Towards a regional reset? – The Hindu Apr 17, 2018

Towards a regional reset? – The Hindu Apr 17, 2018

Change often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1:

  1. profound (adjective) – intense, very great, extreme.
  2. rapprochement (noun) – reconciliation, agreement, cooperation.
  3. standoff (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse.
  4. on the mend (phrase) – recovering, making progress, improving.
  5. to begin with (phrase) – at first, at the start, at the outset.
  6. bunker (noun) – reinforced underground shelter.
  7. grazing grounds (noun) – grassland (suitable for farm animals like cattle or sheep feed on grass).
  8. tone down (phrasal verb) – moderate, mitigate, modify/soften.
  9. embark on (verb) – begin/start, undertake, engage in/initiate.
  10. flurry (noun) – a series of things happening suddenly at the same period; spate, cascade.
  11. lead up to (phrasal verb) – precede, come before, go in advance of.
  12. give rise to (phrase) – produce, bring about, cause.
  13. speculation (noun) – prediction, presumption, opinion/thought.
  14. 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.
  15. mirror (verb) – reflect, repeat, imitate.
  16. nudge (noun) – push, prompt, encouragement.
  17. exert (verb) – apply, employ, exercise.
  18. confrontation (noun) – conflict, battle, face-off.
  19. see red (phrase) – become very angry, become enraged, lose one’s temper.
  20. victorious (adjective) – triumphant, successful, second to none.
  21. roll out the red carpet (phrase) – provide special welcoming.
  22. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  23. incumbent (adjective) – current, existing, present.
  24. dispose (verb) – incline, encourage, persuade.
  25. appetite (noun) – desire, hunger, longing/liking.
  26. conciliatory (adjective) – propitiatory, appeasing/soothening, pacifying/peacemaking.
  27. dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
  28. antagonism (noun) – enmity, hostility, antipathy.
  29. hardline (adjective) – uncompromising, strict/tough, inflexible.
  30. non-proliferation (noun) – the action of stopping something (particularly of nuclear weapons by the countries).
  31. proponent (noun) – supporter, advocate, upholder.
  32. political will (noun) – political intention/desire (to complete a scheme/project even if it is not admired/welcomed in the beginning).
  33. sovereignty (noun) – supremacy, dominance; independence.
  34. dispense (with) (verb) – discard, relinquish/renounce, throw away.
  35. echo (verb) – repeat,  restate, reiterate.
  36. debt trap (noun) – a situation which causes a damaging cycle of borrowing when someone cannot repay their debts on schedule.
  37. donor country (noun) –  a country which offers (financial) aid to a developing country.
  38. alienate (verb) –  set/drive apart, separate, isolate.
  39. tipping point (noun) – the point in a condition at which a small development/change causes major & unstoppable changes.
  40. wear thin (phrase) – be less convincing,  become unacceptable, be less effective.
  41. solidarity (noun) – unity, mutual support, cooperation.
  42. sympathetic (adjective) – in favour of, supportive of, on the side of.
  43. tout (verb) –  support, endorse, recommend/urge.
  44. Doval Doctrine (noun) – a foreign policy proposed by the National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, it constitutes a hard-nosed (tough-minded) strategic response/approach in dealing with neighbours.
  45. Take a leaf out of someone’s book (phrase) – to imitate someone. (for more details, visit (The Hindu).
  46. Gujral Doctrine (noun) – a foreign policy proposed by the Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, it recommends a generous approach to the neighbours.

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