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March 23, 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 23rd 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 23rd March 2018. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "CA, Facebook & you"
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Wake-up call - a bad experience that warns someone to change something, usually the way that they behave
  • Press ahead - to continue doing something in a determined way, despite difficulties, opposition, or interruptions
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • Firm - a business or company
  • Harvest - to collect or obtain something
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Whistle-blower - someone who reports dishonest or illegal activities within an organization to someone in authority
  • Revelation - the process of letting people know or see something that was previously hidden or secret
  • Warfare - the activity of fighting a war
  • Alt-right - a group of people with various far-right and often racist opinions who are active especially online
  • Sway - to influence or change someone’s opinion
  • Undercover - working or done secretly in order to catch criminals, get secret information etc
  • Dubious - not completely good, safe, or honest
  • Honeytrap - an occasion when an attractive person tricks another person into revealing secret information or behaving in an illegal or immoral way
  • Consent - permission to do something
  • Tailoring - to make or prepare something following particular instructions
  • Slander - the crime of saying something about someone that is not true and is likely to damage their reputation
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Propaganda - information, especially false information, that a government or organization spreads in order to influence people’s opinions and beliefs
  • Potent - powerful, or effective
  • Corrosive - causing gradual damage to something such as a society, an institution, or a relationship
  • Cocktail - a combination of substances, especially ones that are harmful when used together
  • Scrape - to use a computer program to copy data from a website
  • Academic - relating to education, especially education in colleges and universities
  • Apology - a statement that tells someone that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem
  • Potentially - possibly true in the future, but not true now
  • Brought to light - to cause something to be known
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Prickly - covered with sharp points that cut or sting
  • Consent - permission to do something
  • Rapid - happening, moving, or acting quickly
  • Opt-out - to decide not to take part in something or to stop taking part in it
  • Opt-in - to decide that you want to do something or be involved in something
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Privacy -  the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing
  • Legitimate - fair and reasonable
  • Comprehensive - including many details or aspects of something
  • Curbing - to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Atrocity - a cruel and violent act
  • De-fang - make (something) harmless or ineffectual
  • Safeguard - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Oppressed - worried and uncomfortable
  • Discrimination - unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
  • Perception - a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • Rampantly - in an uncontrolled way
  • Harass - to keep annoying or upsetting someone
  • Adversary - an enemy or opponent
  • On the face of it - used when you are describing how a situation seems on the surface
  • Invalidate - to make something such as a document, contract, or process no longer legally effective
  • Precisely - exactly / clearly
  • Anticipatory - relating to the feelings that you get when you are expecting something to happen
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Prima facie - based on what seems to be true, before a situation has been examined in detail
  • Strike a balance (between something and something) - to accept neither of two extreme positions or things but find a solution that is reasonable and fair
  • Grim - grim news, situations, or events are unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried
  • Necessitate - to make something necessary
  • Amend - to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc, especially in order to improve it
  • Lackadaisical - doing something in a lazy or careless way that shows that you are not really interested in it
  • Perpetrator - someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act
  • Scrutinise - to examine something very carefully
  • Adverse - negative, unpleasant, or harmful
  • Disempower - to reduce the amount of control that someone has over a situation or over their life
  • Word of caution - a warning that you should be careful
  • De-fang - to make someone or something less harmful

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