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If you have been appearing for competitive exams, you must have realized the importance of vocabulary. A good vocabulary not only helps you to read and understand a Reading Comprehension passage fast, but it also helps you in answering other types of questions fast and with accuracy. When talking about vocabulary, the importance of The Hindu’s Editorial can’t be understated. Not only you come across new words, phrases etc. but you will also know their meanings. While going through, the editorial you also get to know the editorial’s point of view on the latest events & happenings. To help you increase your vocab, we have come up with this Hindu Vocabulary article where we will be listing the meaning of difficult words/ phrases so that it will be easy for you to understand words & their respective meanings.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – June 5, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
exacerbatedto make something that is already bad even worse
desistto stop doing something
outsetthe beginning
surgea sudden and great increase
scourgeto cause great suffering or a lot of trouble
lashing outto suddenly attack someone
gustsa sudden strong wind
disproportionatelyin a way that is too large or too small
poundedto hit repeatedly with force
accentuatedmake something more noticeable
aeriallyin or from the air
indiscriminatenot showing careful thought or planning
organicproduced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers

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Climate change has exacerbated (to make something that is already bad even worse) India’s locust threat

While dealing with an ongoing invasion, the government should, however, desist (to stop doing something) from using organophosphates right at the outset (the beginning), as these could have serious health and ecological consequences

After nearly three decades, India is faced with a serious locust invasion. While early swarms have already reached Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, a massive surge (a sudden and great increase) is expected in July as swarms are expected from West Asia and as far as the Horn of Africa. Locusts, the scourge (to cause great suffering or a lot of trouble) of farmers since time immemorial, have begun to thrive in a time of climate change. The warming of the seas has induced more cyclones all over the world, lashing out (to suddenly attack someone) with surprising frequency in regions where these were rarely experienced. In the Arabian desert, a surprising combination of humidity and hot weather owing to these gusts (a sudden strong wind) of wind and rain have created ideal conditions for the breeding of locusts, which also prefer areas with sandy soil. The UN Environment Programme has observed recently: “Studies have linked hotter climate to damaging locust swarms, leaving Africa disproportionately (in a way that is too large or too small) affected…Wet weather also favours multiplication of locusts. Widespread, above average rain that pounded (to hit repeatedly with force) the Horn of Africa from October to December 2019…These abnormal rains were caused by the Indian Ocean Dipole, a phenomenon accentuated (make something more noticeable) by climate change.” Prolonged periods of unseasonal rain and hot weather in India, as well as cyclonic disturbances, have increased India’s vulnerability to locust attacks. Locusts damaged crop over an estimated 50,000 ha in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab between May 2019 and February 2020, being active even in cold weather. If locusts are to be a greater menace to Indian farmers than in the past, the problem calls for a holistic policy response.

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While dealing with an ongoing invasion, the government should, however, desist from using organophosphates right at the outset, as these could have serious health and ecological consequences, particularly as they would have to be sprayed aerially (in or from the air) for maximum impact and would be carried by wind over long distances. The alleged health effects of aerial spraying of endosulfan on cashew plantations in northern Kerala (Kasargod district) in the 1980s should be kept in mind. The rise of cancer cases in Punjab has been linked to contamination of food and water owing to indiscriminate (not showing careful thought or planning) use of chemicals and fertiliser. To deal with the locusts, noted farm scientists have advocated aerial sprays of neem oil decoction in the first stage, ramping up the pesticide use gradually. FAO guidelines on aerial spraying should be adhered to. The rising locust population has also been linked to a decline in the population of bird species that feed on its eggs. This decline is considered to be a fallout of both changes in climate as well as the pollution of air and water owing to chemical-pesticide-oriented farming. 

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The Centre’s boost to organic agriculture is encouraging in this regard. Its proposal to ban 27 pesticides, which includes organophosphates, should however be accompanied by efforts to find sustainable alternatives for farmers, who are battling uncertainties on all fronts.

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We sincerely hope that these Daily Editorial articles will surely help you in better preparation for the ENglish Language section for the upcoming exams.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – June 4, 2020

Difficult Words/ PhrasesContextual Meaning
unabatedwithout any reduction in intensity
directivesofficial instructions
ventilatora machine that helps people breathe correctly by allowing air to flow in and out of their lungs
tardyslow or late in happening
abandonedleft without care and protection
obstetricsarea of medicine that deals with pregnancy and the birth of babies
gynaecologyarea of medicine that involves the treatment of women’s diseases

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – June 3, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
liquiditybeing available in the form of money
collaborativeinvolving two or more people working together for a [articular purpose
hobbleto limit something
quagmiredifficult situation
discomsDistribution Company in India
grapplingfight
aggregateto combine into a single group or total
persistingcontinues to exist
enforcementthe process of making people obey a law or rule
plaguingto cause worry

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – June 2, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
sovereigna supreme ruler
pilot testedexperiment is a small scale preliminary study conducted in order to evaluate feasibility, duration etc
Bitcointype of digital currency in which a record of transactions is maintained and new units of currency
shortcomingsa fault or failure
cryptocurrenciesit is a digital asset designed
peggedan arrangement that fixes a price, currency, etc
stomach-churningfeeling of disgust
articulatedexpressed; put into words
hastenedto make something happen sooner

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – June 1, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
Chaoticin a state of complete confusion and disorder
colossalextremely large
nodal agencydirect concern office
heapedcontaining as much as possible
distraughtextremely worried
inordinatelyin a way that is much more than usual or expected
bornemoved or carried
abysmalvery bad
hurtledto move very fast, esp. in what seems a dangerous way
cynicismself-interest

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 31, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
take cognisance ofto understand
plightdifficult or unfortunate situation
unrelentingnot becoming less severe
suo motuan action taken by a court of its own accord, without any request by the parties involved
leave in lurchto leave in an uncomfortable or desperate situation
self-effacementthe quality of not claiming attention for oneself
self-abnegationself-denial
set offto start
stemto originate
falloutthe adverse side effects or results of a situation
call somebody outsummon somebody to deal with an emergency
abdicationfailure to fulfil a duty
stellarof an extremely high standard
denounceto criticize someone or something strongly and publicly

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 30, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
distractdivert attention
ostentatiousintended to attract admiration or notice
peaceablepeaceful
ill-definednot clearly explained
shovingto push someone or something forcefully
contestedan attempt to win or to get power
rhetoricspeech or writing that is effective and persuasive
frayinga fight or argument
rampinga large increase in activity
ostensibly(in a way that appears or claims to be one thing when it is really something else
slewto turn
precedencethe fact that something is more important than other things

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 29, 2020

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
salvagerescue from loss
throesintense struggle
spatea large number of similar events occurring in quick succession
free fallthe process of failing quickly and continuously
forbearancerestraint and tolerance
prop upto give support to
bulwarksomething that protects you from unpleasant situations
slip byto pass quickly
prognosisthe likely course of an ailment
hedgeto protect oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances
on the back footin a worse situation than other people or groups

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 28, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
rising tidean increase in the amount or strength of something, especially something that you must oppose
water cannona device that ejects a powerful jet of water, typically used to disperse a crowd.
stunshock
tablepresent formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting
autonomythe right of self-government
adjudicationmake a formal judgement on a disputed matter
bedrockthe fundamental principles on which something is based
seditiousinciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state
curbkeep in check
stackIf someone in authority stacks an organization or body, they fill it with their own supporters so that the decisions it makes will be the ones they want it to make

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 27, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
quagmirea difficult situation
perilouslyfull of risk
acerbicsharp and forthright
draw closerapproach
hazardrisk
mollifyto soothe in temper
concertedlydone in cooperation
savagevery large and severe
roilannoy or irritate
bilateralinvolving two parties
bunglingcarry out a task clumsily
torridfull of difficulty
at largein general

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 26, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
recklesswithout thinking or caring about the consequences of an action
indiscriminatedone at random or without careful judgment
quashto reject
invoketo use a law in order to achieve something
impulsivedone without forethought
throttlingcontrolling
thresholdthe magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested
scrutiniseexamine or inspect closely and thoroughly
imputationaccusation
enunciatesay clearly
strike a blow for somethingto do something to help an idea

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 25, 2020

Difficult Words/ PhrasesContextual Meaning
supplementadd an extra amount to
extensivecovering a large area
procurementthe action of obtaining something
languishsuffer from being forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation
bottom of the economic pyramidthe poorest two-thirds of the economic human pyramid; people living in abject poverty
palliativesomething that makes a problem seem less serious but does not solve the problem or make it disappear
toe the lineaccept the authority, policies, or principles of a particular group, especially unwillingly
rendermake
vulnerabilitythe state of being exposed to the possibility of being harmed
morbiditythe condition of being diseased

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 24, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
casualtiesa person killed or injured
pummelhit repeatedly
ravagingto cause great damage
credibleable to be believed or trusted
vulnerableable to be easily attacked
traumasevere emotional shock and pain
obligationsa legal or moral duty to do something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 23, 2020

Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Meaning/ Definition
play outto develop in a particular way
step up to the platetake action in response to an opportunity or crisis
repo ratethe rate at which commercial banks borrow money by selling their securities to the Central bank of our country i.e Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to maintain liquidity, in case of shortage of funds or due to some statutory measures
shave offto remove something in small amounts
reverse repo ratethe rate at which the Reserve Bank of India borrows funds from the commercial banks in the country
nadirthe lowest point
on the anvilin a formative but immature or unready state; being prepared, discussed, planned, etc., but not yet ready
pat on the backpraise
moratoriuma temporary prohibition of an activity
take tolike
working capitalthe capital of a business which is used in its day-to-day trading operations, calculated as the current assets minus the current liabilities
dauntingintimidating
crank upget started

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 22, 2020

Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
surplusexcess
complacencyfeeling of calm satisfaction with your own abilities or situation
deterioratingto become worse
depreciatingto lose value
forexforeign exchange
war-chesta large amount of money that a company or a government keeps for a particular purpose
merchandisegoods that are bought and sold
discretionarydecided by officials and not fixed by rules
remittancesact of sending payment to someone
diasporathe scattering of people from their original country to other places
expedienthelpful or useful in a particular situation
flip-flopsto change a plan completely

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 21, 2020

Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
shunpersistently avoid, ignore
crisistime of intense difficulty or danger
pronouncementsan official announcement
enumerationthe act of naming things separately
ensuedto happen after something else, esp. as a result of it
strandedleft without the means to move from somewhere
inevitablyin a way that cannot be avoided
defyopenly resist or refuse to obey
unambiguousexpressed in a way that makes it completely clear what is meant

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 20, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
stimulussomething that causes growth or activity
suspensionthe act of stopping something happening, operating, etc. for a period of time
insolvencythe condition of not having enough money to pay debts, buy goods, etc
steep haircutshaircut refers to a reduction applied to the value of an asset
breathera short rest
dilapidatedin bad condition
grapplingto fight
delinquenciesan action that is illegal or not acceptable
cushion the impactsoften an impact
moratoriumsa stopping of an activity for an agreed amount of time
liquiditythe fact of being available in the form of money
mitigateto make something less harmful
loomingabout to happen soon
aversionunwillingness to do something
collateral-free loansa loan provided to the borrower without any guarantee
recapitalisationcompany getting more capital
battereddamaged

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 19, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
adequatelyto a satisfactory or acceptable extent
overwhelminglystrongly or completely
infusionthe act of adding one thing to another
prospectthe possibility that something good might happen in the future
unveilshow it or make it known for the first time
perusalthe action of reading through something
egregiouslyextreme, beyond any reasonable degree
serialisedto arrange something in a series
fleeingto escape by running away
 MGNREGAThe Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
alleviatingto make pain or problems less severe
fiscalconnected with public money
orientationarrangement or direction
reiteratedto say something again, once or several times
prudencebehaviour that is careful and avoids risks

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 18, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
surpassexceed
contraryopposite in nature
testimonyproof
peakreach the highest point
sentinelan indicator of the presence of disease
asymptomaticshowing no symptom
resurgencean increase or revival after a period of little activity
surveillanceclose observation

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 17, 2020

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Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
porousnot retentive or secure
controversya lot of disagreement or argument about something
clutchto hold or try to hold something tightly
surveillancecareful watching of a person or place
 sponsoredto support a person, organization, or activity by giving money
aplentyavailable in large amounts
violationan action that breaks or acts against something
self-evidentclear or obvious
counterproductivehaving an effect that is opposite to the one intended or wanted

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 16, 2020

Difficult Words/ Phrases/ AbbreviationContextual Meaning/ Full Form
zealgreat enthusiasm
dwindlinggradually diminishing
stagnationthe state of not moving
mandatingmaking something compulsory
TASMACThe Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) is a company owned by the Government of Tamil Nadu, which has a monopoly over wholesale and retail vending of alcoholic beverages in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
appallingcausing shock
go-byignore disdainfully
spirallingshow a continuous and dramatic increase
reel underto struggle to deal with some oppressive or difficult burden or responsibility
clustera group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together
soundbased on reason, sense, or judgement
ring trueseems to be true
cut intointerrupt the course of
live up tofulfil

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 15, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
succourassistance and support in times of hardship and distress
travailswork especially of a painful or laborious nature
arduousinvolving strenuous effort
explicitstated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
fragileeasily damaged
stationedto place in a position
beneficiariesa person who derives advantage from something
sparinglyin an infrequent manner
near-universalexisting nearly everywhere or involving almost everyone
cruxthe most important point

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 14, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
trancheportion
existentialrelating to existence
collateral-freewithout anything pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default
crank upincrease
sovereign credit guaranteea promise by the Government to discharge the liability of a third person in case of his default
dulllacking interest or excitement
subordinatedused to describe a loan that will be paid back after other loans, if the person borrowing money gets into financial difficulty
logjama situation that seems irresolvable
attenuatereduce the effect of
backstopact as a support or reinforcement

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 12, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
ethics committeea body responsible for ensuring that medical experimentation and human subject research are carried out in an ethical manner in accordance with national and international law
hurdledifficulty
convalescent plasmaPeople who’ve recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies to the disease in their blood. Doctors call this convalescent plasma
feasibility studyan analysis that takes all of a project’s relevant factors into account—including economic, technical, legal, and scheduling considerations—to ascertain the likelihood of completing the project successfully
efficacythe ability to produce a desired or intended result
severeintensely bad
antibodyY-shaped proteins that are produced by the immune system to help stop intruders from harming the body
randomisedemploy random selection or sampling
insistencethe act of demanding something forcefully
cavaliernot considering other people’s feelings or safety
prophylaxisaction taken to prevent disease
overwhelminglywith a great majority

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 11, 2020

Difficult Words/ PhrasesContextual Meaning
come to termsto begin to understand, accept, and deal with a difficult or problematic situation
community transmissionwhen a disease spreads in the population is such a way that people don’t know how they were exposed to the contagion
sentinelan indicator of the presence of disease
exposurethe state of being exposed to contact with something
stage threein reference to COVID-19: community transmission
droplet transmissionDroplet transmission occurs when a person is in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g., coughing or sneezing) and is therefore at risk of having his/her mucosae (mouth and nose) or conjunctiva (eyes) exposed to potentially infective respiratory droplets
contaminatedhaving been made impure by addition of a poisonous substance
erodegradually destroy
hotspota place of significant danger
antibodyY-shaped proteins that are produced by the immune system to help stop intruders from harming the body
ELISA testa test that detects and measures antibodies in your blood
asymptomaticshowing no symptom

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 10, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
revivalan improvement in the condition of something
amoralunconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something
perversehaving the effect of being the opposite of what is usually considered reasonable
sweepingmaking a big difference to a particular situation and affecting a lot of people
embarkedbegan
ordinancea law or rule made by a government or authority
assentapproval
wholesaledone on a large scale
egregiousshocking
underclassthe lowest social stratum in a country, consisting of the poor and unemployed
miserya state of great distress
apathylack of interest

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 9, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
culpabilityconsidered responsible for something bad
hazardousdangerous
vicinitythe area immediately surrounding something
stringentbeing extremely limiting
liabilitythe amount of money that a person or organization owes
consentedpermission
expeditiouslyquickly

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 8, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
bodesto be a sign of something that will happen in the future
volatilitythe quality or state of being likely to change suddenly
viableable to be done
elevatedraised
adornmentsomething decorative
scrutinycareful & detailed examination
pandemica dangerous disease that infects many people at one time
safe haven assetsfinancial instrument that is expected to retain, or even gain value during periods of economic downturn
flounderingserious financial or economic problems
inter-depositoryTransfer of securities from an account in one depository to an account in another depository

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 7, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
ad-hoccreated or done for a particular purpose as necessary
dashedto hit something with great force, especially causing damage
seldomalmost never
blipsan unexpected and unusual condition that is usually temporary
heftylarge in amount
recalibrateto change the way you do or think about something
coffersthe financial accounts of a government or an organization
 mootnot important
perpetuallyvery often
tenterhooksworried or nervous
accustomedfamiliar with something
milkingto get as much money or information from something as possible
myriadvery large number of something
lukewarmnot enthusiastic
gratuitousnot necessary

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 6, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
precipitatedcause to happen unexpectedly
hinterlandsan area lying beyond what is visible or known
war footingthe condition of being prepared to undertake or maintain war
fiascocomplete failure
deteriorationthe process of becoming progressively worse
incurringbecome subject to something unwelcome or unpleasant
festeringsomething that becomes worse
vulnerabilityquality of being easily hurt or influenced
mandatedto give official permission for something to happen
conferredto talk together and exchange ideas
purviewthe limit of someone’s responsibility
consortiuman organization of several businesses or banks joining together as a group for a shared purpose
herculean taskextremely difficult task

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 5, 2020

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
combattake action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable)
involuntarycompulsory
assessmentthe evaluation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something
sunset clausea measure within a law, regulation or statute that provides that the law shall cease to have effect after a specific date, unless the law is extended by legislative action
spell outto explain something in a very clear way with details
surveillanceclose observation
abide byfollow
strike downto declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable
sparkto cause the start of something, especially an argument
heedtake notice of
allayput to rest
anonymisingnot identifying by name

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 4, 2020

Difficult Words/ PhrasesContextual Meaning
fiscalrelating to government revenue, especially taxes
stimulussomething that causes growth or activity
pre-emptivedone before someone else can act
deficitsthe amount by which money spent is more than money received
standstilla condition in which all movement or activity has stopped
overshootingto go past or beyond a limit
resuscitatingmake something active or vigorous again
stringencythe quality of being very strict, severe
underwhelmingnot causing someone to feel any excitement
frugalcareful
harbingera thing that shows that something is going to happen soon, especially something bad
renderingthe way that something is performed
untrammellednot limited by rules

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 3, 2020

Difficult Words/ PhrasesContextual Meaning
metricsystem of measurememnt
parameterset of facts
case fatality ratethe proportion of people who die from a specified disease among all individuals diagnosed with the disease over a certain period of time
imperativeof vital importance
pacethe speed at which something changes
contrastingdiffering strikingly
underscoreto emphasize the importance of something
hypothesesproposed explanation
dismalvery bad
immunisationimmunisation – the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
convalescent plasmaPeople who’ve recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies to the disease in their blood. Doctors call this convalescent plasma.
drive downto make an amount fall to a lower level

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 2, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
unsustainablenot able to be upheld
intensifyingto become greater, more serious
vulnerableable to be easily attacked
flattencause something to become level
decimateto reduce something severely
wipingeliminate completely
pandemica dangerous disease that infects many people at one time
cripplingcausing a severe and almost insuperable problem
containmentthe act of controlling or limiting something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – May 1, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
amendmentChange
forefrontimportant position
leewayfreedom to act within particular limits
fiscalconnected with public money
alleviateto make something bad less severe
apprehensionsanxiety about the future, fear of something unpleasant
prolongedcontinuing for a long time
slumpfalling suddenly
spurencouraging an activity
aftermathafter effects of an unpleasant event
think out-of-the-boxthink in an original or creative way

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 30, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
manifesteddemonstrated
extinguishedput an end to
hoverto stay near a particular level
containmentthe act of controlling someone harmful
anecdotal evidenceevidence in the form of stories that people tell about what has happened to them
disproportionatelytoo great when compared to something else
cloggedcrowded
potenteffective
symptomatichaving symptoms
fortifyto strengthen something, esp. in order to protect it
community transmissionWhen a disease spreads in the population is such a way that people don’t know how they were exposed to the contagion
broachto open up (a subject) for discussion

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 29, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
hinge onto depend on (something)
signallingsend information by means of an action
financial stabilitya condition in which the financial system can facilitate real economic activities smoothly and is capable of unravelling financial imbalances arising from shocks
tamp downto lower or dampen something
build-upa gradual increase, typically of something negative and typically leading to a problem or crisis
falloutthe adverse side effects of a situation
wind upto close a business, especially when it is not successful and has debts
assets under management (AUM)the total market value of the investments that a person or entity manages on behalf of clients
ward offto prevent some danger/ illness from affecting you
incipientbeginning to develop
straightforwarduncomplicated and easy to do or understand
cognisantaware
tailor-madeadapted for a particular purpose
held-to-maturity investmentssecurities purchased to be owned until maturity
capital marketvenues where savings and investments are channelled between the suppliers who have capital and those who are in need of capital
besetbe covered
gambitaction entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated to gain an advantage

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 28, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
ad-hoccreated or done for a particular purpose as necessary
top-down Top-down analysis generally refers to using comprehensive factors as a basis for decision making
underpinto give support to something
substantiveinvolving matters of major or practical importance to all concerned
rotaa list which gives details of the order in which different people have to do a particular job
mildnot severe
notorietythe state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed
harriedworried and angry, especially because people keep wanting things from you
fragilitythe quality of being easily broken or damaged
sanguineoptmistic
thrash outto talk about (something) in order to make a decision, find a solution, etc.
in the pink of healthin a very good condition
platitudea remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful
opticsthe public’s opinion and understanding of a situation after seeing it as the media shows it, and the possible political effects of this
opened its purse stringsincrease the amount of money that is available
bottoms-upconsidering the smaller or less important parts or details of a plan, organization, etc. first

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 27, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
intensifyingmaking something more forceful
convulsedto disrupt the normal running of 
calibratedto adjust precisely for a particular function
counterproductivehaving the opposite of the desired effect
stock upto buy a large quantity of something to be used later
chaoticin a state of complete confusion and disorder
joltan abrupt rough movement
hard-wonhaving taken a great deal of effort to win or acquire
falloutthe adverse side effects or results of a situation
aberrationa departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
weatherto live through a difficult situation or a problem
feasiblereasonable
inevitableunavoidable

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 24, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
hearteningincreasing confidence
scoresan indefinitely large number
hotspotsplaces of significant activity
outstripsmove faster than and overtake someone else
top upsomething extra that is added so as to increase the total
ambit scope
community kitchena group of people who meet on a regular basis to plan, cook and share healthy, affordable meals
make wayto provide a space for something else
bumperexceptionally large
procurementthe action of obtaining something
poolquantity of a particular thing collected together for shared use by several entities
one-upmanshipthe technique or practice of gaining a feeling of superiority over another entity

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 23, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
immigrationthe action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
haltabruptly stop
executive ordera rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law
begsto make a very strong and urgent request
diversionaryintended to distract attention from something more important
shore upto support or help something
in the wake offollowing something, especially as a consequence
soaredincrease rapidly above the usual level
cessationstopping
in the face ofbeing threatened with something
salvosa sudden, vigorous, or aggressive act or series of acts
bolstersupport or strengthen
pivotedto change your opinions, statements, decisions, etc. so that they are different to what they were before

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 22, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
futures contracta contract for assets (especially commodities or shares) bought at agreed prices but delivered and paid for later
triggeringcausing to happen
fire saleany sale where the seller is in financial distress
upendedturned upside down
stemto stop something unwanted from spreading
routdefeat
carnagea situation that is full of problems
profoundvery great
recoupsregains
fadesto cause to lose strength
business-as-usualan ongoing and unchanging state of affairs despite difficulties or disturbances
caplimit
impetussomething making an activity more energetic

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 21, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
raised eyebrowsto give rise to disapproval
exploitto use something, often unfairly, for your own advantage
distressedhaving problems because of having too little money
upcurvean upward curve
brick-and-mortaran industry that possesses or leases retail shops, factory production facilities, or warehouses for its operations
fintechtechnology used to support or enable banking and financial services
curbkeep in check
on the cardslikely
linkagesconnections
nuancedsubtle
pluggedclosed/blocked
missivesofficial letters

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 20, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
flattening the curveslowing the spread of (the virus)
precedingcoming before
prevalencethe fact of something existing
urbanisationcharacteristics of a town or city
spikea sharp increase in the magnitude of something
alleviatemake less severe
pandemica disease prevalent over a whole country or the world
laid bareto make something known
respiratoryrelated to the organs which help in breathing
phasedcarried out in gradual stages

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 17, 2020

Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
in dire straitsin a very bad or difficult situation
on the heels offollowing closely after
deterdiscourage
bottom of the pyramidthe poorest two-thirds of the economic human pyramid
moratorium a temporary prohibition of an activity
working capitalthe capital of a business which is used in its day-to-day trading operations, calculated as the current assets minus the current liabilities
better-offwealthy
underwhelmingfail to make a positive impact
appetitedesire

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – April 16, 2020

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Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
drive hometo make clear by special emphasis
cogentclear, logical and convincing
ameliorationthe act of making something better
spell outto say or explain something very clearly because someone has not understood something
fall shortto fail to reach an amount or standard that was expected or hoped for
back-to-the-drawing-boardback to the beginning or to the planning stage for a fresh approach or to find out what went wrong
grasped the nettletackle a difficulty boldly
ramp upto increase
liberaliseloosen restrictions on
take a leafto copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages

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  1. Sumit kumar

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  5. Ankit Singh

    Hey PM, why you have been posting the editorial. The editorial which was given yesterday is again given today as of 5 june. Kindly look into it. The Hindu newspaper doesn’t have this as their editorial today or even a news anywhere.

  6. Hi Ankit, This editorial is from Business Line which is a sister publication of The Hindu. Additionally, yesterday’s editorial was based on ‘Insurance-driven healthcare’ whereas today’s editorial is based on ‘Climate Change and Locust Threat’.
    Thanks,

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