The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018

The recently concluded ‘informal’ summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan was more about optics than substance. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018:

  1. optics (noun) – (typically in a political situation) the way in which an event is recognized by the public.
  2. substance (noun) – significant subject, important matter/content, valid message.
  3. window (noun) – opportunity, chance, right moment.
  4. take away from (phrasal verb) – detract, reduce/lessen, devalue.
  5. underline (verb) – underscore, emphasize, highlight.
  6. entente cordiale (noun) – French; (friendly) understanding.
  7. run-up to (noun) – a period/time before an important event.
  8. standoff (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse.
  9. vitiate (verb) – spoil, impair, destroy.
  10. reel under (verb) – stagger, stumble, feel shocked.
  11. rapprochement (noun) – reconciliation, agreement, cooperation.
  12. bruise (verb) – inflict, hurt/injure, distress.
  13. precede (verb) – come/go before, pave the way for, lead to.
  14. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  15. doldrums (noun) – a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, sluggish.
  16. overture (noun) – conciliatory move, approach, signal/proposal.
  17. pertain (verb) – concern, relate to, be connected with.
  18. tranquility (noun) – peacefulness, placidity, serenity.
  19. earnestly (adverb) – seriously, sincerely, resolutely/firmly.
  20. explicit (adjective) – clear/direct, obvious, straightforward.
  21. derail (verb) – obstruct, impede, hinder.
  22. hotline (noun) – a direct telephone line between two head quarters of government for emergency & or communication.
  23. put in place (phrase) – initiate, usher in, bring in.
  24. friction (noun) – discord, conflict, disagreement.
  25. mitigate (verb) – reduce, weaken, diminish.
  26. sphere of influence (noun) – domain, area, territory of a country under another country’s informal influence.
  27. herald (verb) – signal, indicate, announce/usher in.
  28. contour (noun) – outlineshapeform.
  29. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, secure, reinforce/fortify.
  30. thaw (noun) – an increase in friendliness.
  31. utility (noun) – usefulness, advantage, benefit.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018:

The Hindu Lead Article (Substance and optics of the summit) – Apr 30, 2018

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