Advanced Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Big thaw on the Korean peninsula – The Hindu Apr 03, 2018)

Today’s Advanced Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

Big thaw on the Korean peninsula – The Hindu Apr 03, 2018

An unusual charm offensive is under way on the Korean peninsula and the unlikely architect is none other than the North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Advanced Word List To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. thaw (noun) – an increase in friendliness.
  2. high-stakes (adjective) – high risk, dangerous.
  3. charm offensive (noun) – honeyed words, smooth talk, soft words.
  4. deft (adjective) – skilful, adept, efficient/impressive.
  5. a far cry (phrase) – a very different one.
  6. rhetorical (adjective) – bombastic, high-sounding, oratorical.
  7. dotard (noun) – an old retired person; it means an old person who has become feeble — both physically and mentally.
  8. mesmerize (verb) – capture, hypnotize, fascinate.
  9. dawn (noun) – early morning, first thing in the morning, sunrise.
  10. denuclearisation (noun) – the act of removing nuclear weapons from a place.
  11. short-lived (adjective) – brief, short, momentary/temporary.
  12. moot (verb) – put forward, propose, suggest (an idea).
  13. trilateral (adjective) – involving three nations/parties/groups.
  14. trappings (noun) – outward features, signs.
  15. banquet (noun) – dinner, elaborate meal/treat/dining.
  16. 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).
  17. sour (verb) – spoil, damage/worsen; become unpleasant.
  18. purge (verb) – remove, oust, expel.
  19. embarrassment (noun) – difficulty, predicament, plight/problem.
  20. dance to someone’s tune (phrase) – act in accordance with someone’s command.
  21. hardliner (noun) – a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  22. raise the stakes (phrase) – to increase risk (and make the situation more difficult to ignore).
  23. threshold (noun) – the level (at which one starts to react).
  24. armistice (noun) – truce, ceasefire, suspension of hostilities.
  25. veto (nun) – a constitutional right.
  26. protracted (adjective) – very long, prolonged, extended.
  27. sunshine policy (noun) – the foreign policy of South Korea towards North Korea.
  28. ostpolitik (noun) – Eastern policy (“ost” means east and “politik” means politics); the normalization of relations between West Germany and East Europe, particularly East Germany.

Today’s Advanced Word List To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

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