The Hindu Editorial (Moon shine) – Jul 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Moon Shine) – Jul 13, 2018

That South Korean President Moon Jae-in undertook a four-day visit to India this week, when there is hectic diplomacy over the Korean peninsula,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Moon Shine) – Jul 13, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Moon Shine) – Jul 13, 2018:

  1. moonshine (noun) – empty/thoughtless talk.
  2. drift (verb) – develop towards an unwelcoming one; depart, diverge, deviate.
  3. undertake (verb) – begin, start, embark on.
  4. peninsula (noun) – an area of land almost surrounded by water (on three sides) and one side attached to the mainland.
  5. 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.
  6. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect.
  7. preoccupy with (verb) – concern,  dominate/engross, take control of.
  8. watch (noun) – stint, spell, turn.
  9. exude (verb) – emanate, discharge, release (an emotion or quality).
  10. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce,.
  11. early harvest scheme (noun) – it is a precursor to a free trade agreement (FTA) between
    two trading partners. This is to help the two trading countries to identify certain
    products for tariff liberalisation pending the conclusion of FTA negotiation. It is
    primarily a confidence building measure.
  12. do away with (phrasal verb) – discard, remove, eliminate/cancel.
  13. persuade (verb) – convince, make certain; lead/cause.
  14. counter-narrative (noun) – an alternative view to the existing/earlier narrative (representation/description).
  15. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  16. token (noun) – sign, indication, expression.
  17. capacity-building (noun) – capacity development; it has typically been defined as the development and strengthening of human and institutional resources. The United Nations Development Programme defines capacity as “the ability to perform functions, solve problems, and achieve objectives” at three levels: individual, institutional and societal. (Courtesy: WHO).
  18. capricious (adjective) – unpredictable, inconsistent, changeable.
  19. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, secure, reinforce/fortify.


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