The Hindu Editorial (Strange deal: on new e-commerce police) Vocab – 29 Dec, 2018

The Centre’s curiously timed attempt to ‘clarify’ foreign direct investment norms for e-commerce players could end up scuttling investor interest in the sector that has attracted large foreign players and generated thousands of jobs. 

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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Strange deal: on new e-commerce police) – Dec 29, 2018.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Strange deal: on new e-commerce police) – Dec 29, 2018


  • Betray (verb) – प्रकट करना
    Meaning – Treacherously reveal (information)
    Synonyms – reveal, disclose/expose, divulge/uncover.
    Sentence – None of those who did know her would even consider betraying that information.
  • Muddled (adjective) – अव्यवस्थित
    Meaning – Not clear or coherent; confused.
    Synonyms – confused, bewildered, perplexed.
    Sentence – She was also very muddled about her reaction to her parents.
  • Curiously (adverb)कौतूहलपूर्वक
    Meaning – In a way that shows eagerness to know or learn something.
    Synonyms – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
    Sentence – The wizard said nothing, merely looked curiously at him.
  • Scuttle (verb) – तबाह करना
    Meaning –Run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.
    Synonyms –  scurry, scramble, bustle, skip
    Sentence – a mouse scuttled across the floor.
  • Reinforce (verb) – सुदृढ़
    Meaning – Strengthen (an existing feeling, idea, or habit)
    Synonyms – strengthen, support/underpin,  bolster up.
    Sentence – A sense of identity reinforces the idea of self.


  • Unpredictable (adjective) – अप्रत्याशित
    Meaning – Not able to be predicted; changeable.
    Synonyms – volatile, variable, changeable.
    Sentence – the unpredictable weather of the Scottish islands.
  • Facilitate (verb) सुविधाजनक बनाना
    Meaning – Make (an action or process) easy or easier.
    Synonyms – make easier, clear the way for, assist/help. 
    Sentence – schools were located in the same campus to facilitate the sharing of resources
  • Inventory (noun) – ईजाद
    Meaning – A complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.
    Synonyms – listing, catalogue, directory, record, register, checklist, tally
    Sentence – He explained that they were required to make a full inventory of the contents.
  • Barring (preposition) – के सिवाय
    Synonyms – except for, with the exception of, discounting.
    Sentence – The Congress’ performance improved in most States, barring those ruled by the Left.
  • Kick in (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – come into effect. 
  • Overhaul (noun) – कायापलट
    Meaning – Take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary.
    Synonyms – maintain, repair, mend, fix up, patch up, rebuild, renovate, revamp
    Sentence – Since it had remained static for a long time, he overhauled the engine.
  • Account for (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – constitute, make up, comprise/form.
  • Deem (verb) – समझना, निर्णय करना
    Meaning – Regard or consider in a specified way.
    Synonyms – regard as, consider; think/judge.
    Sentence – A woman will receive what a court deems her rightful share, not necessarily half.
  • Enunciate (verb) – उच्चारित करना
    Meaning – Express (a proposition, theory, etc.) in clear or definite terms.
    Synonyms – express, state, declare.
    Sentence – A written document enunciating this policy.
  • Non-discriminatory (adjective) – भेदभाव रहित
    Meaning – Not making an unfair or prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things.
    Synonyms – fair, judicial, unbiased.
    Sentence – A society would be non-discriminatory if race or gender never entered into the awarding of benefits.
  • A level playing field (phrase) 
    Meaning – a situation in which everyone has the equal chance of succeeding.
  • Quell (verb) – वश में करना
    Meaning – Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
    Synonyms – abolish, terminate, demolish/thwart.
    Sentence – Extra police were called to quell the disturbance.
  • Long-brewing (adjective) – लंबे समय से चल
    Meaning –  (of an unwelcome situation) developing, looming, impending for a long time.
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  • Disquiet (noun) – बेचैनी
    Meaning – A feeling of worry or unease.
    Synonyms – distress, worry, anxiety.
    Sentence – Moreover these are signs of a wider public disquiet over the US actions.
  • Surge (noun) – आवेश, लहर
    Meaning – A sudden large increase, typically a temporary one.
    Synonyms – sudden increase, rise, growth.
    Sentence – Last year, the huge surge in new auto sales came in the small car categories.
  • Protectionism (noun) – संरक्षणवाद
    Meaning – the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
    Sentence – We don’t have to choose between strict protectionism and unregulated free trade.
  • Tenet (noun) – सिद्धांत
    Meaning – A principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
    Synonyms – principle, belief, doctrine/rule.
    Sentence – He was no stranger to the tenets of humanist educational theory.



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