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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15 May 2020

  1. (stimulus) package (noun) – 
    an attempt by the government to boost economic growth and save their country from a financial crisis by involving tax cuts, lowering interest rates and increasing government spending.
  2. substantive (adjective) – 
    important, meaningful, considerable.
  3. succour (noun) –
    aid/help/support, assistance, relief (during difficulty).
  4. lockdown (noun) –
    an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  5. snowball (verb) – 
    increase, rise, escalate rapidly.
  6. in general (phrase) – 
    generally, normally, mostly.
  7. in particular (phrase) – 
    particularly, specifically, especially.
  8. travails (noun) – 
    ordeal, trouble, hardship; struggle, painful effort.
  9. well-documented (adjective) –
    used to mention something known to be true as there are so many documents/records available to prove it.
  10. livelihood (noun) –
    means of making a living with the basic necessities (food, water, shelter and clothing); means of support, subsistence, source of income.
  11. penury (noun) – 
    extreme poverty, destitution, privation/hardship.
  12. place of work (phrase) – 
    the location (place) in which an employee/worker performs his/her job currently.
  13. inter- (prefix) –
    between.
  14. embark on (phrasal verb) –
    start, begin, undertake, take up.
  15. arduous (adjective) – 
    difficult, taxing, demanding, exhausting.
  16. at a time (phrase) –
    during.
  17. distress (noun) –
    difficulty, hardship,misfortune,trouble, suffering.
  18. address (verb) –
    tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  19. take to (phrasal verb) –
    resort to, turn to, have recourse to.
  20. explicit (adjective) –
    clear, detailed, definite, categorical.
  21. lifesaver (noun) –
    something that supports a person during difficulty.
  22. dependent on (adjective) – 
    reliant on, relying on; supported by.
  23. fragile (adjective) –
    vulnerable, insecure, unreliable, feeble, unsound.
  24. implementation (noun) – 
    execution, enforcement, imposition.
  25. lately (adverb) – 
    recently, of late, in recent times.
  26. waiver (noun) –
    the voluntary surrender of rights/claims in a contract. In simple terms, it is the cancellation of recovery (of loan) or refraining from claiming the dues. The banks will completely give up on such loans and no recovery will be made.
  27. household (noun) –
    family, house.
  28. up to (phrase) –
    the responsible of someone.
  29. station (verb) – 
    place, locate, deploy, base.
  30. subsidised (adjective) –
    paid part of the cost of something (for example, food), so that it is available at a lower price.
  31. starved (adjective) –
    suffering from hunger.
  32. Public Distribution System (PDS) (noun) –
    The Public Distribution System (PDS) in the country facilitates the supply of food grains and distribution of essential commodities to a large number of poor people through a network of Fair Price Shops at a subsidized price on a recurring basis.
  33. fair price shop (noun) –
    a shop which has been licensed to distribute essential commodities (by an order issued under section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955), to the ration card holders in India under the Targeted Public Distribution System.
  34. sparingly (adverb) – 
    in small quantities; barely, meagrely.
  35. near-universal (adjective) – 
    almost universal (made available for all).
  36. liquidity (noun) –
    the availability of liquid assets; liquidity means liquid assets; cash; (liquid asset is an asset which can be easily sold/converted into cash without losing its value); a measure of activity (i.e. the ability to buy or sell easily) in a market.
  37. as things stand (phrase) –
    in the present situation.
  38. fall short of (phrase) – 
    be deficient, inadequate, be insufficient.
  39. fiscal (adjective) – 
    financial.
  40. stimulate (verb) –
    increase, expand, raise, improve.
  41. crux (noun) – 
    essence, most important point, central point.

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