The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous suggestion) – Nov 25, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous suggestion) – Nov 25, 2020

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Dangerous suggestion) – Nov 25, 2020:

  1. set up (phrasal verb) – establish, start/begin, initiate, institute, create.
  2. household (noun) – family, house.
  3. barely (adverb) – only just, hardly.
  4. draw (one’s) attention (phrase) – to make someone notice something.
  5. come as no surprise (phrase) – something which is not surprising someone, but is as expected one.
  6. task (verb) – assign a task to.
  7. norm (noun) – standard, convention, regulation.
  8. worthwhile (adjective) – valuable, helpful, useful.
  9. harmonise (verb) – coordinate, integrate, make compatible/ bring in line with.
  10. legacy (adjective) – relating to something that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use.
  11. entrant (noun) – new member, newcomer.
  12. throes (noun) – agony, pain, distress, suffering.
  13. in the throes of (phrase) – struggling with, grappling with, in the middle of.
  14. fallout (noun) – adverse results/consequence; after-effects, repercussions.
  15. lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  16. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, generate, give rise to.
  17. reservation (noun) – doubt, qualm.
  18. credit rating agency (CRA) (noun) – a credit rating agency is an entity which assesses the ability and willingness of the issuer company for timely payment of interest and principal on a debt instrument.(Courtesy:
  19. intriguing (adjective) – interesting, fascinating, arousing, compelling.
  20. acknowledge (verb) – admit, accept, realize.
  21. all but (phrase) – all expect.
  22. unequivocal (adjective) – clear-cut, crystal clear, well defined, explicit, unambiguous, categorical.
  23. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  24. prevailing (adjective) – existing; being present.
  25. far-from-ideal (adjective) – not at all good, not very good.
  26. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  27. bar (verb) – prohibit, debar, forbid, ban.
  28. ring fence (verb) – reserve or set aside something (especially, money, fund, etc) for a particular purpose and not use it for anything else.
  29. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  30. echo (verb) – repeat, say again, restate, reiterate.
  31. rationale (noun) – reason, reasoning, grounds, basis, logic.
  32. caveat (noun) – warning, caution, condition.
  33. assertion (noun) – statement, declaration, affirmation, contention.
  34. Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (noun) – an act enacted in the year 1949 for the purpose of regulating banks across the country (India).
  35. enact (verb) – ratify, validate, pass.
  36. safeguard (verb) – protectshield, shelter, defend.
  37. connected lending (noun) – a system where the owner of the bank gives their company or companies or connected parties (his friends and families) loans at lesser rates of interest. Basically, if you own a bank you can lend yourself money at a lower rate of interest for a risky project.
  38. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  39. bailout (noun) – an act of providing financial help/support by the outside investors to a bank/institution/organisation which faces serious financial difficulty.
  40. bail-in (noun) – a way of helping a bank or other institution in financial difficulty, in which people/creditors of the bank to bear some of the burden by cancelling a part of the debt they are owed.
  41. heightened (adjective) – increased, intensified, intense.
  42. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  43. loosen (verb) – make less strict.
  44. regulatory (adjective) – supervisory, managerial, controlling.
  45. build-up (noun) – increase, escalation, development.
  46. exposure (noun) – the action of placing oneself at risk of financial losses.
  47. in time (phrase) – eventually, ultimately, finally, in the end.
  48. financial stability (noun) – financial stability is a condition where the financial system is able to withstand internal or external economic shocks and also able to smoothly conduct its core tasks.
  49. let (verb) – allow, permit, warrant.
  50. relatively (adverb) – comparatively, proportionately, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  51. howsoever (conjunction) – in whatever way, however.
  52. regulate (verb) – supervise, oversee, administer, keep an eye on.
  53. at the altar of (phrase) – in the interests of.
  54. liberalisation (noun) – removal or loosening of restrictions on something, typically an economic or political system.
  55. outright (adverb) – instantly, instantaneously, immediately, at once, straight away.
  56. belong (verb) – be included in, be affiliated to, be associated with, be connected to (a particular group or organization).
  57. the shelf (noun) – The RBI itself (in this context).


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