Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 08th March 2018

Today’s article ‘Sharp correction: on stock market volatility‘ has been picked from ‘The Hindu’

This article sheds light on Stock Markets around the world which have witnessed a sharp decline since the beginning of February.The article says that the investors have to toned down their high expectations as stocks may be set to experience more instability than in the last few years.

Sharp correction: on stock market volatility

1)Subdue (verb) (वश में):  Sub-due
Meaning – 
overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person).
Synonyms –  conquer, defeat, vanquish, quash, overpower, overwhelm
Antonyms – aggravate,agitate,build up

Example –
he managed to subdue and overcome her fears.

2)Rebound (verb) (वापिस पाना, प्रतिक्षेप):  re-baw-und
Meaning – 
recover in value, amount, or strength after a decrease or decline./(increase in something (value, amount) after a decline).
Synonyms – recover,  pick-up, rally 
Antonyms – decline, fail, worsen

Example – 
The company seems to be on the rebound as the demand for its product is increasing.

3)Temper (verb) (शांत होना, संतुलित होना  ):  tem-par
Meaning – 
act as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something).
Synonyms – moderate, modulate, tone down, reduce, lighten
Antonyms –increase, exacerbate, aggravate

Example –
My criticism of others has been tempered over time by my own experience with failure.

4)Volatility (noun)(अस्थिरता):  vole-tili-ti
Meaning – 
liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
Synonyms – capricious, changeable, changeful, fickle
Antonyms – stable, constant

Example – 
Banks are less eager to lend money to an industry with irrational volatility.

5)Sideways (adverb) (अप्रत्यक्ष तरीके से):  side-ways
Meaning – 
by an indirect way.
Synonyms – aslant, indirectly, obliquely, laterally, sidewards
Antonyms – direct, straight, straightforward, right

Example –
 came into politics sideways, as campaign manager for Ronald Reagan”

6)Rein in (verb) (नियंत्रण करना):  rein-in
Meaning – 
  to limit or control (someone or something) 

Synonyms –  control, halt, restrict, regulate, curb
Antonyms – aid, allow, assist continue

Example –
We tried to rein in our excitement and curiosity for our first foreign trip.

7)Dampen (verb) (निस्र्त्साह करना):  damp-en
Meaning – 
make less strong or intense.
Synonyms – lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce, lower, moderate.
Antonyms – heighten, intensify, increase, enhance

Example –
othing could dampen the enthusiasm of Virat Kohli to become a cricketer, not even sudden demise of his father.

8)Infuse (verb)  (भरना,उडेलना):  in-fuse
Meaning – 
to fill with a certain quality
Synonyms –  introduce, inject, add.
Antonyms – deprive, divest, empty, eliminate, remove

Example –
Many of the girls seemed to be infused with excitement on seeing the snow.

9)Taper tantrum (noun):  tay-per-tan-trum
Meaning – 
Taper tantrum is the term used to refer Federal Reserve’s use of tapering to gradually reduce the amount of money it was feeding into the economy and this resulted into the sudden increase of the treasury.

Idioms/Phrases/Phrasal Verbs in the article  –

10)Keep someone on his/her toes/feet (phrase) (किसी का ध्यान केंद्रित कराना ताकि वे हर परिस्थिति से निपटने के लिए तैयार रहे)
Meaning – 
 to make someone concentrate so that they are ready to deal with anything that might happen

Synonyms – be viable, be alert
Antonyms – ignore, neglect

Example – 
He keeps changing the rules, just to keep us on our toes.

Now that you have read the words and the editorial, it is time to test your English writing ability. Make sentences with the words given below and write in Comments Section which will be reviewed by us –

  • Proclaim
  • Refuse
  • Prospect
  • Consolidate
  • Eventually 

Word of the Day

  • Lucrative  (Adjective)  –  लाभदायक
  • Meaning – producing a great deal of profit
  • Synonyms – profitable, remunerative, moneymaking, fruitful
  • Antonyms – unprofitable, profitless
  • Example (English) –An HSBC survey has revealed that Mumbai is the most lucrative city for expats.
  • Example (Hindi) –  एचएसबीसी के सर्वेक्षण में पता चला है कि मुम्बई प्रवासियों के लिए सबसे लाभदायक शहर है।

All the best for your exams


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