The Hindu Editorial (Turf battle) – Oct 23, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Turf battle) – Oct 23, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government are once again at loggerheads over the legitimate extent of their powers. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Turf battle) – Oct 23, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Turf battle) – Oct 23, 2018:

  1. turf war/battle (noun) – dispute between rival groups over a territory/power.
  2. at loggerheads (phrase) – in disagreement, at variance, in opposition.
  3. legitimate (adjective) – valid, logical, lawful/authentic.
  4. gesture (noun) – action, deed, move.
  5. reservations (noun) – doubt, misgivings, scepticism/objection.
  6. set up (phrasal verb) – establish, start, create.
  7. set the stage for (phrase) – prepare the circumstances for beginning of something.
  8. dissent (noun) – disagreement/disapproval, opposition, argument.
  9. purview (noun) – range, scope, ambit.
  10. oversee (verb) – supervise, administer, manage.
  11. overarching (adjective) – inclusive, all-inclusive, complete.
  12. synergy (noun) – collaboration, coordination, understanding.
  13. in essence (phrase) – basically, fundamentally, elementally.
  14. back (verb) – support, favour, endorse/sanction.
  15. make good sense (phrase) – be logical and wise.
  16. perspective (noun) – view, outlook, prospect/aspect.
  17. overlapping (noun) – same area of activity.
  18. expertise (noun) – skill, proficiency, expertness/competence.
  19. take charge (phrase) – preside, responsibility, supervise.
  20. ill-afford (verb) – unable to afford.
  21. dilution (noun) – reduction in value/power/force of something.
  22. centralisation (noun) – the process of having functions, powers, people or things only in a central location or authority.
  23. regulatory (adjective) –  directorial/organizational, governmental, supervisory.


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The Hindu Editorial (Turf battle) - Oct 23, 2018

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