The Hindu Lead Article (Falling far short of the goal) – Jul 06, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (Falling far short of the goal) – Jul 06, 2019

The general election is over and a new government has been formed. But the campaign does not seem to end. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Falling far short of the goal) – Jul 06, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Falling far short of the goal) – Jul 06, 2019:

  1. fall short of (phrase) – be deficient/inadequate/insufficient; fail to meet/reach.
  2. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  3. accelerated (adjective) – hastened, expedited, increased
  4. sustainable (adjective) – acceptable, valid/reliable, dependable.
  5. devote (verb) – allocate, commit/dedicate, give over.
  6. underline (verb) – underscore, emphasize, highlight.
  7. legacy (noun) – footprint, effect/outcome (something received from a predecessor or from the past).
  8. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  9. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  10. build on (phrasal verb) – develop, expand, enlarge (using something as a foundation).
  11. take forward (phrasal verb) – manage, sort out, deal with.
  12. lay out (phrasal verb) – explain something clearly & carefully.
  13. inflation (noun) – simply meaning “cost of living”; increase of price level of goods & services and vice versa decrease of currency value.
  14. incentivise (verb) – encourage, motivate, galvanize.
  15. optimistically (adverb) – hopefully, confidently, positively.
  16. the marginalised (noun) – people treated as insignificant/unimportant; the neglected.
  17. shortfall (noun) – deficit, inadequacy/deficiency; shortcoming/defect.
  18. striking (adjective) – noticeable, obvious, evident.
  19. implicit (adjective) – implied, indirect, hinted.
  20. fiscal deficit (noun) – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
  21. kick-start (verb) – revive, restore, revitalize/uplift.
  22. imply (verb) – say indirectly, suggest, hint.
  23. flagship (adjective) – most important schemes (produced by a government).
  24. extol (verb) – praise enthusiastically, enthuse over, express delight over.
  25. household (noun) – family, house.
  26. curtailed (adjective) – reduced, decreased, diminished.
  27. thrust (noun) – drive, force, push.
  28. squeeze (verb) – compress, squash/crush; pressurize/pressure, exploit.
  29. inasmuch as (phrase) – to the extent that; in so far as.
  30. neutralise (verb) – eliminate, cancel out, nullify/invalidate.
  31. resort to (verb) – use, utilize, turn to.
  32. regressive tax (noun) – a tax applied in a way that the tax rate decreases with the increase of the taxpayer’s income. The rate of taxation decreases as the income of taxpayers increases.
  33. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  34. disinvestment (noun) – the process of reducing capital investments.
  35. privatisation (noun) – transfer of a business, industry, or service from public to private ownership and control.
  36. yield (verb) – produce, provide, give.

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2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
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