The Hindu Editorial (Oldest friends) – Oct 08, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Oldest friends) – Oct 08, 2018

India-Russia summits have traditionally been short on time and ceremony and big on productivity. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Oldest friends) – Oct 08, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Oldest friends) – Oct 08, 2018:

  1. summit (noun) – meeting, negotiation, conference.
  2. no exception (phrase) – as usual, the same as, to be similar.
  3. diversify (verb) – enlarge, expand,widen branch out.
  4. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  5. momentum (noun) – impetus, driving force, power/strength.
  6. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  7. 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).
  8. interoperability (noun) – operability of (military) equipment together by a group.
  9. persuade (verb) – convince, influence; lead/cause.
  10. put all its eggs in one basket (phrase) – don’t take the risk of depending on the success of one thing.
  11. assertion (noun) – declaration, statement, claim.
  12. strategic autonomy (noun) – the ability of a state (country) to pursue its national interests and adopt its preferred foreign policy without being constrained in any manner by other states.
  13. multipolarity (noun) – a system in which power is distributed among three or more countries, alliances, parties, etc.
  14. frigate (noun) – a small to medium sized, well-armed, fast moving vessel (ship) used for patrolling by the navy; warship.
  15. assault rifle (noun) – assault weapon; It is originally built for military special operations as a fully automatic/semiautomatic weapon/firearm.
  16. waiver (noun) – renunciation, abandonment, rejection/deferral
  17. curtail (verb) – reduce, decrease, cut down.
  18. implicitly (adverb) – completely, absolutely, totally.
  19. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, support/underpin,  bolster up.


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