The Hindu Editorial (Not just liquidity) – Oct 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Not just liquidity) – Oct 16, 2018

The default of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) on several of its debt obligations over the last couple of months has raised serious. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Not just liquidity) – Oct 16, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Not just liquidity) – Oct 16, 2018:

  1. liquidity (noun) – a measure of activity (i.e. the ability to buy or sell easily) in a market.
  2. default (noun) – non-payment, failure to pay, non-remittance
  3. debt obligation (noun) – debt/liability (loans, bonds, leases, and other debt instruments), financial obligation, borrowed capital.
  4. debt pile (noun) – debt accumulation.
  5. saga (noun) – chain/series of events.
  6. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, primary.
  7. sustain (verb) – continue, carry on, protract.
  8. shaky (adjective) – questionable, unreliable, undependable.
  9. roll over (phrasal verb) – contrive, manage, extend (a financial obligation/arrangement).
  10. credit crunch (noun) – economic decline, downturn, credit squeeze.
  11. aftermath (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, repercussion.
  12. put an end to (phrase) – end, stop, abolish.
  13. amidst (preposition) – amid, in the middle of; during.
  14. precipitous (adjective) – sudden, rapid, quick.
  15. defining moment (noun) – a point in life when someone is urged to make an important decision, or when someone experience something that fundamentally changes everything.
  16. fuel (verb) – stimulate, boost, support.
  17. demise (noun) – end, failure, collapse/downfall.
  18. be bogged down (phrasal verb) – prevent, entangle, restrict/be stuck.
  19. non-performing loans (noun) – bad loans; non-performing assets (NPAs), troubled accounts, stressed loans; an account where principal and/or interest remains overdue for a period of time.
  20. systemic (adjective) – constructional, organizational.
  21. warrant (verb) – justify, vindicate, validate.
  22. fraught with (adjective) – full of, filled with, loaded with.
  23. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  24. prolonged (adjective) – continuous, ongoing, persistent.
  25. unsustainable (adjective) – undefendable, unjustified/insupportable, irrational.
  26. bubble (noun) – a situation when the prices of something rise so sharply above their intrinsic (basic) value and making a sudden collapse.
  27. bailout (noun) – an act of providing money or financial assistance by the outside investors (usually given by the government) to organisations/industries which faces serious financial difficulty, that are on the verge of going bankrupt.
  28. hazard (noun) – danger, risk, peril.
  29. lifeline (noun) – preservation, conservation, means of escape.
  30. tap (into) (verb) – draw on, exploit, make use of/utilize.


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