The Hindu Editorial (The new deals) – Oct 03, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (The new deals) – Oct 03, 2018

After more than a year of intense negotiation, the U.S., Canada and Mexico managed to arrive at a revised trade agreement on Sunday to replace the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The new deals) – Oct 03, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The new deals) – Oct 03, 2018:

  1. strike (verb) – achieve, reach, arrive at ( a deal/agreement).
  2. pact (noun) – agreement, treaty, deal.
  3. free trade (noun) –  a policy to eliminate barriers/limits/regulations against imports and exports.
  4. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  5. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  6. trade war (noun) – a condition in which a country increase tariffs on foreign goods and impose quota restrictions to restrict other countries’ trade.
  7. scrap (verb) – abandon, cancel, abolish.
  8. protectionist (adjective) – relating to the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
  9. lobby (noun) – a group of people attempting to influence (the government / its official group/elected legislators) to create the actions, policies, or decisions to help a particular organization.
  10. congenial (adjective) – agreeable/pleasant, appealing, welcome.
  11. prospects (noun) – future, chances/opportunities, possibilities.
  12. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen, diminish.
  13. micromanage (verb) – to control every part of an activity.
  14. at the cost of (phrase) – at the expense of, sacrifice, at the loss of.
  15. accord (noun) – agreement, consensus, cooperation.
  16. do away with (phrasal verb) – abolish, quash, remove.
  17. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries or groups.
  18. a double edged sword (phrase) – (used with a figurative meaning to explain) something which is having both good and bad outcomes.
  19. instructive (adjective) – informative, revealing, telling.
  20. all or nothing (adjective) – inflexible. uncompromising, hardline.
  21. reckon (verb) – consider/judge, evaluate, estimate.
  22. bow (noun) – inclination, obeisance, nod.
  23. wield (verb) – hold, be possessed of, exercise/exert.
  24. emboldened (verb) – bold, daring, courageous.
  25. have one’s task cut out (phrase) – be faced with a tough task/work.
  26. merchandise (noun) – goods, commodities, produce.


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