The Hindu Lead Article (India and Russia) – Oct 10, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (India and Russia) – Oct 10, 2018

At their meeting in Goa at the India-Russia annual summit, in October 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted a Russian proverb to Russian President Vladimir Putin. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (India and Russia) – Oct 10, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (India and Russia) – Oct 10, 2018:

  1. salvage (verb) – rescue, recover, retrieve.
  2. strategic partnership (noun) – it is a long-term interaction between two countries based on political, economic, social and historical factors (Courtesy: IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses)).
  3. inextricably (adverb) – impossible to disentangle or separate.
  4. entangle (verb) – involve, implicate, embroil/mix up.
  5. proverb (noun) – saying, axiom, aphorism.
  6. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in relationship).
  7. come calling (phrase) –  come to visit; come to do business.
  8. shadow (noun) – suspicion, hint/faint sign, ghost.
  9. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible.
  10. menacing (adjective) – threatening, intimidating, dangerous.
  11. assertion (noun) – declaration, statement, contention.
  12. go through (phrasal verb) – be pulled off, be concluded, be completed.
  13. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  14. authorise (verb) – approve, endorse, permit/allow.
  15. 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).
  16. adversary (noun) –  rival, enemy, nemesis/opponent.
  17. cut off (phrasal verb) – interrupt, discontinue, break off.
  18. congressional (adjective) – relating to a national legislative body of the US.
  19. assert (verb) – declare, maintain, argue.
  20. summit (noun) – meeting, negotiation, conference.
  21. low key (adjective) – restrained, modest/subtle, understated.
  22. rambling (adjective) – long-winded, lengthy & confused.
  23. centrepiece (noun) – highlight, main feature, high point.
  24. defer (verb) – postpone, put off, shelve.
  25. tête à tête (noun) – conversation, chat, talk.
  26. fulsome (adjective) – enthusiastic; generous, lavish/abundant.
  27. scale the heights (phrase) – (used figuratively) will/to be very successful.
  28. utterance (noun) – statement, expression, pronouncement/remark.
  29. hyperbole (noun) – overstatement, exaggeration, embellishment.
  30. outlook (noun) – prospects, expectations, future.
  31. bland (adjective) – uninteresting, dull, boring; unexciting.
  32. nuance (noun) – variation, subtle difference, fine distinction.
  33. boycott (verb) – avoid, ignore, snub/spurn.
  34. itinerary (noun) – a planned  journey/route.
  35. laundry list (noun) – a long or exhaustive list of people or things.
  36. commensurate (adjective) – equivalent; in line with,  in proportion with.
  37. exploit (verb) – utilize, make use of, benefit from.
  38. ground reality (noun) – practical condition/situation.
  39. expertise (noun) – proficiency, competence, skill.
  40. tap (into) (verb) – draw on, exploit, make use of/utilize.
  41. dynamic (noun) – a force (that stimulates change/progress).
  42. mutuality (noun) – relationship between two or more parties.
  43. exclusivity (noun) – the quality of being exclusive.


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