The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for reforms) – Sep 16, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for reforms) – Sep 16, 2019

People who have been yearning for major economic reforms from the Narendra Modi government,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for reforms) – Sep 16, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Waiting for reforms) – Sep 16, 2019:

  1. stimuli (noun) – stimulus, incentive, impetus/fillip.
  2. on the horizon (phrase) – imminent, impending, approaching.
  3. yearn (verb) – desire, want, wish.
  4. come true (phrase) – be fulfilled, be realized, happen, occur.
  5. resuscitate (verb) – strengthen, revive, revitalize, improve the condition of something.
  6. live up to (phrasal verb) – satisfy, fulfil, achieve.
  7. hype (noun) – publicity, promotion/advertising, propaganda.
  8. spook (verb) – frighten; make nervous, panic, unnerve.
  9. fragile (adjective) – weak, shaky/risky, feeble/unsound.
  10. short of (phrase) – less than.
  11. piecemeal (adjective & adverb) – a little at a time, bit by bit, in stages.
  12. fiscal (adjective) – financial.
  13. lend (verb) – give, provide, offer.
  14. dent (noun) – reduction, depletion, deduction.
  15. norm (noun) – standard, convention, regulation.
  16. tap (verb) – obtain money from; draw on, utilize, make use of.
  17. bottleneck (noun) – a condition which appears as not solvable and so delays the process; snag, difficulty/problem.
  18. flailing (adjective) – floundering, struggling, stumbling.
  19. cut across (phrase) – pass so as to shorten one’s route; transcend, go beyond, rise above.
  20. rely on (phrasal verb) – depend on; resort to, bank on.
  21. couple with (verb) – combine, integrate, mix, incorporate.
  22. wade through (phrasal verb) – proceed with difficulty, labour, toil away at.
  23. stance (noun) – attitude, outlook, point of view.
  24. a far cry (phrase) – a very different one.
  25. radical (adjective) – complete, total, entire.
  26. slowdown (noun) – economic decline, recession, slump/depression.
  27. cyclical (adjective) – recurrent, recurring, happening at regular intervals, regular.
  28. push through (phrasal verb) – succeed in passing a law accepted by the people who oppose it.
  29. trajectory (noun) – course, route, path.


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