The Hindu Opinion Article (A triple blow to job guarantee scheme) – May 16, 2018

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The Hindu Opinion Article (A triple blow to job guarantee scheme) – May 16, 2018

The ₹11,000 crore fraud that diamond merchant Nirav Modi is said to have created is a figure that needs to be put in perspective.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Opinion Article (A triple blow to job guarantee scheme) – May 16, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 2 For The Hindu Opinion Article (A triple blow to job guarantee scheme) – May 16, 2018:

  1. rampant (adjective) – uncontrolled/unrestrained, widespread, out of control.
  2. abysmal (adjective) – very bad, dreadful, awful.
  3. put in place (phrase) – initiate, usher in, bring in.
  4. pertain to (verb) – concern, relate to, be connected with.
  5. subvert (verb) – undermine, destabilize, weaken.
  6. letter and spirit (phrase) – adhering to /obeying both literal interpretation/wording and the spirit/intent/purpose of the law.
  7. inflation (noun) – increase of price level of goods & services & vice versa decrease of currency value.
  8. truncation (noun) – curtailment, reduction, decrease.
  9. bottom-up (adjective) – upturned, upended, inverted/reversed.
  10. arbitrary (noun) – discretionary, personal, subjective.
  11. cut down (phrasal verb) – reduce, decrease, curtail/whittle down.
  12. cap (noun) – limit, ceiling.
  13. synchrony (noun) – concurrence, coincidence, coexistence.
  14. rescind (verb) – revoke, repeal, cancel/reverse.
  15. bottleneck (noun) – a condition which appears as not solvable and so delays the process; snag, difficulty/problem.
  16. at odds with (phrase) – inconsistent, at variance, contrary.
  17. throttle (verb) – suppress/restrict, crack down on, stop/end. (throttle generally means cause a person/animal unable to breathe properly by blocking the air flow through the throat).
  18. stagnate (verb) – decline, deteriorate, fall.
  19. lucrative (adjective) – profitable; productive; successful.
  20. contravention (noun) – breach, non-compliance/non-observance, neglect.
  21. subsistence (noun) – survival, living, livelihood.

Today’s Advanced Word List 2 For The Hindu Opinion Article (A triple blow to job guarantee scheme) – May 16, 2018:

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