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January 23, 2019

23rd January 2019 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 23rd January 2019. You can download PDF Version of the editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Inflation conundrum"
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Conundrum - a difficult problem that seems to have no solution
  • Persuade - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Retail - relating to the sale of goods directly to the public for their own use
  • Wholesale - relating to the business of selling large quantities of goods, especially to people who are going to sell them in a shop
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Policymaker - someone who develops policies
  • Central bank - a national bank that controls a nation’s policies on money and interest rates (RBI in India)
  • Consumer Price Index - a measure of inflation (=the rate at which the cost of living is rising or falling). It consists of a list of the prices of some basic goods and services, which is published each month.
  • Blindside - to surprise someone, usually with harmful results
  • Projection - a calculation of the way that something will change and develop in the future, especially of how fast it will grow or become smaller
  • Pronouncement - an official public statement
  • Calibrated -measured and careful
  • Neutral -  not showing strong feelings or opinions in the way that you speak or behave
  • Reassess - to think again about something in order to decide if you should change the way you feel about it or deal with it
  • Robust  - strong and unlikely to break or fail
  • Contraction -the process of becoming smaller
  • Throw a curveball - to do something unexpected that makes someone confused or causes problems
  • Divergent - things that are divergent are different from each other
  • Rural - relating to the countryside, or in the countryside
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Curiously - in an unusual and interesting way
  • Allude to something - to mention someone or something in an indirect way
  • Volatility - a volatile situation can suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Lagging behind - to move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things
  • Nominal - used about something that is officially described in a particular way when it is not really true or correct
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Prominent - important and well known
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "A wide Democratic field"
  • Capitalise on - to use an event or a situation to help you to achieve something or to get an advantage
  • Soaring - to quickly increase to a high level
  • Primary - an election in which people in a particular state in the US choose their candidate for president
  • Array - a large group of people or things that are related in some way
  • Hopeful - someone who wants to succeed or who seems likely to win
  • Considerably - a lot
  • Potential - possible or likely in the future
  • Entrant -someone who enters a competition or examination
  • Sit on the fence - to refuse to support either side in an argument
  • Aspirational - wanting to be successful and have a better job, home etc than you already have
  • Senator - someone who is a member of a senate
  • Senate - the group of politicians who have the most power to make laws in a government
  • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
  • Arena - the people and activities involved with a particular subject or activity
  • Accumulate - to get more and more of something over a period of time
  • Nominee - someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
  • Grill - to ask someone a lot of difficult questions for a long period of time
  • Nervous -feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid
  • Nevertheless - despite a fact or idea that you have just mentioned: used as a way of showing how a sentence, phrase, or word is related to what has already been said
  • Democrat - someone who supports democracy as a political system
  • Criticism - comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
  • Unnecessary - used for describing something that should not have happened because it could have been avoided
  • Controversy - a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about
  • Ancestry - the people related to you who lived a long time ago
  • Ballot - the process of voting secretly to choose a candidate in an election or express an opinion about an issue
  • At the heart of something - to be the most important part of something
  • At this juncture - now
  • Prospect - the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
  • Inherit - to have responsibility for a situation that someone has started and left for you to deal with
  • Swirl - to move quickly in circles
  • Immigration - the process in which people enter a country in order to live there permanently
  • Medicare - a system in the US in which the government pays part of the cost of medical treatment for people who are over 65 years old
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Agenda - a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Looms - if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon
  • Gauge - a fact or event that can be used for judging someone or something
  • Pollster - a person or organization that prepares a poll
  • Nativist - a person who supports the idea of nativism (= the idea that people who were born in a country are more important than people who have come to the country from somewhere else)
  • Populism - politics that represents the interests and opinions of ordinary people

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