Under attack on how the indirect tax regime has panned out, the Goods and Services Tax Council on Saturday announced a set of feel-good moves to reassure diverse stakeholders.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Course correction? on GST decisions) – Dec 25, 2018.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Course correction? on GST decisions) – Dec 25, 2018
- Optics (noun) – प्रकाशिकी
Meaning – (typically in a political situation) the way in which an event is recognized by the public.
Sentence – One thing is for sure, the policy’s optics are bad.
- Pan out (phrasal verb)
Meaning – conclude, end up; turn out/work out.
- Diverse (adjective) – विविध
Meaning – Showing a great deal of variety; very different.
Synonyms – various, multiple, manifold.
Sentence – A culturally diverse population.
- Stakeholder (noun) – हितधारक
Meaning – a person with an interest in something.
Sentence – Online privacy is of interest to many different stakeholders in the Internet society.
- Compliance (noun) – अनुपालन
Meaning – The state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards.
Synonyms – observation, adherence, conformity.
Sentence – The application for registration has been drawn in compliance with European standards.
- Niggle (noun) – तुच्छ चीज़ करना, बेकार की बात बढ़ाना
Meaning – A trivial criticism
Synonyms – minor annoyance, trivial objection, discomfort.
Sentence – He can only throw underarm at the moment because of a niggle.
- Dangle (verb) – लटकना, झूलना
Meaning –Offer (an enticing incentive) to someone.
Synonyms – offer; entice/lure/tempt someone with.
Sentence – The French eventually tried to break the stalemate by dangling a lure in front of Gen. Giap.
- Fungible (adjective) – प्रतिस्थापित
Meaning – (of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) replaceable by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.
Synonyms – mutually interchangeable/replacable.
Sentence – It is by no means the worlds only fungible commodity.
- Set off against (phrasal verb) –
Meaning – compare, connect, equate.
- Last but not least (phrase)
Meaning – used to say equally important thing even if it is mentioned finally.
- Accommodative (adjective) – उदार
Synonyms – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
Sentence – Their accommodative nature is now fuelling inflation levels.
- Anyone’s guess (phrase)
Meaning – very difficult to know something.
- Reverse (noun) – पराजय
Meaning – An adverse change of fortune; a setback or defeat.
Synonyms – failure, setback, hardship/upset.
Sentence – United suffered their heaviest reverse of the season.
- Rationalisation (noun) – युक्तिकरण
Meaning – an act of justifying an inappropriate behaviour/attitude.
Sentence – Most people are prone to self-deceptive rationalisation.
- Prudently (adverb) – बुद्धिमानी से, सावधानी से
Meaning – In a way that shows care and thought for the future.
Synonyms – wisely, sensibly, carefully.
Sentence – We must act prudently to safeguard jobs.
- Apparent (adjective) – स्पष्ट
Meaning – Clearly visible or understood; obvious.
Synonyms – evident/clear, noticeable, ostensible.
Sentence – For no apparent reason she laughed.
- Yield (verb) – प्राप्ति
Meaning – Produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product)
Synonyms – produce, generate, give.
Sentence – the land yields grapes and tobacco
- Impending (adjective) – आसन्न
Meaning – Be about to happen
Synonyms – nearing, imminent, forthcoming/about to happen.
Sentence – We notice that we have now drawn attention to the album’s impending arrival.
- Lobby (verb) – समर्थक वर्ग
Meaning – Seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue.
Synonyms – try to persuade; call on, urge.
Sentence – They insist on their right to lobby Congress.
- The powers that be (TPTB) (phrase)
Meaning – the authorities, the legislature, the government.
- Wary (adjective) – सावधान
Meaning – Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
Synonyms – cautious, careful, circumspect.
Sentence – He was truly despairing, but the muted female voice was firm, but understandably wary.
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