The Hindu Editorial (Brexit brinkmanship) – Sep 12, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Brexit brinkmanship) – Sep 12, 2019

The recently enacted law to stop Britain from leaving the European Union (EU) without an agreement has brought little certainty that a cliff-edge exit will be avoided. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Brexit brinkmanship)- Sep 12, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Brexit brinkmanship) – Sep 12, 2019:

  1. Brexit (noun) – a term used for the (supposed) departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
  2. 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.
  3. defiant (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent/bellicose; uncooperative, non-compliant.
  4. breakthrough (noun) – success; progress/development, advancement.
  5. remote (adjective) – unlikely, improbable, implausible, doubtful.
  6. cliff-edge (phrase) – relating to a difficult situation.
  7. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  8. seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for; try, attempt, aim.
  9. hold in contempt (phrase) – to regard someone with disdain or disrespect.
  10. contempt (noun) – disrespect, disregard, neglect.
  11. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  12. eurosceptic (noun) – a person who is opposing to increase the powers of the European Union.
  13. off the table (phrase) – to be withdrawn and no longer available for consideration.
  14. strike a deal/bargain (phrase) – to come to an agreement.
  15. Tory (noun) – a member/supporter of a Conservative Party in the UK; right-winger, reactionary, rightist.
  16. stress (verb) – emphasize, draw attention to, highlight.
  17. referendum (noun) – public vote; a direct vote in which people cast ballots to decide on a specific issue or policy.
  18. bloc (noun) – alliance, association, union.
  19. manoeuvre (noun) – operation, action, activity.
  20. thwart (verb) – stop, prevent, check/obstruct/impede.
  21. Brussels (noun) – The headquarters of the European Union. Brussels is a metonym of the European Union.
  22. counterpart (noun) – a person/thing that serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  23. solely (adverb) – only, simply, merely.
  24. align with (verb) – combine with, link up with, join.
  25. regulatory (adjective) – organizational, governmental.
  26. moot (verb) – propose, suggest, introduce.
  27. detrimental (adjective) – damaging, inimical, dangerous.
  28. sovereignty (noun) – supremacy, dominion, power.
  29. integrity (noun) – unity, solidarity, coherence/togetherness.
  30. entail (verb) – cause, result in, produce.
  31. erect (verb) – create, establish, form/set up.
  32. Irish backstop (noun) – a position of last resort, to maintain an open border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without securing an all-encompassing deal. (Courtesy:BBC).
  33. vote down (verb) – reject, stop, block.
  34. relevance (noun) – significance, importance, appropriateness.
  35. back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.
  36. speculation (noun) – assumption, supposition/feeling, guesswork/postulation.
  37. revive (verb) – recover,  bring back, revitalize.
  38. notwithstanding (adverb) – nonetheless, even so, all the same, after everything.
  39. accord (noun) – agreement, settlement, deal.
  40. elusive (adjective) – difficult to find; subtle, indistinct/intangible.
  41. spare (verb) – pardon, excuse/forgive, leave unpunished.


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