Moving up – The Hindu (Nov 2, 2017)

Moving up – The Hindu (Nov 2, 2017)

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)

  1. formidable (adjective) – taxing, difficult, hard/strenuous.
  2. surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise, growth.
  3. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, non stop.
  4. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  5. pursue (verb) – undertake, follow, carry on.
  6. red tape (noun) – excessive bureaucracy; official procedure, rule/regulation.
  7. pay off (phrasal verb) – succeed, be effective, get results.
  8. insolvency (noun) –  a condition in which the financial difficulties of an individual or organisation are such it is unable to pay its debts.
  9. 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.
  10. statutory (adjective) – mandatory, necessary, essential.
  11. spur (verb) – stimulateencourage, motivate.
  12. tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
  13. upbeat (adjective) – positive, optimistic, confident/hopeful.
  14. lose sight of (phrase) – pay no attention to, fail to consider, be lax about.
  15. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  16. cumbersome (adjective) – complicated, complex; awkward/hard to deal with.
  17. agglomeration (noun) – collection, mass, assemblage (of things).
  18. hinterland (noun) – remote areas of a country away from the coastal areas/the banks of major rivers.
  19. acquisition (noun) – purchase/buy, investment, possession. 
  20. cue (noun) –  hint, indication, sign/signal.
  21. moot (adjective) –  propose, suggest, mention.
  22. irritant  (noun) – source of irritation/vexation/annoyance; inconvenience, nuisance.
  23. orator (noun) –  public speaker, declaimer, rhetorician.



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