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In the series of explaining Editorials’ Difficult Words, we have cherry-picked 4 editorials from different newspapers. Reading the editorials on a daily basis will not only acquaint you with new words but will also keep you updated with general awareness apart from helping you build a perspective on different issues.


Word Meaning
Emerged to rise or come forth
Nominate to appoint to a duty
Farcial Relating to comedy
Marred to damage
Intimidation fill with fear
Reposed to pose again
Sweeping of wide range or scope
Disservice harmful
Repression the act of repressing
Tumult a violent and noisy commotion


DIFFICULT WORDS AND THEIR MEANING IN THE EDITORIAL: Signs of a turnaround: on RBI’s Financial Stability Report

Word Meaning
shrouding a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial
Sustained to support
macro-economic branch of economics dealing with the broad and general aspects of an economy
prognosticate to forecast
contagion a disease so communicated
brunt the main force or impact
conglomerates anything composed of heterogeneous materials or elements
fiascos ignominious failure


DIFFICULT WORDS AND THEIR MEANING IN THE EDITORIAL: Cable TV to cost less: TRAI’s tariff order allows you to choose cable channels

Word Meaning
Tariff Listing of prices
Crucial differentiator A very important factor
Digitisation Conversion of analog signals to digital ones
Mandated Asked
Free-to-air channel A channel to watch which you don’t have to pay any subscription fee
Penetration Reach
à la carte A menu having separate prices for each item
Agnostic Non-committal
Negotiations Discussion to come to an agreement
Strategic Elaborate & systematic
Incremental Increasing gradually by regular additions
Migrate Move from one operator to another
Sort out Arrange by classes
Consolidation The act of combining into an integral whole


DIFFICULT WORDS AND THEIR MEANING IN THE EDITORIAL: Kerala money flow booms despite gulf exodus

Word Meaning
Exodus Departure
Plausible Valid
Richer pastures A better life or situation than the one they are in now
Buoyant Liveliness
Sand dunes a mound of sand formed by the wind
Reckoned Expected to be true
Ergo Therefore
Remittance Payment sent to a distant person
Benchmark Standard
Gathered pace to start to happen more quickly and have more success
Apprehensions Suspicions
Rife Prevalent
Commensurate Corresponding in size, degree or extent
Tipping the scales To upset the balance of a situation favoring one side


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