The Hindu Lead Article (Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic) – Apr 24, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic) – Apr 24, 2020

Even as several countries struggle to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19, Beijing’s military moves in the contested South China Sea… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic) – Apr 24, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic) – Apr 24, 2020:

  1. fish in troubled waters (phrase) – involve (oneself) in a dangerous situation in the hope of gaining some personal advantage.
  2. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  3. credibility (noun) – trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity.
  4. cope with (verb) – deal withgrapple with, handle/manage.
  5. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  6. contested (adjective) – disputed, debated, argued.
  7. unabated (adjective) – non-stop, endless, unstoppable, unceasing.
  8. deploy (verb) – move (military troops) into position for military action.
  9. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  10. strides (noun) – (long) step, move made in progress;  advance, make progress, gain ground.
  11. exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize.
  12. vessel (noun) – ship, yacht, boat.
  13. ram (verb) – move quickly and hit, strike, crash into, collide with something.
  14. sink (verb) – (of a ship/boat) damage and submerge (due to collision).
  15. sovereignty (noun) – authority, control, influence, domination.
  16. endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardize, risk, put in danger.
  17. legitimate (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable.
  18. underline (verb) – emphasize, highlight, underscore.
  19. run counter to (phrase) – to be opposed to, to be in conflict with.
  20. code of conduct (noun) – a set of rules outlining the norms, rules, and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party or an organisation.
  21. lodge (verb) – submit, present, put forward.
  22. diplomatic (adjective) – relating to the foreign-policy, diplomacy; delicate, sensitive.
  23. protest (noun) – objection, complaint, disapproval statement.
  24. embassy (noun) – the building where a consul lives and works; consulate.
  25. discipline (verb) – punish, penalize, take disciplinary action against.
  26. aboard (adverb) – on a ship/vessel.
  27. aforementioned (adjective) – mentioned previously.
  28. recurrence (noun) – reappearance, repetition.
  29. compensation (noun) – recompense, restitution, indemnification.
  30. flank (verb) – guard, protect (from the side).
  31. trawl nets (noun) – funnel-shaped nets with two wings of varying length; trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fishing (trawl) net through the water behind one or more boats.
  32. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  33. reef (noun) – a ridge of material (rock, coral, sand) at or near the surface of the ocean. Natural reefs are made of rocks or the skeletons of small animals called corals. Reefs can also be artificial (created by human beings).
  34. ecology (noun) –the scientific study of the distributions, abundance and relations of organisms and their interactions with the environment.
  35. geology (noun) – the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them
  36. Spratlys (noun) – the Spratly Islands are a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea. (archipelago is a group of (small) islands closely scattered in a body of water; e.g. Indonesia, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Japan, the Philippines, Maldives & etc).
  37. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  38. claimant (noun) – applicant, candidate, petitioner/appellant.
  39. condemn (verb) – criticize, censure, rebuke/reprimand.
  40. undermine (verb) – reduce, diminish, impede, hinder.
  41. call on (phrasal verb) – appeal to, demand/ask, request.
  42. vulnerability (noun) – weakness/defencelessness, frailty, susceptibility.
  43. encroachment (noun) – infringementintrusioninvasion.
  44. advance (noun) –  progress, headway, moving forward.
  45. dampen (verb) – decrease, diminish/lessen, reduce.
  46. assertiveness (noun) – forceful behaviour; dominance, authoritativeness.
  47. contend with (phrasal verb) – cope with, face, grapple/deal with.
  48. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  49. window of opportunity (phrase) – lucky chance, good time, golden opportunity.
  50. shore up (phrasal verb) – support, assist, prop up (something from stop declining).
  51. bruise (verb) – hurt, upset, offend/insult.
  52. grapple with (phrasal verb) – tackle/deal, confront, face.
  53. ties (noun) – bond, connection, link, association.
  54. trajectory (noun) – direction, route, path.
  55. ardent (adjective) – avid, passionate, wholehearted, intense.
  56. carry out (phrasal verb) – conduct, perform, execute.
  57. take a stand against (phrase) – to publicly state/announce one’s strong opposition to someone/something.
  58. flex one’s muscles (phrase) – publicly showing strength/power.
  59. match up to (phrasal verb) – be as equal to.
  60. chair (noun) – chairperson, leader, president.
  61. preside over (verb) – be in charge of, be responsible for, manage/organize.
  62. call out (phrasal verb) – draw attention to someone’s bad actions.
  63. stance (noun) – point of view, opinion, standpoint.
  64. keep watch (phrase) – guard, vigil, lookout.
  65. manoeuvres (noun) – (military) training exercises, operations.
  66. generous (adjective) – liberal, gentle, high-minded, caring.
  67. go a long way (phrase) – to do a lot of work before accomplishing a goal.
  68. ascent (noun) – a rise to a higher (social) rank.
  69. belie (verb) – fail to fulfil/satisfy (expectation/hopes/prediction/forecast).
  70. unlikely (adjective) – doubtful, improbable, questionable.
  71. let go (phrase) – dismiss, relinquish, give up.


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