The Hindu Editorial (Visa power) – Feb 19, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Visa power) – Feb 19, 2020

The government has explained its decision to detain and deport British Labour MP Debbie Abrahams, saying… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Visa power) – Feb 19, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Visa power) – Feb 19, 2020:

  1. deportation (noun) – expulsion/expelling, banishment, exile, expatriation.
  2. mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, escalating.
  3. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  4. offensive (noun) – forceful campaign, movement, act of aggression, drive/push.
  5. accommodative (adjective) – accommodating, cooperative, helpful.
  6. detain (verb) – restrain, hold, take in (for questioning).
  7. deport (verb) – banish, exile, expel, evict/expatriate.
  8. revoke (verb) – cancel, repeal, reverse, abrogate, nullify.
  9. prompt (verb) – give rise to, bring about, cause, trigger.
  10. proclivity (noun) – liking, inclination, tendency/leaning.
  11. echo (verb) – repeat, say again, restate, reiterate.
  12. line (noun) – policy; position.
  13. step up (phrasal verb) – increase, intensify, strengthen, augment.
  14. inimical (adjective) – hostile, unfriendly, opposed/unfavourable.
  15. nothing short of (phrase) – nothing less than.
  16. ham-handed (adjective) – ham-fisted, inefficient/incompetent, amateurish, useless.
  17. end up (verb) – come/appear, find oneself (to a particular course of action in the end).
  18. spotlight (verb) – focus attention on, highlight, draw attention to.
  19. parallel (noun) – similarity, comparison, resemblance.
  20. influential (adjective) – powerful, authoritative, strong.
  21. snub (noun) – humiliation, insult, affront/rebuff.
  22. apparently (adverb) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  23. bank on (phrasal verb) – rely on, depend on, count on.
  24. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, bad.
  25. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  26. demarche (noun) – a political step, initiative, scheme/operation.
  27. ambassador (noun) – envoy, diplomat, consul.
  28. advisory (noun) – statement, declaration, message.
  29. affairs (noun) – matters, activities, concerns.
  30. envoy (noun) – representative, delegate, mediator, spokesperson.
  31. in the same vein (phrase) – of similar style/tone.
  32. boycott (noun) – restriction, ban/bar, prohibition.
  33. whimsical (adjective) – unusual, unconventional, uncommon;  temperamental, impulsive, unpredictable.
  34. pride (verb) – be proud ofrevel in, take satisfaction in, delight in.


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