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January 29, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 29th January 2018

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 29th January 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 28th January 2018 (Sunday)

  • Bank on - to expect something or depend on something happening
  • Recapitalise - if a company recapitalizes or is recapitalized, it gets more capital or changes the way its capital is organized
  • Reform - to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something
  • Pumped into - to spend a lot of money trying to make something operate successfully
  • Spur - to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster
  • Ambitious - if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a great amount of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved
  • Ailing - experiencing difficulty and problems
  • Framework - a system of rules, ideas, or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something
  • Monitor - to watch and check a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it
  • Cushion - something that makes the effects of a bad situation less severe
  • Haircut - a reduction in an amount of money, such as the price of a share or bond
  • Insolvency - the state of not having enough money to pay debts, buy goods, etc
  • Assertion - a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief
  • Allay - if you allay a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again
  • Tweak - to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
  • Big-ticket - expensive
  • Consolidation - the action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective thing
  • Merger - an occasion when two or more companies join together to make one larger company
  • Glaring - used to say that something bad is very obvious
  • Offload - to get rid of something that you do not want by giving it to someone else
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Retail therapy: on the IPL 2018 auction"
  • Retail therapy - the practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful
  • Auction - a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most
  • Squad - a team in sports from which the players for a match are chosen
  • Distinct - clearly noticeable
  • Dynamic - having a lot of ideas and enthusiasm
  • Top brass - the people with the highest positions of authority
  • Congregate - to come together in a large group of people or animals
  • Wish-list - a list of things you want
  • Nostalgia - a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past
  • Perhaps - used to show that something is possible or that you are not certain about something
  • Snapped up - to immediately offer someone a job or position because you want them very much
  • Doughty - determined, brave, and unwilling ever to stop trying to achieve something
  • Roller-coaster - a situation which changes from one extreme to another
  • Attribute - a quality or characteristic that someone or something has
  • Grit - courage and determination despite difficulty
  • Miserly - a miserly amount is very small and not enough
  • Iceberg - a very large mass of ice that floats in the sea
  • Nerve-racking - something that is nerve-racking is difficult to do and causes a lot of worry for the person involved in it
  • Raging - very severe or extreme
  • Dispenser - a machine or container that gives you a particular type of thing
  • Mighty - very
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
  • Assault - a violent attack
  • Spot fixing - (in sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a specific part of a match or game before it is played
  • Allegation - a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • Nurture - to help a plan or a person to develop and be successful
  • Nucleus - the group of people or things that are the most important part of something
  • Evident - easily seen or understood
  • Gavel - a small hammer that an official in charge of a meeting hits against a wooden block or table to get people to be quiet and listen
  • Consistent - always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way
  • Trope - something such as an idea, phrase, or image that is often used in a particular artist's work, in a particular type of art, etc
  • Massive - very large in size, amount, or number
  • Bonanza - a situation from which large profits are made
  • Unsung - not noticed or praised for hard work, courage, or great achievements
  • Overseas - in, from, or to other countries
  • Heartening - making you feel happier and more positive
  • Daredevil - a person who does dangerous things and takes risks
  • Bandwagon - an idea or activity, especially in politics or business, that suddenly becomes very popular or fashionable, so that a lot of people want to be involved in it

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