The Hindu Editorial (Signs and substance) – Feb 27, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Signs and substance) – Feb 27, 2020

President Donald Trump’s India visit can easily be cleaved into two separate parts: the symbolism of the joint rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Signs and substance) – Feb 27, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Signs and substance) – Feb 27, 2020:

  1. substance (noun) – significant subject, important matter/content, valid message.
  2. leverage (verb) – use, make use of, utilize (to maximum gain).
  3. rapport (noun) – affinity, link/bond, close/special relationship, mutual understanding.
  4. clinch (verb) – secure, settle, confirm/conclude, close (a deal).
  5. cleave (verb) – split, divide, lay open, bisect/separate into two.
  6. symbolism (noun) – symbolic meaning to something (facts).
  7. rally (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting (to show support for a cause).
  8. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  9. the former (noun) – (denoting) the first-mentioned; the first one of two things that have been mentioned.
  10. address (noun) – a formal speech/talk/discourse.
  11. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, display, represent.
  12. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  13. admiration (noun) – approval, regard, respect.
  14. credit with (verb) – be accredited with, be recognized as, be held responsible for.
  15. compliment (verb) – praise, commend, speak highly of, express admiration for.
  16. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
  17. please (verb) – satisfy, gratify, make happy, make someone feel good.
  18. count (noun) – a point for discussion or consideration.
  19. arson (noun) – setting fire intentionally to damage/destroy public properties, particularly buildings.
  20. briefing (noun) – information, directions, guidelines.
  21. concrete (adjective) – definite, specific, conclusive.
  22. memorandum of understanding (MoU) (noun) – a formal (written) agreement between two or more parties indicating an intended common line of action.
  23. Letter of Cooperation (noun) – a written agreement between one or more parties who are participants in a project or activity that usually requires the pooling of resources in order to accomplish a particular goal.
  24. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) (noun) – Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state, at about -260° Fahrenheit (-162.2° C), for shipping and storage.
  25. language (noun) – speech, communication, (verbal) expression, articulation.
  26. hegemony (noun) – leadership, dominance, authority.
  27. broach (verb) – put forward, bring up, raise/introduce.
  28. militarisation (noun) – the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence.
  29. counter (verb) – respond to, contradict, negate.
  30. strive (verb) – try hard, attempt, aim, make an effort.
  31. course (phrase) – plan of action, course of action, method of working, line of action; “set a course for” generally means to set/point the direction in which the ship/airplane should travel.
  32. backing (noun) – support, help, assistance.
  33. anticipated (adjective) – expected, predicted.
  34. elusive (adjective) – difficult to find, difficult to achieve; indistinct/intangible.


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