The Hindu Editorial (Final blow) – Jan 14, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Final blow) – Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration’s decision to redesignate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, taken in its last days, appears to be a blatantly politicised move,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Final blow) – Jan 14, 2021.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Final blow) – Jan 14, 2021:

  1. blow (noun) – shock, surprise; setback/misfortune.
  2. reversal (noun) – turnaround, turnabout, U-turn, sea change.
  3. deter (verb) – put off, discourage, prevent, stop.
  4. redesignate (verb) – reclassify, relabel, rename.
  5. blatantly (adverb) – flagrantly, glaringly, obviously, evidently, openly.
  6. politicise (verb) – to make something into a political issue.
  7. bereft of (adjective) – deprived of/stripped of; lacking, deficient in; wanting, in need of.
  8. strategic (adjective) – relating to achieving long-term or overall (military) goals.
  9. moral reasoning (noun) – the logical process of determining whether an action is right or wrong.
  10. cite (verb) – refer to, make reference to, mention, point to.
  11. host (verb) – give, provide, organize, arrange (space for guests or for an event).
  12. fugitive (adjective) – relating to a person who has escaped from being confined or imprisoned.
  13. backing (noun) – support, assistance, cooperation, aid.
  14. designation (noun) – classification, labelling, pinpointing/naming.
  15. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, give rise to.
  16. 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).
  17. mediator (noun) – arbitrator, arbiter, negotiator, conciliator.
  18. with regard to (phrase) – in respect of, concerning, with reference to.
  19. irrespective of (adjective) – notwithstanding, without regard for, regardless of.
  20. allege (verb) – claim, assert, declare, state.
  21. hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, transfer, assign. 
  22. a host of (noun) – lot, large number, great quantity.
  23. consequential (adjective) – important, significant, major.
  24. acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
  25. root (noun) – basic cause of something.
  26. 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).
  27. open up (phrasal verb) – create (a new opportunity or possibility).
  28. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, bad.
  29. relic (noun) – historical/ancient thing which is outmoded/still remaining now; remains, historical object/thing.
  30. predecessor (noun) – previous holder; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
  31. decade (noun) – a period of ten years.
  32. regime (noun) – government.
  33. eventually (adverb) – in the end, in due course, after some time.
  34. fade (verb) – disappear, vanish, diminish/decrease.
  35. reset (noun) – re-establishment.
  36. ties (noun) – bond, connection, association, relationship.
  37. embassy (noun) – the diplomatic office building in a foreign country where the ambassador & team live and work; consulate, mission.
  38. successor (noun) – inheritor, next-in-line, descendant.
  39. confidence-building measures/mechanisms (noun) – confidence-building measures (CBMs) are planned procedures to prevent hostilities, to avert escalation, to reduce military tension, and to build mutual trust between countries.
  40. normalisation (noun) – the process of bringing something (relationship, ties) back to a normal condition after a war or disagreement.
  41. strange (adjective) – unusual, weird, abnormal, atypical.
  42. lie off (phrasal verb) – be placed some distance from coast/shore.
  43. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  44. reverse (verb) – alter, change.
  45. perhaps (adverb) – maybe, possibly.
  46. congressional (adjective) – relating to a national legislative body of the US.
  47. last minute (noun) – careless, disorganized, unmethodical, unsystematic, messy, thoughtless, inattentive.
  48. sabotage (noun) – deliberate damage, destruction, obstruction, disruption; spoiling, ruining.

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