English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 13th July 2017

Inflation conundrum – The Hindu (Jul 14, 2017)

Inflation conundrum – The Hindu (Jul 14, 2017)

The latest Consumer Price Index data show headline retail inflation has decelerated to a record low of 1.54% in June. That the reading has slid below… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. inflation (noun) – increase of price level of goods & services & vice versa decrease of currency value.
  2. conundrum (noun) – problem, difficulty, mystery.
  3. dilemma (noun) – difficulty, problem, conundrum.
  4. headline inflation (noun) – it is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, including commodities such as food and energy prices (e.g., oil and gas).
  5. core inflation (noun) – it is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, excluding commodities such as food and energy prices (which change frequently).
  6. decelerate (verb) – slow down, reduce speed, slack up.
  7. reboot (verb) –  reintroduce, re-establish, restore.
  8. rationale (noun) – reason/basis; principle; motivation.
  9. volatile (adjective) – unpredictable, fluctuating, changeable.
  10. spur (verb) – stimulate, encourage, motivate/urge.
  11. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  12. deflationary (adjective) – characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation.
  13. exhorting (verb) – urge, encourage, pressure.
  14. oversee (verb) – supervise, administer, manage.
  15. sagacity (noun) – wisdom, insight, intelligence.
  16. sit pat (phrase) – oppose, resist, deny.
  17. anecdotal (adjective) – informal, unreliable; unscientific/narrative.
  18. debt (noun) – liability, financial obligation, borrowed capital.
  19. tail risk (noun) – it is the additional risk of an asset or portfolio of assets moving more than 3 standard deviations from its current price, above the risk of a normal distribution (Courtesy: wikipedia).
  20. caveat (noun) – condition, stipulation, provision/clause.
  21. weigh (verb) – consider, contemplate, think about.

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