Raging rupee – The Hindu (Aug 08, 2017)

Raging rupee – The Hindu (Aug 08, 2017)

The Indian rupee has turned out to be one of the best-performing currencies in the world with a gain of well over 6% against the U.S. dollar this year to date. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2

  1. turn out (phrasal verb) –  become known, become apparent, transpire/emerge.
  2. bearish (adjective) – relating to someone who believe/characterize trends in the currency, commodity or stock markets.
  3. turn the tide (phrase) – reverse the trend of events.
  4. portfolio (noun) – a range of investments, shares, holdings.
  5. equity market – stock/share market. The market for trading equity instruments (like common stock shares).
  6. debt market – bond market. The market where debt instruments (like bonds (government or corporate) and mortgages) are traded.
  7. rattle (verb) – disturb, upset, shake.
  8. taper tantrum (noun) – it is the term used to refer US Federal bank’s trimming of the amount of money it was feeding into the economy and which resulted sudden increase in its treasury.
  9. hawkish (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent, warring.
  10. inflation (noun) – increase of price level of goods & services & vice versa decrease of currency value.
  11. shell out (phrasal verb) – pay, spend (more/excessively).
  12. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  13. in tandem (phrase) – along side each other.
  14. appreciation (noun) – increase/rise, gain, growth.
  15. tinker with (verb) – try to improve, play around with, try to mend.
  16. retaliatory (adjective) – termed as a revenge against someone.
  17. bode (well) (verb) – augur, portend, predict (a good outcome/result).
  18. fiddle (verb) – tinker, play about, meddle.
  19. foolhardy (adjective) – reckless,incautious, careless/heedless.
  20. take something for granted (phrase) – assume, presume, suppose.
  21. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, without fail/exception.
  22. exert (verb) – apply, employ, exercise.
  23. muster (verb) – gather together, congregate, assemble.
  24. will (noun) – determination, firmness, wish/desire.


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