The Hindu Editorial (Caution ahead: on economic growth and election spending) Vocab – 11 Jan, 2019

The first advance estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2018-19 released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday paints a mixed picture of the economy.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Caution ahead: on economic growth and election spending) – Jan 11, 2019


  • Populist (adjective) लोकलुभावन
    Meaning – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
    Synonyms – representative, parliamentary, popular, of the people
    Sentence – Party leaders plan to reprise the populist rhetoric that they used in the tax fight.
  • Paint a picture of (phrase)
    Meaning – tell, describe, outline.
  • Aftermath (noun) – परिणाम
    Meaning – The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
    Synonyms – consequence, result/outcome, repercussion.
    Sentence – Food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought.
  • Demonetisation (noun) – विमुद्रीकरण
    Meaning – the act of deprive currency unit (note/coin) of its status as money.
    Sentence – The demonetization of the local currency will be completed by June.
  • Rollout (noun)
    Meaning – official launch/introduction.
    Sentence – The national roll-out will be completed by summer.
  • Conservative (adjective) – अपरिवर्तनवादी
    Meaning – (of dress or taste) sober and conventional.
    Synonyms – moderate, reasonable, cautious.
    Sentence – She was dressed in a conservative black suit and pearls.
  • Sequential (adjective) क्रमबद्ध
    Meaning – Forming or following in a logical order or sequence.
    Synonyms – continuous, consecutive, straight.
    Sentence – A series of sequential steps.
  • Deceleration (noun) – मंदी
    Meaning – Reduction in speed or rate.
    Sentence – A deceleration in economic growth.
  • Ail (verb) – बीमार होना
    Meaning – Trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body.
    Synonyms – trouble, bother, distress.
    Sentence – There is almost nothing a parent can do to ‘fix’ what ails teenagers.
  • Put a halt to (phrase) 
    Meaning – to (cause to) stop doing something. 
  • Nascent (adjective) आरम्भ होता हुआ
    Meaning – (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
    Synonyms – just beginning, developing, burgeoning.
    Sentence – Economic mismanagement and poor coordination are casting storm clouds over a nascent recovery.
  • Hold back (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – desist, discontinue, refrain from doing something.
  • Clear up (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – solve, resolve, answer.
  • Perennial (adjective) – चिरस्थायी
    Meaning – Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
    Synonyms – everlasting, unchanging, permanent.
    Sentence – Perennial manifestations of urban crisis.
  • Ill-advised (adjective) – मूर्ख, अविवेकी
    Meaning – Unwise or imprudent.
    Synonyms – misguided, short-sighted/thoughtless.
    Sentence – You would be ill-advised to go on your own.
  • Fiscal deficit (noun) राजकोषीय घाटा
    Meaning – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
  • Crank up (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – increase, enlarge, raise.
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