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March 16, 2018

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

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Credit tangle: on LoU ban"
  • Tangle - a situation that is difficult to deal with because things are not organized properly
  • Omnibus - comprising several items
  • Legitimate - allowed by the law, or correct according to the law
  • Financial instrument - a financial asset that can be bought or sold, such as a bond, share, or other security (= an investment that can be traded)
  • Letter of undertaking - a letter of undertaking is an assurance by one party to another party that they will fulfill the obligation that had been previously agreed on, but not written into a contract
  • Come to light - if facts are brought to light or come to light, people discover them
  • Transaction - the action or process of buying or selling something
  • Firefighting - the activity of trying to solve a serious problem that suddenly happens by reacting quickly and effectively
  • Unleash - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Slip-up - a small mistake
  • Swift - happening quickly or immediately
  • Importer - a person, company, or country that brings goods into their country in order to sell them
  • Parlance - a way of speaking or using words
  • Expensive - something that is expensive costs a lot of money
  • Letter of credit - a letter from a bank allowing the person who has it to take a particular amount of money from a bank in another country
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Delinquent - behaving in a way that is criminal or immoral
  • Fiasco - a complete and embarrassing failure
  • In cahoots - secretly involved with someone in a dishonest activity or plan
  • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
  • Severe - very strict or extreme
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Regulate - to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Liquidate - to close a business and sell everything that it owns, usually in order to pay money that is owed
  • Eloquent - expressing what you mean using clear and effective language
  • Neutral - not showing strong feelings or opinions in the way that you speak or behave
  • Stance - an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
  • Knee-jerk reaction - a knee-jerk reaction is immediate and not carefully considered
  • Blame game - a situation in which people try to blame each other for something bad that has happened
  • In same vein - continuing with something similar to what came before
  • In accordance with - in a way that follows a rule, system
  • Bona fide - a bona fide person or thing is really what they seem to be or what they claim to be
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Rex Tillerson sacking: Rexit and beyond"
  • Sacking - an act of forcing someone to leave their job
  • Propriety - behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards
  • Protocol - a set of rules for the correct way to behave on formal occasions
  • Hold sway - to be the main influence on people’s opinions or behaviour
  • Diktat - an official rule that people are forced to obey
  • Out of the blue - happening in a way that is sudden and unexpected, and does not seem connected with anything that happened before
  • Allusion - a statement that refers to something in an indirect way
  • Contra - against or opposite
  • Diplomacy -  the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries
  • Defuse - to make a situation more relaxed by making people feel less angry or less worried
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Chasm - a very big difference that separates one person or group from another
  • Hefty - large and heavy
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • White lie - a lie told to avoid making someone upset, not for your own advantage or in order to harm someone else
  • Swirl - to move quickly in circles
  • Oust - to remove someone from a position of power, especially in order to take that position
  • Coterie - a small group of people who do things together
  • Magnitude - great size, importance, or effect
  • Alarm - fear or worry that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen
  • Incessant - continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying
  • Consolidate - to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue
  • Paradigm - a typical example or model of something
  • Nationalistic - extremely proud of your own nation and believing that it is better than other nations
  • Hawkish - preferring to deal with political problems by using military force instead of more peaceful methods
  • Regime - a system or form of government
  • Hardline - strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them
  • Negotiating table - a time, place, or situation in which people discuss something in order to try to reach an agreement
  • Insistent - saying very firmly that something must happen or that something is true
  • Impediment - something that makes it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen
  • Quarrel - an argument, especially one about something unimportant between people who know each other well
  • Numerous - existing in large numbers
  • Vacant - if a job is vacant, someone is needed to do it
  • Diplomat -  an official whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
  • Concurrence - agreement between people
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Glean - to collect information in small amounts and often with difficulty

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