The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) – Apr 26, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) – Apr 26, 2018

Last Saturday, within hours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s return to Delhi from an overseas tour, the Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) – Apr 26, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) – Apr 26, 2018.  

  1. cue (noun) – sign, indication, signal.
  2. anti-imperialist (adjective) – relating to opposing imperialism. imperialism (noun) – an action that involves a country (usually an empire or a kingdom) extending its power by the acquisition of territories.
  3. upsurge (noun) – sudden increase or rise.
  4. retreat (noun) – withdrawal, draw back, flee/take flight.
  5. apparatchik (noun) – an official, member (of a large political organisation, particularly of a Communist Party).
  6. stamp (verb) – identify, characterize/brand, distinguish.
  7. bureaucratic (adjective) – institutional, procedural, established.
  8. apparatus (noun) – structure, system/framework, organization.
  9. count on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on, trust/ believe in.
  10. sustain (verb) – support, strengthen, prop/bolster up.
  11. formidable (adjective) – ambitious, challenging, demanding.
  12. handsome (adjective) – substantial, considerable, sizeable/large.
  13. bailout (noun) – an act of providing financial help/support by the outside investors to a bank/institution which faces serious financial difficulty. bail-in (noun) – a way of helping a bank or other institution in financial difficulty, in which people/creditors of the bank to bear some of the burden by cancelling a part of the debt they are owed.
  14. guerrilla (noun) – a small group of irregular fighters fighting against a large, traditional military.
  15. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  16. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  17. pre-eminence (noun) – superiority, supremacy, prestige/stature.
  18. detente (noun) – restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise/understanding.
  19. limbo (noun) – an uncertain period, in a state of uncertainty, neglected/abandoned condition.
  20. inevitably (adverb) – naturally, automatically, certainly/definitely.
  21. ascent (noun) – a rise to a higher rank.
  22. buck (verb) – resist, oppose, contradict/defy.
  23. recourse to (verb) – resort to, make use of, utilize.
  24. meddling (noun) – interference, intrusion, intervention.
  25. tenure (noun) – occupancy, holding, occupation.
  26. succession (noun) – the line/sequence of inheriting a position. next in line, dynasty.
  27. cynical (adjective) – sceptical, doubtful, distrustful.
  28. cosmetic (adjective) – superficial, outward, external.
  29. populist (noun) – politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
  30. tinker with (verb) – try to improve, play around with, try to mend.
  31. charade (noun) – a ridiculous act/show, false display, farce.

The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) - Apr 26, 2018

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (After the Castros) – Apr 26, 2018.



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