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December 11, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 11th December 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 11th December 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 10th December 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : " Crunch time at WTO"
  • Crunch time - a critical moment or period when decisive action is needed
  • Biennial - a biennial event happens once every two years
  • Contour - the shape of the outside edge of something
  • Mount - to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger
  • Unsustainable -  not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
  • Fishery - an area of the sea where fish can be caught to be sold
  • e-commerce - the activity of buying and selling goods on the Internet
  • Backing - support
  • Distort -  to change something such as information so that it is no longer true or accurate
  • Arguably - used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Agenda - all the things that need to be done or that need to be thought about or solved
  • Prerequisite - something that must exist or happen before something else is possible
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Imbalance - a situation in which the balance between two things is not equal or fair
  • Caution - to tell someone about a danger or problem that they need to know about or avoid
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Unravel - to understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time
  • Negotiation - formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation
  • Lend credence - to make people think that something is likely to be true
  • Scepticism - doubts that someone has about something that other people think is true or right
  • Lukewarm - not very enthusiastic or interested
  • Stance -  an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Dispute - a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Underpin - to be an important basic part of something, allowing it to succeed or continue to exist
  • Bolster - to make something stronger or more effective
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
  • Alleviation - to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
  • Decline - to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
  • Trade-off -  an agreement to do something if someone else does something
  • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Transparency - an honest way of doing things that allows other people to know exactly what you are doing
  • Existential - an existential danger threatens the very existence of something
  • Crisis -  an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Combative - ready to fight, argue with, or oppose someone
  • Multilateral - involving three or more groups, especially the governments of three or more countries
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Appellate - relating to a legal appeal
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Transient - existing, happening, or staying somewhere for a short period of time only
  • Can ill afford (to do) something - used for saying that someone should definitely not do something because it will cause problems
  • Imperative - extremely important and urgent
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Turn the page: On ANC’s future"
  • Turn the page - to move on to new involvements or activities
  • Seize the chance - to act quickly in order to use an opportunity that may not be available later
  • Pull away from - to move away from someone who is trying to hold you or touch you
  • Cabal - a small group of people who secretly work together to get power for themselves
  • Break away - to escape from a person, place, or situation
  • Legacy - something such as a tradition or problem that exists as a result of something that happened in the past
  • Blight - to cause serious damage or harm to something
  • Apartheid -  the political system that existed in the past in South Africa, in which only white people had political rights and power 
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Hand over the reins - to give control of something
  • Inherit - to receive property or money from someone who has died
  • Nervous - feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid
  • Gloomy - showing that things are not going well and will probably not go well in the future
  • Scandal - a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • At the helm - officially controlling an organization or company
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Cronyism - the practice of giving jobs and other advantages to friends, especially in politics
  • Exponentially - more and more rapidly
  • Root out - to find something bad or illegal and get rid of it
  • Pervasive - spreading through the whole of something and becoming a very obvious feature of it
  • Deputy - someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important person in some situations
  • Centrist - not extreme in your political beliefs
  • In the reckoning - being considered for a job or position
  • Prevail - to exist at a particular time or in a particular situation
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Murky - involving activities that are not clearly known and that people think are dishonest or morally wrong
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Conglomerate - a large business organization formed when several different businesses join together
  • Stake - the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground
  • Inasmuch as - used for adding a comment that explains or makes clearer what you have just said
  • Radical - a radical change or way of doing something is new and very different from the usual way
  • Ostensibly - used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason
  • Impoverished - an impoverished person or place is very poor
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Reams of - a lot of something
  • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
  • Forthcoming - happening or coming soon
  • Undue - not necessary or reasonable
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Conclave - a meeting between a group of people who discuss something secretly
  • Sliding - to gradually be in a worse situation than before

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