Without plans to raise adequate revenue to fund the spending, the markets and Brussels got jittery. Italy’s government debt is at 132% of GDP, well above the Eurozone average. However, as the week progressed, all sides saw opportunities and a deal was struck, with the President assenting to economics professor Giovanni Tria taking over the finance portfolio. The new government will now have to win a confidence vote next week. The road ahead for Italy is far from clear. According to official EU surveys, although 59% of Italians favour the euro, just over half “tend not to trust” the EU. Both Europe and Italy would sustain significant damage if Italy left the Eurozone. Fortunately, that is still an unlikely scenario. The current situation, a coalition of populism and the right, is not ideal. But it provides an opportunity to address some of the underlying Italian disenchantment with the EU, perhaps by striking a balance between austerity and populism. Also, Brussels, along with France and Germany, could work with Italy to address economic and social anxieties. A way can be found that protects both the democratic choices of Italians and the stated values and integrity of the EU.
1. Whirlwind: (noun)=चक्रवात
Meaning: a column of air moving rapidly round and round in a cylindrical or funnel shape.
Synonyms: blistering, breakneck, breathless, brisk, dizzy, fast, fleet, galloping, hasty, hot, lightning, nippy, quick, rapid, rattling, snappy
Antonyms: slow, crawling, dallying, dawdling, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, languid, lingering
2. Dissipate: (verb)=गायब होना
Meaning: disappear or cause to disappear.
Synonyms: blow, fiddle away, fritter, lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away, trifle, waste
Antonyms: conserve, assemble, garner, accumulate
3. Embellish: (verb)=सुशोभित करना
Meaning: make (a statement or story) more interesting by adding extra details that are often untrue
Synonyms: adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, decorate, do, do up, doll up, drape, dress, emboss, enrich,
Antonyms: blemish, deface, disfigure
4. Rabble-Rouser: (noun)=हंगामा करने वाला
Meaning: one that stirs up the masses of the people (as to hatred or violence)
Synonyms: agitator, demagogue, exciter, firebrand, incendiary, inciter, instigator, provocateur
Antonyms: peacemaker, reconciler
5. Disband: (verb)=तोड़ना
Meaning: (with reference to an organized group) break up or cause to break up.
Synonyms: break up, disperse, dissolve
Antonyms: incorporate, consolidate, hang together
6. Rallying: (noun)=रैलिंग
Meaning: an act of gathering forces together to renew or attempt an effort
Synonyms: arouse, assemble, bestir, convene, gather, kindle
Antonyms: dampen, discourage, disenchant, dissuade, disperse
7. Rattle: (verb)=खड़खड़
Meaning: make or cause to make a rapid succession of short, sharp knocking sounds.
Synonyms: babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, discordance, noise, racket, roar
Antonyms: quiet, silence, still, stillness
8. Jittery: (adjective)=परेशान
Meaning: nervous or unable to relax.
Synonyms: anxious, apprehensive, edgy, excitable, fidgety, panicky, skittish, spooked
Antonyms: calm, composed, relaxed, unworried
9. Wrangle: (verb)=तकरार
Meaning: have a long, complicated dispute or argument.
Synonyms: bicker, disagree, quibble, squabble, tangle, hassle
Antonyms: agree, concur
10. Austerity: (noun)=मितव्ययिता
Meaning: sternness or severity of manner or attitude.
Synonyms: rigor, acerbity, asperity, grimness, harshness
Antonyms: informality, mildness, extravagance, indulge