The Hindu Editorial (Bear hug) – Sep 07, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Bear hug) – Sep 07, 2019

Unveiling the Russian edition of India’s ‘Look East, Act East’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Thursday to extend a $1 billion Line of Credit to Russia’s Far East region (RFE). For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bear hug) – Sep 07, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bear hug) – Sep 07, 2019:

  1. bear hug (noun) – tight control, squeeze (a strong financial pressure); a takeover or acquisition  bid/offer/strategy that is potentially so attractive (or much higher value of target company) to its shareholders.
  2. ally (noun) – partner, supporter, accomplice/confederate.
  3. unveil (verb) – present, announce, disclose/make public.
  4. pledge on (verb) – promise, promise to give; undertake to give, contribute
  5. line of credit (noun) – another term for credit line; a source of funds that can readily be tapped/borrowed at the borrower’s discretion (choice).
  6. outlying (adjective) – remote, inaccessible, out of the way.
  7. take-off point (noun) – a particular moment/point in time at which something (an activity) is beginning.
  8. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  9. ties (noun) – relationship, allegiance, association.
  10. lag behind (phrasal verb) – trail, fall back, straggle/move slowly.
  11. strategic partnership (noun) – it is a long-term interaction between two countries based on political, economic, social and historical factors (Courtesy: IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses)).
  12. exploration (noun) – investigation, search, inspection (of an area for natural resources).
  13. procurement (noun) – the action of buying or purchasing something.
  14. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  15. roadmap (noun) – schedule of a (complex) program.
  16. prospect for (verb) – search for, seek.
  17. hydrocarbon (noun) – it is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon which are the main components of petroleum and natural gas.
  18. build on (phrasal verb) – develop, enhance, expand on.
  19. pivot (noun) – focus/focal point, centre.
  20. far-reaching (adjective) – important, major, significant.
  21. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  22. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  23. global warming (noun) – it is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels.
  24. reflective (adjective) – thoughtful, contemplative, introspective.
  25. diversify (verb) – enlarge/expand, widen, branch out.
  26. underline (verb) – emphasize, highlight, draw attention to.
  27. foray (noun) – a brief & active attempt to get involved in a new activity/sphere.
  28. warm up (phrasal verb) – prepare, get ready, get into condition.
  29. clinch (noun) – a struggle or scuffle.
  30. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, form, provide (a specific amount).
  31. foreign direct investment (FDI) (noun) – Investment from one country into another (normally by companies rather than governments) that involves establishing operations or acquiring tangible assets, including stakes in other businesses.
  32. polarized (adjective) – divided, separated.
  33. at cross purposes (phrase) – conflicting, contradictory, clashing, contrasting.


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