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December 03, 2018

3rd December 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 3rd December 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 2nd December 2018 (Sunday)

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 3rd December 2018 from HERE

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 :  "Slowdown signals: on Q2 growth estimates"
  • Estimate - to say what you think an amount or value will be, either by guessing or by using available information to calculate it
  • Shoring up -  to give support or help to something that is having problems or is likely to fail
  • Statistics - a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation
  • Expansion - the process of increasing in size and filling more space
  • Predictably - as expected
  • Robust - strong and successful
  • Dampen - to make something such as a feeling or hope less strong
  • Utility service - any products, services, and equipment related to energy, telecommunications, water and sewerage
  • Defence - actions that you take to protect someone or something that is being attacked
  • Broadcasting - to send out messages or programmes to be received by radios or televisions
  • Buck the trend - to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen
  • Ease - to become less severe
  • Foodgrain - any of a variety of grains that are grown for human consumption, such as wheat, oats, etc
  • Kharif - a crop that is planted before the monsoon (= the season of heavy rain during the summer) then cut and collected in autumn
  • Inch up - to cause someone or something to ascend, progress, or approach by small degrees or steps
  • Distress - a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset
  • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia
  • Shortfall - a lack of something that you need or want, or the amount that you lack
  • Rabi - the grain crop that is cut and collected in spring
  • Sowing - to plant seeds in the ground
  • Outlook - an idea about what a situation will be like in the future
  • Rural - relating to the countryside, or in the countryside
  • Hinterland - an area that is a long way from a town or city
  • Evident - easy to see, notice, or understand
  • Expenditure - money spent by a government, organization, or person
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Cause for concern - reason to worry
  • Momentum - progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger
  • Becalmed - unable to move
  • Acceleration - an increase in the rate at which something happens, changes, or grows
  • Constitute - if something constitutes something else, it is considered to be that thing
  • Discernible - able to be seen, noticed, or understood
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Posit - to say that something is true or that something should be accepted as true
  • Cyclical - cyclical events happen again and again in the same order or at the same times
  • Deficit - the difference between the amount of money or goods that a country or business has and the amount that it has spent or that it owes
  • Pressure point - in business, a factor or situation that could expose a company to high levels of risk
  • Invariably - always, or almost always
  • Crowd out- to become stronger or more successful than another group so that they fail or can no longer compete with you
  • Reassuring - making you feel less worried
  • Uncertainty -  a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Loom - if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon
  • Momentum - progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger
  • Sliding - to become smaller in amount
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 :  "Symbol of a lost order: On George H.W. Bush"
  • Cold War - the unfriendly relations that existed between the Soviet Union and the West from the end of the Second World War to the 1980s
  • Passing - death
  • Contextualise - to consider an idea, event, activity etc together with everything relating to it in order to understand it better
  • Turbulence - a confusing or uncontrolled situation
  • Liberal - accepting different opinions and ways of behaving and tending to be sympathetic to other people
  • Dissolution - the process of officially ending the existence of a group or organization
  • Set something in motion - to make a series of events or a process start happening
  • Churn - if your mind or emotions churn, you are upset or worried about a situation
  • Predecessor - the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Rhetorical - relating to a style of speaking or writing that is effective or intended to influence people
  • Flourish - to be very successful
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Dominance - a situation in which one person or thing has more influence or power than any other
  • Depiction - a description of something
  • Evil - morally bad and causing great harm, especially to society in general
  • Empire - a number of countries ruled by one person or government
  • Successor - someone who has an important position after someone else
  • Rousing - making you feel emotional, excited, or enthusiastic
  • Oratory - the skill of making effective and impressive public speeches
  • Coin - to use a word or phrase that no one has used before
  • Turned out - to develop in a particular way, or to have a particular result
  • Defining - a defining event or moment is one that decides everything that happens afterwards
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Decline - to become less or worse
  • Freer - free
  • Threat - a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
  • Terror - violence used for making people very frightened in order to achieve political aims
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Quest - a long difficult search
  • Evict - to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in, usually because they have not paid their rent
  • Invade - to take or send an army into another country in order to get control of it
  • Address - to speak or write to someone
  • Haunting - beautiful, but in a sad way and often in a way that cannot be forgotten
  • Unravelling - to understand something complicated by thinking about it for a long time
  • Concomitant - happening at the same time as something else
  • Turmoil - a state of excitement or uncontrolled activity
  • Coincidence - a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way
  • Bravado - a brave and confident way of behaving, especially when you do not really feel like this
  • Arrogance - behaviour that shows that you think you are better or more important than other people
  • Ignorance - lack of knowledge or facts about a situation or a particular subject
  • Prominence - the state of being important or well known
  • Presidency - the job of being president, or the period of time that someone has this job
  • Criticise - to say what you think is wrong or bad about something
  • Overlook - to fail to notice or do something
  • Folly - a way of thinking or behaving that is stupid and careless, and likely to have bad results
  • Relative - having a particular quality when compared with something else
  • Unfair - not fair or reasonable
  • Legacy - something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after they stop working or die
  • Veteran - someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war
  • Bygone - happening or existing during a period of time in the past
  • Middle ground - opinions and attitudes that are not extreme and that a lot of people can agree with
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Domestic - relating to the country being talked about, and not other countries
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Restrain - controlled and not emotional
  • Triumph - a great victory or success
  • Introspective - tending to examine your own feelings, thoughts, or ideas rather than communicating with other people
  • Streak - a part of someone’s character, or a type of behaviour that is different from the rest of their character
  • Aspiration - something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something
  • Lament - to show publicly that you feel sad or disappointed about something
  • Moderation - opinions and actions, especially in politics, that are reasonable and not extreme
  • On the horizon - in the near future
  • Conservative - not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Strident - loud, unpleasant, and rough
  • Deny - to say that something is not true

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