Vocabulary from Economic Times: 9 August 2017

1. Dazzle: चकाचौंध 

(Of a bright light) blind (a person or their eyes) temporarily; blind temporarily, deprive of sight
Example: She was dazzled by the headlights.

2. Demographic: जनसांख्यिकीय/जनसांख्यिकी संबंधी 

Relating to the structure of populations
Example: The demographic study about these communities reveals the shocking state of healthcare.

3. Plight: दुर्दशा 

A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation
Example: Hrithik understood the plight of the blind man during the filming of the movie “Kaabil” and pledged to donate his eyes.

4. Decrepit: जर्जर 

Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect; dilapidated, rickety, run down, broken-down
Example: A row of decrepit houses.

5. Corpus: संग्रह 

A collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author or a body of writing on a particular subject; collection, compilation, body, entity
Example: He edited the Hemingway corpus.

6. Fiddly: जटिल 

Complicated or detailed and awkward to do or use
Example: I feel cleaning of the car is a fiddly work.

7. Annuity: वार्षिक भत्ता या वृत्ति 

A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life
Example: They think they have less annuity that’s why they gave you memo.

8. Mitigate: गम्भीरता कम करना 

Make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful; alleviate, reduce, diminish, lessen
Example: You would have to mitigate the risks before getting the approval.

9. Squirrel: छिपा कर रख देना 

Hide money or something of value in a safe place; save, put aside, put by, lay by
Example: The money was squirrelled away in foreign bank accounts.

10. Rationale: कारण विवरण 

A set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief; reasoning, thinking, logic, grounds
Example: What is the rationale behind her drastic act?

11. Reprehensible: निन्दनीय 

Deserving censure or condemnation; deplorable, disgraceful
Example: Her attitude is most reprehensible.

12. Proposition: सुझाव 

Make an offer or suggestion to
Example: Securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition.

13. Aesthetic: सोंदर्य बोध 

Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
Example: Traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value.

14. Backlash: प्रतिघात 

A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development; counterblast, counteraction, comeback, recoil
Example: After social media backlash, Latif has uploaded a new video saying Sehwag is a great player.

15. Neurotic: मनोविक्षेप संबन्धी 

Having, caused by, or relating to neurosis; mentally ill, mentally disturb
Example: He has a neurotic disease.

16. Indispensable: जरुरी 

Absolutely necessary; crucial, key, essential, vital
Example: A good dictionary is indispensable for learning a foreign language.

17. Inevitably: अवश्य 

As is certain to happen; unavoidable, naturally
Example: Inevitably, these negotiations will take place.

18. Purport: सामान्य आशय 

The meaning or sense of something, typically a document or speech; gist, substance, drift, intention
Example: I do not understand the purport of your remarks.

19. Lustre: रौनक़

 A gentle sheen or soft glow; shine, brightness, radiance, burnish
Example: The lustre of the Milky Way.

20. Entrust: सौंप देना 

Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone); charge, endow, give responsibility for, invest
Example: The messenger was entrusted with the general secret.
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