The Hindu Editorial (Seeking to secure) – Sep 23, 2019
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Seeking to secure) – Sep 23, 2019:
- seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
- oversee (verb) – supervise, administer, manage.
- have one’s hands full (phrase) – occupied in, engaged in, involved in.
- onerous (adjective) – arduous, demanding, tough/formidable.
- lay out (phrasal verb) – outline, draw up, formulate.
- stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
- legacy tax/duty (noun) – inheritance tax; a tax paid by a person who inherits money or property of a person who has died.
- legacy (noun) – footprint, effect/outcome (something received from a predecessor or from the past).
- subsume (verb) – include, encompass, incorporate.
- teething troubles (plural noun) – teething problems/issues; temporary problems to be faced while starting a new project.
- optimal (adjective) – finest, greatest, most favourable.
- abiding (adjective) – long-lasting, permanent, stable.
- loophole (noun) – an ambiguity in the law; flaw/fault, defect.
- unscrupulous (adjective) – unprincipled, unethical, immoral.
- exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, misuse/ill-treat.
- ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
- accrue (verb) – accumulate, collect, gather.
- illicit (adjective) – illegal, unlawful, illegitimate.
- breathtaking (adjective) – stunning, shocking, staggering, astounding/astonishing.
- unearth (verb) – detect, discover, find out.
- connive (verb) – disregard, overlook, deliberately ignore.
- fraudulent (adjective) – untrustworthy, dishonest, deceitful/untruthful.
- tax credit (noun) – an amount of money that taxpayers can subtract from taxes owed to the government.
- avail (verb) – use, make use of, take advantage of, utilize.
- non-existent (verb) – not present, not existing; non practical/notional.
- fictitious (adjective) – false/fake, counterfeit, fabricated.
- roll-out (noun) – official launch/introduction.
- in principle (phrase) – generally, by and large; theoretically.
- appraise (verb) – assess, evaluate, judge.
- biometric (adjective) – relating to the metrics with human (physical & behavioural) characteristics used for identification and access control.
- composition scheme (noun) – an option available to a registered taxpayer who have a turnover below Rs. 75 lakhs annually.
- authenticate (verb) – verify, validate, confirm/certify.
- swiftly (adverb) – quickly, rapidly, fast.
- becalmed (adjective) – at a standstill, at a halt, unmoving; stranded/stuck.
- forego (verb) – alternative spelling of forgo; give up/abandon, relinquish, renounce.
- coffers (noun) – funds, reserves/resources, treasury/exchequer.
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