The Hindu Editorial (Moon rising) – Apr 21, 2020
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Moon rising) – Apr 21, 2020:
- expedite (verb) – accelerate, speed up, quicken.
- COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
- pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
- acclaim (noun) – praise, commendation, applause.
- score (verb) – get, gain, achieve, attain.
- swept past participle of sweep (verb) – to win a contest completely.
- go ahead (phrasal verb) – to proceed, to continue to do something, to start/begin to do something.
- stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
- in place (phrase) – established, set up.
- command (verb) – receive, be given, get/gain, obtain.
- mark (verb) – indicate, signify, identify, represent.
- substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, large.
- turnaround (noun) – an unexpected change.
- break out (phrasal verb) – flare up, begin/start suddenly, erupt/burst out.
- amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
- allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
- rapprochement (noun) – reconciliation, reuniting, restoration of harmony, compromise/understanding.
- legislative (adjective) – governmental, parliamentary, administrative.
- bottleneck (noun) – a condition which appears as not solvable and so delays the process; snag, difficulty/problem.
- arguably (adverb) – possibly, conceivably, maybe, potentially.
- pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
- political will (noun) – political intention/desire (to complete a scheme/project even if it is not admired/welcomed in the beginning).
- normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
- impatience (noun) – restlessness, hastiness, quickness.
- disruption (noun) – disturbance, disarrangement, interruption.
- thaw (noun) – an increase in friendliness.
- demilitarised (adjective) – relating to an area wherein all military forces are removed.
- blitz (noun) – all-out effort, exertion/struggle, endeavour.
- endeavour (noun) – attempt, effort, try; struggle.
- fraught with (adjective) – full of, filled with, loaded with.
- amenable to (adjective) – receptive, responsive, reactive.
- foremost (adverb) – in the first place.
- implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
- alliance (noun) – association, partnership, connection.
- hostage (noun) – captive, prisoner, detainee; a person under custody of someone as security for performance against a demand/pledge; pawn, security.
- peninsula (noun) – an area of land almost surrounded by water (on three sides) and one side attached to the mainland.
- denuclearisation (noun) – the act of removing nuclear weapons from a place.
- stand-off (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse, standstill (in a dispute/conflict).
- stall (verb) – check, stop, halt, restrict.
- summit (noun) – meeting, conference.
- break down (phrasal verb) – fail, fall through, be unsuccessful, come to nothing.
- vague (adjective) – imprecise, inexact, unclear, uncertain.
- deadlock (noun) – stalemate, impasse, checkmate/stand-off.
- insist on (verb) – ask for, request, press/push for.
- crippling (adjective) – weakening, impairing, paralyzing.
- 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).
- precondition (noun) – necessary condition, requirement, necessity.
- harp on (phrasal verb) – talk or write/complain continuously and lengthy on a particular subject.
- paradoxically (adverb) – contradictorily, inconsistently, incongruously.
- collective (adjective) – combined, united, cooperative (by all the members of a group).
- confront (verb) – deal with, tackle, address, face up to.
- unfolding (adjective) – developing, growing, emerging, transpiring.
- avenue (noun) – line/way, path, direction (of approaching a problem).
- realpolitik (noun) – realistic and practical politics (German word).
- therein (adverb) – in that place.
- a ray of hope (phrase) – something which gives a slight hope in a difficult situation.
- make the most of (phrase) – use something to the best advantage.
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