The Hindu Editorial (Among members) – Jul 01, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Among members) – Jul 01, 2019

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Among members) – Jul 01, 2019:

  1. glaring (adjective) – obvious, flagrant, blatant, visible/apparent.
  2. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  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. make up (phrasal verb) – comprise, form, compose/constitute.
  5. account for (phrasal verb) – be responsible for, represent, supply/provide.
  6. pressing (adjective) – important/key, high-priority, critical/crucial. 
  7. plurilateral (adjective) – (of an agreement involving many different countries (in which WTO member countries would be given the choice to agree to new rules on a voluntary basis).
  8. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries (in which all WTO member countries are party to the agreement).
  9. pull-aside meeting/engagement (noun) – an informal meeting/engagement between leaders, officials, or diplomats at a public event.
  10. anticipate (verb) – expect, foresee, precede.
  11. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  12. escalation (noun) – intensification; an increase in the intensity of something.
  13. cordial (adjective) – friendly, affable/amiable, pleasant.
  14. breakthrough (noun) – progress, development, advancement.
  15. sit down (phrasal verb) – accept, put up with, tolerate; spend time and effort doing it in order to try to achieve something.
  16. impasse (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, stand-off.
  17. call a halt (phrase) – to demand stopping an activity.
  18. deliberation (noun) – careful consideration, thought/thinking, contemplation.
  19. fugitive (noun) – a person who has escaped from being confined or imprisoned.
  20. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  21. counter to (adverb) – against, in opposition to, contrary to.
  22. Paris Agreement/Accord (noun) – The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention (agreement) and for the first time brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.
  23. protectionism (noun) – the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
  24. gender equality (noun) – It is the view that everyone should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.
  25. concerted (adjective) – strenuous, vigorous, forceful/intense.
  26. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  27. articulate (verb) – express, point out, mention.
  28. the line (noun) – course of action, way/method/manner, procedure.
  29. inequities (noun) – injustice, favouritism, discrimination.
  30. detract from (verb) – diminish, reduce, lessen.
  31. sustainable (adjective) – acceptable, valid/reliable, dependable.
  32. grandstand (noun) – a way of speaking or acting to get attention from the spectators (people) and then influencing them.


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