The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary (Fleeting cheer) 02 September, 2021

  1. Fleeting (adjective) – brief, transient, short-lived, short, momentary, sudden.
  2. Rebound (verb) – recover, rally, pick up (from decline).
  3. Onset (noun) – start, beginning, arrival.
  4. Gut (verb) – ruin, devastate, destroy, wreck, demolish, wipe out.
  5. Span (verb) – extend over, stretch across, spread over, range over.
  6. Aggregate (verb) – combine, consolidate, merge.
  7. Preceding (adjective) – previous, prior, earlier.
  8. Shy of (adjective) – less than; short of.
  9. Extract (verb) – take out by force; wrest, exact, force.
  10. Toll (noun) – adverse effect, undesirable consequence; damage, suffering, loss.
  11. Take its toll (phrase) – have a serious/adverse effect on someone/something; cause damage to someone/something; cause suffering.
  12. Utility (noun) – an organization (supplying water, gas, power & etc.).
  13. Flatter to deceive (phrase) – to appear better than it really is; (someone/something) looks promising (likely to be very good or successful), but disappoints eventually.
  14. Disconcertingly (adverb) – unsettlingly, disturbingly, worryingly.
  15. Invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  16. Shore up (phrasal verb) – support, help, assist (financially); strengthen, fortify, buttress.
  17. Contract (verb) – decline, decrease, diminish, reduce.
  18. Look ahead (phrasal verb) – to think about what will happen in the future.
  19. Rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  20. Rear-view mirror-gazing (adjective/phrase) – (figuratively) relating to a person who is (always) thinking/talking about the past.
  21. Traction (noun) – popularity, acceptance; purchase, grip.
  22. Ease (verb) – lessen, reduce, decrease (the restrictions).
  23. Bright spot (noun) – something that is good (in a bad situation). 
  24. Ramp up (phrasal verb) – increase (in amount or number).
  25. Vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  26. Underpin (verb) – support, strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  27. Surge (verb) – rise or increase suddenly.
  28. Short of (phrase) – less than.
  29. Borne out – Past form of bear out (phrasal verb) – confirm, validate, vindicate, justify/support (a claim/fact).
  30. Albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  31. Point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  32. Prospect (noun) – chance, possibility.
  33. Dampen (verb) – decrease, diminish/lessen, reduce.
  34. Tenuous (adjective) – slight, insubstantial, negligible, weak/shaky; doubtful, dubious, questionable, vague, unspecific, indefinite.
  35. Lingering (adjective) – continuing, remaining, long-lasting, unabating, prolonged, persistent.
  36. Uncertainty (noun) – unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness, unsureness, indecision.
  37. Lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on.
  38. Freeze (verb) – stop. 
  39. Deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  40. Downturn (noun) – (economic) decline, setback, blow; recession, depression, slump, slowdown.
  41. Expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, step up, quicken.

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