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February 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 16th 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 16th February 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Gem of a scam: On PNB fraud"
  • Gem of a - outstanding
  • Fraud - the crime of obtaining money from someone by tricking them
  • Regulatory - a regulatory organization or company controls an activity, process, or industry
  • Blow the lid off something - to let people know something that has been kept a secret
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Scam - a dishonest plan, especially for getting money
  • Perpetrate - to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest
  • Maverick - an independent person who has ideas and behaviour that are very different from other people’s
  • Collusion - the secret activities of people who work together to do something dishonest
  • Defraud - to get money from a person or organization in a dishonest way
  • Astounding - extremely surprising or shocking
  • Heightened - higher
  • Audit - a careful examination of something, especially one done to find the amount, size, or effectiveness of something
  • Ostensibly - used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason
  • Substandard - not as good as you would normally expect, or not good enough to be accepted
  • On the verge of something - about to do something or experience something
  • Pile of - a lot of
  • Crony - a friend or supporter, especially of someone powerful
  • Capitalism - an economic system in which property, businesses, and industry are owned by individual people and not by the government
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Infuse - to give someone or something a particular quality
  • Incur - to lose money, owe money, or have to pay money as a result of doing something
  • Capital adequacy ratio - the amount of a bank's capital in relation to the amount of money that it has lent to people and organizations
  • Top brass - the people with the highest status in an organization
  • Promptly - immediately
  • Handful - a very small number of people or things
  • Orchestrate -  to plan and organize a complicated event or course of action, especially without being noticed
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Lapse - a temporary failure
  • Probe - to try to find out the truth about something
  • Money laundering - the crime of moving money that has been obtained illegally through banks and other businesses to make it seem as if the money has been obtained legally
  • Accused - a person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime.
  • Meteoric - becoming very successful very quickly
  • Buyout - a situation in which the managers or people employed in a company take control of it by buying all of its shares
  • Ramp-up - a large increase in activity or in the level of something
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country
  • Circumvent - to find a way of avoiding a rule or law that limits you, especially using a clever trick that does not break the law
  • In the face of something - in a situation where you have to deal with something unpleasant or difficult
  • Diligence - the attitude or behaviour of someone who works very hard and very carefully
  • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
  • Nexus - a closely connected group of people or things, often forming the central part of something
  • Set off - to cause a situation or a series of events to happen, especially without intending to
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Change of guard: On Jacob Zuma’s ouster"
  • Ouster - the removal of someone from an official position
  • Clean-up - an attempt to stop bad, unfair, or criminal behaviour in a place or activity
  • Teflon - used to describe someone who manages to avoid criticism and keep a good reputation, even after they have done something wrong
  • Moniker - a name, or a nickname
  • Scandal -a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people
  • Mar - to spoil something
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Racketeering - the crime of making money from illegal activities
  • Motion - a formal proposal that people discuss and then vote on in a meeting or debate
  • Inclined -  feeling that you want to do something
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • Collude - to work secretly with someone to do something dishonest
  • Trio - a group of three people or things
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Swing - to change from one emotion, condition, idea etc to another, or to make someone or something change in this way
  • Hardly - used for saying that something is almost not true
  • No-confidence motion - an occasion when most of the members of a parliament or other organization say that they do not support the people in authority and that they disagree with their actions
  • Apartheid - the political system that existed in the past in South Africa, in which only white people had political rights and power
  • Reformist - wanting to change and improve society or an institution
  • Veteran - someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
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