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July 01, 2018

30th June 2018 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 30th June 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials from THE HINDU News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Reform 101: On higher education"
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Regulatory - a regulatory organization or company controls an activity, process, or industry
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Draft - to write something such as a legal document, speech, or letter that may have changes made to it before it is finished
  • Far-reaching - affecting a lot of people or things in an important way
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Expansion - the process of making a business, organization, or activity grow by including more people, moving into new areas, selling more products etc
  • Vitally - in an extremely important way
  • Gross - total
  • Enrolment - to put yourself or someone else onto the official list of members of a course, college, or group
  • Put something in perspective - to compare something to other things so that it can be accurately and fairly judged
  • Emphasis - special importance or attention that is given to one thing in particular
  • Autonomy - a situation in which a state, region, or organization is independent and has the power to govern itself
  • Successor - used about something such as an organization or machine that replaces something that did the same job before
  • Academia - the people, activities, and institutions that are connected with education, especially in colleges and universities
  • Ambit - the range within which something, especially a rule or law, is effective or has power
  • Benchmark - an amount, level, standard etc that you can use for judging how good or bad other things are
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Flaw - a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective
  • Transparency - an honest way of doing things that allows other people to know exactly what you are doing
  • Requisite - necessary for a particular purpose
  • Intellectual - relating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideas
  • Corpus - a collection of writing
  • Sphere - a particular area of interest, activity, work etc
  • Weed out - to remove a person or thing that is not suitable or good enough, especially from a group or collection
  • Dubious - not completely good, safe, or honest
  • Defy - to refuse to obey someone or something
  • Laissez faire - laissez-faire policies allow companies and the economy to operate without government control
  • Motive - the reason that you do something
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Then there were 16: On FIFA 2018"
  • Knockout - a competition in which the player or team that loses a game does not take part in later games
  • Kick off - to begin
  • Clutch of - a small group of similar things
  • Well-matched - two people or things that are well matched are suitable for each other because they are similar or have the same abilities
  • Allure - a special, exciting, and attractive quality that someone or something has
  • League - a group of teams or players who regularly compete against one another
  • Off the mark - not correct
  • Riveting - extremely interesting or exciting
  • Testament to something - evidence that something exists or is true
  • Credit - praise for something you have done or achieved
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Minnow - an unimportant person or organization
  • Punch above the weight - a country or organization that is punching above its weight has more influence internationally than its size would suggest
  • Stifling - preventing something from happening
  • Put someone to the sword - to kill someone
  • Defending - to attempt to win a competition that you won last time in order to keep your position as winner
  • Crash out - to be badly defeated so that you have to leave a competition
  • Prodigious - very great or impressive
  • Disjointed - confusing because the different parts seem not to be connected with each other
  • Stake a claim - to say or show clearly that you consider that something is or should be yours
  • Demolition - an easy defeat in a game or competition
  • Perennial - always existing, or never seeming to change
  • Under-achiever - someone who is not as successful as they could be at work, school etc
  • The time is ripe for something - used for saying that a particular time is right for something to happen
  • Progress - to continue to develop or move forward
  • Dampener - less enthusiastic or hopeful about something
  • Fortnight - a period of two weeks
  • Respective - belonging separately to each of two or more people or things previously mentioned
  • Dispel - to get rid of unpleasant feelings or false beliefs
  • Notion - an opinion or belief, especially one that is wrong or silly
  • Humiliation - the unhappy and ashamed feeling that you get when something embarrassing happens
  • By the skin of your teeth - if you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it
  • Unabated - unable to be stopped or controlled
  • Talisman - an object that someone believes has special powers, especially the power to protect them from bad things
  • To hit the right notes - to be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get it exactly right

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