The Hindu Editorial (First call) – Feb 12, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (First call) – Feb 12, 2020

By making New Delhi their first stop abroad, Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (First call) – Feb 12, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (First call) – Feb 12, 2020:

  1. first call (noun) – initial arrangement/announcement (to be called to attention/consideration/notice).
  2. distrust (noun) – doubt/qualms, misgivings, lack of trust.
  3. stint (noun) – spell, period, term/time (in office).
  4. undergo (verb) – be subjected to, go through, engage in.
  5. strain (noun) – pressure, stressdemand/burden.
  6. line of credit (noun) – another term for credit line; a source of funds that can readily be tapped/borrowed at the borrower’s discretion (choice).
  7. intelligence (noun) – (military &political) information.
  8. utilisation (noun) – use, capitalization, exploitation.
  9. revive (verb) – revitalize, regenerate, reinstitute, bring back.
  10. trilateral (adjective) – involving three nations/parties/groups.
  11. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  12. relative (noun) – relation.
  13. bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
  14. palpable (adjective) – noticeable, appreciable, discernible.
  15. faultline (noun) – a divisive issue; a difference of opinion.
  16. devolution (noun) – decentralization, delegation, distribution.
  17. take forward (phrasal verb) – manage, sort out, deal with, take responsibility for.
  18. favour (verb) – support, recommend, advocate.
  19. rule out (phrasal verb) – exclude, eliminate, disregard, reject/dismiss.
  20. memorandum of understanding (MoU) (noun) – a formal (written) agreement between two or more parties.
  21. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
  22. stake (noun) – equity, share, investment.
  23. on the cards (phrase) – likely, possible, expected.
  24. of note (phrase) – important to be noticed/considered, worth mentioning.
  25. debt crisis (noun) – a situation in which a country is unable to pay back its government debt.
  26. outstanding (adjective) – unpaid, unsettled, pending, remaining.
  27. moratorium (noun) – a temporary suspension of something; embargo, ban, prohibition.
  28. upfront (adverb) – in advance, beforehand, ahead of time, openly/frankly.
  29. take up (phrasal verb) – accept, agree, undertake.
  30. cede (verb) – give up, concede, relinquish.
  31. rebuff (verb) – reject, refuse, decline.
  32. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  33. far more (phrase) – a lot more, much more.


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