The Hindu Editorial (Mixed bag) – Jul 05, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Mixed bag) – Jul 05, 2021

India’s merchandise exports reached an all-time quarterly high of $95 billion in the three months ended June, providing welcome cheer on the economic front. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Mixed bag) – Jul 05, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Mixed bag) – Jul 05, 2021:

  1. mixed bag (noun) – collection of diverse elements (win, victory & defeat, loss).
  2. merchandise (mass noun) – goods, commodities, produce.
  3. constituent (adjective) – integral (part/unit).
  4. welcome (adjective) – encouraging, gratifying, heartening, promising.
  5. front (noun) – a particular sphere of activity/operation.
  6. notch up (phrasal verb) – score, achieve, attain/gain something.
  7. quarter (noun) – a period of three months (considered as one-fourth of a year).
  8. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  9. hit (verb) – reach, attain, touch (a level).
  10. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  11. 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.
  12. noteworthy (adjective) – worthy of mention, worth taking a look at, interesting, important.
  13. surge (verb) – rise or increase suddenly.
  14. discount (verb) – dismiss, ignore, reject, brush off, gloss over.
  15. anomalous (adjective) – abnormal, aberrant, irregular, odd, inconsistent.
  16. protracted (adjective) – lengthy, prolonged, extended.
  17. shipment (noun) – an amount of goods shipped.
  18. robust (adjective) – strong, vigorous, powerful.
  19. pre-pandemic (noun) – before the pandemic.
  20. propel (verb) – spur, motivate, prompt.
  21. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise of something.
  22. cereal (noun) – food grains (rice, wheat, millet, maize &, etc.).
  23. quadruple (adjective) – increase by four (times).  
  24. (iron) ore (noun) – rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted.
  25. jump (noun) – rise, increase, upturn.
  26. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  27. bolster (verb) – strengthen, support, reinforce/buttress.
  28. enthuse (verb) – motivate, inspire, excite, encourage.
  29. posit (verb) – put forward, set forth, present, propose.
  30. fiscal (year) (noun) – financial year.
  31. driver (noun) – a factor which produces a specific thing to happen.
  32. runaway (adjective/noun as modifier) – out of control, uncontrolled, unchecked.
  33. rally (verb) – recovery, upturn, improvement, revival, comeback, rebound.
  34. accelerated (adjective) – hastened, expedited, quickened. 
  35. as well as (phrase) – and also, and in addition.
  36. appetite (noun) – longing, yearning, strong desire/liking.
  37. on the other hand (phrase) – as an alternative.
  38. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, display, demonstrate.
  39. deep (adjective) – profound, intense, extreme.
  40. dog (verb) – trouble, disturb, worry, torment, beset.
  41. downtrend (noun) – decline, downturn, slump.
  42. exacerbate (verb) – intensify, increase, heighten, aggravate, worsen, compound.
  43. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  44. savvy (adjective in combination) – intelligent, clever, expert; experienced in a particular area (of knowledge).
  45. rival (noun) – competitor.
  46. on the ropes (phrase) – in condition of near collapse/failure.
  47. short-sighted (adjective) – narrow-minded, narrow, unimaginative, lacking foresight, short-term.
  48. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  49. World Trade Organization (WTO) (noun) – an intergovernmental organization that is concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations.
  50. WTO-mandated (adjective) – required by the WTO.
  51. incentive (noun) – stimulus, impetus, boost.
  52. pandemic-induced (adjective) – caused/produced by the pandemic.
  53. slowdown (noun) – recession, slump, decline.
  54. imposition (noun) – introduction, institution; enforcement.
  55. viability (noun) – ability, practicality, feasibility (to work successfully).
  56. drag one’s feet (phrase) – delay, procrastinate, postpone action, put off doing something.
  57. Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme (noun) – It is a new scheme that is applicable with effect from January 1st, 2021, formed to replace the existing MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme). The scheme will ensure that the exporters receive the refunds on the embedded taxes and duties previously non-recoverable. The scheme was brought about with the intention to boost exports which were relatively poor in volume previously.
  58. bid for (verb) – tender for, offer a price for.
  59. heightened (adjective) – intensified, increased, enhanced.
  60. freight (carriage) (noun) – transportation.
  61. soar (verb) – rise, increase (quickly).
  62. look beyond (phrase) – to look forward to a time in the future after some situation.
  63. headline (adjective) – showing a particularly important piece of news/information.
  64. expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, step up, quicken.
  65. enduring (adjective) – stable, steady, steadfast, firm, unwavering, long-running, long-term.


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