The Hindu Editorial (Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee) Vocab – 28 Nov, 2018

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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  • 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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