The Hindu Editorial (Limits of funding) – Feb 24, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Limits of funding) – Feb 24, 2020

That research and development in India is inadequate, in terms of money, personnel and ambition, isn’t news. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Limits of funding) – Feb 24, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Limits of funding) – Feb 24, 2020:

  1. boost (verb) – improve, increase, promote, help.
  2. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  3. seek (verb) – attempt, try/aim, pursue, strive for.
  4. to this end (phrase) – to achieve the (previously) specified goal/aim.
  5. at the expense of (phrase) – sacrifice, cost, loss, neglect of.
  6. privilege (verb) – give a special advantage.
  7. esoteric (adjective) – complex, complicated, incomprehensible, difficult/hard to understand.
  8. tertiary (adjective) – higher-level, higher, specialized.
  9. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  10. beholden (adjective) – indebted, obligated, under an obligation, duty-bound.
  11. reinvent the wheel (phrase) – to waste one’s time working on creating something that has already been created by someone else, or trying to solve a problem that has already been solved by someone else.
  12. whereas (conjunction) – in conflict/comparison with the fact that.
  13. incentivise (verb) – encourage, motivate, galvanize.
  14. intellectual property (noun) – a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. The most well-known types are copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
  15. the turn of the millennium (phrase) – the time around one period of a thousand years ends and another begins.
  16. ponder (verb) – think about, consider, reflect on.
  17. coax (verb) – persuade, talk into, entice, tempt, prevail on.
  18. the lion’s share (phrase) – most, the majority, the larger/greater part of something.
  19. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, make up, comprise, provide, give (a specific amount).
  20. relative (adjective) – comparable, correlative, considered in proportion to.
  21. underspend (verb) – spend very little.
  22. moot (verb) – propose, suggest, put forward.
  23. on the anvil (phrase) – in a state/condition of discussion (not implemented); being discussed or prepared but is not yet ready.
  24. buzzword (noun) – a very popular word/phrase at a particular time/event.
  25. venture capitalist (noun) – a person or company that invests in a new business venture, providing capital for startup or expansion.
  26. pool (verb) – combine, put together, merge/join.
  27. expend (verb) – spend, use up, disburse, dole out.
  28. pool (noun) – a group of people (considered as a resource for some work).
  29. absorb (verb) – engross, captivate, occupy, engage (the attention of someone).
  30. risk-appetite (noun) – the level of risk that an organization is prepared to accept in pursuit of its objectives, before action is deemed necessary to reduce the risk.
  31. futuristic (adjective) – original, innovatory, new.
  32. abound (adjective) – be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous.
  33. fruitful (adjective) – beneficial, valuable, advantageous.


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