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December 15, 2017

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 15th December 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 15th December 2017. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Revival risks: On economy woes"
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Woe - problems and worries
  • Not out of the woods - used for saying that a situation is still difficult although it has improved
  • Dispel - to get rid of unpleasant feelings or false beliefs
  • Pall of - something such as smoke, dust, or cloud that covers an area and makes it darker
  • Gloom - the feeling of having no hope
  • Sovereign - an old unit of money in the form of a gold coin worth one pound
  • Headwind - a wind that blows in the opposite direction to the one in which you are moving
  • Fragile - easy to break or damage
  • Restock - to replace goods that have been sold or used with a new supply of them
  • Rollout - the introduction of a new product / service / law
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • Consumer durables - products such as cars, furniture, and electrical equipment that are expected to last for a long time
  • Contract - to become smaller
  • Stagnant - not growing or developing
  • Moderate - neither small nor large in size, amount, degree, or strength
  • Coincide with -  to happen at the same time as something else
  • Slump -  to be suddenly reduced to a much lower level
  • Shipment - an amount of goods carried on a ship, plane, train, or truck
  • Bear out - to show that something is true or that someone is telling the truth
  • Spectre - the possibility of something unpleasant that might happen in the future
  • Export - the practice or business of selling goods to another country
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Consumer - someone who buys and uses goods and services
  • Quicken - if something quickens, or if you quicken it, it happens or moves more quickly
  • Wane - to become weaker or less important
  • Breach -  to break a law, rule, agreement or limit
  • Slash - to reduce something by a large amount
  • Owing to - because of something
  • Sustained - continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "House rules: On May’s Brexit defeat"
  • Brexit - an exit (act of leaving) by the United Kingdom from the European Union (short for "British exit")
  • Assert - to state firmly that something is true
  • Adoption - the decision to use or accept a particular idea, method, law, or attitude
  • House of Commons - the part of the parliament in the UK or Canada that consists of politicians who have been elected by the people
  • Amendment -  a change made to a law or agreement
  • Stinging - making you feel sore or uncomfortable
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Rebel - someone who tries to remove a government or leader using force
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Significance - the importance that something has because it affects other things
  • Exaggerated - describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is
  • At stake - likely to be lost or damaged if something fails
  • Liability - legal responsibility for causing damage or injury, or for paying something
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Oblige - to force someone to do something because it is the law, a rule, or a duty
  • Accountable - in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
  • Sovereignty - the right to rule a country
  • Prerogative - a right that a particular person or group has
  • Referendum - an occasion when everyone in a country can vote to make a decision about one particular subject
  • Plebiscite - a vote by everyone in a country about a very important issue
  • Predominantly - mainly, or mostly
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Triggering -  to make something happen
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Upheld - if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct
  • Mandatory - ordered by a law or rule
  • Pertaining to something - to be directly related to something
  • Precise - exact and accurate
  • Transparency - an honest way of doing things that allows other people to know exactly what you are doing
  • Uneasy - an uneasy situation is not settled or calm, and it could quickly change and get worse
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Campaigner - someone who tries to achieve political or social change by persuading other people or the government to do something
  • Populist - representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people
  • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Slender - very small in degree and only just enough
  • Nuance - a slight difference that may be difficult to notice but is fairly important
  • Override - to be much more important than something else

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