Castles in the air? – The Hindu (Aug 10, 2017)

Castles in the air? – The Hindu (Aug 10, 2017)

Two months after the India-Afghanistan air corridor was inaugurated with great expectations, news that it has been hit by a shortage of cargo planes is a cause for concern. .. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2

  1. castles in the air (or in Spain) (phrase) – daydreams; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized.
  2. obstructionist (adjective) – relating to the practice of  purposefully delaying legal procedures.
  3. underwrite (verb) – sponsor, support/back, insure.
  4. tarmac (noun) – a runway; a type of road surfacing material; it refers airport runway here.
  5. perishable (adjective) – relating things, especially foods, likely to decay quickly.
  6. produce (noun) – agricultural products, foodstuffs.
  7. chartered (adjective) – rented/hired (aircraft or ship).
  8. teething troubles (phrase) – short-term/temporary problems while starting a new project.
  9. trilateral (adjective) – involving three nations/parties/groups.
  10. ratify (verb) – give consent (to agreement) or make agreement official; authorize, approve.
  11. tender (verb) – offer, present, propose/support.
  12. circumvent (verb) – bypass, avoid, dodge.
  13. heartening (adjective) – encouraging, boosting, reassuring.
  14. aground (adverb/adjective) – foundered, grounded, stuck/wrecked.

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