The Hindu Editorial (Bucks for the banks) – Jul 06, 2019
The maiden budget of Nirmala Sitharaman has many interesting features, but it does not have a defining central theme. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bucks for the banks) – Jul 06, 2019.
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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bucks for the banks) – Jul 06, 2019:
- spur (verb) – stimulate, prompt, encourage/motivate.
- revitalise (verb) – re-energize, strengthen, revive.
- defining (adjective) – determining, deciding.
- fiscal deficit (noun) – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
- push through (phrasal verb) – succeed in passing a law accepted by the people who oppose it.
- fiscal conservative (noun) – one who favors a balanced budget, preferring spending cuts or tax increases to borrowing, and wants to decrease government size, and promote a free market.
- indulgence (noun) – extravagance, luxury/comfort, extra.
- capital infusion (noun) – introduction of additional funding from successful divisions of a business to the weak division which is is not doing well.
- plague (verb) – afflict, torment, trouble.
- credit freeze (noun) – a situation in which actions by a government force banks to stop lending money.
- comprehensively (adverb) – completely, thoroughly, fully.
- liquidity (noun) – a measure of activity (i.e. the ability to buy or sell easily) in a market.
- solvency (noun) – a condition in which the financial difficulties of an individual or organisation are such it is able to pay its debts. (possession of excess assets than liabilities).
- window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
- pooled assets (noun) – it is the grouping together of resources (assets, equipment, personnel, effort, etc.) for the purposes of maximizing advantage or minimizing risk.
- of a piece (phrase) – similar, alike, the same.
- come under (phrasal verb) – be subjected to.
- ambit (noun) – scope, range, bounds.
- equitable (adjective) – fair, reasonable, sensible.
- sour/bad loans (noun) – non-performing assets (NPAs), stressed assets/loans; an account where principal and/or interest remains overdue for a period of time.
- concede (verb) – admit, acknowledge, accept.
- debenture (noun) – a long-term debt instrument (savings bond) issued by a company to borrow money that is paid back over a long period of time and at a fixed rate of interest.
- tenure (noun) – term, period, time.
- mismatch (noun) – discrepancy, inconsistency, contradiction
- reiteration (noun) – the process of repeating something (some action) for clarity/emphasis.
- disinvestment (noun) – the process of reducing capital investments.
- stake (noun) – share.
- angel tax (noun) – a tax that is levied on the funding received by startups from an external investor. The 30% tax is levied when startups receive angel funding at a valuation higher than its ‘fair market value’.
- off the table (phrase) – to be withdrawn and no longer available for consideration.
- faceless (adjective) – anonymous, impersonal.
- rent-seeking (noun) – a behavior which does not create economic gains for society, instead it helps a company/organisation/individual using their resources to get economic gain.
- assessee (noun) – a person by whom any tax or any other sum of money is payable under the Income Tax Act (of India).
- scrutinise (verb) – examine carefully, inspect; investigate.
- sop (noun) – compromise, adjustment, modification.
- nudge theory (noun) – a flexible and modern change-management concept for understanding of how people think, make decisions, and behave; it is a concept in behavioral science, political theory and behavioral economics which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behavior and decision making of groups or individuals.
- put to use (phrase) – to use; to utilize; to apply.
- mobility (noun) – adaptability, flexibility, adjustability.
- commendable (adjective) – admirable, praiseworthy, laudable.
- set off (phrasal verb) – cause, lead to, start/trigger.
- nudge (noun) – encouragement, prompt, stimulus.
- ecosystem (noun) – a set of interconnected products and services.
- incentive (noun) – stimulus, impetus, boost.
- stick to (phrasal verb) – abide by, adhere to, fulfil.
- glide path (noun) – trajectory, approach; a series of actions taken to get the expected result.
- exaggerated (adjective) – enlarged, overblown, magnified/overstated/inflated.
- imply (verb) – say indirectly, suggest, hint.
- ambitious (adjective) – difficult, exacting, formidable/challenging.
- slowdown (noun) – economic decline, recession, slump/depression.
- buffer (noun) – shield, screen, barrier/guard.
- come up with (phrasal verb) – propose, put forward, suggest.
- slide (verb) – fall, drop, decline.
- protectionist (adjective) – relating to the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
- kernel (noun) – seed, grain.
- send out (phrasal verb) – produce, create, give out.
- retrograde (adjective) – unprogressive, negative, reverse/regressive.
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