Stock-taking – The Hindu (Nov 8, 2017)

Stock-taking – The Hindu (Nov 8, 2017)

India Inc.’s earnings performance for the second quarter of the financial year has turned out to be largely in line with street expectations.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. hasty (adjective) – quick, hurried, fast, speedy.
  2. rebound (noun) – an increase in something (value, amount) after a decline.
  3. transitory (adjective) – temporary, short-lived, short-term.
  4. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a consequence of, as a result of.
  5. striking (adjective) – noticeable, prominent; significant.
  6. revive (verb) – reintroduce, re-establish, restore.
  7. disbursement (noun) – spending, expending, paying out.
  8. jubilant (adjective) – elated, triumphant, joyful.
  9. generous (adjective) – liberal, ungrudging; kind/good.
  10. liquidity (noun) – liquid assets; cash; (liquid asset is an asset which can be easily sold/converted into cash without losing its value).
  11. dampen (verb) – decrease, reduce, lower.
  12. surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise, growth.
  13. ramp up (phrasal verb) – increase or cause to increase.
  14. yield (verb) – produce, give, provide.
  15. materialise (verb) – happen, take place, occur.
  16. horizon (noun) – range of experience, outlook, perspective/perception.
  17. full-blown (adjective) – fully developed, complete, thorough/entire.
  18. sustainable (adjective) – maintainable, valid, reliable/dependable.
  19. uptick (noun) – a small increase.
  20. hazy (adjective) – indistinct, unclear, ill-defined.
  21. smog (noun) – fog mixed with smoke; (a cloud of dirty air).
  22. engulf (verb) – affect/disturb, overwhelm, overrun.
  23. fire-fighting (noun) – an act of dealing problems as they come (instead of avoiding them strategically).
  24. swiftly (adverb) – quickly, rapidly, fast.
  25. unravel (verb) – solve/resolve, clarify, decipher/explain.
  26. tangle (noun) – muddle, mix-up, confusion.
  27. fillip (noun) – stimulus, boost, encouragement/impetus.



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