The Hindu Editorial (Birds of a feather) – Feb 13, 2020
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- birds of the same feather (flock together) (phrase) – it means people who have similar interests, ideas or characteristics will often come together or hang out with each other; people who have similar ideas/values tend to stick together.
- peg (verb) – categorize, classify, label; form a fixed opinion of.
- thronging (adjective) – packed, jammed, filled (crowd).
- perhaps (adverb) – maybe, possibly.
- substantive (adjective) – important & meaningful.
- bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
- steal/hog the limelight (phrase) – get/attract more attention than anyone else present in the situation.
- indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
- pinnacle (noun) – high point, highest level, the culmination.
- encounter (noun) – meeting, contact.
- grace (verb) – honour, glorify, dignify.
- return the favour (phrase) – to do something similar in return for something done.
- address (verb) – talk to, speak to, give a discourse to.
- untapped (adjective) – dormant, inactive, unused/not yet exploited.
- potential (noun) – potentiality, possibility, prospects.
- bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
- turbulence (noun) – instability, troubles, disturbance, confusion.
- skirmish (noun) – a small or minor fight/conflict; tussle/quarrel, squabble.
- Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) (noun) – The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a U.S. trade program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world by providing preferential duty-free entry for thousands of products from 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories.
- peg (at) (verb) – fix, set, hold, limit (a price, rate, or amount) at a particular level.
- take/have/get the measure of (phrase) – have a (clear) understanding required to deal with.
- protracted (adjective) – very long, long-lasting, prolonged/extensive.
- closed-door (adjective) – secret, restricted, obstructive.
- on the cards (phrase) – possible, expected, likely, liable to happen, in the offing.
- notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of that.
- slew of (noun) – a large number of, lot, range.
- incremental (adjective) – gradual, phased, piecemeal, step-by-step.
- advance (noun) – breakthrough, development, progress.
- fault line (noun) – a divisive issue; a difference of opinion.
- spook (verb) – frighten, panic, make afraid/nervous.
- explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, without any doubt.
- voice (verb) – express, make public, state/declare.
- tolerant (adjective) – unprejudiced, unbiased, liberal/forbearing.
- pluralist (adjective) – coexisting; relating to (the people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
- deepen (verb) – increase, intensify, escalate.
- endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardize, risk.
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