The Hindu Lead Article (Stop the Ambassadorships for sale) – Apr 02, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (Stop the Ambassadorships for sale) – Apr 02, 2021

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Stop the Ambassadorships for sale) – Apr 02, 2021:

  1. ambassadorship (noun) – the post/position of ambassador.
  2. donor (noun as modifier) – contributor, backer, benefactor.
  3. ambassador (noun) – envoy, diplomat, consul, emissary.
  4. momentum (noun) – force, power, strength.
  5. Senator (noun) – a member of the Senate (the upper house or chamber in some bicameral legislative systems. (for example in the US, Australia, Canada).
  6. designate (postpositive adjective) – nominated/appointed.
  7. apocryphal (adjective) – untrue, false, fabricated.
  8. bizarre (adjective) – strange, unusual, unconventional/eccentric, ridiculous.
  9. Senate (noun) – the upper house or chamber in some bicameral legislative systems. (for example in the US).
  10. hearing (noun) – inquiry. 
  11. weight (noun) – value; importance/significance.
  12. spoils system (noun) – (in U.S. history) the practice of giving government civil service jobs to loyal members of the party in power.
  13. floor price (noun) – a minimum price required of an item being auctioned
  14. ambassadorial (adjective) – relating to the ambassador.
  15. aspirant (noun) – candidate, applicant, entrant.
  16. assert (verb) – declare, announce, pronounce, state.
  17. clean up (phrasal verb) – make things clean, restore something.
  18. mess (noun) – problem, mix-up, confusion, complication, predicament.
  19. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
  20. career diplomat (noun) – this term is used worldwide in opposition to political appointees (that is, people from any other professional backgrounds who may equally be designated by an official government to act as diplomats abroad).
  21. wait in the wings (phrase) – to be active & ready to do something if (someone) gets an opportunity/chance.
  22. anticipate (verb) – expect, foresee, predict.
  23. assignment (noun) – task, job, duty.
  24. fervent (adjective) – passionate, intense, sincere, heartfelt, deeply felt, emotional.
  25. plea (noun) – request, appeal.
  26. jettison (verb) – discard, throw out, abandon.
  27. skeezy (adjective) – disreputable, immoral, distasteful.
  28. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  29. entrench (verb) – settle, establish, embed, install/ingrain.
  30. shine a torch on (phrase) – if you shine a torch on something, you can see it clearly.
  31. succeeding (adjective) – subsequent.
  32. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  33. stardom (noun) – popularity, notability, note, distinction.
  34. solid (adjective) – valid, sound, reasonable, reliable, firm.
  35. backing (noun) – support, approval, endorsement, sanction.
  36. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, approval.
  37. latitude (noun) – freedom, leeway, elbow room, flexibility, liberty.
  38. comparably (adverb) – similarly, equivalently.
  39. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  40. integrity (noun) – honesty, uprightness, probity.
  41. rest on (phrasal verb) – be based on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on.
  42. hold back (phrasal verb) – stop, discontinue, withhold; restrict, restrain, block.
  43. nominee (noun) – candidate.
  44. guilty (adjective) – culpable, at fault, blameworthy, accountable/responsible for misconduct.
  45. misdemeanour (noun) – wrongdoing, evil deed, criminal act.
  46. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, bad.
  47. come to someone’s notice (phrase) – become known by, to be revealed to.
  48. candidature (noun) – candidacy; the state/condition/fact of being a candidate, particularly in an election; candidate-ship.
  49. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (noun) – The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Federal” refers to the national government of the United States. “Bureau” is another word for department or division of government. “Investigation” is what we do—gathering facts and evidence to solve and prevent crimes.
  50. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  51. apparently (adverb) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  52. make no secret of something (phrase) – say/tell something openly and clearly.
  53. grievance (noun) – complaint, criticism, problem, objection/protest.
  54. figure out (phrasal verb) – understand, comprehend, work out, find an answer/solution to.
  55. accredit (verb) – license, authorize, approve.
  56. refurbish (verb) – modernize, improve, recondition, revamp.
  57. pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, follow.
  58. well-earned (adjective) – well deserved, justified.
  59. credentials (noun) – identities, qualities; achievement, experience, knowledge.
  60. bewildered (adjective) – confused, perplexed, puzzled.
  61. look for (phrasal verb) – search for, try to find.
  62. replenish (verb) – refill, fill up, recharge, reload; stock up, restock, restore.
  63. sophisticated (adjective) – highly developed.
  64. avenue (noun) – way, method, direction, approach.
  65. distinguished (adjective) – eminent, famous, prominent, well known.
  66. walk of life (phrase) – a person’s class/status/rank within society.
  67. weight (noun) – importance, significance, value, power.
  68. abroad (adverb) – to a foreign country.
  69. keep away from (phrasal verb) – make someone stay away from.
  70. discretion (noun) – preference, disposition, choice, option.
  71. if at all (phrase) – It indicates that something is unlikely to happen, if it does happen, but it happens in a restricted way.
  72. credit (verb) – praise, admire, respect.
  73. revive (verb) – recover, regain, restore, improve.
  74. obeisance (noun) – respectfulness, honour, reverence.
  75. ties (noun) – bond, connection, association, relationship.
  76. notion (noun) – idea, belief, opinion, view.
  77. diplomacy (noun) – international politics, foreign affairs, foreign policy; negotiations, discussions, talks, dialogue (related to international politics).
  78. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take notice of, listen to, notice.
  79. frustrated (adjective) – discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, depressed, dissatisfied.
  80. dry up (phrasal verb) – dwindle, wane, disappear, vanish.
  81. credibility (noun) – trustworthiness, reliability, integrity.
  82. prospects (noun) – possibilities, chances, opportunities.

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