The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy truce) – Dec 08, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy truce) – Dec 08, 2018

The 90-day trade truce between China and the United States reached over the weekend on the sidelines of the G20 meet in Argentina is already proving to be fragile. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy truce) – Dec 08, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Uneasy truce) – Dec 08, 2018:

  1. truce (noun) – temporary cessation/suspension (of hostilities); ceasefire, armistice.
  2. thaw (noun) – an increase in friendliness.
  3. on the sidelines (phrase) – it refers to a meeting/ forum occurs at the same time as the scheduled meeting/forum, but is not itself an item on the agenda.
  4. fragile (adjective) – tenuous, weak/perilous, insecure.
  5. extradition (noun) – The action of surrendering/handing over a fugitive (a person who has escaped from being confined/accused of crime) from one jurisdiction to another by mutual agreements between the two countries. deportation, handover, expulsion.
  6. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen, diminish.
  7. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  8. flare up (verb) – break out, burst out, start suddenly, erupt.
  9. legitimate (adjective) – valid, logical, lawful/authentic.
  10. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect.
  11. alleged (adjective) – claimed, professed, purported.
  12. gathering (noun) – collection, accumulation, amassing.
  13. intelligence (noun) – information, data, details.
  14. cyber-espionage (noun) – spying, undercover work, intelligence.
  15. radical (adjective) – extreme, exaggerated, outrageous/fanatical.
  16. exaggerate (verb) – overstate, overrate, magnify.
  17. protectionist (adjective) – relating to the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
  18. exert (verb) – bring into play, use/utilize, deploy.
  19. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  20. assault (verb) – attack, offensive, act of aggression.
  21. roots (noun) – origins, beginnings, ancestors.
  22. tacit (adjective) – implicit, indirect, hinted.
  23. escalation (noun) – growth, rise, increase.
  24. lasting (adjective) – permanent, long-lived, stable.


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