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September 15, 2018

15th September 2018 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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Hai friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial Section of The Hindu News Paper dated 15th September 2018. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were NO EDITORIALS on 14th September 2018 (due to Ganesh Chaturthi on 13th)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Beyond recompense: on the ISRO spy case"
  • Beyond - further away than something else
  • Recompense - payment that you give to someone who has suffered injury or loss because of you
  • Espionage - attempts to discover your enemy’s political, military, or industrial secrets using secret methods
  • Disgraceful - extremely bad or shocking
  • Pretext - a reason that you pretend to have in order to hide your real reason or intention
  • Witch-hunt - an attempt to find all the people in a particular group in order to punish them or treat them unfairly
  • Grave - so serious that you feel worried
  • Mercifully - used for showing that you are grateful that something has happened, because it has prevented or ended something bad
  • Lack of something - a situation in which you do not have any, or enough, of something that you need or want
  • Evidence - facts or physical signs that help to prove something
  • Lapse - a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way
  • Probe - an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident
  • Questionable - possibly not true, accurate, or complete
  • Suspicion - a feeling that someone has done something wrong
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Restoration - the process of putting something back into its original condition so that it looks cleaner and better
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Attitude - someone’s opinions or feelings about something, especially as shown by their behaviour
  • Obstinate - not willing to be reasonable and change your plans, ideas, or behaviour
  • Ungracious - not polite or friendly, especially towards someone who has been polite or kind to you
  • Peevish - easily annoyed, especially by things that are not important
  • Revive - to make someone become conscious or alive again
  • Unsympathetic - not kind enough or interested enough to want to know about other people’s problems
  • Errant - behaving in a way that is bad or wrong
  • Petulant - annoyed and behaving in an unreasonable way because you cannot get what you want
  • Address - to give attention / deal with a perticular roblem
  • Glaring - very obvious
  • Inadequacy - the failure to be of the quantity or quality needed for a particular purpose
  • Malicious - unkind and showing a strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone
  • So-called - used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Crude - not exact or accurate, but often good enough for a particular purpose
  • Archaic - old and no longer used
  • Heinous - a heinous act or crime is extremely evil
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Exonerate - to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something
  • Open the floodgates - to suddenly make it possible or easier for a lot of things to happen
  • Innumerable - too many to be counted: used for emphasizing a large amount or number
  • Oversight -  something that you do not notice or think of that causes problems later
  • Malicious - unkind and showing a strong feeling of wanting to hurt someone
  • Humiliation - the unhappy and ashamed feeling that you get when something embarrassing happens
  • Consequential - happening as an indirect result of something
  • Disconcerting - making you feel worried, confused, or surprised
  • Muster - to try to produce as much of a feeling such as enthusiasm or determination as you can

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Power games: on issues in the power sector"
  • Circular - sent to a lot of people at the same time
  • Non-performing loan - a sum of borrowed money upon which the debtor has not made the scheduled payments for a period of usually at least 90 days for commercial banking loans and 180 days for consumer loans
  • Repayment - the process of paying someone money that you have borrowed from them
  • Comply with - to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do
  • Undergo - to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
  • Swift - happening quickly or immediately
  • Insolvency - the state of not having enough money to pay what you owe
  • Proceedings - the actions taken, usually in court, to settle a legal matter
  • Bankruptcy - a situation in which a person or business has officially admitted that they have no money and cannot pay what they owe
  • Apex - top
  • Overturn - to say officially that something such as a decision or law is wrong and change it
  • Significant - very large or noticeable
  • Uncertainty - the fact that something is not known or has not been decided
  • Hearing - a meeting of a court of law or official organization to find out the facts about something
  • In contrast to - to be very different from something else
  • Reprieve - to stop or delay something bad that was going to happen
  • Intervene - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Unreliable - not definitely true or accurate
  • Unsustainable - not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
  • On the other hand - used for giving two different opinions about something
  • Sorted - arranged, or dealt with
  • Adequately  - in a way that is good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Investor - a person or organization that invests money
  • Invest - to use your money with the aim of making a profit from it, for example by buying property or buying shares in a company
  • Flaw - a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective
  • Liquidate - to close a business and sell everything that it owns, usually in order to pay money that is owed
  • Overemphasis - the tendency to treat something as being more important than it really is
  • Yield - to produce something useful such as information or evidence
  • Purview - the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has
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