The Hindu Editorial (Vulnerability reminder) – Apr 20, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Vulnerability reminder) – Apr 20, 2021

The U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel’s reported decision to allow fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s extradition to India, three years after state-owned Punjab National Bank admitted it had been defrauded to the tune of over ₹14,000 crore,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Vulnerability reminder) – Apr 20, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Vulnerability reminder) – Apr 20, 2021:

  1. vulnerability (noun) – weakness, defencelessness, unprotectedness, susceptibility.
  2. credit-related (adjective) – related to loan/moneylending.
  3. oversight (noun) – supervision, surveillance, superintendence, inspection.
  4. fugitive (adjective) – relating to a person who has escaped from being confined or imprisoned.
  5. diamantaire (noun) – French word; diamond manufacturer/producer/trader; diamond-dealing person.
  6. extradition (noun) – the action of surrendering/handing over a fugitive (a person who has escaped from being confined/accused of a crime) from one jurisdiction to another by mutual agreements between the two countries. deportation, handover, expulsion.
  7. state-owned (adjective) – government-owned.
  8. admit (verb) – acknowledge, confess, profess, reveal, make known, make public.
  9. defraud (verb) – swindle, deceive, cheat.
  10. to the tune of (phrase) – amounting to.
  11. serve (verb) – act as.
  12. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  13. contend (with) (verb) – cope with, face, grapple with, deal with.
  14. sour/bad loans (noun) – non-performing assets (NPAs), stressed assets/loans; an account where the principal and/or interest remains overdue for a period of time.
  15. growing (adjective) – increasing.
  16. cumulative (adjective) – total, collective, aggregate.
  17. surge (verb) – rise or increase suddenly.
  18. ongoing (adjective) – current, existing, continuing, relentless.
  19. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  20. likely (adjective) – possible, probable, to be expected.
  21. (take) cognisance of (phrase) – notice, attend to, take into account, give attention to.
  22. preceding (adjective) – previous, prior, earlier.
  23. deeply (adverb) – seriously, intensely, strongly, awfully, terribly.
  24. perspective (noun) – standpoint, viewpoint, approach.
  25. portfolio (noun) – a range of products or services.
  26. constitute (verb) – amount to, add up to, account for, comprise, represent.
  27. framework (noun) – structure, system.
  28. facilitate (verb) – make easy, make possible; assist, help/aid.
  29. lag (noun) – interval, pause, delay, slowness, postponement.
  30. sizeable (adjective) – substantial, considerable, significant.
  31. public sector bank (PSB) (noun) – a major type of bank in India, where a majority stake (i.e. more than 50%) is held by the government.
  32. bear the brunt (phrase) – to suffer or endure the worst part of something (force/burden/pressure) when a very bad or unpleasant thing happens.
  33. hit (noun) – blow, setback, disturbance, impact.
  34. fraudulent (adjective) – dishonest, unlawful, unethical, unprincipled.
  35. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, comprise, form, represent.
  36. outpace (verb) – surpass, outshine, do better than.
  37. peer (noun) – equal, fellow.
  38. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  39. skew (verb) – distort, misrepresent, change/alter, falsify.
  40. fivefold (adjective) – five times (the number of).
  41. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise/jump of something.
  42. on the back of (phrase) – as a result of, after, subsequent to.
  43. germane (adjective) – relevant, pertinent, applicable.
  44. mission mode (noun) – it means that the projects/targets have clearly defined objectives, scopes, implementation timelines and milestones, measurable outcomes and service levels.
  45. expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, quicken, hasten.
  46. consolidation (noun) – the process of combining a number of things into a single more effective one; unification.
  47. ultimately (adverb) – eventually, in the end, finally; fundamentally, basically, essentially.
  48. open up (phrasal verb) – make something available/accessible.
  49. as a whole (phrase) – all together, as a group, in general.
  50. lament (verb) – complain about, regret, rue.
  51. audit (noun) – inspection, examination, assessment, investigation.
  52. forensic (adjective) – relating to the application of scientific knowledge & methods to legal problems and legal proceeding.
  53. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring about, call forth, give rise to, produce.
  54. impending (adjective) – imminent, close at hand, about to happen, approaching, nearing/coming.
  55. far from (phrase) – not, not at all.
  56. fallen (adjective) – immoral, tainted, dishonoured, disgraced, ruined, shamed.
  57. malady (noun) – a serious problem.
  58. regulator (noun) – an association that supervises a particular business activity.
  59. walk the talk (phrase) – to do the things you have said you would do.
  60. laxity (noun) – negligence, neglect, lack of proper care and attention, carelessness, heedlessness, lack of concern, irresponsibility.
  61. financial stability (noun) – financial stability is a condition where the financial system is able to withstand internal or external economic shocks and also able to smoothly conduct its core tasks.

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