The Hindu Editorial (In slow mode) – Mar 14, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (In slow mode) – Mar 14, 2019

Manufacturing activity in the country continues to remain becalmed. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (In slow mode) – Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. inflation (noun) – simply meaning “cost of living”; increase of price level of goods & services and vice versa decrease of currency value.
  2. room (noun) – scope, capacity, opportunity.
  3. becalmed (adjective) – at a standstill, at a halt, unmoving; stranded/stuck.
  4. index (noun) – measure; guide, indication.
  5. slowdown (noun) – economic decline, recession, slump/depression.
  6. slump (verb) – fall sharply, decrease, decline.
  7. shrink (verb) – reduce/diminish, lessen, dwindle.
  8. contraction (noun) – decline, decrease, reduction/shrinking.
  9. bode (well) (verb) – augur, presage, portend (something, a good outcome).
  10. proxy (noun) – a number used to indicate the value of something in calculation.
  11. contract (verb) – decrease, diminish, reduce.
  12. telling (adjective) – revealing, significant/important, meaningful.
  13. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, constant.
  14. revival (noun) – improvement, betterment; restoration.
  15. curb (noun) – restrain, restriction, limitation/stricture.
  16. outlay (noun) –  expenditure, expenses, spending.
  17. capex (noun) – capital expenditure.
  18. anaemic (adjective) – feeble, weak, poor.
  19. wind (noun) –  turn/twist in a course.
  20. headline (retail) inflation (noun) – it is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, including commodities such as food and energy prices (e.g., oil and gas).
  21. core inflation (noun) – it is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, excluding commodities such as food and energy prices (which change frequently).
  22. persistent (adjective) – continuing, constant/continuous, steady.
  23. deflationary (adjective) – characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation.
  24. disquieting (adjective) – horrible, awful, disgusting/upsetting.
  25. agrarian (adjective) – relating to cultivating/farming.
  26. heartland (noun) – the most important part of a field of activity; the central part of something.
  27. turnaround (noun) – an unexpected change.
  28. fortunes (noun) – circumstances, state of affairs, conditions.
  29. spigot (noun) – tap, valve, stopcock.
  30. woo (verb) – seek the support of, seek the favour of, try to attract.
  31. impulse (noun) – (strong & sudden) urge/instinct, compulsion, need.

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