as money or goods that comes into a place
  • Surge - to increase a lot very quickly
  • Lull - a situation in which there is not enough success or activity
  • Easing - the action or process of making something less severe or difficult
  • Threshold - a limit at which an arrangement changes
  • Cumbersome -  not simple, fast, or effective enough and difficult or annoying to use
  • Enthusiastic - very interested in something or excited by it
  • For instance - for example
  • Venture - a new business or activity
  • Entity - a separate unit that is complete and has its own character
  • Onerous - something that is onerous is something that you dislike or worry about because it is very difficult to deal with
  • Inhibited - too embarrassed or not confident enough to do something
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Archaic - old and no longer used
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Looking ahead - to think about what is likely to happen, or to plan what you are going to do in the future
  • Formidable - very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with
  • Obstacle - a difficulty or problem that prevents you from achieving something

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The chill in Brussels"

  • Chill - to become less friendly
  • Drift away - to begin to be less of a friend and more like a stranger
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Summit - a meeting or series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries
  • Indulge - to allow someone to do what they want or enjoy
  • Nostalgia - thoughts about happy times in your past, often mixed with the wish to be back in the past
  • Painstakingly - very carefully and thoroughly
  • Nurture -  to help someone or something to develop
  • Post-War - happening or existing in the period of time immediately after a war, especially the Second World War
  • Pronounce - to formally state an official opinion or decision
  • Mutual - felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people
  • Solidarity - the support that people in a group give each other because they have the same opinions or aims
  • Uncertain - not clearly known or understood
  • Awkward - difficult to deal with and embarrassing
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Trans - between
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Reportedly - used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true
  • Dismay - the feeling of being very worried, disappointed, or sad about something surprising or shocking that has happened
  • Disbelief - the feeling of not believing someone or something, especially something shocking or unexpected
  • Chancellor -  the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria
  • Spelt out - to say or explain something very clearly because someone has not understood something
  • Candid - honest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Knit together - to join together or work together as one group or unit, or to make people or things do this
  • Overarching - affecting or including everything, and therefore very important
  • Aftermath - the effects and results of something bad or important
  • Backdrop - everything that you can see behind the main thing you are looking at
  • Explicitly - in an extremely clear way
  • Endorse - to express support for someone or something, especially in public
  • Reduced to brass tacks - to start talking about the most important or basic facts of a situation
  • Apportioning - to say who should be blamed for something
  • Compliance -  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Stipulation - to say exactly how something must be or must be done:
  • Shouldering -  to deal with or accept something difficult
  • Voicing - to express your opinions or feelings about something, especially negative feelings
  • Scepticism - doubts that someone has about something that other people think is true or right
  • Chronic - very bad
  • Underpayment - the act of paying less than is necessary or less than the value of something
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Diplomatic - relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Stance -  an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Understandably - if you say that someone is understandably feeling a particular emotion, you mean that most people would feel the same way in that situation
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Tone down -  to make something less severe, shocking, or offensive
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Vis-à-vis - compared to or relating to someone or something

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