Gold is shining once again. The price of gold in the Indian market reached its highest-ever level, hitting the ₹33,800 mark in Mumbai on Tuesday in the midst of increasing demand from buyers and lagging supply in the global market.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Gold rush: on yellow metal touching ₹33,800 mark in Mumbai) – Jan 31, 2019
- Spurt (noun) – उछाल
Meaning – a sudden increase
Synonyms – surge, rise/growth.
Sentence – A sudden spurt of blood gushed into her eyes.
- In the midst of (phrase)
Meaning – in the middle of.
- Appreciation (noun) – अभिमूल्यन
Meaning – Increase in monetary value.
Synonyms – increase/rise, gain, growth.
Sentence – The appreciation of the dollar against the pound.
- Uncertainty (noun) – अनिश्चितता
Meaning – The state of being uncertain.
Synonyms – misgiving, doubt, second thought.
Sentence – Times of uncertainty and danger.
- Derail (verb) – पटरी से उतर
Meaning – Obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.
Synonyms – obstruct, interrupt, impede/thwart.
Sentence – The plot is seen by some as an attempt to derail the negotiations.
- Put an end to (phrase)
Meaning – stop, terminate, abolish.
- Forefront (noun) – सबसे आगे
Meaning – the most important position
Synonyms – front line, driving force.
Sentence – All the above considerations should be at the forefront in the development of models.
- Depreciate (verb) – मूल्य कम करना
Meaning – Diminish in value over a period of time.
Synonyms – decrease, decline, drop/lose value.
Sentence – The latest cars will depreciate heavily in the first year.
- Divergence (noun) – विचलन
Meaning – A difference in opinions, interests, etc.
Synonyms – difference, deviation, variance.
Sentence – A fundamental divergence of attitude.
- Vis-a-vis (preposition) – के सामने
Meaning – in relation to, with regard to.
Synonyms – concerning, as regards, with regard to, in regard to
Sentence – Is this making them re-evaluate their foreign relations policy, vis-à-vis Iran, for example?
- Sideways (adjective/adverb) – चक्करदार रास्ता
Meaning – by an indirect method/way.
Sentence – Camper has always had a sort of sideways commentary on politics.
- Volatility (noun) – अस्थिरता
Meaning – Liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
Synonyms – fluctuation, inconsistency, unpredictability.
Sentence – A week of historic stock market volatility.
- Hoard (verb) – ढेर, संचय करना
Meaning – A stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded.
Synonyms – stockpile, stock up on, store.
Sentence – He came back to rescue his little hoard of gold.
- At play (phrase)
Meaning – something active that affects a result.
- Keep up with (phrasal verb)
Meaning – match, equal, compete/vie with.
- Slump (noun) – मंदी
Meaning – failure or decline.
Synonyms – deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, get worse
Sentence – United slumped to another one–nil defeat.
- Inflationary (adjective) – मुद्रास्फीति
Meaning – tending to cause monetary inflation.
Sentence – Succeeding governments tried to reduce inflationary pressures.
- Rally (noun) – स्वास्थ्य लाभ, शक्ति संचय
Meaning – A quick or marked recovery after a decline.
Synonyms – improvement, revival, comeback.
Sentence – The market staged a late rally.
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