Hit refresh – The Hindu (Nov 13, 2017)

Hit refresh – The Hindu (Nov 13, 2017)

The script was altered for the second time in two months but with far greater impact. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised far-reaching changes to simplify the goods and….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. rationalise (verb) – streamline, make more efficient, hone/simplify.
  2. far-reaching (adjective) – extensive, wide-ranging, radical/comprehensive.
  3. tacit (adjective) – implicit, understood, implied/hinted.
  4. in a hurry (phrase) – doing things quickly / hastily / rapidly.
  5. ambit (noun) – scope, extent, limit/purview.
  6. threshold (noun) – level, limit; starting point.
  7. kick in (phrasal verb) – come into effect.
  8. under way (adverb) – in progress, going on, continuing/happening.
  9. spur (verb) – stimulateencourage, motivate.
  10. inventory (noun) – unsold stock; an unsold supply of a product that are stored in a place.
  11. mandarin (noun) – a powerful officer, civil servant, functionary/bureaucrat.
  12. exchequer (noun) – funds, resources/finances, treasury.
  13. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  14. avail oneself of (phrase) – use, utilize, take advantage of.
  15. curious (adjective) – unusual, puzzling, mystifying/mysterious.
  16. degenerate (verb) – decline, get worse, weaken.
  17. institute (verb) – start, begin, initiate.
  18. explicit (adjective) – clear, direct, straightforward.
  19. rationale (noun) – reason/basis; principle; motivation.
  20. wistful (adjective) – regretful, longing, contemplative/daydreaming.


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