The Hindu Lead Article (The soft power of India) – Apr 19, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The soft power of India) – Apr 19, 2018

There is a lot of talk these days, not so much among government circles as among the ‘strategic community’, about India being a major or even global power, with the….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list for The Hindu Lead Article (The soft power of India) – Apr 19, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The soft power of India) – Apr 19, 2018:

  1. soft power (noun) – soft power is convincing & effective power deriving from attraction and imitation and be based on intangible (non-physical) resources such as culture, ideology, and institutions (Courtesy: E-International Relations (E-IR)).
  2. temper (verb) – moderate/modify, tone down, reduce.
  3. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, heroics, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  4. ambitious (adjective) – assertive, aggressive, forceful.
  5. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  6. hard power (noun) – hard power is coercive power executed through military threats and economic incentives and based on tangible resources such as the army or economic strength. (Courtesy: E-International Relations (E-IR)).
  7. ballot (noun) – vote, poll, election/referendum.
  8. afflict (verb) – trouble, bother, burden.
  9. malady (noun) – a serious problem.
  10. idealist (noun) – day dreamer, impractical person, utopian/visionary. (realist is its antonym).
  11. strain (noun) – pressure, stressdemand/burden.
  12. caveat (noun) – warning, caution, condition.
  13. inexplicable (adjective) – unaccountable, unexplainable, insoluble.
  14. ipso facto (adverb) – owing to that fact/act, unavoidably, evidently.
  15. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  16. emulate (Verb) – imitate, follow, copy/take as an example.
  17. in vain (phrase) – unsuccessfully, futile, useless.
  18. benign (adjective) – mild, favourable; agreeable.
  19. unanimous (adjective) – in complete agreement, like-minded, undivided.
  20. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take notice of, listen to.
  21. pre-eminent (adjective) – greatest, supreme, major.
  22. ensuing (adjective) – resulting, following; happening (after as a result).
  23. offset (verb) – balance out, equalize, neutralize.
  24. bog down (phrasal verb) – hamper/hinder, obstruct ; overburden.
  25. loss of face (phrase) – humiliation.
  26. flatter (verb) –  praise, commend, admire/compliment.
  27. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  28. rope into (phrasal verb) – persuade, engage, enlist.
  29. entangle (verb) – implicate, mix up, involve (in a tough situation).
  30. seasoned (adjective) – experienced, long-serving, veteran.
  31. scarce (noun) – insufficient, deficient, inadequate/meagre.
  32. interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  33. harmonious (adjective) – friendly, peaceable/agreeable, cooperative.
  34. peripheral (adjective) – secondary, subsidiary, marginal, ancillary.

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