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- muted (verb) – indistinct, quiet/soft, dull.
- course (noun) – route, way, direction.
- bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
- predecessor (noun) – forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
- rest on (verb) – be based on, depend on, centre/rely on.
- fuel (verb) – stimulate, encourage, intensify (an intense feeling).
- climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
- put something to rest (phrase) – stop doubt by resolving an issue.
- bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
- entrepreneurship (noun) – the process/activity of setting up a business.
- forge (verb) – build, construct, create.
- territorial (adjective) – geographical, zonal, topical.
- sovereignty (noun) – autonomy, independence, self-government/rule.
- albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
- convergence (noun) – the process of converging; intersection, interchange.
- departure from (noun) – deviation/divergence, variation, change.
- insertion (noun) – introduction, placing, positioning.
- veiled (verb) – hidden, concealed/camouflaged, indirect.
- front burner (noun) – the focus of attention.
- trade deficit (noun) – a trade deficit (a deficit in the balance of trade) occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. It is also called a trade gap.
- articulate (verb) – express, communicate, make public/announce.
- curb (noun) – check, restraint, control.
- accord (noun) – treaty, agreement, settlement/deal.
- handicapped (adjective) – hampered, impeded; restricted/obstructed.
- maiden (adjective) – first, initial, inaugural.
- substantive (adjective) – important & meaningful.
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