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August 14, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 9th August 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 9th August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Food for action: on food security in India"
  • Food security - a situation in which enough food is produced and available for everyone in a group, country, etc. to have enough to eat
  • Directive - an official order
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
    English Vocab from News Papers
  • Indifference - lack of interest or sympathy
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Aspect - a particular part, feature, or quality of something
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
  • Empower - to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Subsidise - to pay some of the cost of goods or services so that they can be sold to other people at a lower price
  • Grievance - a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
  • Redress - something that you do for someone or money that you give to them as a way of improving a bad situation that you are responsible for
  • Monitor - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Heed - to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest
  • Consistent - not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Compliance - the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Welfare -  the health and happiness of people
  • Egalitarian - supporting a social system in which everyone has equal status and the same money and opportunities
  • Ceiling -  an upper limit set on the number or amount of something
  • Rural - relating to the countryside
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Full-fledged - completely developed or trained
  • Audit - a careful examination of something
  • Incorporate - to include something as a part or as a quality
  • Dynamic - continuously changing, growing, or developing
  • Subsidised - to pay some of the cost of goods or services so that they can be sold to other people at a lower price
  • Deficiency - a lack of something that your body needs
  • Uniformly - the same everywhere
  • Mere - only / just
  • Beneficiary - someone who gets an advantage from a situation
  • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Rouhani’s challenge"
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Abroad - foreign country or countries
  • Formally - officially
  • Conservative - someone who is not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Pushing for something - to try hard to get or achieve something
  • Hard-line - the fact of being very severe (Serious)
  • Agenda -  all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Consolidating - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Turning up - to increase the amount of something
  • Moderate - neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Initiate - to make something start
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Resolve - to solve a problem, or to find a satisfactory way of dealing with a disagreement
  • Status quo - the present situation, or the way that things usually are
  • Mandate - the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
  • Override - to use official authority to ignore or change a decision that someone else made
  • Gradually - slowly and in small stages or amounts
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Brinkmanship - the act of deliberately taking risks and making a situation as bad as it can be in order to force a particular result
  • Nominee - someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
  • Reformist - wanting to change and improve society or an institution
  • Antagonising - to make someone feel angry with you, so that they start to dislike you or have a negative attitude towards you
  • Threatening -  showing or saying that someone is likely to do something that will harm you
  • Sanction - an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Vindicate - to prove that someone is right, or that something they said, did, or decided was right, especially when most people believed they were wrong
  • Reciprocate - to do the same thing for someone that they have done for you
  • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
  • Succumb -  to lose your ability to fight against someone or something, and to allow them to control or persuade you
  • Provocation - something that causes you to react in an angry or violent way

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