The Hindu Editorial (Diplomatic offensive) – Nov 25, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Diplomatic offensive) – Nov 25, 2020

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Diplomatic offensive) – Nov 25, 2020:

  1. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy.
  2. offensive (noun) – campaign, drive, push; attack, thrust, act of aggression.
  3. encounter (noun) – battle, fight, clash, conflict, confrontation.
  4. highlight (verb) – underline, underscore, emphasize, call attention to.
  5. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  6. strike (noun) – attack, bombing. 
  7. gun down (phrasal verb) – shoot down, kill (someone with a gun).
  8. tunnel (noun) – underground passage.
  9. infiltrate (verb) – penetrate, invade, intrude on, impinge on, trespass on.
  10. step up (phrasal verb) – increase, intensify, strengthen, augment, escalate, scale up.
  11. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  12. accountable (adjective) – responsible, liable, answerable.
  13. hold someone responsible/accountable (for) (phrase) – blame someone for something.
  14. brief (verb) – inform of, tell about, update on.
  15. ambassador (noun) – envoy, diplomat, consul.
  16. plot (noun) – conspiracy, intrigue, secret plan.
  17. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  18. time (verb) – arrange, organize, plan.
  19. envoy (noun) – diplomat, consul, ambassador; representative, delegate, mediator.
  20. diplomat (noun) – envoy, consul, ambassador.
  21. mission (noun) – envoy, representative, delegate.
  22. pass on (phrasal verb) – to give someone a piece of information that someone else has given to you.
  23. docket (noun) – a list of cases for hearing/trail/proceedings.
  24. suspected (adjective) – suspicious sceptical, doubtful, cynical.
  25. allegedly (adverb) – apparently, ostensibly, purportedly, reportedly.
  26. evidence (verb) – indicate, show, reveal, denote. 
  27. nefarious (adjective) – wicked, evil, criminal/heinous.
  28. grassroots (plural noun) – the most basic level of an organisation.
  29. District Development Councils (DDC) (noun) – The District Development Councils (DDCs) are set to become a new unit of governance in Jammu and Kashmir. A legislation to this effect was brought in by the Ministry of Home Affairs on October 16 through an amendment to the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989. This structure will include a DDC and a District Planning Committee (DPC). The DDCs will have elected representatives from each district. The term of the DDC will be five years, and the electoral process will allow for reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women. The Additional District Development Commissioner (or the Additional DC) of the district shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the District Development Council.
  30. apprise (verb) – inform, notify, tell, update, intimate, keep posted.
  31. seem (verb) – appear, look, show signs of.
  32. multi-pronged (adjective) – having different aspects/elements.
  33. imperative (noun) – necessary condition, precondition, essential requirement.
  34. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  35. aborted (adjective) – failed, flopped, terminated.
  36. cross-border (adjective) – across a border between two countries.
  37. acknowledge (verb) – admit, accept, realize.
  38. in addition (phrase) – as well as, additionally, moreover.
  39. perceive (verb) – view, regard, consider, deem.
  40. Line of control (LoC) (noun) – it is a 450 mile-long military control line lying between India and Pakistan’s controlled parts of the former (under the British) Jammu and Kashmir. This line is not actually a legally recognized international boundary but prevails as per de facto. After the Simla Agreement signed in July 1972, this line was officially renamed as “Line of Control” from “the Cease-fire Line”.
  41. retaliatory (adjective) – revenging, vengeful, avenging.
  42. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  43. put on notice (phrase) – to warn one about something.
  44. squarely (adverb) – precisely, exactly, just, directly.
  45. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (noun) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. The inter-governmental body sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities and the harm they cause to society.
  46. blacklist (verb) – put on a list of countries which the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) judges to be non-cooperative in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
  47. blacklist (noun) – a list of countries which the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) judges to be non-cooperative in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
  48. grey/watch list (noun) – a list of countries on observation due to their “strategic deficiencies” in countering terror-financing and money-laundering. The countries put on grey/watch list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be subjected to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) on terror financing.
  49. inability (noun) – lack of ability, incapability.
  50. curb (verb) – control, contain, restrict, limit.
  51. shut down (phrasal verb) – cease activity, close down, cease operation.
  52. task (verb) – assign a task to.
  53. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  54. flashing (noun) – showing off, displaying, exhibiting (something to impress or attract attention).
  55. unsubstantiated (adjective) – unconfirmed, unproven, unverified.
  56. dossier (noun) – report/file, case history, case study.
  57. counter-claim (noun) – a claim made against a (previous) claim.
  58. invoke (verb) – appeal to someone in support of something. 
  59. a double-edged sword (phrase) – (used with a figurative meaning to explain) something which is having both good and bad outcomes.
  60. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  61. discomforting (adjective) – unsettling, embarrassing, discomfiting.
  62. eventually (adverb) – in the end, in due course, after some time.
  63. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, exist.
  64. so as to do something (phrase) – in order to do something.
  65. derail (verb) – obstruct, interrupt, impede/thwart.


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