The International Labour Organisation’s Global Wage Report has put into sharp relief one of the biggest drags on global economic momentum: slowing wage growth.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Wage drag: on ILO’s Global Wage Report) – Dec 01, 2018
- Underline (verb) – रेखांकित
Meaning – Draw a line under (a word or phrase) to give emphasis or indicate special type.
Synonyms – emphasize, highlight, underscore, focus on.
Sentence – Certain phrases had been underlined.
- Robust (adjective) – मजबूत, ठोस
Meaning – Strong and healthy, vigorous.
Synonyms – strong, powerful, long-lasting.
Sentence – The Caplan family are a robust lot.
- Equitable (adjective) – न्यायसंगत
Meaning – Fair and impartial.
Synonyms – fair, reasonable, sensible.
Sentence – The equitable distribution of resources.
- Drag (noun) – बाधा
Meaning – The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty.
Synonyms – hindrance, inconvenience, burden.
Sentence – The drag of the current.
- Inflation (noun) – मुद्रास्फीति
Meaning – A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Sentence – The bare figures, however, conceal the fact that domestic inflation is still stubbornly high.
- Skew (verb) – तोड़ना-मरोड़ना
Meaning – Suddenly change direction or position.
Synonyms – distort, misrepresent, change.
Sentence – The car had skewed across the track.
- Mean (noun) – मध्य, बीच
Meaning – The value obtained by dividing the sum of several quantities by their number; an average.
Synonyms – average.
Sentence – Such conditions produce overdispersion, wherein the variance exceeds the mean.
- Tepid (adjective) – थोड़े थोड़े गरम,
Meaning – (especially of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm.
Synonyms – unenthusiastic, uninterested, halfhearted, lukewarm.
Sentence – She soaked a flannel in the tepid water.
- Deceleration (noun) – मंदी
Meaning – Reduction in speed or rate.
Sentence – A deceleration in economic growth.
- Obvious (adjective) – ज़ाहिर, प्रकट
Meaning – Easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent.
Synonyms – noticeable, striking, evident.
Sentence – Unemployment has been the most obvious cost of the recession.
- Restrained (adjective) – प्रतिरोध किया हुआ, दबाया हुआ
Meaning – Characterized by reserve or moderation; unemotional or dispassionate.
Synonyms – self-controlled, moderate, thoughtful.
Sentence – His restrained, gentlemanly voice.
- Prompt (verb) – शीघ्र, उसकाना
Meaning – (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling)
Synonyms – give rise to, bring about, evoke, trigger.
Sentence – The violence prompted a wave of refugees to flee the country.
- Puzzle (noun) – उलझन, समस्या
Meaning – A person or thing that is difficult to understand or explain; an enigma.
Synonyms – paradox, problem, enigma, conundrum.
Sentence – The meaning of the poem has always been a puzzle.
- Triple (verb) – त्रिपक्षीय
Meaning – increase/multiply by three, treble.
- Aggregate (verb) – पूर्णयोग, समस्त
Meaning – A whole formed by combining several separate elements.
Synonyms – combine, collect, consolidate.
Sentence – The council was an aggregate of three regional assemblies.
- In the wake of (phrase)
Meaning – aftermath, as a result of, as a consequence of.
- Globalisation (noun) – वैश्वीकरण, भूमंडलीकरण
Meaning –The process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.
Sentence – The capitalist response to this has been the process known as globalisation.
- Decouple (verb)
Meaning – Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else.
Synonyms – disengage, uncouple, unhook, unhitch, unlink, undo, unfasten, unyoke, disarticulate
Sentence – The mountings effectively decouple movements of the engine from those of the wheels.
- Fallout (noun) – विवाद
Meaning – Radioactive particles that are carried into the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion and gradually fall back as dust or in precipitation.
Synonyms – adverse results; repercussions, after-effects.
Sentence – A serious accident at Sellafield could shower Ireland with radioactive fallout.
- Buttress (verb) – टेक, समर्थन देना
Meaning – A structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it.
Synonyms – strengthen, support, bolster up.
Sentence – This is no ordinary brick arch and buttress structure.
- Inequality (noun) – असमानता
Meaning – Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality.
Synonyms – bigotry, partiality, discrimination.
Sentence – The widening inequalities in income.
- Reap (verb) – फल भोगना, एकत्र करना
Meaning – Receive (something, especially something beneficial) as a consequence of one’s own or another’s actions.
Synonyms – receive, obtain, realize, harvest.
Sentence – The company is poised to reap the benefits of this investment.
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