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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st May 2016

Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated May 21st 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Against all odds"

  • Against all odds - If you achieve something against all odds, you achieve it although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed
  • To turn the tide - to reverse the trend of events
  • Consecutive - following each other continuously
  • Term - the fixed period of time that something lasts for
  • Defying - refuse to obey
  • Incumbent - the person who has a particular official position
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Allies - supporters
  • Adopted - choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or an action)
  • Strategy - a detailed plan for achieving success
  • Relied - depended
  • Disunity - disagreement within a group
  • Collapse - to fall down suddenly 
  • Absolute - very great or to the largest degree possible
  • Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser
  • Charismatic - having the special power that makes you able to influence other people 
  • Revealed - to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret
  • Shrewd - having or showing sharp powers of judgement
  • Strategist - someone with a lot of skill and experience in planning (especially in military, political, or business matters)
  • Dispelled - make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear
  • Rival - a person competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Stitch together - to create or form something quickly or roughly
  • Viable - capable of working successfully
  • Alliance - an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
  • Triumph - a great victory or achievement
  • Incumbency - the period during which someone has a particular official position
  • Mitigated - to make something less harmful, unpleasant, or bad
  • Clutch - grasp (something) tightly
  • Mandate - official permission for something to happen
  • Subsidised - to pay part of the cost of something to keep the selling price low
  • Maternity - the period during pregnancy and shortly after childbirth
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
  • Hobble - to limit something 
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st May 2016


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