The Hindu Lead Article (A bridge across the India-Pakistan abyss) – Jul 24, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (A bridge across the India-Pakistan abyss) – Jul 24, 2019

Ties between India and Pakistan are at an ebb — their lowest in two decades. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A bridge across the India-Pakistan abyss) – Jul 24, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (A bridge across the India-Pakistan abyss) – Jul 24, 2019:

  1. abyss (noun) – a catastrophic/disastrous/awful situation.
  2. travesty (noun) – misrepresentation, distortion, poor imitation.
  3. at an ebb (phrase) – in a weakened/depressed condition.
  4. thread (noun) – theme, subject matter, train of thought.
  5. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, constant.
  6. hostility (noun) – fighting, conflict, war.
  7. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  8. downgrade (verb) – decline, lower in status, reduce in rank.
  9. truncate (verb) – shorten, cut/cut short, curtail.
  10. backchannel (adjective) – relating to a secondary or secret route.
  11. diplomacy (noun) – international politics, foreign affairs, foreign policy.
  12. call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve (an event).
  13. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a consequence of, as a result of.
  14. subsequently (adverb) – afterwards, later on, eventually.
  15. submarine (noun) – a warship submerged in the water.
  16. symbolism (noun) – comparison, metaphor, figurative expression.
  17. traverse (verb) – travel across, travel through, cross, pass over.
  18. millennium (noun) – a period of a thousand years.
  19. cut through (phrasal verb) – to make a path through something.
  20. circuitous (adjective) – indirect, oblique, roundabout.
  21. off limits (phrase) – out of bounds, out of restrictions.
  22. shrine (noun) – temple, holy place, sanctum.
  23. wisdom (noun) – knowledge, insight, philosophy.
  24. dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
  25. irritant (noun) – annoyance, irritation, problem.
  26. hesitation (noun) – reluctance, misgivings, unwillingness.
  27. revive (verb) – bring back, resuscitate, reinstitute.
  28. ulterior (adjective) – hidden, secondary, undisclosed.
  29. dossier (noun) – report/file, case history, case study.
  30. spell out (phrasal verb) – explain, make clear, elucidate, clarify.
  31. apprehension (noun) – concern, doubt/qualm, misgiving.
  32. separatist (adjective) – dissident, nonconformist, sectarian.
  33. referendum (noun) – public vote; a direct vote in which people cast ballots to decide on a specific issue or policy.
  34. avenue (noun) – line/way, path, direction (of approaching a problem).
  35. shut down (phrasal verb) – close down, discontinue, cease operation.
  36. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  37. grind to a halt (phrase) – a (bad) situation becomes inactive slowly and then stops completely.
  38. casualty (noun) – victim, sufferer, loser.
  39. stricture (noun) – constraint, restriction, impediment/obstacle.
  40. embark on (phrasal verb) – start, begin, initiate/commence.
  41. nothing short of (phrase) – (almost) equal to.
  42. breach (noun) – contravention, violation, breaking, non-observance.
  43. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries (in which all WTO member countries are party to the agreement).
  44. ground-breaking (adjective) – innovative, pioneering, distinctive.
  45. liken (verb) – compare, equate, correlate/match.
  46. template (noun) – model, pattern/example, blueprint.
  47. negotiation (noun) – discussion, conference, deliberation.
  48. immunise from (verb) – shield from, safeguard from, protect from.
  49. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  50. lend itself to (verb) – be applicable for, be suitable for, be appropriate for.
  51. glare (noun) – public attention/interest, media attention.
  52. plenary (noun) – a meeting (to be attended by all participants of a group at a conference).
  53. subdue (verb) – conquer, defeat; overpower; keep in check/restrain.
  54. infiltration (noun) – intrusion, penetration, permeation.
  55. ceasefire (noun) – a temporary stoppage of a war, truce, armistice.
  56. buoy (verb) – cheer up,  encourage, stimulate.
  57. bolster (verb) – strengthen, support, boost.
  58. forge (verb) – form, create, establish/set up.
  59. revered (adjective) – worshiped, idolized, venerated.
  60. wrought (verb) – (old) past and past participle of work. cause, effect.
  61. cremate (verb) – dispose (of a dead person’s body) by burning after funeral ceremony.
  62. grave (noun) – burying place.

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 1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.bigotry, narrow-mindedness
2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
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