The Hindu Lead Article (The shape of the jobs crisis) – Feb 13, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (The shape of the jobs crisis) – Feb 13, 2019

Job creation has slowed since 2011-12, the year of the last published National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) labour force survey. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The shape of the jobs crisis) – Feb 13, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The shape of the jobs crisis) – Feb 13, 2019:

  1. demographic dividend (noun) – it is defined as a boost in economic productivity that occurs when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents (or) it is the accelerated development that can arise when a population has a relatively large proportion of working-age people coupled with effective human capital investment.
  2. unorganised sector (noun) – unorganized sector means an enterprise owned by individuals or self-employed workers and engaged in the production or sale of goods or providing service of any kind whatsoever, and where the enterprise employs workers, the number of such workers is less than ten (Courtesy: Ministry of Labour and Employment, India).
  3. untenable (adjective) – unacceptable, unjustifiable, illogical.
  4. grim (adjective) – depressing, distressing, upsetting.
  5. disguised (adjective) – concealed, obscured; made unrecognizable.
  6. abound in (verb) – be full of, overflow with, have in large numbers.
  7. wherewithal (noun) – resources, means.
  8. withstand (verb) – tolerate, bear, stand up to.
  9. disheartened (adjective) – hopeless, distressed, hungry.
  10. fall out (phrasal verb) – get out/move out of line.
  11. reflection (noun) – indication, display’ proof/evidence.
  12. mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, intensifying.
  13. retrogression (noun) – a return to a previous lower state; reversion, regression.
  14. attest (verb) – indicate, show, reveal/display.
  15. cohort (noun) – group, generation, category/section.
  16. absolute (adjective) – complete, total/entire, out-and-out, outright.
  17. whopping (adjective) – huge, massive, very large.
  18. lumpen (adjective) – unthinking, stupid, foolish.
  19. fodder (noun) – a raw material for a specific use.
  20. entrant (noun) – new member, beginner, newcomer.
  21. decelerate (verb) – slow down, reduce speed, slack up.
  22. underpin (verb) – strengthen, support, bolster up.
  23. ride (verb) – progress, proceed; be supported by.
  24. let alone (phrase) – to say nothing of; not to mention.
  25. political fodder (noun) –  something used for a (particular) political purpose.

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