The Hindu Lead Article (Outcomes versus promises) – Oct 24, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Outcomes versus promises) – Oct 24, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s whirlwind visit to Delhi earlier this month, lasting less than 24 hours, came just a month after the visits, in September. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Outcomes versus promises) – Oct 24, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Outcomes versus promises) – Oct 24, 2018:

  1. cement (verb) – establish firmly.
  2. whirlwind (noun) – rapid, fast-track, instant/quick.
  3. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  4. breakthrough (noun) – progress, development, advancement.
  5. log-jam (noun) – unsettled situation.
  6. inking (noun) – signing an agreement/contact.
  7. Triumf missile (noun) – a modern long-range surface-to-air missile (MLR SAM) system developed by Russia. It can engage all types of aerial targets which are within the range of 400km, at an altitude of up to 30km.
  8. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  9. avalanche (noun) – sudden arrival or happening of something (in very large quantities) at the same time.
  10. state-of-the art (adjective) – modern, advanced/highly developed, sophisticated.
  11. dwarf (verb) – dominate, overshadow, outshine.
  12. fancy (verb) – wish for, want, desire.
  13. index (noun) – hint, indication, sign.
  14. nevertheless (adverb) – in spite of that, nonetheless,  however.
  15. undertake (verb) – begin, start, embark on.
  16. take the shine off (phrase) – destroy, ruin, mess up.
  17. no strings attached (phrase) – no conditions, no prerequisites, no limitations/restrictions.
  18. steadfastness (noun) – firmness, resoluteness, determination.
  19. on/in/by the virtue of (phrase) – because of, on account of, as a result of.
  20. paradigmatic (adjective) – most typical, standard, quintessential/exemplary.
  21. culmination (noun) – termination, conclusion, climax.
  22. woo (verb) – try to attract, seek the support of, seek the favour of.
  23. prelude (noun) –  introduction, beginning, overture.
  24. exponentially (adverb) – rapidly, quicklyfast.
  25. bait (noun) – trap, enticement, temptation/inducement.
  26. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, primary.
  27. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  28. forge (verb) – build, form, create.
  29. containment (noun) – the policy of controlling  rival country’s growth.
  30. 400-pound gorilla (phrase) – a powerful person/organisation.
  31. spate (noun) – series, flurry; a large number of something (taking place at the same period).
  32. implicit (adjective) – implied, indirect, inferred/hinted.
  33. menace (noun) – threat, danger, risk/peril.
  34. exclusivity (noun) – the quality of being exclusive.
  35. as far as (phrase) – to the extent/degree.
  36. prism (noun) – a viewpoint which clarifies/distorts something.
  37. steer (verb) – guide, conduct, navigate/drive.
  38. Scylla and Charybdis (phrase) – Greek idiom meaning “having to choose between two evils/dangers”.
  39. jealous mistress (phrase) – something which takes someone away from his duties as same a mistress would.
  40. insistent (adjective) – persistent, determined, adamant.
  41. might (noun) – strength, force, power.
  42. pointer (noun) – indication, hint, signal.
  43. hold all the cards (phrase) – a very strong/advantageous position.
  44. precept (noun) – principle, rule, tenet/doctrine.
  45. alienate (verb) – set/drive apart, separate, disunite.
  46. overture (noun) – move, approach, signal/advances.
  47. in tandem (phrase) – along side each other.
  48. quadrilateral (noun) – (in this context) a group with four countries (which having an informal strategic dialogue between the United States, Japan, Australia and India).
  49. short-sighted (adjective) – narrow-minded, unimaginative, lacking foresight.
  50. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.
  51. subliminal (adjective) – subconscious, unconscious, hidden.
  52. dearly (adverb) – very much/extremely; at great cost/at a high price.
  53. abortive (adjective) – failed/unsuccessful, undeveloped, incomplete.
  54. pivot (noun) – focus/focal point, foundation, cornerstone.
  55. stark (adjective) – sharply defined, distinct, clear.
  56. cold (adjective) – unfeeling, unemotional, dispassionate.
  57. ponder (verb) – think about, consider, review.
  58. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, coax/prompt.
  59. by and large (phrase) – generally, altogether, all things considered.
  60. ambivalence (noun) – uncertainty, unsureness, confusion.
  61. the order of the day (phrase) – prevalent, current, established.


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