English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 5th July 2017

Intermission – The Hindu (Jul 05, 2017)

Taxes are of two kinds. A progressive tax can be an instrument of state policy, yielding benefits for the many at the expense of a few. But a tax can also be debilitating. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. progressive tax (noun) – it is a tax in which the tax rate increases as the taxable amount increases.
  2. debilitating (adjective) – making someone/something very weak.
  3. counterproductive (adjective) – undesirable/unfavourable, adverse, destructive.
  4. squeeze (verb) – force, pressurize, pressure.
  5. cap (noun) – limit, upper limit, ceiling.
  6. incentivise (verb) – encourage, motivate, prompt.
  7. unviable (adjective) – not capable/feasible.
  8. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  9. exploitative (adjective) – unprincipled, unethical, disreputable.
  10. strata (plural form of stratum) (noun) – level, class, echelon/rank.
  11. pile-up (noun) – accumulation, heap.
  12. pull the strings (phrase) – manage, direct, control.
  13. hue (noun) – character, aspect, type.
  14. give up (phrasal verb) – despair, abandon, stop/renounce.
  15. inhibit (verb) – impede, hinder, prevent.
  16. forego (verb) –  abandon, renounce, sacrifice.

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