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September 01, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 1st September 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 1st September 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Shifting goal posts: Demonetisation has totally failed to curb black money"
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Curb -  to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Professed - used for describing something that you claim to be true but that is possibly false
  • Legal tender - the money that is officially used in a country
  • Unequivocal - clear, definite, and without doubt
  • Assert  - to speak or behave in a firm, confident way
  • Hoard - to get and keep a large amount of something because it might be valuable or useful later
  • Punitive - relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty
  • Windfall - an amount of money that you get when you are not expecting it, especially a large amount
  • Scrap - to decide not to continue with something
  • Liability - legal responsibility for causing damage or injury, or for paying something
  • Dividend - a share of the profits
  • Extinguish - to stop a feeling or idea from continuing to exist
  • Piffling - small and not important
  • Confiscation - the action of taking or seizing someone's property with authority
  • Disingenuous - not really honest or sincere, and only pretending to be
  • Rationale - the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Stop-go - happening or developing in a way that is not continuous
  • In the wake of something - happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Fathom - to understand someone or why someone acts as they do
  • For instance - for exmaple
  • Amnesty - a situation in which a government agrees not to punish, or to no longer punish, people who have committed a particular crime
  • Dissuade - to persuade someone not to do something
  • Spin-off - something good that happens unexpectedly as a result of something else
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Foster - to help something to develop over a period of time
  • Compliance -  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Reliance - the state of depending on a particular person or thing
  • Launder - conceal the origins of the money obtained illegally, by transfers involving foreign banks
  • All in all - used for showing that you are considering every aspect of something
  • Bestow - to give something (valuable)
  • Ray of hope - a very small sign that something might improve or succeed
  • Reciprocate - to behave in the same way as someone else
  • Indefinite - without clear limits
  • Paralyse - completely unable to operate normally or effectively
  • Adjoining - near, next to, or touching
  • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
  • Ice-breaker -  something that you say or do to make people feel more relaxed
  • Reiterate - to say something again, once or several times
  • Heartening - making you feel happier and more positive
  • Breakthrough - an important or event that helps to improve a situation
  • Solidarity - agreement between and support for the members of a group, especially a political group
  • Mitigate - to make something less harmful, unpleasant, or bad
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Consolidate - to become, or cause something to become, stronger, and more certain
  • Tap into something - to manage to use something in a way that brings good results
  • Chauvinism - the strong and unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Lion’s share - the largest part or most of something
  • Balk - to be unwilling to do something or to allow something to happen
  • Sympathise - to understand and care about someone's problems
  • Notwithstanding - despite the fact or thing mentioned
  • Longstanding  - having existed for a long time
  • Legitimate - reasonable and acceptable
  • Grievance - a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Statehood - the condition of being a country or a part of a large country that has its own government
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Chunk - a part of something
  • Agitation - worry and anxiety
  • Autonomous - independent and having the power to make your own decisions
  • Substantive - important, serious, or related to real facts
  • Decentralisation - to move the control of an organization or government from a single place to several smaller ones
  • Lackadaisical - showing little enthusiasm and effort
  • Substantive - important, serious, or related to real facts
  • Empowerment - authority or power given to someone to do something
  • Devolution - the moving of power or responsibility from a main organization to a lower level, or from a central government to a local government


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