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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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.
- 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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