The Reserve Bank of India finds itself in the midst of another tangle. The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed RBI Governor Urjit Patel to show cause
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Wilful on defaulters? : On RBI) – Nov 06, 2018
- Wilful (adjective) – जान-बूझकर
Meaning – (of a bad or harmful act) intentional
Synonyms – deliberate, intentional, purposeful.
Sentence – She was found not guilty of a third charge of wilful neglect.
- Defaulter (noun) – दोषी, ऋणशोधनाक्षम
Meaning – a person who is (purposefully) not repaying banks/lenders’ debt on time for various reasons.
Synonyms – non-payer, debt dodger, bankrupt.
Sentence – The Revenue Commissioners confirmed that 201 tax defaulters made settlements of over 12,700 in their last report published in December.
- Tangle (noun) – उलझन, घपलेबाज़ी
Meaning – Twist together into a confused mass.
Synonyms – muddle, mix-up, confusion.
Sentence – She was tangling the phone cord with her index finger.
- Ostensible (adjective) – ख़याली, काल्पनिक
Meaning – Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonyms – apparent, seeming, alleged/purported.
Sentence – It is, after all, made up of ostensible competitors who are allied for the common good.
- Defiance (noun) – आज्ञा का उल्लंघन करना
Meaning – Open resistance;
Synonyms – non-compliance, disobedience; resistance/disregard.
Sentence – An act of defiance.
- Come down on (phrasal verb)
Meaning – criticize, reprimand, rebuke.
- Uphold (verb) – कायम रखना, संभालना
Meaning – Confirm or support (something which has been questioned)
Synonyms – confirm, endorse, validate/justify.
Sentence – The court upheld his claim for damages.
- At large (phrase)
Meaning – as a whole, generally, in general.
- Statutory (adjective) – वैधानिक, कानूनी
Meaning – Required, permitted, or enacted by statute.
Synonyms – legitimate, permissible, admissible.
Sentence – Statutory controls over prices
- Privilege (verb) – विशेषाधिकार,
Meaning – A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.
Synonyms – immune, protect, exempt (from obligation).
Sentence – Education is a right, not a privilege.
- Burgeoning (adjective) – तेजी से बढ़ते
Meaning – Begin to grow or increase rapidly.
Synonyms – growing, increasing rapidly, expand.
Sentence – Manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand.
- Admission (noun) – दाखिला, स्वीकृति
Meaning – A statement acknowledging the truth of something.
Synonyms – acknowledgement, acceptance, recognition.
Sentence – I start this piece with the admission that I have been an abject failure.
- Gravity (noun) – गंभीरता
Meaning – Extreme importance
Synonyms – seriousness, importance, significance.
Sentence – Crimes of the utmost gravity.
- Invoke (verb) – आह्वान, विनती करना
Meaning – Call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer.
Synonyms –cause, give rise to, bring out/evoke.
Sentence – I continue to invoke the Holy Spirit; I rely on the Word.
- Fiduciary (adjective) – ज़िम्मेदार व्यक्ति
Meaning – Involving trust
Synonyms – trustful, trustworthy.
Sentence – The company has a fiduciary duty to shareholders.
- Comply with (verb) – पालन करना
Meaning – Act in accordance with a wish or command.
Synonyms – abide by, adhere to, conform to.
Sentence – We are unable to comply with your request.
- Rhetorically (adverb) – कृत्रिम तथा अत्युक्तिपूर्ण शैली में
Meaning – In terms of rhetoric or speech intended to impress or persuade.
Synonyms – bombastically, oratorically, extravagantly.
Sentence – He and his writers are very intelligent, and seem to know just how to rhetorically back people into logical corners.
- Unsparing (adjective) – निर्मम, बेरहम
Meaning – Merciless; severe.
Synonyms – strict, stringent, demanding, rigorous.
Sentence – He is unsparing in his criticism of the arms trade.
- Forthcoming (adjective) – आगामी, उपलब्ध
Meaning – About to happen or appear.
Synonyms – communicative, informative, expressive.
Sentence – The FBI is currently investigating, and thus far no announcements appear forthcoming.
- Contemplate (verb) – चिंतन करना, विचार करना
Meaning – Look thoughtfully for a long time at.
Synonyms – think, ponder, consider.
Sentence – He contemplated his image in the mirrors.
- Warrant (verb) – इख़्तियार, अधिकार, अधिपत्र
Meaning – A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or another body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.
Synonyms – justify, vindicate, call for.
Sentence – Magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.
- Malafide (adjective) – बुरे इरादे से
Meaning – In bad faith;
Sentence – A mala fide abuse of position.
- Onus (noun) – भार, बोझ, कर्तव्य
Meaning – Something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
Synonyms – responsibility, duty, burden.
Sentence – The onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss.
- Behove (verb) – उपयुक्त होना, योग्य होना
Meaning – It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something.
Synonyms – be obligatory for, be suitable for, be appropriate for.
Sentence – If I tell people what I am doing it behoves me to do something!
- To start with (phrase)
Meaning – at first, at the outset, in the beginning.
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