The Hindu Editorial (Sucking up surplus) – Jul 22, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Sucking up surplus) – Jul 22, 2019

The Centre’s decision to clip the wings of the Securities and Exchange Board of India has not gone down too well with its members. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Sucking up surplus) – Jul 22, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Sucking up surplus) – Jul 22, 2019:

  1. suck up (phrasal verb) – suck out, remove/take, take away, withdraw.
  2. surplus (noun) – generation of goods, services, and resources (such as capital) exceeds their consumption.
  3. at the mercy of (phrase) – in the power of, in the control of, under the control of.
  4. clip the wings of (phrase) – restrict someone’s freedom, keep under control, obstruct.
  5. go down well (phrase) – make an impression, have an impact, be successful.
  6. budge (verb) – change one’s mind, change the position of, give way/compromise.
  7. plea (noun) – requestappeal, entreaty.
  8. pave the way for (phrase) – prepare for, get ready for, usher in/precede.
  9. prima facie (adverb/adjective) – something (first impression) considered as right until proved.
  10. rationale (noun) – reason/basis; principle.
  11. confiscate (verb) – to seize/take away something (property) from someone as a penalty/punishment by a government or other public authority; appropriate, impound.
  12. quantum (noun) – portion, part, division.
  13. given (adjective) – decided, prearranged, predetermined.
  14. seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal/call on.
  15. in the long run (phrase) – eventually, in the end, ultimately.
  16. larger picture (phrase) – the situation as a whole.
  17. go after (phrasal verb) – pursue/follow someone in order to catch & stop.
  18. come under (phrasal verb) – be subjected to.
  19. worrisome (adjective) – worrying, distressing/upsetting, troublesome.
  20. subordinate (verb) – make  dependent on something else; treat as of lesser importance than something else.
  21. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  22. centralisation (noun) – the process of having functions, powers, people or things only in a central location or authority.
  23. accountable (adjective) – answerable, responsible.
  24. strip of (verb) – take away from, dispossess, deprive/confiscate, deny.
  25. subsume (verb) – include, encompass, incorporate.
  26. under someone’s wings (phrase) – protected by someone; guided by someone.
  27. credibility (noun) – trustworthiness, reliability, integrity.


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