The Hindu Editorial (Interesting, but risky) – Sep 06, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Interesting, but risky) – Sep 06, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has finally decided that it needs to address the problem of inadequate interest rate transmission head on. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Interesting, but risky) – Sep 06, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Interesting, but risky) – Sep 06, 2019:

  1. floating (interest) rate (noun) – variable or adjustable (interest) rate on debt obligation.
  2. diktat (noun) – order, regulation, decree.
  3. spur (verb) – stimulate, prompt, propel.
  4. address (verb) – attend to, tackle, deal with.
  5. head on (adverb) – if someone deals with a problem head-on, they do not try to avoid it, but deal with it in a direct and determined way .
  6. benchmark (noun) – standard, guideline, basis.
  7. repo rate (noun) – it is the rate at which the central bank of a country (RBI in case of India) lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds.
  8. yield (noun) – profit, gain, return/dividend.
  9. leeway (noun) – freedom, scope/flexibility, latitude/elbow room.
  10. caveat (noun) – warning/caution of provision, condition, clause.
  11. abiding (adjective) – long-lasting, permanent, stable.
  12. conundrum (noun) – problem, difficulty, quandary.
  13. vexed (adjective) – annoyed, irritated, furious.
  14. weighted average (noun) – the average of values which are scaled by importance.
  15. lend (verb) – give, provide, offer.
  16. burn through (phrasal verb) – to use all of (something) quickly.
  17. The monetary policy committee (MPC) (noun) – it is a six-member panel that is expected to bring “value and transparency” to rate-setting decisions. It will feature three members from the RBI — the Governor, a Deputy Governor and another official — and three independent members to be selected by the Government. The MPC will meet four times a year to decide on monetary policy by a majority vote.
  18. avail (verb) – aid, assist, help.
  19. shrink (verb) – lessen, reduce, decrease.
  20. nudge (verb) – encourage, prompt, stimulate/coax.
  21. uptick (noun) – a small increase.
  22. becalmed (adjective) – at a standstill, at a halt, unmoving; stranded/stuck.
  23. beleaguered (adjective) – hard-pressed, troubled, in difficulties.
  24. conviction (noun) – belief, opinion, view.


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