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December 04, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 4th December 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 4th December 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 3rd December 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Capturing crime — on the NCRB data for 2016"
  • Capture - to catch someone so that they become your prisoner
  • Prompt - to cause something to happen or be done
  • Policing - the control of an area or a problem by police
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Bureau - an organization that provides information or services
  • Underlying causes - underlying causes, facts, ideas etc are the real or basic ones, although they are not obvious or directly stated
  • Tally - a record of the number of things that someone has done, won, or achieved
  • Abduction - the act of making a person go somewhere with you, especially using threats or violence
  • Assault - a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Perspective -  a way of thinking about something
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time or in a particular place
  • Macro - large; relating to the whole of something, rather than its parts
  • Conceal - to hide something so that it cannot be found
  • Densely - in a closely compacted or crowded manner; thickly
  • Heinous - a heinous act or crime is extremely evil
  • Juvenile - a young person who has committed a crime or is accused of committing a crime
  • Conflict - angry disagreement between people or groups
  • Uphold - to show that you support something such as an idea by what you say or do
  • Genuine - real, rather than pretended or false
  • Superintendence - to be in charge of an activity or job and to check that it is done correctly
  • Transparent - open and honest, without secrets
  • Accountable - in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
  • Impunity - freedom from any risk of being punished for doing something wrong or bad
  • Mandatory - something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Cognisable - within the jurisdiction of a court
  • Passively - in an accepting manner, without active response or resistance
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Bit of a bubble? — on bitcoins and cryptocurrencies"
  • Bit of a bubble - overpriced
  • Cryptocurrency - a digital currency produced by a public network, rather than any government, that uses cryptography to make sure payments are sent and received safely
  • Dizzying - making you feel confused
  • Investor - a person or organization that invests money
  • Meteoric - becoming very successful very quickly
  • Breaching - to get through something such as a wall / fence / a perticular boundary
  • Enthusiast - someone who is very interested in something or excited by it and spends time doing it or learning about it
  • Mainstream - considered ordinary or normal and accepted or used by most people
  • Merely - only / just
  • Stateless - related to no country
  • Blockchain - a public record of transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency in chronological order
  • Exotic - interesting or exciting because of being unusual or not familiar
  • Sceptic - someone who has doubts about things that other people think are true or right
  • Cautionary - warning someone that they should be careful
  • Critic - someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it
  • Fraud - the crime of obtaining money from someone by tricking them
  • Medium of exchange - something that people agree has value and can be used as money, for example gold
  • Virtually - used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true
  • Walk of life - the job someone does or the position they have in society
  • Yield - to make a profit

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