After falling consistently against the U.S. dollar for most of this year, the rupee has managed to gain some ground over the last few weeks.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee) – Nov 28, 2018.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee) – Nov 28, 2018
- Breathing Space (noun) – विश्राम,
Meaning – An opportunity to pause, relax, or decide what to do next.
Synonyms – interval, break, respite, stoppage.
Sentence – We all need a breathing space during the working week.
- Gain ground (phrase)
Meaning – make headway, make progress, advance.
- Fortunes (noun) – भाग्य, संपत्ति
Meaning – Chance or luck as an arbitrary force affecting human affairs.
Synonyms – condition, position, status, circumstances.
Sentence – Some malicious act of fortune keeps them separate.
- Appreciation (noun) – प्रशंसा
Meaning – Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
Synonyms – increase, rise, gain, growth.
Sentence – It reduces wine appreciation and enjoyment to a purely technical interpretation.
- Tank (verb)
Meaning – fail completely.
- Amid (preposition) – के बीच,
Synonyms – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
Sentence – Our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside.
- In tandem (phrase)
Meaning – alongside each other.
- Boom (noun) – तेजी, उछाल
Meaning – a period of rapid economic growth.
Synonyms – resonance, resounding.
Sentence – The deep boom of the bass drum.
- Shale (noun) – एक प्रकार का पत्थर
Meaning –Soft finely stratified sedimentary rock that formed from consolidated mud or clay and can be split easily into fragile plates.
- Faltering (adjective) – हीनता, दुर्बलता
Meaning – Losing strength or momentum.
Synonyms – delaying, indecisive, irresolute, fluctuating.
Sentence – His faltering career.
- Macroeconomic (adjective) – व्यापक आर्थिक
Meaning – Relating to the branch of economics concerned with large-scale factors (interest rates/national productivity).
Sentence – Macroeconomic stability has allowed sustained economic growth.
- Fiscal deficit (noun) – राजकोषीय घाटा
Meaning – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
- Relieve (verb) – सहायता करना, भारमुक्त करना
Meaning – Cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious.
Synonyms – alleviate, mitigate, assuage, appease.
Sentence – The drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain.
- Inflation (noun) – मुद्रास्फीति
Meaning – increase of price level of goods & services & vice versa decrease of currency value.
Sentence – It’s like there’s inflation on the currency of romance or something.
- Lie ahead (phrasal verb)
Meaning – be going to happen.
- Break-even point (noun)
Meaning – it is the production level where total revenues equals total expenses. The point at which cost or expenses and revenue are equal.
- Anyone’s guess (phrase)
Meaning – unable, tough to predict, decide.
- Capitalise on (verb) – मूल बनाना, पूंजी के रूप में बदलना
Meaning – take advantage of, exploit, benefit from.
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