As we all know that now a day’s in All Banking Exams and other competitive exams most of the English Sections were taken from Editorial pages. So it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you Vocabulary from “The Hindu”.

  1. Hawkish (adjective) – aggressive, combative, threatening.
  2. Bull market (noun) – a share/financial market in which share prices are rising (or) are expected to rise over a period of time. A “bull market” is any time period where stocks are going up in value. A “bear market” is the opposite, when stock prices are falling.
  3. Kick off (phrasal verb) – start, begin, usher in.
  4. Rally (verb) – increase after a fall (share prices).
  5. Indices – plural of index (noun) – measure; guide, indication, sign.
  6. Bourse (noun) –  stock market (in French); stock exchange.
  7. Traction (noun) – an idea or a product gains popularity/acceptance.
  8. Rally (noun) – recovery, upturn, improvement/rebound (after a decline).
  9. Tailwinds (noun) – (in business) it describes a situation or condition that will move growth, revenues, or profits higher. Headwinds (noun) – (in business) situations or conditions that make growth harder/difficult.
  10. Macroeconomic (adjective) – relating to the branch of economics concerned with large-scale factors (interest rates/national productivity).
  11. Euphoria (noun) – elation, excitement, delight/happiness.
  12. Secular (adjective) – relating to an economy (fluctuation) or market trend exists over a relatively long period.
  13. Suspicion (noun) – doubt, qualm, wariness.
  14. Excess liquidity (noun) – it means that commercial banks are holding more cash reserves than they ideally should, above the usual requirement.
  15. Starve (of) (verb) – deprive of, divest, dispossess.


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