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January 09, 2019

9th 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 9th January 2019. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Quota questions: on 10% reservations"
  • Quota - an amount of something that someone is officially allowed to have or do
  • Rattled - worried or nervous
  • Erosion - the gradual reduction or destruction of something important
  • Unapologetic - showing that you do not think you have done something wrong, or that you do not think you need to apologize
  • Manoeuvre - an action or movement that you need care or skill to do
  • Genuine - real, rather than pretended or false
  • Amendment - a change made to a law or agreement
  • Drum up - to try to make people support you or buy something from you
  • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Enact - to make a proposal into a law
  • Lay down - to state officially what someone must do or how they must do it
  • Breach - to break a law, rule, or agreement
  • Arguable - if something is arguable, you are not completely certain whether it is true or correct
  • Deserving - worth supporting or helping
  • Purview - the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has
  • Struck down - if a judge or court strikes down a law, they officially end it
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Earmark - to decide to use something, especially money, for a particular purpose
  • Determine - to officially decide something
  • Backwardness - the state of not being developed, modern, or advanced
  • Amend - to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc, especially in order to improve it
  • Incapacity - the condition of being unable to live normally because you are ill or weak
  • Warrant - a reason for doing something
  • Ceiling - an upper limit set on the number or amount of something
  • Creamy layer - a term used in Indian politics to refer to the relatively forward and better educated members of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs),who are not eligible for government-sponsored educational and professional benefit programs
  • Uneasy - an uneasy situation is not settled or calm, and it could quickly change and get worse
  • Parity - a situation in which different people or things are equal
  • Offend - to break a law or rule, or to do something against your principles
  • String of - a series of related things or events
  • Adequately - in a way that is good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Quantifiable - capable of being measured or described as a quantity
  • Exclusion - a situation in which someone is deliberately prevented from being involved in an activity or from entering a place
  • Solely - involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned
  • Reinstate - to give someone their previous job or position again
  • Conditional - something that is conditional will only happen if something else happens
  • Contention - an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
  • Softens the blow -  to reduce the bad effects of something
  • Set aside - to not let a particular feeling, opinion, or belief influence you, in order to achieve something more important
  • Divest - to take away someone’s power, rights, or authority
  • Insulate - to protect someone from unpleasant knowledge or harmful experiences
  • Interference - the process of deliberately becoming involved in a situation and trying to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this
  • Unseemly - unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Tussle - a short fight
  • Supremacy - a situation in which one person, group, or thing has more power or influence than any other
  • Charges - to officially accuse someone of a crime
  • Interim - intended to last or perform an activity only until someone or something permanent or final is available
  • Inquiry - an official examination of a crime, accident, problem etc, in order to get information or the truth
  • Of no avail - without getting the effect you wanted or intended
  • Contention - an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
  • Vigilance - the activity of watching a person or situation very carefully so that you will notice any problems or signs of danger immediately
  • Mindful - careful about or conscious of something
  • Formally - in a way that follows the correct or suitable official methods
  • Oblique - not expressing something directly
  • Intriguing - very interesting, especially because of being strange or mysterious
  • Consequential - happening as an indirect result of something
  • Restrain - to prevent someone or yourself from doing something
  • Set aside - to not let a particular feeling, opinion, or belief influence you, in order to achieve something more important
  • Unconditionally - without limits or conditions
  • Coup -  an occasion when someone suddenly gains control in an organization

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