The Hindu Editorial (Takeover fears) – Apr 21, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Takeover fears) – Apr 21, 2020

The government’s decision to ban foreign direct investments (FDI) through the automatic route from neighbouring countries… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Takeover fears) – Apr 21, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Takeover fears) – Apr 21, 2020

  1. takeover (noun) – gaining of control, change of ownership, acquisition.
  2. nuanced (adjective) – delicate, subtle.
  3. foreign direct investment (FDI) (noun) – Investment from one country into another (normally by companies rather than governments) that involves establishing operations or acquiring tangible assets, including stakes in other businesses.
  4. raise eyebrows (phrase) – show surprise.
  5. exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize.
  6. depressed (adjective) – weakened, impaired, debilitated, distressed, sluggish.
  7. 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.
  8. pick up (phrasal verb) – acquire, obtain, buy something.
  9. equity interest (noun) – the ownership share of a shareholder in a business; the amount of equity a single person holds in a business.
  10. opportunistic (adjective) – opportunistic/selfish, egocentric, inward-looking.
  11. fish (verb) – try to get, seek to obtain, make a bid, search, look.
  12. in need of (phrase) – requiring help, in want of, needing something.
  13. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  14. scenario (noun) – situation.
  15. upcurve (noun) – an upward curve (path/line in a graph).
  16. brick-and-mortar (phrase) – used to represent a business that operates traditionally from a building/place (rather than online).
  17. fintech (noun) – it is the shortened version of the phrase Financial Technology, which is now used to describe businesses that offer financial services using software and modern technology.
  18. a host of (noun) – lot, large number, great quantity.
  19. curb (verb) – restrain, control, contain, stifle, check.
  20. on the cards (phrase) – likely, possible, expected, in the offing.
  21. excuse (noun) – reason.
  22. pull the trigger (phrase) – to make a final decision or commit to a course of action.
  23. apparatus (noun) – a complicated structure/network/system of a organization.
  24. probably (adverb) – most likely, in all likelihood, all things considered, perhaps.
  25. greenfield (adjective) – new facility; relating to the new (production) facility that has never been used for any development (whereas brownfield means existing facility).
  26. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude, deny access to, prohibit.
  27. purview (noun) – range, scope, ambit.
  28. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  29. to the contrary (phrase) – in an opposite manner.
  30. distinction (noun) – difference, variation, contrast.
  31. venture capital fund (noun) – a sum of money investors commit for investment in early-stage companies.
  32. plug (verb) – stop, seal, close.
  33. send out (phrasal verb) – give out, announce, deliver/release.
  34. missive (noun) – message, report, notification announcement (a along, official report).
  35. custodian (noun) – curator, guardian; caretaker/protector.
  36. holdings (noun) – a quantity of shares held in a company by a particular shareholder. An amount of a particular type of investment owned by a person or organization.
  37. listed entity (noun) – an entity whose shares are listed on a stock exchange for public trading.
  38. cash burn (noun) – ‘cash burn’ is the rate at which a company uses up its capital to run its day-to-day operations. ‘Cash burn rate’ is a metric that measures how the company’s net cash position has changed over a time period, usually in a month.
  39. tap (verb) – make use of, put to use, use, utilize.
  40. top-up investment (noun) – an (additional or extra) investment made by an investor into an entity over and above their existing investment.


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