The Hindu Editorial (GST Shortfall) Vocab – 03 Jan, 2019

Revenue collections from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are going too far off the mark for comfort. Inflows declined for the second consecutive month in December to ₹94,726 crore from ₹97,637 crore in November and ₹1,00,710 crore in the month before

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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (GST Shortfall) – Jan 03, 2019.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (GST Shortfall) – Jan 03, 2019


  • Shortfall (noun) – कमी
    Meaning – A deficit of something required or expected.
    Synonyms – deficit, inadequacy/deficiency
    Sentence – This resulted in serious shortfalls in the projected revenue stream.
  • Recalibrate (verb) – अंशांकित
    Meaning – Calibrate (something) again or differently.
    Synonyms – reevaluate, reassess, rearrange.
    Sentence – The sensors had to be recalibrated.
  • Far off the mark (phrase) 
    Meaning – not accurate, not correct. 
  • Spate (noun) – झोंक, आवेश
    Meaning – A large number of similar things coming in quick succession.
    Synonyms – series, flurry; a large number of something (taking place at the same period).
    Sentence – A spate of attacks on holidaymakers.


  • Kick in (phrasal verb)
    Meaning – come into effect.
  • Rationalisation (noun) युक्तिकरण
    Meaning – An act of justifying an inappropriate behaviour/attitude.
    Sentence – The rationalization of accounting standard.
  • Persist (verb) दृढ़ रहना
    Meaning – Continue in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
    Synonyms –  continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up
    Sentence – The minority of drivers who persist in drinking.
  • Woo (verb) – प्रेम दिखाना
    Meaning – Seek the favour
    Synonyms – try to attract, seek the support of, curry favour with
    Sentence – The colourful exhibition with the price tag woos customers of all classes.
  • Threshold (noun) – दहलीज़
    Meaning –  A point of entry or beginning.
    Synonyms – lower limit, starting point, the level (to react to something).
    Sentence – She was on the threshold of a dazzling career.
  • Forbearance (noun) – सहनशीलता
    Meaning – Patient self-control
    Synonyms – tolerance/toleration, clemency, endurance.
    Sentence – His unfailing courtesy and forbearance under great provocation.
  • Kitty (noun) 
    Meaning – A fund of money for communal use, made up of contributions from a group of people.
    Synonyms – funds, reserves, money, finances.
    Sentence – With all the current problems, it is unlikely that there is much spare cash left in the kitty now.
  • Disinvestment (noun) – विनिवेश
    Meaning – the process of reducing capital investments.
    Sentence – California is reversing decades of disinvestment in schools
  • Plug (verb) डाट
    Meaning – A piece of solid material fitting tightly into a hole and blocking it up.
    Synonyms – stop, close, block/bar.
    Sentence – He or she grasps it with a hemostat and guides the bone plug into the femoral socket.
  • Populist (adjective) लोकलुभावन
    Meaning – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
    Sentence – The fact is that our Parliament is peopled largely by populists whose interest lies, so they say, in representing their voters.
  • Credentials (noun) साख, परिचय पत्र
    Meaning – A document proving a person’s identity or qualifications.
    Synonyms – achievements, capability, accomplishments.
    Sentence – Checking out his credentials proved to be a difficult task
  • Squeeze (noun) निचोड़
    Meaning – a strong (financial) demand or pressure.
    Sentence – The economy is being squeezed by foreign debt repayments.
  • Compliance (noun) अनुपालन
    Meaning – The action or fact of complying with a wish or command.
    Synonyms – observation, adherence, conformity.
    Sentence – capitulation, agreement, acceptance, consent, accession
  • Onset (noun) – शुरुआत
    Meaning – The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.
    Synonyms – start, beginning/opening, appearance.
    Sentence – The onset of winter appears to have been delayed, throwing many plants into confusion.
  • Fervour (noun) – जोश, उत्साह
    Meaning –  Intense and passionate feeling.
    Synonyms – passion, eagerness; dedication/zeal.
    Sentence – He talked with all the fervour of a new convert.
  • Uptick (noun) इजाफा
    Meaning – a small increase.
    Sentence – The economy has shown a few upticks.
  • Revival (noun) पुनः प्रवर्तन, पुनरजीवन
    Meaning – An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.
    Synonyms – improvement, betterment; restoration.
    Sentence – A revival in the fortunes of the party.
  • Elusive (adjective) पकड़ में न आने वाला
    Meaning – difficult to find;
    Synonyms –  subtle, indistinct/intangible.
    Sentence – Success will become ever more elusive.


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