HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 31 December 2018

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 31 December 2018 and English Vocabulary based on The Hindu daily newspaper. Here we are listed the words used in The HINDU Editorial and providing the usage of words for easy learning. So that it will become very easy to improve vocabulary and learn new words.

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 31 December 2018

  1. Mind the gap: on fiscal deficit
  2. Revenue trends underline the government’s challenge on the fiscal consolidation front
  3. spending is set on an underwhelming trajectory
  4. it is the buoyancy seen in non-tax revenue
  5. open the spigot with an eye on the political benefits
  6. the onus is on the government to avoid further fiscal slippage
  7. devastated by lapses in blood screening
  8. indicating glaring lapses in screening procedures
  9. dutifully contacted the hospital on December 10
  10. After winning a protracted battle to keep away professional donors
WordMeaning & Synonyms
deficit

noun

Meaning: the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small.

Synonyms:          shortfall, deficiency, shortage, undersupply, slippage

consolidation

noun

Meaning: the action or process of making something stronger or more solid.
trajectory

noun

Meaning: the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

Synonyms: course, route, path, track, line, orbit, flight, flight path, ambit

buoyancy

noun

Meaning: a cheerful and optimistic attitude or disposition.

Synonyms: cheerfulness, cheeriness, happiness,

spigot 

noun

Meaning: a small peg or plug, especially for insertion into the vent of a cask.
onus 

noun

Meaning: something that is one’s duty or responsibility.

Synonyms: burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty, weight

devastate 

verb

Meaning: destroy or ruin.

Synonyms: destroy, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, lay waste

glaring 

adjective

Meaning: giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light.

Synonyms: dazzling, blinding, blazing, strong,

dutifully 

adverb

Meaning: in a conscientious or obedient manner.
protracted 

adjective

Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

 The Hindu Wordlist 31 December 2018

  1. S. journalist working on Sterlite issue grilled by police
  2. KCR acting at the behest of Modi: Naidu
  3. Vegetarian sausages and other British quirks
  4. Abducted child traced in Nanded
  5. beefing up border armoury
  6. ‘No agency has licence to snoop’
  7. Mrinal Sen, the last of Bengal triumvirate, dead
  8. Man arrested for impersonation
WordMeaning & Synonyms
grill

verb

Meaning: subject (someone) to intense questioning or interrogation.
behest

noun

Meaning: a person’s orders or command.

Synonyms: instruction, bidding, request, requirement, wish, desire

quirk

noun

Meaning: a peculiar aspect of a person’s character or behaviour.

Synonyms: idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity, foible, whim

abduct

verb

Meaning: take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
beef

verb

Meaning: complain.
snoop

Verb

Meaning: investigate or look around furtively in an attempt to find out something, especially information about someone’s private affairs.
triumvirate

noun

Meaning: a group of three men holding power, in particular ( the First Triumvirate ) the unofficial coalition
impersonation

noun

Meaning: an act of pretending to be another person for the purpose of entertainment or fraud.

Synonyms: impression, imitation; parody, caricature, mockery

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