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September 18, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th September 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of Today's Hindu News Paper dated 18th September 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 17th September 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Time for caution - on India's current account deficit"
  • Caution - careful thought and lack of hurry in order to try to avoid risks or danger
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Balance sheet - a written statement showing the value of a company at a particular time
  • Significantly -  by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Infamous - well known for something bad
  • Taper - to gradually reduce the amount of new money which is supplied by a central bank in order to aid economic recovery
  • Tantrum - an occasion when someone suddenly behaves in a very angry and unreasonable way
  • Caution - careful thought and lack of hurry in order to try to avoid risks or danger
  • Merchandise - goods that people buy and sell
  • Surplus - an amount of money or goods that is left because a country or business has more than it needs
  • Yield - to make a profit
  • Stepping up - to increase something
  • Investment - money used in a way that may earn you more money, for example money used for buying property or shares in a company
  • Portfolio investments - all the investments that a person or company has made
  • Thanks to - used for saying that someone or something is responsible for something that happened
  • Forex - foreign exchange
  • Appreciate - if something appreciates, its value increases gradually
  • Impending - an impending event or situation, especially an unpleasant one, is one that will happen very soon
  • Beneficiary - someone who gets an advantage from a situation
  • For instance - for example
  • Aggressively - very determined to win or be successful
  • Tapped into something - to understand and express something
  • Volatile - a volatile situation can suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Prolonged - continuing for a long time
  • Unfavourable - not positive, or not showing approval
  • Unsavoury - involving unpleasant, dishonest, or immoral things that you do not want to think or talk about
  • Macroeconomic - relating to the economic system of a whole country or large region
  • Unhedged - unanswered
  • Volatility - liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Confrontational path — on Bangladesh’s Parliament-Judiciary standoff"
  • Confrontational - behaving in a way that shows you want to have an argument or fight with someone
  • Judiciary - the part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country
  • Standoff - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Unanimous - a unanimous decision, vote, agreement etc is one that everyone agrees with and supports
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Amendment - an official judgment made in a court
  • Empowered - having the official authority or freedom to do something
  • Incompetent - lacking the ability or skills to do something
  • Misconduct - seriously bad or dishonest behaviour, especially by someone who has a position of responsibility
  • Impeach - to formally accuse a public official of a serious crime relating to their job, especially in the US
  • Scrap - to decide not to continue with something such as a plan or an event
  • Antithetical - directly opposed or contrasted
  • Errant - behaving in a way that is bad or wrong
  • In this regard - used for relating something that you have just said to something that you will be saying
  • Interprete - to understand an action, situation etc in a particular way
  • Affront - something insulting that makes you shocked and angry
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Schadenfreude - a feeling of pleasure that some people have when bad things happen to someone else
  • Polarise - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Overtone - a quality or feature that is noticeable but not obvious
  • Pertain to something - to be directly related to something
  • Conscience - the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong
  • Dispassionate - able to make fair judgments or decisions that are not influenced by personal feelings
  • Prospective - likely to be or become a particular thing
  • Undue - not necessary or reasonable
  • Attorney general -  the most senior lawyer in some countries
  • Dispassionately - in an unemotional, rational, and impartial manner
  • Legacy - something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Mere - used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant
  • Resolution - the action of solving a problem or dealing with a disagreement in a satisfactory way

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