The Hindu Vocabulary (Lead Article – The long and the short of the NMP) – 07 September, 2021


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  1. The long and the short of it (phrase) – used for saying that you will tell someone a lengthy and complex story very quickly and briefly.
  2. Consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  3. Monetisation (noun) – in general, it is the process of converting something (e.g. An asset) into money.
  4. Unveil (verb) – present, disclose, make public.
  5. Lexicon (noun) – dictionary, glossary, word list, vocabulary list.
  6. De facto (adjective) – Latin, literally ‘of fact’; existing, actual, effective.
  7. Distinction (noun) – difference, differentiation, variation.
  8. Terminology (noun) – language, parlance, vocabulary, choice of words.
  9. Undertone (noun) – implication, hidden meaning, connotation, undercurrent.
  10. Evolve (verb) – develop, progress, advance, expand, enlarge gradually.
  11. Purported (adjective) – alleged, supposed, claimed, professed, reported, ostensible.
  12. Look for (phrasal verb) – search for, try to find, hope to obtain something.
  13. Avenue (noun) – way, direction, route, path (to make progress toward something).
  14. Mobilise (verb) – (of resources) bring together for a specific cause.
  15. Entity (noun) – organization, system, establishment.
  16. Moreover (adverb) – besides, furthermore, in addition.
  17. Divest (verb) – deprive, strip, dispossess.
  18. Consideration (noun) – payment, fee, premium.
  19. Upfront (adverb) – (of payment) in advance, beforehand, ahead of time.
  20. Flow from (phrase) – come from (continuously).
  21. In the throes of (phrase) – struggling with, grappling with, in the middle of.
  22. The way out (noun) – a method of dealing with a problem; solution.
  23. Fiscal (noun) – financial.
  24. Logjam (noun) – deadlock, gridlock, impasse, stalemate, standstill.
  25. Divestment (noun) – dispossession, withdrawal, removal, taking away, stripping.
  26. Substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, large.
  27. Stake (noun) – share, interest, involvement, concern (in a situation/system).
  28. Consideration (noun) – motive, factor, aspect, point.
  29. Borne – Past participle of Bear (verb) – carry, support, absorb.
  30. Utility (noun) – an organization (supplying water, gas, power & etc.).
  31. Mandate (verb) – require; make mandatory.
  32. Justifiably (adverb) – validly, legitimately, reasonably.
  33. Price oneself out of the market (phrase) – charge too high price for a product or service (and so no one is willing to buy them).
  34. Spell out (phrasal verb) – explain, make clear, elucidate/clarify.
  35. Curb (verb) – control, contain, restrict, limit.
  36. Tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition, penchant.
  37. Result in (phrasal verb) – cause, bring on, bring about.
  38. Exploitation (noun) – taking advantage, making use, misuse, ill treatment, unfair treatment, sucking dry, squeezing. 
  39. Steep (adjective) – sudden, sharp, rapid.
  40. Price someone out (phrase) – to make someone unable to buy/pay for something as it is too expensive.
  41. Adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  42. Subsidised (adjective) – paid part of the cost of something (for example, food), so that it is available at a lower price.
  43. Subsidise (verb/noun) – support, finance, contribute to, provide finance for. (it generally means “pay part of the cost of something, so that it is available at a lower price”).
  44. Subsidy (noun) – also called subvention; a financial contribution granted to help an industry or business, mostly given by a government, in order to keep the price of service/goods at a low level.
  45. Imply (verb) – suggest, hint, intimate.
  46. Foregoing (adjective) – preceding, aforesaid, aforementioned, previously mentioned, above-stated.
  47. Tap (verb) – make use of, put to use, use, utilize, deploy, exploit.
  48. Resource crunch (noun) – an acute shortage (or “drying up”) of resources.
  49. Pertinent (adjective) – relevant, appropriate, applicable.
  50. Plug the gap/hole (phrase) – give something that is lacking/deficient in a particular situation.
  51. Relatively (adverb) – comparatively, proportionately, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  52. Compliance (noun) – conformity, observance, observation, accordance, adherence.
  53. Plug the loophole (phrase) – change something so that there is no longer a loophole (flaw/fault/defect).
  54. Loophole (noun) – ambiguity in the law; flaw/fault, defect.
  55. Emphasise (verb) – draw attention to, put stress on, underscore, highlight.
  56. Lend oneself to (phrase) – be suitable for, be appropriate for, be adaptable to, be applicable for.
  57. Exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize, capitalize on, benefit from.
  58. Indulgent (adjective) – easy-going, mild, broad-minded, soft-hearted, forgiving.
  59. Contrary to (phrase) – conflicting with, opposed to.
  60. Corresponding (adjective) – comparable, equivalent.

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