The Hindu Lead Article (India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years) – Jul 15, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years) – Jul 15, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained a frenetic pace, renewing contacts with world leaders ever since the results of general election 2019. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years) – Jul 15, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years) – Jul 15, 2019:

  1. a host of (noun) – lot, large number, great quantity.
  2. geopolitical (adjective) – relating to (the study of) the effects of geography (human and physical) on politics and international relations.
  3. reconcile (verb) – settle, resolve, patch up, accept.
  4. frenetic (adjective) – hyperactive, energetic, intense.
  5. cynosure (noun) – focal point, central point, centre of attention.
  6. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  7. trilateral (adjective) – involving three nations/parties/groups.
  8. vastly (adverb) – extremely, immensely, exceedingly.
  9. bode (well) (verb) – augur, presage, portend (something, a good outcome).
  10. realm (noun) – area, field, domain (of activity).
  11. overlook (verb) – miss, fail to notice; disregard, neglect/ignore.
  12. pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
  13. jeopardise (verb) – threaten, endanger/imperil, put in danger/put at risk.
  14. paper over (phrasal verb) – camouflage, conceal, hide/mask.
  15. prickly (adjective) – problematic/troublesome, sensitive, difficult.
  16. concede (verb) – surrender, yield, give up, relinquish.
  17. rivalry (noun) – opposition, conflict, stifle/friction.
  18. the middle ground (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement.
  19. adversarial (adjective) – involving conflict or opposition.
  20. profess (verb) – claim, purport, allege.
  21. liberalism (noun) – a political philosophy founded on ideas of liberty and equality.
  22. backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.
  23. say (noun) – influence, sway, authority.
  24. elusive (adjective) – difficult to find; subtle, indistinct/intangible.
  25. recoup (verb) – regain, recover, get back (something lost).
  26. tenuous (adjective) – fragile, doubtful, questionable.
  27. reckon with (phrasal verb) – take into account, take into consideration, consider/anticipate.
  28. contend with (phrasal verb) – cope with, face, grapple/deal with.
  29. inveigle (verb) – coax, persuade, convince/cajole.
  30. opt out (phrasal verb) – decide not to participate in something.
  31. odd man out (phrase) – a person/thing that is different from others in a specific group/set by some means.
  32. Cold War (noun) – a state of political hostility between countries.
  33. heightened (adjective) – increased, amplified, intensified.
  34. pawn (noun) – tool, instrument.
  35. state of the art (phrase) – modern, futuristic, the latest.
  36. virtually (adverb) – almost, nearly, close to.
  37. come at/with a price (phrase) – to have a negative/unpleasant consequence because of some action.
  38. entail (verb) – cause, result in, produce.
  39. estrangement (noun) – disaffection, hostility; separation, division/break-up.
  40. steadfast (adjective) – firm, resolute, single-minded.
  41. aggravate (verb) – worsen/make worse, exacerbate, compound.
  42. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element.
  43. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  44. forge (verb) – form, create, establish.
  45. devise (verb) – form, formulate, create.
  46. notwithstanding (preposition) – nevertheless, all the same, at any rate.
  47. Wuhan spirit (noun) – The two leaders [President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi] had a very successful meeting in Wuhan on April 2018. They established mutual trust and they jointly planned for the future of improvement and the strengthening of the China-India relationship. This summit also see progress in all areas of cooperation.
  48. formidable (adjective) – strong, powerful, mighty.
  49. entente (noun) – French; (friendly) understanding.
  50. provoke (verb) – annoy, make angry, irritate.
  51. belligerent (adjective) – hostile, aggressive, threatening.
  52. impunity (noun) – immunity, exemption/freedom from punishment, special treatment.
  53. prevailing (adjective) – existing; current.
  54. embroil (verb) – involve, entangle/enmesh, catch/mix up.
  55. buzzword (noun) – a very popular word/phrase at a particular time/event.
  56. worthwhile (adjective) – valuable, helpful, useful.
  57. step back (phrasal verb) – withdraw, disengage, pull out/pull back.
  58. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, recognize, designate.
  59. outright (adverb) – completely, entirely, fully.
  60. insurgency (noun) – uprising, revolt, rebellion.
  61. passé (adjective) – French, literally ‘gone by’; out of date, outdated, old-fashioned, outmoded.
  62. disruptive (adjective) – innovative, ingenious, groundbreaking/new.
  63. inadequacy (noun) – insufficiency, deficiency, shortage.
  64. sphere (noun) – field, area, domain.
  65. draw up (phrasal verb) – arrange, formulate, plan.
  66. artificial intelligence (noun) – an area of computer science that deals with giving machines the ability to seem like they have human intelligence (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  67. matrix (noun) – pattern, form; environment/situation.
  68. pay heed to (phrase) – pay attention to, take notice of, take into account.
  69. plethora (noun) – excess, abundance, surplus/too many.
  70. pointer (noun) – indication, indicator, clue/hint, sign/signal.
  71. robust (adjective) – strong, powerful.
  72. loom (verb) – be imminent, (be) impending, (be) threatening.
  73. liberal (adjective) – radical, progressive, forward-looking.
  74. credentials (noun) – achievements, capability, accomplishments.

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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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