Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (The Nepal reset – The Hindu Apr 10 2018)

Today’s Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

The Nepal reset – The Hindu Apr 10 2018

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to India signals an important recalibration of bilateral ties. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. recalibration (noun) – making small changes in relationship of two groups or countries.
  2. perceptible (adjective) – noticeable; visible; palpable.
  3. rupture (noun) – rift, separation, division/break-up.
  4. swear (someone) in (phrasal verb) – inaugurate, introduce, admit into office.
  5. blockade (noun) – disruption of  the (economic) activities (example-supply of essential goods and others) of an area.
  6. strain (noun) – pressure, stressdemand/burden.
  7. put aside (phrasal verb) – disregard/forget, set aside, ignore.
  8. rhetoric (noun) – oratory, eloquence, power of speech.
  9. devoid of (adjective) – lacking, without, free from.
  10. sermonise (verb) – pronounce, expound/lecture, express one’s opinion.
  11. steer clear of (phrase) – keep away from, have nothing to do with, avoid/shun.
  12. contentious (adjective) – controversial, debatable, disputed.
  13. overdue (adjective) – latebehind schedule/timedelayed.
  14. tenor (noun) – the general character.
  15. susceptible (adjective) – vulnerable to, liable to, prone to/subject to.
  16. meddling (noun) – interference, intrusion, intervention.
  17. embassy (noun) – the building where a consul lives and works; consulate.
  18. credence (noun) – credibility, reliability, plausibility/believability.
  19. residual (adjective) – lasting, enduring, persisting.
  20. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  21. discreetly (adverb) – in a careful and far-sighted manner.
  22. fragile (adjective) – shaky, weak, unreliable.
  23. grandstanding (noun) –  a way of speaking/acting to get attention from the spectators (people) and then influencing them.

Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

Word List 1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
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