Thursday 3 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017 (Day 4)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017

The Indian Express


Inflation fall, slowdown spur RBI to cut rate to 6-year low

meaning: a continuous increase in prices (मुद्रास्फीति,  महँगाई)

1. The government's overriding concern is to reduce inflation.
2. Economists measure inflation regularly to know an economy's state.

To avert

Scientists edit genes in human embryos to avert disease

meaning: Turn away, To prevent or ward off (टालना, फेर लेना)

1. Talks with top management averted the workers strike.
2. When he focused on her she quickly averted her eyes.


Apex court upholds conviction of ex-UP chief secy

meaning: the top or highest part of something ( शिखर)

1. Everyone was surprised when the actress decided to stop making movies just as she reached the apex of her career.

2. We'll put up a flag when we reach the apex of the  mountain.


SC reserves verdict on whether privacy is fundamental right.

meaning: An opinion or judgement (निर्णय, फैसला)

1. In Jessica's case, it took jury seven years to reach a verdict.
2. The doctor's verdict was that he was hale and hearty.

Ideas: Mark vs Musk, or utopia vs dystopia

meaning: idea place where every thing is perfect, a paradise (आदर्शलोक,  काल्पनिक आदर्श)

1. A smart city concept could be a better place to live, but not an utopia

2. Every child's Utopia is living in a fairy land.

(Note: 'dystopia' is just the opposite of 'utopia' i.e. an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad)

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