The Hindu Editorial (Slippery slope) – Oct 17, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Slippery slope) – Oct 17, 2018

India’s economic fortunes continue to be tied to the sharply fluctuating price of oil. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Slippery slope) – Oct 17, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Slippery slope) – Oct 17, 2018:

  1. slippery slope (noun) – a series of actions that can’t be controlled over once it has begun and the series of actions are going to create a lot of problems.
  2. diversify (verb) – enlarge/expand, widen, branch out.
  3. energy basket (noun) – it is usually comprised of several commodities. Coal, natural gas, biomass and uranium are responsible for most nations’ electricity generation while petroleum and its products dominate the transportation sector.
  4. proactively (adverb) – farsightedly, presciently, providently.
  5. fortunes (noun) – circumstances, state of affairs, conditions; success/failure of a organisation over period of time.
  6. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.
  7. in order to (phrase) – as a ways/methods to.
  8. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a result of, because of.
  9. well over (phrase) – more than.
  10. at stake (phrase) – at risk, at issue, in question.
  11. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  12. headwinds (noun) – (in business) situations or conditions that make growth harder/difficult. Tailwinds (noun) – (in business) it describes a situation or condition that will move growth, revenues, or profits higher.
  13. current account deficit (noun) – the amount by which money relating to trade, investment etc going out of a country is more than the amount coming in.
  14. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  15. shoot through the roof (phrase) – to increase greatly.
  16. weigh on (phrasal verb) – oppress, be a burden to, trouble/disturb.
  17. prospects (noun) – future, chances/opportunities, possibilities.
  18. scenario (noun) – course of events, situation.
  19. steep (adjective) – sharp, sudden, rapid/high.
  20. carry through (phrasal verb) – complete, fulfil, carry out/realize.
  21. fiscal (adjective) – financial.
  22. tap (into) (verb) – draw on, exploit, make use of/utilize.
  23. look to (phrasal verb) – consider, give thought to, think about.
  24. wean off (phrasal verb) – to  detach, disconnect, separate someone from depending on something.
  25. over-reliance (noun) – excessive dependency.
  26. for good (phrase) – forever, permanently, for all time.


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