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July 21, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st July 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 21st July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The new President, Ram Nath Kovind"
  • Discretionary - based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Safeguarding - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Democracy - a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Predecessor - the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Stint - a period of time spent doing something
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Preparatory - done as preparation for something else
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Varying - not all the same
  • Decline - to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
  • Ascertain - to find out something
  • Abuse - the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Counsel -  to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
  • Pledge - to promise seriously and publicly to do something
  • Signifying - to be a sign or symbol of something
  • Garner - to collect or obtain a large amount of something useful or important
  • Affiliate - to be officially connected with a larger organization or group
  • Substantially - by a large amount or degree
  • Vindicate - to prove that someone is right, or that something they said, did, or decided was right, especially when most people believed they were
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Neutral - not supporting a particular team in a game or competition
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Agenda - a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Distinguish - to recognize the differences between things
  • Convention - a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right
  • Conceive - to think of something such as a new idea, plan, or design
  • Ceremonial post - a ceremonial post exists for traditional reasons, and the person who has it does not have much power
  • Unthinking - used about something that you do without thinking that it might be wrong or stupid
  • Overzealous - doing something so much that it causes problems
  • Interventionist - often becoming involved, either in the problems of another country, or in the economy of one's own country
  • Premature - happening too soon or before the usual time
  • Consolidation - the action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole
  • In-principle nod -  used for saying that you agree with something as a result of your moral, religious, or political beliefs
  • Cleared the decks - to get rid of everything that is not needed, or to deal with everything that needs to be done so that you can start doing something more important
  • Giant - a very large and successful company
  • Merge -  if two organizations merge, or if you merge them, they combine to form one bigger organization
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Consummate -  to complete something, especially a business deal or agreement
  • Stake - the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Exchequer - the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Disinvestment - the act of taking money out of a particular country, industry, or business, and investing it somewhere else
  • Boon - something useful that brings great benefits or makes your life easier
  • Bypass - to ignore a rule or official authority
  • Synergy - the extra energy or effectiveness that people or businesses create when they combine their efforts
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Optimism - a tendency to be hopeful and to expect that good things will probably happen
  • Comptroller - someone whose job is to look after the financial aspects of an organization
  • Acquisition - the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
  • Unrealistic - based on hopes or wishes, and not on what is likely or possible
  • Projection - a calculation of the way that something will change and develop in the future, especially of how fast it will grow or become smaller
  • Inefficiency - not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way
  • Subsequent - happening or coming after something else
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Lacklustre - not lively, exciting, or impressive
  • Concerned - worried about something
  • End up - to finally be in a particular place or situation
  • Lofty goal - goal based on high moral standards
  • Behemoth - someone or something that is very large, especially a company

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