The Hindu Editorial (Wisdom at Wuhan) – Apr 30, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Wisdom at Wuhan) – Apr 30, 2018

For an “informal summit”, the Wuhan meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared to cover much ground over the two days —… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Wisdom at Wuhan) – Apr 30, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Wisdom at Wuhan) – Apr 30, 2018:  

  1. tenor (noun) – the general character.
  2. build on (phrasal verb) – enlarge on, develop, amplify.
  3. confrontation (noun) – conflict, tussle, face-off.
  4. ballooning (adjective) – soaring, escalating, increasing.
  5. trade deficit (noun) – a trade deficit (a deficit in the balance of trade) occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. It is also called a trade gap.
  6. heat (noun) – intensive pressure, criticism (unwelcomed).
  7. irritant (noun) – source of irritation/vexation/annoyance; inconvenience, nuisance.
  8. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  9. conciliatory (adjective) – propitiatory, appeasing/soothening, pacifying/peacemaking.
  10. turn down (phrasal verb) – reject, dismiss, decline/refuse.
  11. rhetoric (noun) – bombast/loftiness, heroics, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  12. precede (verb) – come/go before, pave the way for, lead to.
  13. overshadow (verb) – conceal, obscure, eclipse.
  14. standoff (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse.
  15. intrusion (noun) – encroachment, /infringement/invasion, infiltration.
  16. overarching (adjective) – all-inclusive, complete. comprehensive.
  17. prolonged (adjective) – continuous, ongoing, steady/constant.
  18. tranquility (noun) – peacefulness, placidity, serenity.
  19. undemarcated (adjective) – unseparated, undivided, unmarked.
  20. arsenal (noun) – weapons, arms, armaments.
  21. parley (noun) – negotiation, talk/dialogue, discussion.
  22. nuclear overhang (noun) – the lingering, indecisive, threatening role of nuclear weapons is referred as “nuclear overhang”.
  23. skirmish (noun) – argument, quarrel/squabble; disagreement.

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Wisdom at Wuhan) – Apr 30, 2018:

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