The Hindu Editorial (Transatlantic rift) – Jul 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Transatlantic rift) – Jul 16, 2018

The summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels was expected to be tense, given the widening rift in the Western alliance over the U.S.’s imposition of trade tariffs. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Transatlantic rift) – Jul 16, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Transatlantic rift) – Jul 16, 2018:

  1. trans-Atlantic (adjective) – concerning/relating to countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
  2. rift (noun) – disagreement, dispute, conflict.
  3. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  4. imposition (noun) – levying, charging, enforcing.
  5. trade tariff (noun) – trade tariffs are border taxes charged on foreign imports.
  6. denigration (noun) – libel, character assassination; disparagement.
  7. disregard (noun) – indifference, inattention, carelessness.
  8. nicety (noun) – fine point, subtle detail, fine distinction/factor.
  9. persistent (adjective) – determined, continuing, constant.
  10. burden-sharing (noun) – used to refer to the need for sharing responsibility for protection of refugees in situations of mass influx.
  11. latitude (noun) – freedom, scope, leeway/flexibility.
  12. incongruity (noun) – unsuitability, inconsistency, difference.
  13. trade-surplus (noun) – it occurs when the value of a country’s exports exceeds that of its imports
  14.  (a surplus in the balance of trade). A trade deficit (also called a trade gap) occurs when imports exceed exports.
  15. diatribe (noun) – tirade, verbal onslaught, rant.
  16. divisive (adjective) – isolating/separating, dividing; disharmonious.
  17. put someone on the spot (phrase) -cause difficulties, trouble, bother.
  18. deflect (verb) – deviate, divert, distract/change.
  19. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in relationship).
  20. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  21. annexation (noun) – occupation, takeover, appropriation.
  22. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post.
  23. bloc (noun) – alliance, association, coalition.
  24. bargaining chip (noun) – something which is used to negotiate with others while trying to get a deal/an agreement.
  25. conversely (adverb) – inversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
  26. umbrella (modifier) – something (coalition) that has many different parts/elements.
  27. bolster (verb) – strengthen, support, boost/reinforce.
  28. substance (noun) – significant subject, important matter/content, valid message.
  29. communique (noun) – official communication, press release, bulletin.
  30. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  31. impatient (adjective) – irritated, annoyed, displeased.
  32. spell out (phrasal verb) – explain, make clear, elucidate/clarify.


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