The Hindu Editorial (Historic handshake) – Jun 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Historic handshake) – Jun 13, 2018

The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore is an affirmation of the power of diplomacy. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Historic handshake) – Jun 13, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Historic handshake) – Jun 13, 2018: 

  1. traverse (verb) – negotiate, go across, cross.
  2. build on (phrasal verb) – develop, enhance, expand on.
  3. affirmation (noun) – endorsement, ratification, confirmation.
  4. shake hands with (phrase) – hold someone’s right hand tightly at meeting as a sign of agreement.
  5. deranged (adjective) – insane, mad.
  6. whimsical (adjective) – unpredictable, temperamental/impulsive, capricious.
  7. thaw (noun) – an increase in friendliness.
  8. pull back (phrasal verb) – withdraw, retreat, disengage.
  9. brink (noun) – edge/verge/end (of something).
  10. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  11. reciprocate (verb) – do the same, return/give back; respond.
  12. call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve.
  13. appetite (noun) – desire, longing/liking, keenness/need.
  14. rapprochement (noun) – reconciliation, agreement, cooperation.
  15. rendezvous (noun) – meeting.
  16. iterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate/reiterate.
  17. unwavering (adjective) – steady, fixed/resolute, unfluctuating.
  18. denuclearisation (noun) – the act of removing nuclear weapons from a place.
  19. concession to (noun) – something agreed to give someone or let them to do in order to end a conflict.
  20. pull off (phrasal verb) – achieve, succeed in, accomplish.
  21. breakthrough (noun) – progress, development, advancement.
  22. specifics (noun) –  precise details, niceties, finer points.
  23. arsenal (noun) – weapons/armaments; range/array of resources.
  24. stare down (phrasal verb) – look fixedly someone (so as to make that person submits/gives in/yields).
  25. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.


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