The Hindu Editorial (Istanbul mystery) – Oct 17, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Istanbul mystery) – Oct 17, 2018

The disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered a diplomatic storm. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Istanbul mystery) – Oct 17, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Istanbul mystery) – Oct 17, 2018:

  1. trigger (verb) – prompt, cause, give rise to.
  2. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  3. storm (noun) – argument, commotion; controversy.
  4. turn up (phrasal verb) – increase, raise, amplify/intensify.
  5. the consulate (noun) – embassy; the building where a consul lives and works.
  6. fiancée (noun) – bride-to-be, prospective spouse.
  7. vow (verb) – promise, swear, pledge/affirm.
  8. do the rounds (phrase) – spread, be passed around, get around.
  9. dismember (verb) – cut off, mutilate, disjoint (the limbs of a person).
  10. disposal (noun) – throwing away, discarding, jettisoning.
  11. forensic (adjective) – relating to the application of scientific knowledge & methods to legal problems and legal proceeding.
  12. assassination (noun) – murder, killing.
  13. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  14. burden of proof (phrase) – the duty/obligation of a party to prove/disprove their claims/allegations.
  15. credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable.
  16. backer (noun) – supporter, upholder, defender.
  17. big-ticket (adjective) – very expensive, major.
  18. pull out (phrasal verb) – withdraw, leave,  get out.
  19. make matters worse (phrase) – to make the condition/situation more difficult.
  20. watch (noun) – stint, spell, period.


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