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February 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 13th February 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 13th February 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Unending pain: On SBI’s Q3 loss"
  • Unending - continuing without stopping, or seeming to last for ever
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Bad loan - a loan which is unlikely to be paid back
  • Severe - very serious and worrying
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Farther - in or to a place that is more distant
  • Beyond - outside a particular area
  • Horizon - the line at the farthest place that you can see
  • Anticipate - to think that something will probably happen
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Massive - very large in amount or degree
  • Account for something - to be the reason why something exists or happens
  • Substantial - large in amount or degree
  • Mark-to-market - the rule that shares, etc. should be shown in accounts at their current price rather than the price they were bought for, or another price
  • Non-performing assets - a loan or advance for which the principal or interest payment remained overdue for a period of 90 days
  • Audit - an official examination of the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate
  • Divergence - a difference in the way that two or more things develop from the same thing
  • Reclassify - to decide that something belongs to a different group from the group it was in before
  • Guilty - responsible for breaking a law
  • Push something under the carpet - to try to avoid dealing with a problem
  • Call someone’s bluff - to ask someone to do what they are threatening to do because you believe they do not intend to do it, but want to trick you in order to gain an advantage over you
  • Bankruptcy - a situation in which a business or a person unable to pay what they owe
  • Mammoth - very large
  • Write-off - an agreement that allows someone not to pay back the money that they owe
  • Promptly - immediately
  • Portfolio - all the investments that a person or company has made
  • Incidentally - in a way that is not planned or that does not seem important
  • Lay the blame for something - to say that someone or something deserves to be considered responsible for something that has happened
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Lax -  not paying enough attention to rules, or not caring enough about quality or safety
  • Plague - to cause a lot of problems for someone or something for a long period of time
  • For the sake of something - because of, or for the purpose of something
  • Festering - if a cut or other injury festers, it becomes infected
  • Sore - a painful area on the surface of a body, especially an infected area
  • Undermine -  to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "BNP in a bind: On Khaleda Zia's conviction"
  • In a bind - in a difficult situation
  • Conviction - a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Heighten - if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or if a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger
  • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Sentencing - the system for punishing people who have been found guilty in a court of law
  • Rigorous - strict, or severe
  • Imprisonment - the punishment of being put into prison (Jail)
  • Upend - to turn something upside down
  • Disqualification - a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules
  • Crisis - an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation
  • Convicted - proved to be guilty of a crime by a court of law
  • Corruption - dishonest or illegal behaviour by officials or people in positions of power, especially when they accept money in exchange for doing things for someone
  • Boycott - to not take part in an event as a protest
  • Walkover - an easy victory or achievement
  • Hindsight - the opportunity to judge or understand past events using knowledge that you have gained since then
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Erosion -  the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Embroiled - involved in a difficult situation
  • Fortunes - the things that happen to someone or something and the changing degree to which they are successful
  • Fray - an energetic and often not well-organized effort, activity, fight, or disagreement
  • Consequent - happening as a result of something
  • Assert - to state firmly that something is true
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Externalise - to express feelings, especially bad feelings, such as anger
  • Dissent - strong disagreement, especially with what people in authority think or with what the majority of people think
  • Intimidatory - to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do
  • Secular - not religious, or not connected with religion
  • Dictatorship - government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections
  • Alternate between - if someone or something alternates between two things, they keep changing between them
  • Interregnum - a period of time when there is temporarily no one in charge of a country or large organization
  • Vituperative - full of cruel angry criticisms and insults
  • Muzzle - something that you put around the nose and mouth of a dog to prevent it from biting people
  • Come to nought - to be unsuccessful
  • Cautious - careful to avoid problems or danger

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