The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) – Apr 28, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) – Apr 28, 2018

The Indian rupee is again under pressure as rising oil prices have combined with higher U.S. bond yields to spur demand for the dollar. After a strong showing in 2017, when… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) – Apr 28, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) – Apr 28, 2018:

  1. strain (noun) – pressure, stressdemand/burden.
  2. slide (verb) – fall/decline, drop, descend.
  3. bond yield (noun) – bond yield  is the annualized percentage return that an investor will obtain from buying a bond. In general, the yield of a bond is inversely proportional to its price. This means that as the yield increases, the price decreases (and vice versa).
  4. spur (verb) – motivate, encourage, stimulate.
  5. appreciate (verb) – increase, escalate, gain/grow.
  6. greenback (noun) – a dollar, a legal tender note (U.S).
  7. buffet (verb) – afflict, trouble/burden, strain (for a long time).
  8. marshal (verb) – position, arrange (correctly).
  9. Brent crude (noun) – a classification of crude oil produced from the oil platform in the North Sea.
  10. bloat (verb) – inflate, enlarge, expand.
  11. trade deficit (noun) – a trade deficit (a deficit in the balance of trade) occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. It is also called a trade gap.
  12. appreciably (adverb) – considerably, substantially, significantly.
  13. shrank (past tense of shrink) (verb) – get smaller, lessen, reduce.
  14. portfolio (noun) –  investments, shares, holdings; a range of products or services.
  15. exemplify (verb) – represent, illustratedemonstrate.
  16. yield (noun) – profit, gain, return/dividend.
  17. depreciate (verb) – decrease, decline, drop/lose value.
  18. mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, intensifying.
  19. vicinity (noun) – nearness, closeness, proximity.
  20. ambitious (adjective) – determined, purposeful/forward-looking; formidable.
  21. spectre (noun) – threat, menace, danger/peril.
  22. shale producer (noun) – producer of shale oil. Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock in which natural gas is trapped underground. Shale oil is an unconventional (crude) oil produced from this type sedimentary rock.
  23. undergird (verb) – provide support, bolster, reinforce/strengthen.
  24. war chest (noun) – money/fund set aside to use for business (for a particular activity at difficult times).
  25. forex (noun) – Foreign exchange. Forex reserves are the amounts of assets /money in foreign currencies that a country has in its central bank (in India, it is Reserve bank of India).
  26. accumulate (verb) – gather, collect, acquire.
  27. bulwark (noun) – protector, guard, supporter.
  28. volatility (noun) – the state of being legally responsible to change in a very sudden or extreme way.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) – Apr 28, 2018:

The Hindu Editorial (Under strain) - Apr 28, 2018


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