The Hindu Editorial (Touching base) – Oct 27, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Touching base) – Oct 27, 2018

Ever since they institutionalised annual summit-level meetings in 2006, India and Japan have held a closely aligned world-view. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Touching base) – Oct 27, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Touching base) – Oct 27, 2018:

  1. touch base (phrase) – to make contact with someone briefly.
  2. reading (noun) – interpretation, understanding, analysis.
  3. world order (noun) – the arrangement of power and authority that provides the system for the conduct of diplomacy and world politics in relation to the entire world.
  4. institutionalise (verb) – set up a standard practice (in an organisation/ culture).
  5. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  6. with regard to (phrase) – in respect of, concerning, with reference to.
  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. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries or groups.
  9. pose (verb) – cause, produce, give rise to.
  10. looming (adjective) – threatening, menacing; emerging, appearing (as a visible thread).
  11. corral (verb) – gather/collect together (& confine or capture).
  12. on-again off-again (adjective) – patchy, irregular, fluctuating/sporadic.
  13. on tenterhooks (phrase) – in suspense; edgy/nervy, in a state of agitation. 
  14. trilateral (adjective) – involving three nations/parties/groups.
  15. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  16. loose ends (noun) – unsettled/unresolved things.
  17. tie up (phrasal verb) – settle, finalize, conclude.
  18. gather (verb) – increase.
  19. tranche (noun) – (of money) a portion/division of something.
  20. run into (phrasal verb) – experience, encounter, meet with.
  21. acquisition (noun) – purchase, procurement, collection.
  22. step up (phrasal verb) –  increase, accelerate, quicken.
  23. amphibian (noun) – Greek word; an animal which lives a double life (on land and in water) (eg: frog).
  24. amphibian aircraft (noun) – an aircraft which can operate on land and on water.
  25. insurmountable (adjective) – unconquerable, unassailable, unbeatable.
  26. navigate (Verb) – travel across, traverse, go across.
  27. uncharted (adjective) – unexplored/undiscovered, unknown/unfamiliar, strange.
  28. stormy (adjective) – turbulent, volatile, intense/tumultuous.
  29. terrain (noun) – territory, area, field.


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