Unsurprising verdict – The Hindu (Jul 15, 2017)

Unsurprising verdict – The Hindu (Jul 15, 2017)

The latest Consumer Price Index data show headline retail inflation has decelerated to a record low of 1.54% in June. That the reading has slid below… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. strike down (phrasal verb) – abolish, annul, nullify  (a law or regulation).
  2. earmark (verb) – designate, assign, reserve.
  3. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, frame.
  4. assent (noun) – approval, consent, endorsement.
  5. executive order (noun) – an order issued by the central/state government. It is not an ordinance which has got approval of the parliament and promulgated by the president.
  6. shoulder (verb) – undertake, accept, take on.
  7. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  8. imminent (adjective) – impending, in the offing, about to happen.
  9. master (verb) – learn, grasp/acquire, understand.
  10. apprehension (noun) – worry, concern, disquiet/unease.
  11. insurmountable (adjective) – unconquerable, unassailable, unbeatable.
  12. underprivileged (adjective) – poor, destitute, penurious.
  13. so too (phrase) – more of the same.
  14. draw up (phrasal verb) – formulate, prepare/create, draft.
  15. rampant (adjective) – uncontrolled, unrestrained, widespread.
  16. disparity (noun) – difference, dissimilarity; divergence.
  17. virtue (noun) – advantage, benefit, usefulness.
  18. thrust (noun) – force, push, pressure.
  19. leeway (noun) – freedom, liberty, licence/elbow room.
  20. exploitation (noun) – misuse, unfair treatment, taking advantage.


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2 Responses to Unsurprising verdict – The Hindu (Jul 15, 2017)

  1. Sulekh says:

    Very useful!

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