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May 31, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th May 2017

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HINDU Vocabulary shared by Kani

  • Moderation - the process of checking that the marks given in an examination are fair and correct
  • Directive - an official order
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Comparability - capable of being compared
  • Assessing -  to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment
  • Resort to something - to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something 
  • Offset - to balance the effect of something
  • Criteria - a standard by which you judge, decide about, or deal with something
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Quantitative - relating to numbers or amounts
  • Yield - to produce something
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Partly - to some degree, but not completely
  • Ambiguity - something that is not clear
  • Parity - equality (a situation in which different people or things are equal)
  • Annual - happening once a year
  • Do away with something - to get rid of something
  • Take up on - to accept an offer or invitation that someone has made
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Litigation - use of the legal system to settle a disagreement
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
  • Moderation - the process of checking that the marks given in an examination are fair and correct
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Tailoring - to make or prepare something following particular instructions
  • Outcome -  the final result of a process
  • For instance - for example
  • Backward -  not developing quickly, normally, and successfully
  • Distortion - a change that makes something no longer true or accurate
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Stifle - to stop something from developing normally
  • Innovation - the invention or use of new ideas, methods, equipment etc
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Zika cases in India: A shocking cover-up"
  • Zika - a virus spread by some mosquitoes that is generally not serious but can cause severe birth defects
  • Cover-up - an attempt to stop people from discovering the truth about something, especially a crime or a serious mistake
  • Surveillance - the careful watching of a person or place
  • Succeeded - to achieve something that you planned to do or attempted to do
  • Withholding - to deliberately not give something to someone
  • Regarding - concerning a particular subject
  • Came to light - if facts are brought to light or come to light, people discover them
  • Disclosing -  to give information to people, especially information that was secret
  • Acute - very serious or severe
  • Respiratory - relating to the process of breathing air in and out
  • Outbreak - the sudden start of war, disease, violence etc
  • Criticise - to say what you think is wrong or bad about something
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Partly - to some degree, but not completely
  • Spouse - a husband, or a wife
  • Circulation - (here) the process by which a disease passes from one person to another
  • Microcephaly - the state of having a head that is smaller than normal, because the brain has not developed normally
  • Abstain - to not do something
  • Onset - the beginning of something, especially something bad
  • Symptom - a sign that someone has an illness
  • Isolated -  happening only once, or existing only in one place
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Mild - a mild illness or injury is one that is not serious
  • Bulletin - an official statement about something important
  • Advisory - an official warning
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Dreaded - frightening or worrying
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Preparedness - the state of being ready for something
  • Overdrive - a state of great activity, effort, or hard work
  • Keep something under wraps - to keep something secret
  • Panic -a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that makes you unable to think clearly or calmly

HINDU Vocabulary shared by Harsh

  • Evaluation - the making of a judgement about the amount, number, or value of something; assessment
  • Offsets - a consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of an opposite one
  • Substansive - having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable
  • Assurance - a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise
  • Ambiguity - the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness
  • Consensus - a general agreement.
  • Litigation - the process of taking legal action
  • Intervention - the action or process of intervening
  • Emphasis - special importance, value, or prominence given to something
  • Tailoring - make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
  • Access - the means or opportunity to approach or enter a place.
  • Privileged - having special rights, advantages, or immunities
  • Stifle - make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.

  • Surveillance - close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
  • Withholding - refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
  • Disclosing - make (secret or new information) known
  • Outbreak - a sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease
  • Transmits - cause (something) to pass on from one person or place to another
  • Microcephaly - abnormal smallness of the head, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development
  • Abstain - restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something
  • Isolated - far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote
  • Exhibit - publicly display (a work of art or item of interest) in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair
  • Dreaded - regarded with great fear or apprehension
  • Overdrive - a state of great or excessive activity.
  • Panic - sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour
  • Unconvincing - failing to make someone believe that something is true or valid.
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