The Hindu Editorial (John Bolton goes) – Sep 13, 2019
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- ties (noun) – relationship, allegiance, association.
- dictate (verb) – order, command.
- dynamics (noun) – basic/fundamental cause or force which triggers change within a system.
- evoke (verb) – suggest, stimulate, bring to mind.
- ultra- (prefix) – extremely, exceedingly, excessively,
- hawkish (adjective) – aggressive, combative, belligerent.
- pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
- hostility (noun) – fighting, conflict, war.
- 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).
- brinkmanship (noun) – the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous results by engaging in a dangerous issue or event to the edge of safety, especially in politics, by pushing dangerous events.
- envoy (noun) – ambassador, diplomat, consul.
- inflict (verb) – impose, force, thrust.
- multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries (in which all WTO member countries are party to the agreement).
- advocate (verb) – support, champion, uphold.
- preside over (phrase) – be in charge of, be responsible for, be accountable for.
- pull out (phrasal verb) – withdraw, leave, abandon.
- back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.
- scuttle (verb) – (intentionally) cause something to fail.
- helm (noun) – responsible, in authority, in charge.
- precondition (noun) – necessary condition, imperative, requirement.
- on the sidelines (phrase) – it refers to a meeting/ forum occurs at the same time as the scheduled meeting/forum, but is not itself an item on the agenda.
- keep an eye (phrase) – careful monitoring, scrutiny, examination.
- folly (noun) – stupidity, foolishness, imprudence.
- revolving door (noun) – happening of some actions/events again and again continuously.
- retrenchment (noun) – an act of cutting down or reduction, particularly of public expenditure; spending less money.
- bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
- fluid (adjective) – unsteady, fluctuating, changeable.
- case in point (phrase) – example, instance, sample.
- better off (phrase) – in a more desirable or advantageous position.
- accede to (verb) – agree to, consent to, accept.
- transactional (adjective) – transferable, negotiable; relating interaction between people.
- prevail (verb) – be in existence, be present, be in effect.
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