The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes) – Feb 02, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes) – Feb 02, 2019

As election-eve budgets go, Interim Budget 2019-20 must rank as one of the most politically expedient ones this country has seen. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes) – Feb 02, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Shopping for votes) – Feb 02, 2019:

  1. shop (verb) – buy, purchase, get/acquire.
  2. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  3. cast away (phrasal verb) – discard/reject, abandon, leave behind.
  4. convention (noun) – protocol, custom/practice, agreement.
  5. sop (noun) – something insignificant given to stop criticism; compromise, adjustment.
  6. expedient (noun) – convenient, advantageous, beneficial; tactical/strategic.
  7. shadow (noun) – hint, faint sign, trace/glimmer.
  8. squarely (adverb) – precisely, exactly, directly.
  9. hustings (noun) – election platform/campaign.
  10. there is no denying (phrase) – it is undoubtedly true.
  11. distress (noun) – anguish, suffering, pain.
  12. reel under (phrase) – to suffer (due to a burden).
  13. informal sector (noun) – informal economy, grey economy is the part of an economy that is neither taxed, nor monitored by any form of government.
  14. household (noun) – family, house.
  15. rebate (noun) – refund, repayment, deduction.
  16. statute (noun) – law, regulation, rule.
  17. eye (noun) – view, opinion, thinking.
  18. fault (verb) – criticize, censure/condemn, reproach.
  19. counter-productive (adjective) – adverse, undesirable, unfavourable.
  20. leg-up (noun) – support provided to improve one’s situation; contribution, allowance, benefaction.
  21. cost (phrase) – penalty, loss, sacrifice.
  22. glide-path (noun) – trajectory, approach; a series of actions taken to get the expected result.
  23. fiscal deficit (noun) – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
  24. slippage (noun) – deficiency, shortage,
  25. spur (verb) – stimulate, galvanize, encourage/motivate.
  26. arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.


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