Going grey – The Hindu (Feb 28 2018)

Going grey – The Hindu (Feb 28 2018)

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that monitors countries on action taken against terror-financing and money-laundering has decided to place Pakistan back on its watch list, or “greylist”, from June. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. money-laundering (noun) – a secret act of moving illegally acquired funds into legal bank accounts or investments.
  2. greylist (noun) – a particular condition of holding someone in scepticism (not excluded completely).
  3. overdue (adjective) – latebehind schedule/timedelayed.
  4. blatant (adjective) – flagrant, glaring, obvious/evident.
  5. obligation (noun) – duty, commitment, responsibility.
  6. crackdown (verb) – clampdown, getting tough/severe measures, suppression.
  7. garner (verb) – gather, collect, accumulate.
  8. turn a blind eye (phrase) – overlook, disregard, neglect, ignore.
  9. jeopardise (verb) – threaten, put/expose to risk, put in/expose to danger.
  10. disregard (noun) – indifference; inattention, carelessness.
  11. outcry (noun) – protest, complaints, commotion.
  12. plenary (noun) – a meeting (to be attended by all participants of a group).
  13. formidable (adjective) –  strong, powerful, mighty.
  14. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  15. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  16. turnaround (noun) – an unexpected change.
  17. set in stone (phrase) – unalterable, unchangeable, unalterable.
  18. concerted (adjective) – energetic, active, strong/intense.
  19. ratchet up (verb) – to increase something by a series of small amounts.
  20. stricture (noun) – constraint, restriction, limitation/control.
  21. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  22. bear fruit (phrase) – yield/get results, succeed, be effective.
  23. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, induce.


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