The Hindu Editorial (Boris Johnson must reckon with grave consequences of Brexit) – Jul 26, 2019
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Boris Johnson must reckon with grave consequences of Brexit) – Jul 26, 2019:
- reckon with (phrasal verb) – deal with/cope with; take into account, take into consideration.
- grave (adjective) – crucial/critical, important/significant, serious.
- Brexit (noun) – a term used for the (supposed) departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
- abjure (verb) – renounce, relinquish, reject.
- brinkmanship (noun) – the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous results by engaging in a dangerous issue or event to the edge of safety, especially in politics, by pushing dangerous events.
- see through (phrasal verb) – bring to completion/finish, continue to the end; follow through.
- defiant (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent/bellicose; uncooperative, non-compliant.
- no ifs, ands, or buts (phrase) – no excuses will be accepted for not accomplishing a task; no excuses, no doubt, with certainty.
- pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
- doomster (noun) – cynic, prophet of doom; doubter.
- gloomster (noun) – a negative person.
- presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly.
- conversely (adverb) – inversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
- induction (noun) – inauguration, introduction, swearing in (to a new job or position).
- eurosceptic (noun) – a person who is opposing to increase the powers of the European Union.
- advocate (verb) – support, champion, uphold.
- prorogue (verb) – to postpone/terminate a session of a Parliament without dissolving it.
- rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
- reminiscent (adjective) – similar to, comparable with, bearing comparison with.
- uncompromising (adjective) – stubborn, relentless, resolute/headstrong.
- stance (noun) – point of view, opinion, standpoint.
- back down (phrasal verb) – yield, give in, reconsider.
- precarious (adjective) – uncertain/unsure, insecure, unreliable/risky.
- House of Commons (noun) – the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (“the House of Lords” is the upper house).
- forecast (verb) – predict, indicate, project.
- arithmetic (noun) – calculation, reckoning, tally.
- hardliner (noun) – a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
- breach (verb) – break, contravene, violate.
- Brussels (noun) – The headquarters of the European Union. Brussels is a metonym of the European Union.
- remote (adjective) – unlikely, improbable, implausible, doubtful.
- renegotiation (noun) – a process of negotiating again to modify or reconstruct previous/existing trade terms.
- paint (verb) – portray, depict, represent.
- bloc (noun) – group/fold, association, partnership.
- hostile (adjective) – opposed; aggressive, confrontational/belligerent.
- adversary (noun) – rival, enemy, nemesis/opponent.
- undermine (verb) – weaken, spoil, damage.
- sovereignty (noun) – supreme power, authority, domination.
- scant (adjective) – little, minimal, hardly any, negligible/meagre.
- pay regard to (phrase) – to look attentively; pay attention to, concentrate on.
- mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, rising, escalating/intensifying.
- crippling (adjective) – ruining/destroying, weakening, paralyzing.
- integrity (noun) – principles, ethics, morals.
- Good Friday Accord/Agreement (noun) – Belfast Agreement; This agreement (signed on 10 April 1998) helped to bring to an end a period of conflict in the region called the Troubles (of Northern Ireland as part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland as a separate country).
- prevailing (adjective) – existing; current.
- ill-afford (verb) – unable to afford.
- indulge in (verb) – become involved in (an undesirable activity).
- populist (adjective) – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
- instinct (noun) – urge, drive, need.
- narrow (adjective) – inward-looking, illiberal, short-sighted.
- walk out (phrasal verb) – desert, abandon, leave.
- contradiction (noun) – disagreement, opposition, inconsistency; rebuttal/negation.
- lay bare (phrasal verb) – reveal, expose, disclose.
- lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
- bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
- redouble (verb) – make something more intense.
- resurrect (verb) – revive, restore, regenerate/revitalize.
- multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries (in which all WTO member countries are party to the agreement).
- keen (adjective) – eager, wishing, determined.
- trans-Atlantic (adjective) – concerning/relating to countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
- encompass (verb) – include, subsume, incorporate.
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