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November 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th November 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 16th November 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial from the News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Azzurri, fading: on the crisis in Italian football"

  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Overhaul - to completely change a system in order to make it work more effectively
  • Play-off - an extra game that is played to decide the winner after a game or series of games ends with an equal score
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Quadrennial - happening every four years
  • Extravaganza - a large and impressive celebration or event
  • Legendary - very famous or well known for a long time
  • Coveted - strongly desired by many
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Outwit - to gain an advantage over someone, especially by using a clever or dishonest trick
  • Reigning - being the most recent winner of a competition
  • Astounding - extremely surprising or shocking
  • Stagnant - not growing or developing
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Dearth - a situation in which there is not enough of something
  • Emerging - just beginning to exist or be noticed
  • Unblemished - without any faults or mistakes to spoil your reputation, record, or character
  • Adept - skilful at doing something
  • Turbulence - a confusing or uncontrolled situation

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "The last resort: on Thomas Chandy's resignation"

  • Last resort - used for saying that you will do something only after trying everything else to solve a problem
  • Inevitable - impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Stricture - a criticism
  • Inexplicable - impossible to explain
  • Dither - to be unable to make a decision about something
  • Embarrassing - making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Encroachment - the act of gradually taking away someone else's rights, or taking control of someone's time, work, etc
  • Propriety - behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards
  • Virtually - used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true
  • Reprimand - to tell someone officially and in a serious way that something they have done is wrong
  • Tiding over - to help someone to work or operate normally through a difficult period
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Nose-in-the-air - with an attitude that shows that you think you are better than other people
  • Head-in-the-sand - to ignore a problem or an unpleasant situation and hope that it will disappear
  • Under a cloud - with your reputation damaged because you may have done something wrong
  • Paddy land - a field of rice growing in water
  • Rivulet - a small stream of liquid
  • Shocker - something shocking
  • Allied - if something is allied to or with something else, it is connected with it or working together with it
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
  • Strident - holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Portfolio - a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government
  • Pave the way - to create a situation that makes it possible or easier for something to happen
  • Colleague - someone who works in the same organization or department as you
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
  • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Deft - skilful, clever, or quick
  • Manoeuvre - a movement or set of movements needing skill and care

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