The Hindu Editorial (Missed opportunity) – May 26, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Missed opportunity) – May 26, 2018

American President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to call off his planned June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore has not only dashed hopes of… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Missed opportunity) – May 26, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Missed opportunity) – May 26, 2018:  

  1. unravel (verb) – fall apart, fail, collapse/go wrong.
  2. call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve.
  3. dash (verb) – shatter, destroy,  ruin/spoil.
  4. breakthrough (noun) – progress, development, advancement.
  5. heightened (adjective) – intensified, magnified, amplified.
  6. confrontation (noun) – conflict, fight, battle.
  7. spell (noun) – period, time, interval, season,
  8. to bring something full circle (phrase) – to return something (idea/argument/situation) to its starting position.
  9. quiet diplomacy (noun) – it is a way of conduct of international relations (through the interaction of official representatives of governments or groups) to create conditions in which parties feel comfortable to act, in particular allowing parties calmly to evaluate positions and interests, to weigh options and consider independent and impartial advice.
  10. acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
  11. utterance (noun) – voicing, speaking, expression.
  12. gesture (noun) – action, deed; sign/indication.
  13. demilitarised (adjective) –  relating to an area wherein all military forces are removed.
  14. pledge (verb) – swear, vow, promise.
  15. inoperable (adjective) – unusable, out of action, out of order.
  16. nonetheless (adverb) – anyway, anyhow,  after everything.
  17. harp on (phrasal verb) – talk or write/complain continuously and lengthy on a particular subject.
  18. rhetoric (noun) – bombast/loftiness, hyperbole, extravagant language.
  19. under way (adverb) – in progress, taking place, happening/occurring.
  20. disarmament (noun) – demilitarization, limitation/reduction/deactivation of military weapons.
  21. invasion (noun) – conquering, capture, seizure.
  22. showdown (noun) –  fight/battle, clash, face-off.
  23. conciliatory (adjective) – appeasing, pacifying, peacemaking.
  24. unilaterally (adverb) – used to indicate something done by a person/country without approval/agreement from other people/countries involved in the situation.
  25. de-escalation (noun) – reduction, lessening, decrease.
  26. outright (adverb) – completely, entirely, totally.
  27. denuclearisation (noun) – the act of removing nuclear weapons from a place.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Missed opportunity) – May 26, 2018:

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