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July 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th July 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Unsurprising verdict: on TN's quota for medical students"
  • Unsurprising - something what you expected
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
  • Survive - to continue to live or exist
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Striking down -  if a judge or court strikes down a law, they officially end it
  • Earmark - to decide to use something
  • Dental - relating to teeth
  • Laid down - to officially establish a rule, or to officially say how something should be done
  • Sole - only / single
  • Abolish - to officially get rid of a law, system, practice etc
  • Exemption - permission to ignore something such as a rule, obligation, or payment
  • Assent - agreement with or approval of a plan or suggestion
  • Executive - the part of government that makes certain that laws are being used as planned
  • Defend - to prevent something from failing
  • Shoulder the blame - to accept that you are responsible for something bad or difficult
  • Amend - to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc, especially in order to improve it
  • Apprehension -  a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Insurmountable - impossible to deal with successfully
  • Underprivileged - not having as many advantages or opportunities as most other people
  • Weightage - the value or importance of something when compared with another thing
  • Rampant - existing, happening, or spreading in an uncontrolled way
  • Socio-economic - involving a combination of social and economic matters
  • Linguistic - relating to languages
  • Disparity - a difference between things
  • Uniformity - the state of being the same as each other or as everything else
  • Virtue - an advantage or good thing
  • Flexible - able to make changes or deal with a situation that is changing
  • Leeway - the amount of freedom that someone has to make their own decisions or to take action
  • Fairness - behaviour that is reasonable and right
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Exploitation - unfair treatment of someone
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Adrift at sea: on the calving of Antarctica's trillion-ton iceberg"
  • Adrift - floating on the water
  • Calving - to break away from a large piece of ice
  • Trillion -  the number 1,000,000,000,000
  • Iceberg - a very large piece of ice floating in the sea with only a small amount of it above the surface of the water
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Precarious - likely to change or become dangerous without warning
  • Ecosystem - all the plants and animals in a particular area, considered as a system with parts that depend on one another
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising or easy to notice
  • Inevitable - impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Induce -  to cause something
  • Climate - the type of weather that a country or region has
  • Benign - kind and nice
  • Disintegrate - to be completely destroyed by breaking into lots of very small pieces
  • Restrain - to prevent
  • Unambiguous - clear and with only one possible meaning
  • Peninsula - a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land
  • Retreat -  to avoid a dangerous, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation, especially by moving away from it
  • Erosion -  the process by which the surface of land or rock is gradually damaged by water, wind etc and begins to disappear
  • Intersperse - to put something in various places in or among something else
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Accelerate - to happen or make something happen at a faster rate
  • Emission - a substance, especially a gas, that goes into the air
  • Stabilise - to reach a state where there are no longer any major changes or problems
  • Marine - relating to the sea and creatures that live in it
  • Fossil fuel - a fuel such as coal or oil, made from decayed material from animals or plants that lived many thousands of years ago
  • Cautionary - warning someone that they should be careful
  • Hastening - to make something happen sooner or more quickly
  • Anticipate -  to think that something will probably happen
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Fragile - easy to break or damage
  • Stark - used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
  • Biodiversity - the variety of different types of plant and animal life in a particular region
  • Irreversible - impossible to change or bring back a previous condition or situation
  • Pristine - something that is pristine looks very clean, tidy, or new
  • Interference - the process of deliberately becoming involved in a situation and trying to influence the way that it develops
  • Intensify - if something intensifies, or if you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Wilderness - an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings
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