The Hindu Editorial (Cold peace) – Jun 19, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Cold peace) – Jun 19, 2021

The Geneva summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday, has set a pragmatic tone for engagement between the two competing powers. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Cold peace) – Jun 19, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Cold peace) – Jun 19, 2021:

  1. cold peace (noun) – an unsettled peace among nations formerly engaged in a cold war.
  2. summit (noun) – meeting, conference, conclave (international meeting/conference of heads of state/government).
  3. reset (verb) – re-establish.
  4. pragmatic (adjective) – practical, realistic, sensible, rational, reasonable.
  5. tension (noun) – strained relations, pressure, strain.
  6. counterpart (noun) – someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another; equivalent, equal, fellow.
  7. set the tone (phrase) – to establish the mood/feeling of something.
  8. engagement (noun) – participation, taking part, involvement, contribution.
  9. hit (verb) – reach (a particular point/level).
  10. cold war (noun) – a state of political and military tension between two countries, especially superpowers (i.e. the U.S. and China).
  11. the Cold War (noun) – The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States and a group of countries) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and a group of countries).
  12. interfere (verb) – intervene in, get involved in, encroach on, impinge on, meddle in.
  13. cyberattack (noun) – a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organization to breach the information system (computer network) of another individual or organization. an attack on an information or computer network as an “attempt to destroy, expose, alter, disable, steal or gain unauthorized access to or make unauthorized use of anything that has value to the individual/organization.
  14. stifling (noun) – constraining, hindering, hampering, impeding, prevent.
  15. dissent (noun) – disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, protest, opposition, disapproval.
  16. slam (verb) – criticize, find fault with, censure, denounce, condemn.
  17. interventionist (adjective) – relating to a person/organisation who favours interventionism (the policy of intervening in the affairs of others).
  18. difference (noun) – disagreement, dispute, difference of opinion, misunderstanding, argument, quarrel.
  19. diplomacy (noun) – international politics, foreign affairs, foreign policy; negotiations, discussions, talks, dialogue (related to international politics).
  20. centre stage (noun) – centre of attention, spotlight, public eye.
  21. optimism (noun) – hopefulness, hope, confidence, positive attitude, buoyancy.
  22. (be) rooted in (verb) – embed, fix, firmly establish, implant.
  23. self-interest (noun) – self-regard, self-obsession, selfishness, own advantage.
  24. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  25. rational (adjective) – logical, well reasoned, sensible, coherent, wise.
  26. primarily (adverb) – largely, mainly, mostly.
  27. ambassador (noun) – representative, promoter, campaigner (of a particular activity).
  28. embassy (noun) – the diplomatic office building in a foreign country where the ambassador & team live and work; consulate, mission.
  29. strategic (adjective) – relating to achieving long-term or overall goals.
  30. stability (noun) – safety, security, strength.
  31. strategic stability (noun) – it describes the absence of armed conflict between nuclear-armed states. It also describes a regional or global security environment in which states enjoy peaceful and harmonious relations.
  32. arms control (noun) – disarmament, demilitarization, decommissioning (of arms/weapons).
  33. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  34. breakthrough (noun) – very important/significant development or progress.
  35. willingness (noun) – readiness, preparedness, inclination, desire.
  36. ties (noun) – association, relationship, bond, connection.
  37. retreat (noun) – withdrawal, pulling back, back down, U-turn, exit.
  38. assertive (adjective) – dominant, domineering, forceful, authoritative.
  39. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (noun) – NATO was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
  40. primacy (noun) – greater importance, dominion, sovereignty, supremacy/superiority.
  41. romance (noun) – relationship, attachment.
  42. annexation (noun) – seizure, occupation, takeover.
  43. throw out (phrasal verb) – dismiss, veto/refuse.
  44. G-8 or Group of Eight (noun) – a multilateral forum made up of the world’s eight largest so-called developed countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia’s participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia’s incursion into Crimea (in 2014). 
  45. G-7 or Group of Seven (noun) – a multilateral forum made up of the world’s seven largest so-called developed countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. They meet annually to discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including global economy, security and energy.
  46. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  47. deter (verb) – prevent, stop, avert, impede.
  48. rock bottom (noun) – lowest level, lower limit, lowest.
  49. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  50. intelligence (noun) – (of a person) employed in the collection of (military/political) information.
  51. carry out (phrasal verb) – conduct, perform, execute, bring about.
  52. run (verb) – manage, organize, direct, control.
  53. campaign (noun) – canvassing, electioneering, an act of soliciting (asking for/requesting) votes; an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group.
  54. geopolitical (adjective) – relating to (the study of) the geographical factors (a country’s position on the earth, size, climate, and natural resources &, etc.) in world politics and inter-state relations.
  55. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  56. certainly (adverb) – surely, definitely, unquestionably.
  57. take measures (phrase) – take action, take steps.
  58. red line (noun) – boundary, limit (not to be crossed).
  59. amass (verb) – gather, collect, assemble together (in large numbers). 
  60. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  61. pessimistic (adjective) – distrustful, doubting, suspicious/cynical.
  62. great power (noun) – a country that has a great international influence, resources, and military strength.
  63. glory (noun) – fame, reputation, name.
  64. hostility (noun) – opposition, conflict, resentment, enmity, aversion, antipathy.


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