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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 18th February 2020

  1. royal (adjective) – big, huge, total/utter.
  2. turmoil (noun) – trouble, chaos, disorder, disruption.
  3. pragmatism (noun) – expediency, realism, taking advantage/common sense.
  4. prudence (noun) – cautiousness, carefulness, good judgement/management.
  5. messier (comparative adjective) of messy (adjective) – (of a situation/condition) chaotic, confused, disorganized, difficult to deal with.
  6. pay up (phrasal verb) – make payment in full, pay in full, settle up, meet one’s obligations.
  7. aghast (adjective) – horrified, stunned, shocked, dismayed/concerned/upset.
  8. comply with (verb) – abide by, adhere to, conform to.
  9. be torn between (verb) – be in a state of confusion between two contrasting options.
  10. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  11. sanctity (noun) – ultimate importance, inviolability; righteousness, goodness.
  12. go under (phrasal verb) – be closed, go bankrupt, become insolvent.
  13. honour (verb) – fulfil, follow, obey; implement, perform, execute.
  14. face (verb) – encounter, experience, confront.
  15. wrath (noun) – anger/fury, indignation, discontentment.
  16. seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
  17. in no mood to (phrase) – not willing to do something.
  18. humour (verb) – adapt, accommodate, go along with, comply with.
  19. plea (noun) – appeal, petition, request.
  20. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  21. predicament (noun) – difficulty, issue, problematic situation.
  22. material (adjective) – significant, major, important.
  23. litigate (verb) – dispute, take issue with, take a stand against (in a lawsuit).
  24. obviate (verb) – avoid, prevent, eliminate.
  25. at the very least (phrase) – to put it mildly, without any exaggeration, taking pessimistic view.
  26. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  27. liability (noun) – (financial) obligation, debt, arrears/dues; accountability, responsibility.
  28. balance sheet (noun) – a statement that shows the financial condition of a company at a particular point in time.
  29. contingency (noun) – planning, prearrangement, precautionary measures/steps (for a possible event or circumstance).
  30. pay the price (phrase) – experience bad/unpleasant result of something that you have done.
  31. blow (noun) – setback, upset, misfortune.
  32. fatal (noun) – destructive, disastrous, crippling, catastrophic.
  33. shut shop (phrase) – stop doing business permanently.
  34. duopoly (noun) – it is used to describe any market where two firms dominate.
  35. attendant (adjective) – connected, associated, related.
  36. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  37. cascading reaction/effect (noun) – an inevitable and sometimes unforeseen chain of events due to an act affecting a system.
  38. bankrupt (adjective) – relating to an individual or organisation who is declared as bankrupt by the court when the party (individual/organisation) can no longer meet debt payments to creditors.
  39. non-performing assets (NPAs) (noun) – bad loans, troubled accounts, stressed loans; an account where principal and/or interest remains overdue for a period of time.
  40. spectrum (noun) – range, gamut; it here refers to a range of radio-waves that are used for communication purposes.
  41. disrespect (verb) – disregard, neglect, ignore.
  42. staggered (adjective) – spaced out, spread out, timed at intervals (of payments/dues as they don’t happen at the same time).
  43. in conjunction (phrase) – cooperatively, together, jointly.
  44. get/have someone on your side (phrase) – used to say that you have an advantage that increases your chances of success.
  45. need of the hour (phrase) – some need/requirement/demand at a particular point of time.

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