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February 04, 2019

4th February 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 4th February 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 : "Standard deviations: On jobs data"
  • Standard deviation - a number that shows how much smaller or larger a number in a set of numbers is from the average of the set
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Credibility - qualities that someone has that make people believe or trust them
  • Officialdom - government departments, or the people who work in them
  • Statistical - relating to statistics (a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation)
  • Chairperson - the person in charge of a large organization or company
  • Unease - a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation
  • Unveil - to announce something officially that was previously a secret
  • Bypass - to avoid dealing with someone or something
  • Convention - a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right
  • Flattering - making you feel important or special
  • In the public domain - if something such as information is in the public domain, people in general know about it because it is not secret
  • Reliable - reliable information can be trusted to be accurate
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Disseminate - to make something such as information or knowledge available to a lot of people
  • Successive - coming or happening one after another in a series
  • Peer - someone who belongs to the same social or professional group as another person
  • Quinquennial - related to a period of five years
  • Crisis - an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Inexplicable - impossible to explain
  • Junk - to get rid of something because it is old, broken or useless
  • Enrolment - the act of putting yourself or someone else onto the official list of members of a group, course, or college
  • Tout - to praise someone or something because you want other people to think they are good or important
  • Inaccurate - not accurate or correct
  • Monitoring - to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Peg - to keep prices, salaries, or the amount of something at a particular level, often in relation to something else
  • Disastrous - causing a lot of damage or harm
  • Demonetisation - to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Gambit - something that you say or do in an attempt to gain an advantage
  • Linger - to stay somewhere longer than is necessary, or to spend longer doing something than is necessary
  • Contrast - a noticeable difference between people or things
  • Exceptional - extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual
  • Upend - to turn something upside down
  • Integrity - the quality of being complete or whole, without any missing parts
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Hawkish move: On U.S. pullout from nuclear treaty"
  • Hawkish - preferring to deal with political problems by using military force instead of more peaceful methods
  • Pullout - the act of ending involvement in something
  • Treaty - an official written agreement between two or more countries
  • Unilateral - done or decided by one country, group, or person, often without considering what other countries etc think or want
  • Retrograde - returning to a condition or situation that is worse than the present one
  • Deploy - if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them
  • Cruise missile - a missile (= flying weapon) that can be directed by a computer during its flight and that sometimes carries nuclear explosives
  • Covertly - secretly
  • Violate - to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Alleged - claimed to be true, even though this has not been proved
  • Retaliatory - intended to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you
  • Disregard - the attitude of someone who does not respect something or consider it important
  • Theology - a set of religious beliefs
  • Devotion - great love, admiration, or loyalty
  • Scupper - to spoil someone’s plans or hopes of success
  • Abide by - to follow a rule, decision, or instruction
  • Disregard - to not consider something important, or to not pay any attention to it
  • Arsenal - a large collection of weapons and military equipment
  • Intercontinental - going between continents (=main divisions of the world such as Europe or Asia), or happening between people who are in different continents
  • Ballistic missile - a type of missile that travels long distances and cannot be controlled after it has been launched
  • At the heart of something - to be the most important part of something
  • Worrisome - causing you to feel worried
  • Echo - to express the ideas or feelings that someone else has expressed
  • Cold War - unfriendly relations between countries who are not at war with each other
  • Herald - to announce something, or to be a sign that something is going to happen soon
  • Hegemon - a leader, country, or group that is very strong and powerful and therefore able to control others
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • In the eyes of - according to
  • Strategist - someone who develops and carries out a plan, especially a business, military, or political plan
  • Neutralise - to stop something from having any effect
  • Coastline - the land along a coast, especially when seen from the sea or the air
  • Standoff - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • Factor into - to include a particular amount or factor when you calculate something
  • Stockpile - a large collection of things that may be needed
  • Ally - a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Perhaps - used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Aggression - an angry feeling that makes you want to attack or defeat someone else
  • Exchequer - the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Nevertheless - despite a fact or idea that you have just mentioned

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