The Hindu Editorial (Time to talk) – Oct 30, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Time to talk) – Oct 30, 2018

The simmering tensions over the last few months between the Reserve Bank of India and the Centre found spectacular release over the weekend through a public speech by Deputy Governor Viral Acharya. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Time to talk) – Oct 30, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Time to talk) – Oct 30, 2018:

  1. face-off (noun) – confrontation, fight, conflict.
  2. simmering (adjective) – fuming, seething, intensed/severe.
  3. spectacular (adjective) – obvious, striking, noticeable.
  4. release (noun) – issuing/breaking, airing, disclosure.
  5. incur (verb) – suffer, sustain, experience.
  6. wrath (noun) – anger, fury, rage.
  7. rue (verb) – regret, be sorry about, feel apologetic.
  8. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, subvert.
  9. regulatory (adjective) – organizational, governmental, executive.
  10. run-in (noun) – argument, dispute, difference of opinion.
  11. mandarin (noun) – a powerful officer, civil servant, functionary/bureaucrat.
  12. insurmountable (adjective) – unconquerable, unassailable, unbeatable.
  13. per se (adverb) – in itself/themselves, intrinsically, as such.
  14. irk (verb) – irritate, annoy, displease.
  15. hobble (verb) – restrict/control/limit the activity or development of something.
  16. tussle (noun) – scuffle, argument, quarrel.
  17. burgeoning (adjective) – growing, increasing rapidly.
  18. reserves (noun) – funds (resources as stock/reservoir).
  19. eye (verb) – look at, observe, view.
  20. bridge (verb) – join, link, connect.
  21. fiscal gap (noun) – a measure of a government’s total indebtedness.
  22. resent (verb) – begrudge, take offence at, be angry at, dislike.
  23. encroachment (noun) – intrusion, invasion, infiltration.
  24. turf (noun) – area of activity, territory, domain.
  25. grouse (noun) – complaint, grumble, objection.
  26. liquidity squeeze (noun) – a problem related to the availability of the money in the short-term (debt/dues) and which is giving hesitation to the money lending institutions to give out loans (funds) from their reserves.
  27. extraordinary (adjective) – unusual, uncommon, strange/odd.
  28. breakdown (noun) – failure, collapse, foundering.
  29. spar (verb) – dispute, disagree, be at variance.
  30. turmoil (noun) – confusion, disorder, disruption.
  31. behind closed doors (phrase) – covertly, furtively, in secret/in private.


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