India’s surge in the latest World Bank report on “the ease of doing business” around the world — from the 130th position last year to the 100th — could not have come at a better time for the government. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- formidable (adjective) – taxing, difficult, hard/strenuous.
- surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise, growth.
- sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, non stop.
- reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
- pursue (verb) – undertake, follow, carry on.
- red tape (noun) – excessive bureaucracy; official procedure, rule/regulation.
- pay off (phrasal verb) – succeed, be effective, get results.
- insolvency (noun) – a condition in which the financial difficulties of an individual or organisation are such it is unable to pay its debts.
- bankruptcy (noun) – legal state of insolvency. An individual or organisation is declared bankrupt if a court judges that the party involved can no longer meet debt payments to creditors. it is defined as the outcome of a legal procedure.
- statutory (adjective) – mandatory, necessary, essential.
- spur (verb) – stimulate, encourage, motivate.
- tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
- upbeat (adjective) – positive, optimistic, confident/hopeful.
- lose sight of (phrase) – pay no attention to, fail to consider, be lax about.
- enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
- cumbersome (adjective) – complicated, complex; awkward/hard to deal with.
- agglomeration (noun) – collection, mass, assemblage (of things).
- hinterland (noun) – remote areas of a country away from the coastal areas/the banks of major rivers.
- acquisition (noun) – purchase/buy, investment, possession.
- cue (noun) – hint, indication, sign/signal.
- moot (adjective) – propose, suggest, mention.
- irritant (noun) – source of irritation/vexation/annoyance; inconvenience, nuisance.
- orator (noun) – public speaker, declaimer, rhetorician.
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