The Hindu Editorial (India abroad) – Feb 01, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (India abroad) – Feb 01, 2020

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (India abroad) – Feb 01, 2020:

  1. abroad (adverb) – beyond the seas, overseas, out of the country.
  2. diplomat (noun) – envoy, consul, ambassador.
  3. firefight (verb) – to deal problems as they come (instead of avoiding them strategically).
  4. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude, deny access to, prohibit/bar/ban.
  5. repercussion (noun) – result, consequence, outcome.
  6. put out (phrasal verb) – publish, release, publicize/circulate.
  7. statelessness (noun) – it is the lack of citizenship. A stateless person is someone who is “not considered as a national by any state under the operation of its law”.
  8. crackdown (noun) – getting tough, severe/stern measures, restriction, suppression/repression, clampdown.
  9. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  10. put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, defer, delay.
  11. Brussels (noun) – The headquarters of the European Union. Brussels is a metonym of the European Union.
  12. strenuous (adjective) – vigorous, forceful/intense, active.
  13. wane (verb) – decrease, decline, diminish/dwindle.
  14. hold (verb) – believe, think, consider, feel.
  15. sovereign (adjective) – independent, self-governing, autonomous.
  16. delude (verb) – mislead, double-cross, trick, cheat.
  17. pass muster (phrase) – be accepted as adequate/satisfactory.
  18. dilute (verb) – weaken, reduce, modify/quell.
  19. facilitate (verb) – make easier, make possible; assist, help, aid.
  20. slip up (phrasal verb) – make a careless mistake/error.
  21. fora plural form of forum (noun) – assembly, gathering, conference.
  22. stretch (noun) – a difficult/demanding task.
  23. weight (noun) – importance, significance, value/power.
  24. bear (verb) – manage, tolerate, accept/allow/admit.
  25. unlikely (adjective) – not likely, doubtful, implausible, questionable.
  26. reflect on (phrasal verb) – think about, contemplate, consider/mull over.
  27. cumulative (adjective) – collective, aggregate, total.
  28. toll (noun) – suffering, loss, damage.
  29. heft (noun) – influence, weight-age, power/strength.
  30. dilution (noun) – reduction in value/power/force of something.
  31. overwhelm (verb) – overload, beset, overburden; disturb, affect, make emotional.


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