War for war – The Hindu Apr 16, 2018 

War for war – The Hindu Apr 16, 2018 

By launching a missile attack on Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump has made good on his threat to use force if… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-1 

  1. escalate (verb) – intensify, heighten, make serious.
  2. make good (phrase) – succeed, be successful, do well.
  3. devastating (adjective) – shocking, traumatic, distressing.
  4. cruise missile (noun) – it is a guided missile that flies with constant speed to deliver a warhead at specified target over long distance with high accuracy.
  5. join hands (phrase) – work together.
  6. airbase (noun) – a base/place used by a military force for the operation of military aircraft.
  7. gut (verb) – destroy, demolish, wipe out.
  8. undertake (verb) – begin, start, engage in.
  9. ascertain (verb) – confirm, verify, discover/find out.
  10. watchdog (noun) – inspector, observer, ombudsman.
  11. requisite (adjective) – necessary, required, essential.
  12. flout (verb) – defy, disobey, ignore.
  13. bravado (noun) – boldness, bold manner, bombast/daredevil.
  14. provocation (noun) – prompting, inducement, incitement.
  15. deter (verb) – stop, prevent, halt/obstruct.
  16. drag into (verb) – involve in a matter unnecessarily.
  17. confrontation (noun) – conflict, battle, face-off.
  18. preside (over) (verb) – be in charge of, be responsible for, control, oversee.
  19. monstrous (adjective) –  terrible, horrible, dreadful; .
  20. brute (adjective) – physical/bodily, crude, violent.
  21. ground reality (noun) – practical condition/situation.
  22. misery (noun) – hardship, trouble, difficulty/problem.
  23. unilateral (adjective) – relating to a method of taking decisions (on international relations) by a state (country) individually without considering other states (countries).
  24. aggressive (adjective) – insistent, vigorous, forceful.
  25. diplomacy (noun) – statesmanship; negotiations/discussions, international relations.
  26. long-lasting (adjective) – enduring, lasting, deep-rooted.
  27. mandate (noun) – order, directive, instruction.

Today’s Word List-1  

War for war - The Hindu Apr 16, 2018 - Editorial Words


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