The Hindu Lead Article (The dragon beckons again) – Apr 25, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The dragon beckons again) – Apr 25, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to China on April 27, against the background of turbulence in global geopolitics and some…..For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The dragon beckons again) – Apr 25, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The dragon beckons again) – Apr 25, 2018:

  1. beckon (verb) – attract, captivate, persuade.
  2. flux (noun) – instability, unsteadiness, unpredictability.
  3. face-off (noun) – conflict, clash, confrontation.
  4. the Cold War (noun) – The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc.
  5. proxy forces (noun) – deputy, representative, delegate (indirect forces).
  6. stark (adjective) – clear, distinct, obvious/evident.
  7. deconfliction (noun) – an act of decreasing the risk of collision.
  8. episodic (adjective) – uneven, patchy, in installments/in parts. 
  9. lurking (adjective) – hidden, sneaking, hiding.
  10. brinkmanship (noun) – the art/practice of following a dangerous system to the limit of safety, especially in politics, to get expected results.
  11. spark off (verb) – cause, trigger, provoke.
  12. edgy (adjective) – tense, nervous, anxious/uneasy.
  13. 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).
  14. adversary (noun) – opponent, rival, nemesis.
  15. impart (verb) – give, provide, offer.
  16. wield (verb) – exercise, exert, manage/control.
  17. oligarch (noun) – a small group which controls the country & government.
  18. ratchet up (verb) – to increase something by a series of small amounts.
  19. kid gloves (plural noun) – used in reference to careful, cautious , tactful dealing with a person.
  20. enlightenment (noun) – understanding, insight, knowledge/awareness.
  21. Trans-pacific Partnership (TTP) (noun)  – Twelve countries that border the Pacific Ocean and also representing approximately 40% of the world’s GDP signed up to the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) in February 2016, in order to eventually create a new single market, like the EU. The TPP countries are Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, Canada and Mexico and the 12th nation, the U.S withdraw from the discussions of TTP before it became law.
  22. trade deficit (noun) – a trade deficit (a deficit in the balance of trade) occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. It is also called a trade gap.
  23. hedge (verb) – protect, shield, guard.
  24. assertiveness (noun) – confident and forceful behaviour.
  25. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  26. acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
  27. serenity (noun) – peacefulness, tranquillity.
  28. take its eye off (phrase) – fail to keep attention/focus on.
  29. prudent (adjective) – wise, advisable, sensible.
  30. harmonious (adjective) – friendly, peaceable/agreeable, cooperative.
  31. wrinkle (noun) – guideline, hint, tip/pointer.
  32. olive branch (noun) – offer of peace. If someone extends the olive branch, that person wants to end the disagreement with someone else.
  33. asymmetry (noun) – non-uniformity, unevenness, inequity.
  34. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The dragon beckons again) – Apr 25, 2018:

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